October 24, 2007
Novell® Teaming + Conferencing is an enterprise collaboration tool that integrates with GroupWise®. The Conferencing component provides real-time, instant meetings to remove the distances between team members located throughout the world. Key conferencing features include:
Meeting scheduling and management tools
Messaging client available on Linux and Windows; works in conjunction with the open source Pidgin project
Instant messaging and chat during meetings
Presence indicators in Novell Teaming to show who is available to meet
Application and desktop sharing to facilitate demonstrations for all team members
Whiteboarding to allow team members to brainstorm and draw out their ideas
Voice support that includes Voice over IP so that team members can talk to each other using a soft phone on their workstations
System requirements and installation instructions are available in the Conferencing 1.0 Server Installation Guide on the Novell Teaming + Conferencing 1.0 Documentation Web site.
The Conferencing server uses the system language by default. To use a different language, add the line export ZONLANG=language-code to file /etc/sysconfig/imidio_iic. After this setting is added, restart the Conferencing services from a console window as follows:
cd /opt/iic/conf ./control-services.sh stop ./control-services.sh start
E-mails sent by the server are defined by template files located in /opt/iic/conf. The default versions of these files are in English; to use another language, copy the files from /opt/iic/locale/language-code/emails/*.txt to /opt/iic/conf.
Similarly, the HTML files used to display meeting invitations are located in /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/imidio/invite. Copy the files under /opt/iic/locale/language-code/web/invite/*.html to /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/imidio/invite/*.html.
The desktop share viewer cannot establish a connection to the Conferencing server if the color depth is set lower on a Linux desktop.
By default, if you are using the Linux Conferencing client, users must specify the address of the Conferencing server the first time they log in, for example:
To prevent this, you can rebuild the client RPM using the Conferencing Package Kit so that the client RPM that users download contains the right server name for your system.
If you change your interface language on thetab in the Preferences dialog, you must log out and log back in again before Conferencing responds to the change.
Since finalization of the, a Mute Microphone checked has been added to the PC Phone panel. Select this option to mute your microphone locally. This is similar to using the Mute button on your phone. It does not affect the mute setting on the Conferencing bridge and meeting participants cannot see that you are muted.
In “Adding Communities” in the Conferencing 1.0 Operations Guide, you are instructed to manually add a second community in addition to the default System Community. This is not necessary. A second community is created automatically to accommodate LDAP synchronization.
The following sources provide information about Conferencing:
Installation: The following files are available after you extract the software from the .exe file and before you install the software:
Conferencing 1.0 Release Notes.html
Conferencing Server Installation Guide.pdf
Conferencing Operations Guide.pdf
Conferencing User Guide.pdf
Product documentation included in Conferencing
To access the Conferencing client Help system, start the Conferencing client, then click.
Online product documentation: Novell Teaming + Conferencing 1.0 Documentation Web site
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