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  • That is funny. I go to their site and a big section is about "software phone".
  • You'd spend a lot less time frustrated if you were running a distro that had this stuff as packages. I've played with GnomeMeeting and it installed fine from Debian unstable. I'm using ALSA, but I have OSS emulation turned on, so I don't know which one it used. Unfortunately, the sound quality I've been able to get with SIP is pretty poor.

    Skype I've had much better luck with. It doesn't install anything, as I download it as a tarball and just move it to /usr/local/skype, then symlink /usr/local/bin/sky
    • Hey, I'm glad they work for you! Are you trying to clarify my conclusion and accidentially drawing attention away? I decided VoIP wasn't ready for prime time, was too difficult for the average user to get going, wasn't oriented towards Free Software or Linux users, and on Linux, isn't ready for prime time. You say it's my package system [wrong - testing was done on Knoppix as well as plain old Debian], say that Skype works [wrong - the infinately large bug is due to a window manager interaction but again Sk
  • Just found your blog entry while scouring google trying to see if anyone has found a systematic way to get softphones working on Linux, even under ALSA. It's 2006, and you're still absolutely right on all your points -- I'm not even trying to do anything fancy like operate through a firewall. I just...want...the...f****** on ALSA. Because, hey, it usually works out of the box on Windows, and when it doesn't, there is a regularized and systematic way to get it working rather than the