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Linux support for Webex

Trying to get Webex in the DevNet community we do need full support for Linux. We were this week not able to integrate one of our programming freaks into the Webex events panel :(

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  • May 9 2020
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  • Sep 10, 2020

    Admin response

    Thank you so much for your feedback and the numerous votes on the request to support a Linux version of the Webex Teams client. The wait is finally over and Cisco Collaboration team has started working on a Linux client. There are numerous questions in terms of what flavors will be supported, what features will be available, etc. Our goal is to get it to you as soon as possible and are releasing the core workflows(targeted for Q1 CY2021) with a roadmap to ultimate parity with the Windows client. The team is working through defining the phases and finalizing the initial flavors of Linux that we will support. Taking your requests on flavors into consideration for sure. We will share more on this in the upcoming weeks so please watch out this AHA for more details. Thank you your patience. –Manali Dongre, ProductManager

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  • Christian Fröhlich commented
    15 Oct 10:50am

    Works fine on Debian GNU/Linux 11! Thank you very much!

  • mario chiari commented
    14 Oct 08:55am

    Hi,

    sorry, I see now you have both. GREAT!

    Thanks M.

  • mario chiari commented
    14 Oct 08:44am

    Hi


    very good. I am looking for it.

    It would be nice to have clients for both Debian and Red-Hat/Fedora flavors of Linux.

    Take care

    m.

  • Klaus Grunwald commented
    14 Oct 04:07am

    Sehr geehrte Schwestern,
    sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,

    Vielen Dank für Ihre Nachricht.
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  • Ronald Garcia commented
    5 Oct 05:39pm

    Thank you for listening to the folks in need of this client.

  • Guest commented
    21 Sep 01:25am

    I would like thank the WebEx team for releasing the Linux client. It's working great! I would like to request the following features be added:

    • An option for compact view

    • An option to switch the font to the default typeface the desktop environment is using.


    Thanks again for all your hard work on the Linux WebEx client!

  • mj 162 commented
    20 Aug 05:22pm

    @Chris Poupart: Out of interest, which way have you gone:-

    • Have you settled on using the WebEx Linux Desktop Client/WebRTC as your combined conferencing/collaboration tool and placing and taking office VoIP calls using the one app?

    • Have you settled on using a dedicated softphone app as your combined conferencing/collaboration tool and placing and taking office VoIP calls? or

    • Have your reverted(?) to using the WebEx Linux Desktop Client/WebRTC for WebEx conferencing/collaboration and using a separate softphone for VoIP?

    As you say, there's no post-COVID rush back to the office and I guess meanwhile that those pricey room systems are gathering dust in the c-suite rooms on the top floor.

  • Eric Knipp commented
    11 Aug 02:12pm

    Breakout functionality doesn't appear to work in the Linux client. I'm going to be forced back to the Web version for meetings that include breakouts. Otherwise, this is a nice piece of work and I'm grateful for it.

  • Alex Alexiou commented
    21 Jul 04:17pm

    Unfortunately I've had to go back to using the web client for now. The chat functionality works great, but I'm running into too many issues doing videoconferencing. Specifically:

    • Apparently my name doesn't show up properly for other people, instead showing something like "User"

    • Audio delays when I speak in the room

    • No "chat" button

    • No "whiteboard" option

  • Christos Ekimogloy commented
    19 Jul 03:53pm

    So I can't believe the most useful functionality for webex is not present in the linux native client. Request Control. Without this functionality, the Linux Clien is worthless. I get more use out of the firefox web client than I can out of this.


    For Linux users this would have been a game changer if you only gave it the love you gave the windows and apple versions. Every year the Linux community gets bigger but still gets ignored. I thought Cisco was turning a corner here.


    Be Better!

  • Javier Perez commented
    25 Jun 06:29am

    Tested on Debian 9 and 10 using XFCE and the current binary version doesn't works.

  • Mauro Sassi commented
    18 Jun 03:51pm

    On Ubuntu 18.04 th app do not scale correctly with fractional scaling enabled. Part of the windows and buttons are outside the viewing area and unclickable making the application useless. Customer sipport appear to have no clue at all and redirects me to the installation guide...

  • Guest commented
    31 May 01:36pm

    Just don't work and worst no log at all, great job Cisco

  • Debian User commented
    25 May 08:41am

    Firstly, many thanks for the Linux client! Unfortunately, breakout rooms appear to be broken. As a participant, I am now regularly left in the main room with the host when breakout room groups are assigned. I am using Debian on x86_64.

  • War Nings commented
    19 May 04:29pm

    You can configure Speaker/Microphone or greyed out ?
    Webex not seem detect my sound cards.

    Thank you ;)

  • Jon Ibarra commented
    18 May 02:29am

    For some reason we don't yet have the ability to scroll through the attendees' video feeds if it's over 25 in attendance. Hope this gets fixed as well!


  • Joël Esponde commented
    17 May 07:55am

    Hi,

    Thanks for the Linux support !

    The client works quite well in my Ubuntu 20.04 setup, so far.

    Compared to web version, it's really great to have meetings and teams integrated altogether. The "lobby" feature is very useful when waiting for a meeting to start for example.

    On the issue side, I also noticed that chat tab is missing during a meeting.

  • Guest commented
    17 May 06:12am

    First of all, it's great to finally have a client for Linux. Thanks.


    However, I have noticed (even on Windows) that Webex (Teams) doesn't show chat when sitting in Webes Metings event. Is there a solution for this and is it just not implemented?

  • Josh Langley commented
    17 May 03:06am

    Request for an Arch/Manjaro package: https://ciscocollabcustomer.ideas.aha.io/ideas/WXCUST-I-3471

    (And a note about an unofficial AUR package in the meantime...)

  • Noel Bourke commented
    15 May 02:27pm

    @Gabriel Menini You can access any meeting from within the WebEx Teams client using the meetings tab > join a meeting. I understand there are some features still missing vs the full meetings client but that Cisco intends to provide full meetings functionality through the teams client, including on Linux, over the next 2-3 months.

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