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Posted by
Henagon

When will meetings be available for Linux?

Most of my collegues are on Windows and would like to update to a newer TeamViewer version, but as we heavily use the Meeting and VideoCall features, I have to stay on TV 11 with Wine on Linux - and so they are stuck on 11 on Windows as well. Are there any plans to release this feature for Linux or should we look for an alternative solution?

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Posted by
Trigon

Re: When will meetings be available for Linux?

Yes. I would also like this feature to work in Teamviewer, as it is something I often need.

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Posted by
Henagon

Re: When will meetings be available for Linux?

I'm also very interested in the answer to this question. I need a screen-sharing tool for remote seminars including a lot of cooperative-coding.

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Posted by
Neutron

Re: When will meetings be available for Linux?

Same to me. Today I stuckt on this feature connecting to a customer meeting. At the end I had to switch my computer off to reboot on windows.

Will the meeting function be provided in near future?

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Posted by
Digon

Re: When will meetings be available for Linux?

You guys are ahead of me, but I am seeing similar use cases.

I never heard of TeamViewer 24 hours ago.  After regretting having flapped about on the website for hours, and tried 15.5.3 [NI] on Ubuntu to evaluate the meetings capability, I wasn't aware that Meetings wasn't available in the Linux client.  Obviously I can see that there is no Meetings tab in the client, but the website didn't make-clear, before I downloaded it, that the Linux client cannot be used for meetings.

Potentially a nice product but in the hours since I "discovered" TeamViewer, my motivation to try and buy is evaporating and I am now regretting having spent valuable time on something it's fast looking like is "not for me".


@kaikraemer wrote:

Same to me. Today I stuckt on this feature connecting to a customer meeting. At the end I had to switch my computer off to reboot on windows.

Will the meeting function be provided in near future?


 

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Posted by
Tetragon

Re: When will meetings be available for Linux?

@Estherwhere can we find the TV roadmap for Linux ?

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Posted by Community Manager
Community Manager

Re: When will meetings be available for Linux?

Hi @rolandg 

Thanks for your post!

We are not offering public roadmaps, but I was again pushing this topic internally!

And thanks a lot for keep on asking for Meeting for Linux! Whether or not features are being implemented and released depends heavily on the user's request!

Also, please feel free to join our TeamViewer User Focus Program that is aiming to solve the right problems and to build the right features.

Launch of the TeamViewer User Focus Program 

Thanks again and best,

Esther

 

Community Manager

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Posted by
Digon

Re: When will meetings be available for Linux?

Good afternoon Esther,

Thank you, I'm grategul for you coming back so promptly in these uncertain times.

To be clear, from my reading there is widespread acknowledgement of TeamViewer's capability.  Some vendors regard the Unix/Linux sector as not being mainstream and so one they have no interest now (or possibly ever) in serving.  Others, send mixed messages in which they persue a self-fulfilling prophecy of not promoting, or providing limited accessibility, and then claiming that there is little demand.  Others claim wide cross-platform support in their headlines, but when you look beneath those claims, the platforms are not treated on a par with some being consigned to being treated as ugly sister.

It's a business decision for TeamViewer, of course.  However I suspect that the community would welcome some forward guidance.  Software choices tend to end-up being strategic:  Ten years later, one's still using the same software.  Therefore it's useful for vendors to signal their intentions with integrity and without banking future regret raising expectations unnecessarily with unhelpful jam tomorrow promises.

Kindest regards

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Posted by
Neutron

Re: When will meetings be available for Linux?

My cents are: I am using Debian Linux for my work as a coder as well as in my freetime except when playing games. Furthermore i am installing Debian on all machines of my family which are of older age and too old for Windows 10. I would love to use TeamViewer as a meeting and remote control tool with all my family and working colleagues .. Nevertheless big thumbs up for your tool. Greetings, Alex

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Posted by
Digon

Re: When will meetings be available for Linux?

Thanks Alex (and others) for comments and contributing to the thread.

It's not the age of the machines of the family that I'm worried about but age of the family.  My father is in his nineties and way-over the other-side of the big pond.  As oxymoronic as it may seem, yes I gave him a flash-based Linux thin client choced-full of quality apps.

Yesterday a nice gentleman from the original well-known conferencing company called me about a case.  As our Client is an international bank, I tried it on (again), asking (innocently) for a Linux Desktop Client as the Client had upped its corporate package with them and had just rolled-out new integration features that during COVID I wanted to take-advantage of.  He was keen to share screens.  I showed him the issues (crashing) using their WebRTC browser app that made it important to me that they made available a Meetings Linux Destop Client.  Two-days on, the ticket is still open.  They're large, complex, slow and have been caught rabbit-in-the-headlights-like with the opportunistic growth of you-know-whom this pandemic.  With unadvertised downloads, and datasheets written in doublespeak, their support of Linux in their communication and collaboration product suite can at times appear to be one that dare not speak it's name.  It'll be taking the tech this long to work what they do actually have, what it does (and, perhaps more importantly, doesn't) do.

Today, I had a hour-long call with a nice gentleman in business development with an Eastern European cloud and on-premise conferencing firm.  They have a nice Linux Desktop Client that includes SIP telephony.  He was at pains to explain, that they've only removed Meetings  while they improve it.  Yes, it has full remote control.

My point?  I'd love to buy TeamViewer's products - I've bought, and continue to spend sums on software for my small business and greatly respect and appreciate software companies based in highly regulated countries that derive their revenue from product sales and not monetising Customers' personal data...

But both the redoubtable TeamViewer (and the afore-mentioned highly-respected corporate behemoth) have to realise that Linux Customers can't buy what we can't buy.  We do have choice.  Much as we may trust and like to buy from company X, if it's actually company Y that's actively supporting Linux (as a platform - not as a religion), then it really-is a no-brainer who'll ultimately collect and pass go.

Have to go now:  I see from my Linux Desktop App (from you know whom), that they've issued another release, so I'll need to update our Linux Thin Clients -- impressively they seem to be releasing Linux builds every other week...

Keep safe all of you.

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Posted by
Electron

Re: When will meetings be available for Linux?

Hello Esther

I hereby declare my interest in Meeting for Linux.

I am really looking forward to being able to use it on my Ubuntu Desktop instead of having to switch to a Windows machine in order to use it.

Regards 
Sigi

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Posted by
Henagon

Re: When will meetings be available for Linux?

Would be nice.

And it seems like it's already possible:

 

MLg1ZJo

 

Screenshot shows the Ubuntu Teamviewer 15.9.4 Desktop Client

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Posted by
Trigon

Re: When will meetings be available for Linux?

What version re you running? It is not available on version 15.9.4.


@ChristophCPR wrote:

Would be nice.

And it seems like it's already possible:

 

MLg1ZJo

 

Screenshot shows the Ubuntu Teamviewer 15.9.4 Desktop Client


 

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Posted by
Trigon

Re: When will meetings be available for Linux?

You are in the wrong section. This is what you want.

tv.jpg

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Posted by
Henagon

Re: When will meetings be available for Linux?

I know that. But Linux doesn't have that section. That's what this whole post is about.

 

What I'm saying is that, even though meetings are turned off in the Linux desktop client, it seems like the feature is already implemented for Linux and that I'd like to be able to have the same features a Windows user has.

 

It's the 15.9.4 Client..

 

Maybe it's because I have a corporate License. It only works if you and your Contact are `friends` or whatever TV calls it when you connect to a contact.

 

For me it works for some contacts and Devices.

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Posted by
Trigon

Re: When will meetings be available for Linux?

We know it is there. It was working a couple of major release ago, but it is not now so....