Re: [Ekiga-list] Ekiga test today

On Sat, 23 Feb 2013, Eugen Dedu wrote:

On 23/02/13 15:56, Bret Busby wrote:
On Thu, 21 Feb 2013, Eugen Dedu wrote:

Greg and I today (23 February) had multiple unsuccessful attempts to try
to connect using Ekiga.

All kinds of things were going wrong, and, for all of the call attempts,
whilst (mostly) calls were showing as being connected, we could not
either hear or see each other, and, for my part, in the video window,
all I would see, would be a still image of me.

The only thing that we could get working, was the Chat window, but, that
often showed me as offline or unavailable, when I was online and available.

Greg, from what I understand, started collecting images and making a
record of what was occurring.

However, we are both running Ekiga 3.2.x for Linux.
The latest available version, is apparently, 4.0.1.

Thw web page at (showing
results for searchin for Ekiga packages for all versions of Debian, shows

Exact hits
Package ekiga
squeeze (stable) (gnome): H.323 and SIP compatible VoIP client
3.2.7-2: amd64 armel i386 ia64 mips mipsel powerpc s390 sparc
wheezy (testing) (gnome): H.323 and SIP compatible VoIP client
3.2.7-5+b1: amd64 armel armhf i386 ia64 kfreebsd-amd64 kfreebsd-i386
mips mipsel powerpc s390 s390x sparc
sid (unstable) (gnome): H.323 and SIP compatible VoIP client
3.2.7-5+b1: alpha amd64 armel armhf i386 ia64 kfreebsd-amd64
kfreebsd-i386 mips mipsel powerpc s390 s390x sparc
3.2.7-5 [debports]: sh4 sparc64
3.2.7-2+b1: hppa
2.0.11-2 [debports]: m68k
experimental (rc-buggy) (gnome): H.323 and SIP compatible VoIP client
4.0.0-1: amd64 armel armhf i386 ia64 kfreebsd-amd64 kfreebsd-i386 mips
mipsel powerpc s390 s390x sparc

At is

Ekiga 4.0.1 [STABLE] available
Submitted by Yannick Defais on Thu, 02/21/2013 - 01:01
Hello everyone,
This is the first update of the 4.0.0 stable release. It deals
exclusively with bug fixing.
The most important change is fixing ALL known crashes and freezes,
especially the long-standing freeze on quit on Windows. Add to this
making H.323 with gatekeeper functional again, two registration fixes,
and numerous other fixes here and there. There is also a security fix.
We encourage everyone to upgrade to this latest greatest version of ekiga.
The next release will be 4.0.2 or 4.2.0, targetted mainly at replacing
obsolete technologies and fixing remaining registration and
communication issues. After 4.2.0, we will switch to using v12 of
ptlib/opal underlying libraries and will be able to provide the
much-awaited communication encryption and IPv6 support.

At is
information showing that the latest version available for most Linux
stable versions, is 3.2.7, and, for the latest Ubuntu LTS version
(10.04) is 3.2.6.

That page has some obsolete information. It is not easy to catch up with all distributions. Maybe it is better to simply use

That web page still has the same versions of Ekiga, for Debian stable and for Ubuntu LTS.

It appears that I will have to wait for version 4.0.1 to filter through to a Debian Linux stable version, before I can use Ekiga again, and, before I can use Ekiga for video calls.

I note that, for me, in Ekiga, in the View menu, the "Remote video" option was always greyed out (unable to be selected), in the calls with Greg, that were as successful as they were.

I was apparently wrong about Debian "sid" - that appears, from the version of Ekiga, listed in the web page mentioned in the last paragraph above, of Eugen's message, to be Debian unstable, rather than Debian experimental.

I tend to get confused by the names for the Debian versions, which is one of the reasons that I prefer to use the version numbers and the status names ("stable", "testing", and "unstable"), rather than the "version names" ("squeezy", "wheezy", and "sid").

Anyway, thank you for your reply.

Bret Busby
West Australia

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