Welcome to the developers guide for web! This guide will help you setup a development environment to start working on the Jitsi Meet codebase.
Building the sources
Node.js >= 12 and npm >= 6 are required.
On Debian/Ubuntu systems, the required packages can be installed with:
sudo apt-get install npm nodejs cd jitsi-meet npm install
To build the Jitsi Meet application, just type
Working with the library sources (lib-jitsi-meet)
By default the library is built from its git repository sources. The default dependency path in package.json is:
To work with local copy you must change the path to:
To make the project you must force it to take the sources as 'npm update':
npm install lib-jitsi-meet --force && make
Or if you are making only changes to the library:
npm install lib-jitsi-meet --force && make deploy-lib-jitsi-meet
Alternative way is to use npm link.
It allows to link
lib-jitsi-meet dependency to local source in few steps:
cd lib-jitsi-meet #### create global symlink for lib-jitsi-meet package npm link cd ../jitsi-meet #### create symlink from the local node_modules folder to the global lib-jitsi-meet symlink npm link lib-jitsi-meet
After changes in local
lib-jitsi-meet repository, you can rebuild it with
npm run install and your
jitsi-meet repository will use that modified library.
Note: when using node version 4.x, the make file of jitsi-meet do npm update which will delete the link. It is no longer the case with version 6.x.
If you do not want to use local repository anymore you should run
cd jitsi-meet npm unlink lib-jitsi-meet npm install
Running with webpack-dev-server for development
Use it at the CLI, type
By default the backend deployment used is
alpha.jitsi.net. You can point the Jitsi-Meet app at a different backend by using a proxy server. To do this, set the WEBPACK_DEV_SERVER_PROXY_TARGET variable:
export WEBPACK_DEV_SERVER_PROXY_TARGET=https://your-example-server.com make dev
The app should be running at https://localhost:8080/
Chrome Privacy Error
Newer versions of Chrome may block localhost under https and show
NET::ERR_CERT_INVALID on the page. To solve this open chrome://flags/#allow-insecure-localhost and select Enable, then press Relaunch or quit and restart Chrome.
To make a deb you can easily deploy to a public test server, ensure you have the lib-jitsi-meet sources you wish, then:
make dpkg-buildpackage -A -rfakeroot -us -uc -tc
You'll have a bunch of .deb files in the parent directory, and can push the updated source to your server and install it with the jitsi-meet-web deb file.