KPhone

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Description:

KPhone is a SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) user agent for Linux, with
which you can initiate VoIP (Voice over IP) connections over the Internet,
send Instant Messages and subscribe your friends' presence information.

KPhone is known of its superior features over other SIP clients. It is widely used both in research and commercial world.
Last changelog:

15 years ago

4.0.5: bug fixed in localization

4.0.4: bugfixes, memory leak fixes, localization support, tray icon support

4.0.1 - 4.0.3: security fixes (STUN), audio codec improvement (iLBC), REFER support and loads of other fixes

Trulala

14 years ago

it would be great to have integration with kontact. are you going to do that?

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polrus

14 years ago

minimazing to tray without taskbar entry would be nice.
Polish fonts are not good for example "available" or "connected" in polish don't contain proper polish characters

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polrus

15 years ago

but i think the project lacks a development forum or some project page at sourceforge or something, so the people can ask

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polrus

15 years ago

lol i feel stupid - just found kphone on sourceforge which i did't achive earlier ;)

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loki

15 years ago

RPM packages of kphone for SUSE Linux 9.2, 9.1, 9.0 and 8.2 available on my site:
http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc/suser-guru/rpm/packages/Network/kphone/
http://linux01.gwdg.de/~pbleser/rpm-navigation.php?cat=/Network/kphone

Available through apt-get as well, read instructions on my site.


BTW, hi Fabrice, see you soon (again) at FOSDEM ;)

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sbriesen

15 years ago

When will KPhone have full ALSA support? I need it for both, playback and capture very urgently. OSS emulation is crap, because I have dmix/dsnoop running.

Would be really great!

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fr34k0r

16 years ago

I asked some questions about where KPhone development was heading a couple of months ago. Here's an excerpt from the reply I received:

Date: Sunday 18 July 2004 19:25
From: Juha Heinanen

Q: Are there any plans for KPhone to use the same addressbook as KAddressBook?

A: kphone is no longer a kde application, since many kphone users are not kde users.

Q: Are there any plans for storing SIP-account credentials (username and password) in KWallet?

A: same answer as above.

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fr34k0r

16 years ago

I think KPhone is the beginning of a great application but in order to become great the following issues need to be addressed:

* Doesn't store addresses in KDE addressbook
* Doesn't store SIP credentials in KDE Wallet
* OSS support needs to be scrapped in favour of ALSA
* Minor issues with sound quality, stability and usability

By reading the reply from the developers it's clear that this is not the direction Kphone is headed - and for them I think they've made the right choice. However this leaves us with a missing piece of software that the KDE needs. Someone either needs to convince the developers to go in our direction or use the existing code and fork our way.

I've written a lot about the flaws in KPhone and I would like to take the time to mention some of the things that KPhone does well. It _works_, unlike any of the alternatives I've tried. If you are looking for a SIP-phone then start with this one.

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meyerm

16 years ago

Hey, great to see KPhone beeing still alive. :-D

* it should be possible to save the SIP password (not by editing the file and then loosing the changes whenever the config dialog is opened...)

* perhaps a better integration into KDE (use adressbook entries to call someone or to show who is calling :-) )

* QoS ensurance or sth. like that. It happens quite often that I sign into my sip-service and when someone calls the quality is _really_unuseable_. Since it can get better when I close kphone and reconnect (sometimes several times) I guess I get some other round-robin SIP-gateway - perhaps KPhone could test the line quality (latency/jitter)? Don't know if this is even possible with SIP.

That's all for now :-)

Thank you very much for bringing VoIP to KDE!!

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damjan

16 years ago

A list of things whih kphone needs to imporve at:
- ALSA support
- speex support
- included suport for video
- usability, clicikng the close button should not quit the application - it should just hide it in the systray

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mtm

16 years ago

- ALSA (beta) available at KPhone CVS => http://www.wirlab.net/kphone/
- Speex support not by Wirlab
- video perhaps if there's time
- use Tray Icon in Preferences to hide KPhone

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Ph0nK

16 years ago

Just wanted to let you know that I use KPhone every day for our SIP set up in the office here at work. The memory leak was my biggest issue, so hopefully that's taken care of.

Thanks for the great work, if you need some help, let me know :)

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fab

16 years ago

How about a howto on how to use KPhone? Seriously!

E-mail me when you are interested.

Fabrice

fabrice@kde.nl

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BorgQueen

16 years ago

I just found kphone. The idea (its still an idead to me) sounds wonderful. However, I can't figure out how to get it to work. It's all new to me so a clear and direct howto would be great. In fact, email the info to me and I'll slowly turn it into a howto for newbies as well and anyone else who needs it. Perhaps other volunteers and I can get it together in a few languages.

Thanks for the work,

The Borg Queen
borgqueen4@yahoo.com

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DeadS0ul

16 years ago

any chance for this program to be merged with Kopete and maybe in Kontact?

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mtm

16 years ago

Not likely to be done by Wirlab. Others: feel free to express yourselves :-)

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15 years ago

4.0.5: bug fixed in localization

4.0.4: bugfixes, memory leak fixes, localization support, tray icon support

4.0.1 - 4.0.3: security fixes (STUN), audio codec improvement (iLBC), REFER support and loads of other fixes

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