Online Bug Day?
rhoderickj at gmail.com
Wed Aug 12 15:21:38 BST 2009
I can confirm that the conference room works; however, I was only able to do
so using a Mac. While in Ubuntu, Ekiga kept crashing on me and I couldn't
figure out why. I am assuming that it had something to do with the nasty
is audio on Linux.
For those who would like to connect to the conference room from platforms
other than Linux, take a look here for a list of SIP clients:
Ekiga itself may actually work on other platforms too, but I haven't tried
On Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 3:35 PM, Craig Younkins <cyounkins at gmail.com> wrote:
> So I got back home to my Ubuntu machine. I'm going to suggest we start
> Ekiga because it's free as in freedom and beer, and comes with Ubuntu.
> Before today, I hadn't touched Ekiga, but it's actually pretty cool!
> To get started, sign up for a SIP address at ekiga.net. Then run through
> configuration wizard in Ekiga, skipping the part about a dial-out option.
> Try calling the "Echo test" service to make sure your audio is set up
> correctly. Then join sip:5018763 at ekiga.net <sip%3A5018763 at ekiga.net> <
> sip%3A5018763 at ekiga.net <sip%253A5018763 at ekiga.net>>, a
> conference room I'm claiming for us. 8763 is USMD on a dialpad, 501 is a
> prefix for Ekiga.net hosted conference rooms. I'll try to stay on so we can
> test communication with another person.
> I'm very hopeful! Perhaps we could change our IRC meetings to this...
> Craig Younkins
> Mobile: (301) 520-0463
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> Please note: I have started using the Getting Things
> and no longer check my email like a madman. If it's important, call.
> On Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 2:24 PM, Craig Younkins <cyounkins at gmail.com>
> > Teamspeak is used mainly by gamers. A free linux client and server are
> > available, though I am slightly cautious. I may have tried using it on
> > a while ago with no luck. Confirmation it works well on linux would be
> > needed. Also, we would need someone to host the server, as Comcast does
> > provide me with enough upload bandwidth.
> > Skype on linux is.... *OK*. Not sure on the conference call limit myself,
> > and Skype usually has better/higher bit rate sound quality, so it might
> > up more bandwidth than it's worth.
> > The downside of both of these solutions is that they require an extra
> > install. What comes with Ubuntu that we could use?
> > Craig
> > On Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 2:18 PM, Josh Rhoderick <rhoderickj at gmail.com
> >> That's a great idea, Craig. I am not that familiar with Teamspeak but I
> >> thought you needed a paid Teamspeak server to coordinate your channel. I
> >> could be wrong about this though. I use Skype to do a lot of conference
> >> calls. Skype is available on all platforms too. I don't know if there's
> >> limit on how many can join a conference call though.
> >> -- Josh
> >> On Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 12:38 PM, Craig Younkins <cyounkins at gmail.com
> >> >wrote:
> >> > Here's an idea: Instead of having a Bug Day somewhere physical, *let's
> >> have
> >> > one online*. I was thinking we could set up a VOIP service so we can
> >> shoot
> >> > the bull on voice chat while we're working on bugs.
> >> >
> >> > Sure, we miss out on pizza, but it also means we don't have to travel
> >> and
> >> > bring laptops, nor does Chuck have to obtain a space. Perhaps we can
> >> make
> >> > it
> >> > a bit less formal, and a bit more regular. A more social event to
> >> connect
> >> > with our fellow Ubunteros twice a month and help out Ubuntu in the
> >> process!
> >> >
> >> > Comments? Anyone know about a VOIP solution or would be willing to set
> >> one
> >> > up?
> >> >
> >> > Craig
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