ESC meeting minutes: 2020-04-02

Ilmari Lauhakangas ilmari.lauhakangas at
Thu Apr 2 18:52:38 UTC 2020

Jan-Marek Glogowski kirjoitti 2.4.2020 klo 21.40:
> Am 02.04.20 um 17:05 schrieb Miklos Vajna:
>> * Test BBB for ESC meetings (Xisco)
>> 	- Jitsi always problematic. Even with new adjustments ( Android app & chromium )
>> 	- Specially when many people in the call, like today
>> 	- Board tested BBB in one meeting and it seems it went well
>> 	- Would like to suggest the same for ESC meeting
>> 	- Opinions ?
>>          + several improvements being pushed upstream as we speak (Ilmari)
>>            + people were waiting for this for years
>>            + not a great moment to change
>>          + any other instance would need somebody to admin the room (Thorsten)
>>          + anyone else has issues? (Cloph)
>>            + it’s working (Ilmari, Miklos)
>>          + mobile was problematic (Kendy)
>>            + using desktop browser now instead
>>          + massive lag sometimes (Michael M)
>>          + problems with Firefox and mobile apps (Cloph)
>>          + perhaps fixed with better VM recently (Thorsten)
>>          + it’s improving, even from Firefox (Thorsten)
> I've looked into this a few days ago, due to the current pandemic
> situation to stay in touch with my family:
> -
> -
> Main FF "bug" seems to be 5y old:
> As I understand it, FF says the feature is not needed and Jitsi says it
> won't implement a special solution for FF. My guess is, FF might start
> moving now, as video conferencing just became more important...

Note that all this Firefox stuff only applies when having video calls, 
possibly only with screen sharing.

Separately from this, the Jitsi devs are working on optimising the web 
UI itself to reduce load on the client side.

As you can see from this, interest in Jitsi has grown 100x during the 

They are absolutely slammed with user support requests right now, so 
let's give them peace to work on all these improvements.


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