Ekiga 3.3.1 [UNSTABLE] available

This is the second unstable release of the upcoming 3.4 version of Ekiga. It is an important release, fixing several issues (bugs and protocol fixes, but not so much features and no security fix) since the previous unstable release (7 months ago). It is not yet a replacement of the last stable release (3.2.7), but should be used by people having problems with the stable release and by people who want to help ekiga.

It has received only few testing, it works on developers machines, and the only known major regressions (which should hopefully be fixed in the next unstable release) compared to the last stable release are the following:

  • presence works, but is not 100% reliable
  • after a (missed) incoming call during a communication, cannot be called anymore

* What is it ?

Ekiga is a free Voice over IP softphone allowing you to do free calls over the Internet.

Ekiga is the first Open Source application to support both H.323 and SIP, as well as audio and video. Ekiga was formerly known as GnomeMeeting.

More information can be found at http://www.ekiga.org

* Where to get it ?

Ekiga is available at:

Required librairies can be found at:

* What's changed ?

* Major changes in ekiga 3.3.1 (2011-07-15)
** User-visible fixes
- Fix crash when no audio device exists
- Fix crash in avahi when peer goes offline
- Add back presence, lost in 3.3.0 (still not yet 100% reliable)
- Improve failure indication when sending instant messages
- Improve Enter key usage in chat (use shift-Enter for soft Enter)
- Improvements to still partial support for IPv6
- Fix "PTLib assumes all Ethernet devices are named ethX"
- Fix crash in __gnu_cxx:bitmap_allocator using newer gcc
- Use DNS SRV caching (fix ekiga takes minutes to start)
- Reduce CPU usage with H264
- New SILK (used by skype) and AMR-WB audio codecs
- Improve audio accuracy on some audio cards
- Ask user about new ringing device too when pluging an audio output device
- Small reduction of assistant window size, useful for small screens
- Add tooltips to various windows and dialog boxes
- Fix addressbook key in schemas
- Propose to add an ekiga.net book only when it hasn't one already
- Remove obsolete reencoding (to utf8) of device names on Linux
- Made creating an XMPP/Jabber account nicer
- Usability improvements to notification dialog
- other fixes

** Protocol fixes
- Fix "Ekiga ignores Service-Route recommended by server"
- Fix "SIP: incoming call failing when using localhost"
- Reset SIP Contacts "limited" workaround if it does not work
- Various other SIP/H.323 fixes

** Distributor-visible changes
- New SILK (used by skype) and AMR-WB audio codecs

** Windows port fixes
- Fix crash on quit
- Update dependencies
- Make use of png dependency better
- Cleanup build flags

** Build fixes
- Fix compatibility with modern autoconf
- Remove obsolete SSL2 support
- Fix build with binutils-gold and with -Wl,-z,defs
- Fix gdu build option
- Fix loudmouth build option and comment for gconf build option
- Made configure honor ACLOCAL_FLAGS
- Fix compilation of xcap plugin
- Fix compilation errors with GTK 2.24
- Fix building on FreeBSD
- Code cleanup

** Translation updates
- Updated translations: ar, as, bg, bn_IN, ca, cs, da, de, el, eo, en_GB, es, et, eu, fr, gl, gu, he, hu, id, ja, kn, ko, lv, mr, nb, pa, pl, pt, pt_BR, ro, ru, sk, sl, sr, sr@latin, sv, ta, tr, ug, uk, zh_CN, zh_HK, za_TW
- Updated help translations: es

On behalf of Ekiga/ptlib/opal teams,
Eugen Dedu