Video Chat Implementation?


#1

Since the advertising for the Librem5 seems to imply the ability to video chat, how do we foresee this being accomplished? Not really a feature request, just wondering if anyone has an idea of how this might be implemented on the Librem5. Are there any goto apps that would allow this to happen in a FOSS environment as expected on the librem5?

…also 6 months to go!


#2

While I haven’t seen the specific implementation discussed, the Matrix protocol, which will be used heavily in the Librem 5 communication stack, does support video calls, so I suspect this will be the route Purism goes.

For instance, you can already make video calls with the Riot.im client.


#3

Thanks for the response! Not a fan of Riot.im but I appreciate what it is doing. Really hoping they clean up everything for Librem5.


#4

Purism intends to use fractal for Matrix communication. Implementation of video chat in fractal can be tracked in the Gnome issue tracker for fractal:


#5

Hello
I have a personal server with nextcloud. As you know nextcloud has the talk application for video calls. Given the presence of matrix will I be able to use talk on librem5 in your opinion?
thanks


#6

Nextcloud Talk also requires an Android app. While a Librem 5 app could be developed, I have not seen any work on such. Nextcloud is partnering with Purism but I was under the impression that was mainly to provide a basic file sync/share app akin to the current Nextcloud for Android.

I do not think that the presence or absence of Matrix will affect Nextcloud talk.