I’m writing about the results achieved with my Google Summer of Code project, for the Ninux community, under the umbrella of Freifunk (I thank them both for the opportunity they gave me).
Briefly it consisted in developing a video chat feature for Diaspora*, a distributed social network.
This project has received a very big feedback and appreciations from the entire Diaspora community, including the core team, who helped and supported me during the development.
Basically, it provides two new functionalities to the Diaspora engine:
- Textual chat, based on XMPP signaling protocol
- Video chat, using Jingle XEP
Source code can be found at https://github.com/vcuculo/diaspora, under “jabber” and “video_chat” branches.
Setup instructions here. Some screen-shots: , , .
I hope it will be soon merged and improved by me and the community, to make it available on every Diaspora* pod!
**This article appeared first on the website of Ninux, our friends from Italy: http://blog.ninux.org/2011/08/30/gsoc-2011-videochat-for-diaspora/