Just as any #Matrix
lover, I was very excited to see Element Call
. I played a bit with in on the public beta
, but as a self hoster I wanted to run it on my own server of course.
I downloaded the source from Github
and followed the instructions to "compile" it. Not sure if I'm allowed to call it that, but that's what it looks like to me, as a non-developer
I got a few warnings and errors, and called for help in webrtc:matrix.org
and was told that I should use a different branch than the one the manual mentioned: "dbkr/group-call-merge" instead of "robertlong/group-call". That did the trick: no more errors.
After a struggle with (against?) CORS
, I configured it to use actual address of the homeserver, instead of the domain name. And although that gives the wrong address when you log in, logging in actually works.
My other clients noticed a new session for my login, which I can't verify because Element Call doesn't do that (yet?). But it works, so I'll put it through its paces next week and report back.