Intel(R) Collaboration Suite for WebRTC v2.8 Release Announcement

Continuing with our commitment to WebRTC, I am pleased to announce the release of Intel CS for WebRTC Version 2.8 – download freely from:

The Intel CS for WebRTC includes the following:

  • Intel CS for WebRTC Conference Server – enables not only P2P style communication, but also efficient WebRTC-based video conference.

  • Intel CS for WebRTC Gateway Server for SIP – provides the WebRTC connectivity into SIP conferences.

DO NOT put plugins in WWW folder or use intelxdk.config.additions.xml file for plugins

With the latest release of the Intel XDK (2496 and above) you should no longer be putting plugins inside the "source directory" (typically named "www") in your project directory AND you should no longer be referencing plugins via the intelxdk.config.additions.xml file. While this practice works with prior versions of the Intel XDK, it will cause problems with the current and future versions of the Intel XDK.

FAILURE: Build failed with an exception. -- from CLI 5.1.1 detailed build error log

There are many instances of Android and Crosswalk builds using CLI 5.1.1 that result in an error message similar to the following (see the end parts of the detailed build error log for an example similar to the following):

---- error message found near the end of the detailed build log ----

Add plugins via Plugin Management Tool and avoid intelxdk.config.additions.xml file

The latest versions of Intel XDK (2496 and up) now include a Plugin Management Tool that simplifies adding and managing Cordova plugins. We urge all users to manage their plugins from existing or upgraded projects using this tool. If you were using intelxdk.config.additions.xml file to manage plugins in the past, you should remove them and use the Plugin Management Tool to add all plugins instead.

Why you should be using the Plugin Management Tool:

avoid copy/paste from Facebook dashboard to Facebook plugin parameters

One of our very passionate developers has discovered a very odd problem with the Facebook Connect plugin, that is caused by performing a simple copy and paste action from the Facebook Dashboard to the Intel XDK. Probably for responsive design reasons, if your Facebook App Name is 11 or more characters long there will be "soft hyphen" characters inserted into your Facebook app's name. These extra characters are hidden from view, but they are part of the name that you copy from the Facebook dashboard.

Intel XDK hotfix update to 2548 -- please upgrade from 2496

Hello Intel XDK Developers:

Today we released a hot-fix for the Intel XDK; the new version number is 2548. This fix only applies to the mainstream Intel XDK release and does not apply to the Intel XDK IoT Edition or Intel XDK Early Access releases.

This update was released to fix the following issues that are being experienced with the September release (version 2496):

Mac reports ENOENT error, especially after update to XDK

On Mac machines, on the very first usage of an upgrade to the XDK you may see reports like those in the images below, regarding temporary file permission failures and ENOENT file errors. Exiting and restarting the XDK normally resolves the issue. We are working on a solution to the problem.

publish to store version code problems for Crosswalk and Android

There is an undocumented change to version code handling by the Crosswalk and Android build systems based on Cordova CLI 5.1.1. This change was implemented by the Apache Cordova project. This new version of Cordova CLI automatically modifies the android:versionCode when building for Crosswalk and Android.

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