Re: CU-See-me for UNIX platforms (Linux) ??

Pete C. (petec@atc.ameritel.net)
Mon, 21 Aug 1995 12:13:31 -0400 (EDT)


>
> G'Day,
>
> Are there any plans to port to the Linux platform? If so how is this going
> and could someone point me in the right direction for more info?
>
> Thanks a lot,
> Matt
>
> PS: I'm sure this has been asked before, but I've been unable to find an answer
> so far.
>

The CUSM development team has stated that there are _no_ plans for a Unix
port. This isn't all bad, because the X program 'nv' can be used to send and
receive CUSM video streams. Nv doesn't handle the audio portion, but another
program, 'vat', can be used for this purpose (I wouldn't worry about the
audio unless you have an ISDN or better connection- modems are just too
slow).
The current release of nv is 3.3BETA. It requires X11, and the tkl shared
libs if you want to run the dynamically linked version (recommended). The
statically linked version is included in the same package. Source code is
also available.
As far as using the program goes, it works quite well. The only thing it's
lacking is the capability to "type" messages to other users through your
local video window. If you want to send video, you'll need a capture board
that works with Linux- the only one I know of at this time is the Screen
Machine II.

You can get nv from any SunSite mirror, usually in
'~linux/X11/xapps/conferencing'.

-Pete