Call for testing empathy

Vincenzo Ciancia ciancia at
Mon Aug 11 14:07:30 UTC 2008

Il giorno dom, 10/08/2008 alle 13.55 +0100, Alexander Jones ha scritto:
> Saying that Ekiga meets the VoVi needs of Pidgin users is pretty
> ridiculous. It's SIP for a start, nobody uses SIP, and for the few

It took a long time for ekiga to work properly. I think most people
stopped using it because it had bugs. Now I can answer a phone call to
my voip number from anywhere using ubuntu and its default applications -
this is why I started using ekiga. If anything has to replace it, it has
to be stable in turn, since stability is the only useful feature of
ekiga right now :) If the new software will be crashy and buggy, people
will just say that "voip is broken in ubuntu as it always was with
ekiga" - this would not be good.

In any case, I can't find how to add an account with my SIP provider, I
can just add three or four "trademarks" like sipphone but not an
arbitrary provider, which I can do in ekiga. Also, is yahoo instant
messaging supported? Can libpurple be used? Can I directly import my
pidgin accounts? The latter is very important for upgrades.


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