Purism Essential List of Free Software for Remote Work


#1

Nice idea to publish this. Hits the point :).

I just have been looking for a solution for screen sharing - preferable on a window basis.

In Gnome I could use vino, but I do not really like the solution because …

  • I have to make sure my partner(s) can connect to tcp:5900
  • There is no easy way like with Teamviewer (not that I like it much, but connecting couldn’t be easier)
  • I have to give away my whole desktop even though I’d prefer to give away a certain workspace or an application window.

Any suggestions?


#2

Theoretically*, if you have vino - empathy can share your desktop to another empathy client by transparenty proxying vnc via xmpp.

* - I’m using tp-gable from git and currently it’s in a quite a bad shape - namely doesn’t support TLS1.2 so I was unable to test and prove it actually works.


#3

In the article they list Jitsi for videoconferencing and it allows to share your desktop too:


#4

Yes, I read some about Jitsi and still have it on my list of very interesting things. Will try to use it to get into personal contact with an au-pair we are looking for ;-).

Looked for further information about desktop sharing and found:

  • It’s possible to share your desktop so others can view it, but it’s not possible for others to interact with your desktop
  • Information is from the link below which describes that it is not just that easy to get that feature to work (which does not make it less interesting).

https://www.adamhyde.net/setting-up-jitsi-letsencrypt-cert-and-desktop-sharing/


#5

Your link seems outdated, last December they even introduced presenter mode:


Here some documentation
https://desktop.jitsi.org/Documentation/HomePage


#6

Was going to suggest Jitsi as I use it with Rocket Chat. It’s pretty great.

RC is working on baking their own video conferencing functionality as well which too will include screen sharing.


#7

The last LibrePlanet online conference was made by Jitsi:
https://libreplanet.org/wiki/LibrePlanet:Conference/2020/Streaming
Speakers were connected all over the world sharing their desktops