Re: GNOME Chat and the future of instant messaging in gnome

On 12/11/15 22:56, Hugo Alejandro wrote:

    > SIP:  ReSIProcate is a recent project that enhances SIP support and plans to be used with Telepathy:

    This actually offers an opportunity to leap-frog many of the other
    clients.  There are two parts to this:

    a) get reSIProcate working with Telepathy: this brings the benefit of
    having a well-maintained SIP stack, with comprehensive support for
    things like IPv6 and TLS (other SIP stacks don't cover those very well)

    b) adapting reSIProcate itself to use libjingle as the media stack.
    This will let it inter-operate with WebRTC, e.g. anybody in a browser
    will be able to call a GNOME desktop user.

    The combination of these things will make it work reliably in many more
    situations and make a very, very compelling solution.  E.g. the TLS
    support helps get SIP through NAT and the WebRTC media stack has many
    ways to get the audio and video through NAT.

    Hundreds of millions of people have already updated their browsers to
    versions that support WebRTC, being able to interact with them directly
    from GNOME would be amazing.

SIP seems to be a good alternative replacement for Skype.

ReSIProcate has a similar to OTR for secure conversations?

OTR can be done over SIP, there are other clients like Jitsi doing it.

Is it possible video calls in HD quality?

SIP itself doesn't really know or care what type of media or quality is

The current telepathy-resiprocate project uses the sipXtapi media stack
and only enables voice.  Changing to the libjingle media stack and using
it for video support would give the same video codecs supported in
WebRTC, including WebM for HD quality.  This would interact with
browsers directly without requiring any server to transform the media

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