Re: [Ekiga-devel-list] Video capabilities and asterisk (mostly)

--- Damien Sandras <dsandras seconix com> schrieb am So, 1.6.2008:

> Von: Damien Sandras <dsandras seconix com>
> Betreff: Re: [Ekiga-devel-list] Video capabilities and asterisk (mostly)
> An: ma30002000 yahoo de, "Ekiga development mailing list" <ekiga-devel-list gnome org>
> Datum: Sonntag, 1. Juni 2008, 11:04
> Le samedi 31 mai 2008 à 18:44 +0000, Matthias Schneider a
> écrit :
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > when compiling Ekiga/OPALs video codecs it should be
> noticed that there is a configure option of OPAL that
> enables full video capabilities when receiving empty fmtp
> lines. Without that option, OPAL's video codec plugins
> will default to the minimal capabilities defined in the
> respective RFCs. Asterisk unfortunately does not support
> fmtp lines, thus it always delivers an empty fmtp line.
> This means that video support with asterisk (even the
> loopback) will be disabled or very limited (mostly only
> QCIF) when compiling OPAL without that configure option. In
> order to enable the full capabilities for empty fmtp lines,
> it is necessary to compile opal with 
> > 
> > ./configure --enable-default-to-full-capabilties
> > 
> > This will enable full video capabilities when calling
> an asterisk server. I propose to use that by default for
> the packages. It would also be nice if people could update
> the wiki pages to point this out.
> This will cause many problems to many people.
> Is there a specific reason not to enable this by default ?
> -- 
>  _     Damien Sandras

This setting is not RFC-compliant (you can consider asterisk broken on that point). The default for this setting was decided to be the RFC compliant one during the lenghty mail exchange we had on the capabilities (you were on CC). Robert was particularly against making a non-compliant setting a default setting. 


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