Ring (Internet video chat)

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Ring (Internet video chat)

#1 Post by Midas » Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:38 am

Despite not being readily portable, Qt based Ring (https://ring.cx/), a FOSS multi-platform client for decentralized video chat network did ring ( :) ) my curiosity bell: it's being touted as a Skype alternative, reason enough for a post here at TPFC. It is still in Beta, but the fact that it aims to be decentralized and uses blockchain authentication is mighty interesting by itself.
Ring nightly builds for Windows can be downloaded from https://ring.cx/en/download/windows (or directly from https://dl.ring.cx/windows/).

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#2 Post by webfork » Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:49 pm

License: GPL v3

Features:
A telephone: a simple tool to connect, communicate and share.

A teleconferencing tool: easily join calls to create conferences with multiple participants.

A media sharing tool: Ring supports a variety of video input options, including mutliple cameras and image and video files, and the selection of audio inputs and outputs; all this is supported by multiple high quality audio and video codecs.

A messenger: send text messeges during calls or out of calls (as long as your peer is connected).

A building block for your IoT project: re-use the universal communications technology of Ring with its portable library on your system of choice.
Interesting stuff.

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#3 Post by webfork » Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:55 pm

Update here: Version 1.0 is out (as of 21 July 2017)

https://ring.cx/en/news
https://ring.cx/en/download/windows

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#4 Post by Midas » Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:55 pm

webfork wrote:Update here: Version 1.0 is out (as of 21 July 2017)

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#5 Post by webfork » Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:02 pm

Midas wrote:Release of Ring 1.0
What's with the baby pic?

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#6 Post by Midas » Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:43 am

webfork wrote:What's with the baby pic?
  • Was the only one I could find in a hurry of a raised fist -- but I'll take it down if you think it's inappropriate... :?

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#7 Post by webfork » Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:07 am

Midas wrote:
webfork wrote:What's with the baby pic?
Was the only one I could find in a hurry of a raised fist
Ha -- I see it now :)

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#8 Post by webfork » Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:38 pm

It's not exactly a new update, but some months back, Ring put out an update and it's looking pretty great:

> Encrypted audio/video/messaging communications
> Screen sharing
> Push notifications
> Audio & video call recording
> Conferencing service available on GNU/Linux and Win32 clients
> Support of Ethereum Blockchain as a distributed public users’ database
> Distributed communication platform (OpenDHT)
> Platform support on GNU/Linux, Android (4.3+), Windows (Win32 and UWP), macOS (10.10+) and iOS
> Distributed under GPLv3+ license

Screenshots: https://ring.cx/en/screenshots

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#9 Post by webfork » Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:35 am

It is possible to skip the install process via 7zip installer extraction, but I couldn't fix the config file location. It's at (c:\Users\USERNAME\.config\ring) and it doesn't matter if you move it to the app folder. Seems like it's in early development so hopefully something will turn around with that.

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