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The goal of the XMeeting project is to develop a set of powerful and free Open Source videoconferencing applications for Mac OS X. By implementing the H.323 and SIP protocol stacks, these applications offer full compatibility with well-known videoconferencing clients running on other platforms such as “NetMeeting” on Microsoft Windows, Ekiga (aka GnomeMeeting) on Linux as well as other commercial clients available. H.323 or SIP compliant standalone solutions (e.g. Polycom) are also compatible. This project is based on the work of the Openh323 project, which provides the powerful Open Source libraries that implement the H.323 and SIP protocol stacks.

Two applications have so far been developed by the XMeeting project: ohphoneX and XMeeting.

XMeeting is the main videoconferencing client developed by the XMeeting project. This application has evolved from ohphoneX and provides more videoconferencing features and a much nicer GUI. You will find more information about XMeeting in the XMeeting section on this website. XMeeting 0.3.1 has been released on July 31, 2006.

OhphoneX is an older H.323-compatible video conferencing client for Mac OS X. There is no active development on ohphoneX but users of Mac OS X 10.3 "Panther" will still need ohphoneX as XMeeting requires Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger". You will find more information about ohphoneX in the ohphoneX section on this website.

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