general purposegateway. As such, it doesn't provide any functionality per se other than implementing the means to set up a WebRTC media communication with a browser, exchanging JSON messages with it, and relaying RTP/RTCP and messages between browsers and the server-side application logic they're attached to. Any specific feature/application needs to be implemented in server side plugins, that browsers can then contact via the gateway to take advantage of the functionality they provide. Example of such plugins can be implementations of applications like echo tests, conference bridges, media recorders, SIP gateways and the like.
The reason for this is simple: we wanted something that would have a
small footprint (hence a C implementation) and that we could only equip with what was
really needed (hence pluggable modules). That is, something that would allow us to deploy either a full-fledged WebRTC gateway on the cloud, or a small nettop/box to handle a specific use case.
Finally, some information on how to deploy Janus and your web applications that want to make use of it are provided in the Deploying Janus page. If you're interested in starting Janus as a service/daemon rather than launching it normally, check the information provided in the Janus as a daemon/service page. Some additional Resources are also listed in case you're interested in talking to Janus from different languages and platforms.
This is only the first version of the gateway, and as such it is a bit rough at the edges: there is definitely room for improvement, there are bugs, limitations, and things that need to be done. For a quick glance on the most relevant pending stuff check our Todo List (and, if you're willing to help on any of those, get in touch with us!). Make also sure you read the Debugging Janus page for info on how you can help us fixing issues you might encounter along the road.
This program is free software, distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License Version 3. For more details and licensing options, including a commercial license, see the License page.