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Developer Guide (Web)

Welcome to the developers guide for web! This guide will help you setup a development environment to start working on the Jitsi Meet applications.

caution

Building the apps / SDKs is not supported on Windows.

Building the sources

note

Node.js >= 16 and npm >= 8 are required.

On Debian/Ubuntu systems, the required packages can be installed with:

Then go ahead:

# Clone the repository
git clone https://github.com/jitsi/jitsi-meet
cd ./jitsi-meet

npm install

# To build the Jitsi Meet application, just type
make

Running with webpack-dev-server for development

Use the following command in your terminal:

make dev

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/

Certificate Error

Browsers may show a certificate error since the development certificate is self-signed. It's safe to disregard those warning and continue to your site.

Building .debs

To make a deb you can easily deploy to a public test server, ensure you have the lib-jitsi-meet sources you wish, then:

npm install
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.

Running from source on existing deployment

Follow the document https://community.jitsi.org/t/how-to-how-to-build-jitsi-meet-from-source-a-developers-guide/75422