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Ekiga
Official Ekiga Logo
Developer(s) Damien Sandras
Stable release 3.2.6  (September 22, 2009) [+/−]
Preview release [+/−]
Platform Unix-like, Windows
Type VoIP Video conferencing
License GNU General Public License
Website http://www.ekiga.org

Ekiga (formerly called GnomeMeeting) is a VoIP and video conferencing application for GNOME and Windows. It is distributed as free software under the terms of the GNU General Public License. It was the default VOIP client in Ubuntu until October 2009, when it was replaced by Empathy[1]. Ekiga supports both the SIP and H.323 (based on OPAL) protocols and is fully interoperable with any other SIP compliant application and with Microsoft NetMeeting. It supports many high-quality audio and video codecs.[2]

Ekiga was initially written by Damien Sandras in order to graduate from the Université catholique de Louvain. It is currently developed by a community-based team led by Sandras. The logo was designed based on his concept by Andreas Kwiatkowski. [3]

Contents

Features

Ekiga features include: [4]

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Integration

  • LDAP directories registration and browsing
  • Integration with Novell Evolution so that contacts are shared between both programs
  • ZeroConf (Apple Bonjour) support
  • External configuration with GConf, including ability for administrators to block certain settings
  • Device auto-detection, including:

User interface

  • Contact list based interface
  • Presence support with custom message
  • Monitoring of contacts (in call, online, offline, ...)
  • Call history
  • Dialpad
  • Addressbook
  • Chat window
  • SIP URLs and H.323/callto
  • Full-screen videoconferencing (accelerated using the graphic card)
  • In call Instant-Apply support for settings

Technical features

History

  • March 2004 – Version 1.0 under the name GnomeMeeting
  • March 2006 - Version 2.0 was released under name Ekiga, it was bundled with GNOME 2.14
  • April 2007 - Version 2.0.9 was the first version to include support for Microsoft Windows
  • September 2008 – Version 3.0.0

See also

References

  1. ^ "Ekiga". Ubuntu Documentation. 2008-10-23. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ekiga. Retrieved 2009-04-13. 
  2. ^ "About Ekiga". Ekiga Wiki. 23 February 2007. http://wiki.ekiga.org/index.php/About_Ekiga. Retrieved 2009-04-13. 
  3. ^ "People". Ekiga Wiki. 23 February 2007. http://wiki.ekiga.org/index.php/People. Retrieved 2009-04-13. 
  4. ^ "Features". Ekiga Wiki. 27 September 2008. http://wiki.ekiga.org/index.php/Features. Retrieved 2009-04-13. 
  5. ^ "OPAL Plug-In for Intel Integrated Performance Primitives". Vox Lucida. http://www.ippcodecs.org/. Retrieved 2009-04-13. 
  6. ^ Ekiga Current Features, Retrieved on 2009-07-09

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Simple English

Ekiga

Developer:Damien Sandras
Latest release:3.0.2 / January 12 2009 (2009-01-12); 774 days ago
Platform:Linux, beta support for Windows
Use: VoIP Video conferencing

License:GNU General Public License
Website: http://www.ekiga.org

Ekiga (formerly called GnomeMeeting) is a free and open source VoIP and video conferencing computer application for GNOME and Windows. Ekiga supports both the SIP and H.323 (based on OpenH323) protocols and is fully interoperable with any other SIP compliant application and with Microsoft NetMeeting. It supports many high-quality audio and video codecs.

Ekiga was initially made by Damien Sandras in order to graduate from the Université catholique de Louvain. It is currently developed by a community-based team led by Sandras. The logo was designed based on his concept by Andreas Kwiatkowski, an open source enthusiast and a friend of his.

Contents

Features

Integration

  • LDAP and ILS directories registration and browsing
  • Integration with Novell Evolution so that contacts are shared between both programs
  • ZeroConf (Apple Bonjour) support
  • External configuration with GConf, including ability for administrators to block certain settings
  • Device auto-detection, including:
    • ALSA and legacy OSS soundcard support, through plugins
    • Video4linux and FireWire camera support, through plugins

User interface

  • Addressbook with speed dials
  • SIP URLs and H.323/callto
  • Dialpad
  • Advanced call history
  • Full-screen videoconferencing
  • In call Instant-Apply support for settings
  • Auto Answer and Do Not Disturb modes

Technical

  • Call forwarding on busy, no answer, always (SIP and H.323)
  • Call transfer (SIP and H.323)
  • Call Hold (SIP and H.323)
  • DTMFs support (SIP and H.323)
  • Basic Instant Messaging (SIP)
  • Text Chat (SIP and H.323)
  • Possibility to register to several registrars (SIP) and gatekeepers (H.323)
  • Possibility to use an outbound proxy (SIP) or a gateway (H.323)
  • Message Waiting Indications (SIP)
  • Audio AND Video (SIP and H.323)
  • STUN support (SIP and H.323)
  • LDAP support

Incoming new features

  • SIMPLE
  • SRTP
  • ZRTP
  • H263, H264

Roadmap

Notes


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