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Ekiga 3.0 – The Scheherazade Release

September 23rd, 2008 by TheBonsai

The Scheherazade release – 1001 nights of coding

Damien Sandras has released the Version 3.0 of his Ekiga software phone.

This is a major release, most of the code has been rewritten. Many changes are not visible because they are in internal code. See the feature list (major new features are in bold-italic font):

SIP Features Version 3.0.0

  • SIP compliant
  • Registrar support
  • Possibility to simultaneously register to several accounts
  • Proxy support
  • Outbound Proxy support
  • Call Hold
  • Call Transfer
  • Call Forwarding on no answer, on busy, always
  • Configurable port ranges
  • Instant Messaging
  • RFC2833 DTMFs support
  • Message Waiting Indications Support
  • ENUM support
  • Transparent NAT Support using STUN
  • SIP re-INVITE support
  • SIP/SIMPLE Presence support
  • Line Monitoring
  • Extended presence publishing
  • Full SIP capabilities exchange for codec
  • SIP INFO DTMF support
  • Ability to simultaneously handle several network interfaces

H.323 Features Version 3.0.0

  • H.323v4 Compliant
  • H.245 Tunneling and Fast Start
  • Gatekeeper (RAS) Support
  • H.235 Annex D. Support
  • Gateway/Proxy Support
  • H.450.1 Call Hold
  • H.450.2 Call Transfer
  • H.450.3 Call Forwarding on No Answer, on Busy, Always
  • Configurable Port Ranges
  • RFC2833, Q.931, and Inband DTMF support
  • ENUM support
  • Transparent NAT support using STUN

Codecs Features Version 3.0.0

  • iLBC, GSM-06.10, MS-GSM, G.711-Alaw, G.711-uLaw, G.726, G.721 and Speex audio codecs
  • H.261 support
  • Dynamic Jitter Buffer
  • Dynamic threshold algorithm for Silence Detection
  • Echo Cancellation
  • Wideband Codec Support
  • H.263+ support
  • H.264 support
  • THEORA support
  • MPEG4 support
  • Framerate up to 30 FPS
  • Resolutions up to 704×576

General Features Version 3.0.0

  • Integration with Novell Evolution
  • LDAP Support
  • Advanced Address Book
  • Calls History
  • Dialpad
  • Rendez-Vous support
  • In call Instant-Apply of ettings
  • Auto Answer and Do Not Disturb Modes
  • GConf and external Configuration
  • Possibility for administrators to block some settings
  • OSS and ALSA compatible soundcards support
  • Video4Linux, Video4Linux 2 and Firewire Cameras support
  • Devices Auto-Detection
  • Configurable sound events
  • Configuration Assistant
  • Manual
  • HIG compliant GUI
  • KDE and GNOME compatibility
  • Translated into many languages
  • Buddy List
  • Status support
  • Devices hotplug
  • Network interfaces hotplug
  • Accelerated full screen video conferencing

Developer Features Version 3.0.0

  • Ekiga Engine, independant of the GUI, reusable in other projects

Ekiga.Net SIP VoIP Service

Due to the new presence support of Ekiga, the free SIP service Ekiga.Net will also be tuned a bit. It gets a new router software and a new webinterface.

Since there are many things to take care of, especially the user databases and similar vital things, this won’t happen today or tomorrow.

Why do I advertise Ekiga?

I don’t advertise. It’s a FOSS project I’m involved in my sparetime, so basically I just wrote what others and I did in the last weeks and months.

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4 responses about “Ekiga 3.0 – The Scheherazade Release”

  1. Yannick said:

    And you know what? It was fun to do :-)

  2. TheBonsai said:

    Oh yes it was, wasn’t it? 😉

    For the others I want to add that the first steps to a 3.0.1 bugfix release are already made, 3.0.1 or higher will hopefully be the one included in distribution releases like upcoming OpenSUSE 11.1 (currently BETA).

  3. Mungewell said:

    Looking sweet! engauging bug reporting mode….

    Can’t find the ‘auto answer’ selector.
    Mungewell

  4. TheBonsai said:

    Contact us via the official channels (Mailinglists, IRC, Bugzilla) 😉

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