The Kurento team and community have come a long way. It has been a worthy effort. The project started 5 years ago with the objective of creating a modular multi-purpose open source real-time media server.
Following the feedback provided by the community, we have opened an issue tracker facility where Kurento developers and issues may report bugs and problems and receive feedback from the Kurento core team. In order to make this tool useful, bug reports should provide relevant and complete diagnose information.
In the last few months, an increasing number of developers are asking for information on how to integrate IP video cameras with WebRTC. Solving this problem requires, in general, a lot of plumbing and deep knowledge about low level details of media protocols. Moreover, the distance between making “just a demo” and making a production-ready application is huge.
It was a long wait but it was worthy: today Kurento Media Server v 6.0 (KMS v6.0) has come to live. KMS v6.0 is the answer to the feedback we have received from the Kurento community during the last year. In this time, the community has growth significantly and now more than 300 companies are using Kurento with different objectives.
Videoconferencing and, her sister, video telephony, are like a pulsar star: they appear and disappear from the “killer application” spectrum periodically, but never arrive to be one of the essential services users can’t live without. Some recent initiatives such as Apple’s FaceTime have come back to the old concept of face-to-face communications.