[GnomeMeeting-list] When Ekiga rings... and when maybe it shouldn't.
- From: Fabien Chevalier <fabchevalier free fr>
- To: gnomemeeting-list gnome org
- Subject: [GnomeMeeting-list] When Ekiga rings... and when maybe it shouldn't.
- Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2006 20:53:21 +0200
I noticed a strange behaviour of Ekiga regarding the ringtone, when
using SIP (it might be the same thing using h323, however i haven't
Currently, Ekiga starts the ringtone as soon as the end user starts the
call. This means that basically it starts to ring *before* anything is
received at the remote end.
My little knowledge of SIP would tend to make me believe that Ekiga
should start the ring tone when it receives "ringing" from the remote
side, and not before. In fact i tryed another SIP softphone (SJPhone) to
check if my assumption was correct... and it looks like SJPhone does
work as described above.
Now, why is this Ekiga behaviour annoying ?
In fact using free.fr (one of the top alternative broadband operator in
France) brand new PC-to-Phone SIP service, the call setup can take
between 5 and 15 seconds. During this timeframe, the ringtone rings at
my side, which means i will have heard a bunch of ringtones before the
other side has started to ring ==> which means i really don't know if
the call is so long because the guy at the other end is not there or
because the call is still setting up itself.
For my point of view, it makes Ekiga hardly usable...too bad, is such an
oustanding piece of software otherwise !!
Is it a bug? Or maybe am i missing something ?
Would it make sense to change the current behaviour ?
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