Twinkle 1.4.2 VoIP client in ubuntu / xubuntu 14.04?

Jackson Doak noskcaj at
Wed Dec 3 09:15:38 UTC 2014

I would suggest you try and find a new VOIP client, as twinkle is dead
upstream and many depends are outdated.
Maybe also ask the people who have mentioned helping in
The best way to continue to use the GUI would be to make a PPA with the
packages that got removed, and whatever other changes are needed.

On Wed, Dec 3, 2014 at 10:56 AM, Markus Robert Kessler <
ubuntu at> wrote:

> Dear developers,
> from the repositories of ubuntu / xubuntu 14.04, Twinkle 1.4.2 VoIP client
> can be installed.
> Coming from Mandriva Linux, me and some colleagues are using Twinkle for
> years now, because it is one of the most sophisticated VoIP clients, and
> comes along with multi-line support and excellent speech quality.
> So there seems to be no alternative.
> Well, if you install this package, then unfortunately only the CLI version
> will work, and no graphical user interface will be started at all.
> Asking why in the ubuntu newsgroup, alt.os.linux.ubuntu, some people tried
> to state that Twinkle relies on QT v.3 libraries and is not compatible
> with higher versions. This is what I also had to realise when trying to
> compile it on Mandriva.
> But: Could Twinkle be compiled with statically linked QT-resources, so
> that it can be added to the repository as a fully working package, not
> depending on which QT libraries are installed?
> It's a great application and it would hurt a lot no longer having it.
> Thanks for your help,
> best regards,
> Markus
> (Developer for Perl- and Shell based applications,
> Nokia Ulm, Germany)
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