The first beta of Ekiga 3.1.0 is now available on GNOME FTP.
Please note that I started the development of Ekiga 9 years ago.
Here is the list of changes :
- Added support for the G.722 audio codec: G.722 is a 16 kHz wideband audio codec advertised as HD Voice by the famous Polycom. It is a great boost in quality and interoperability.
- Added support for the CELT ultral-low delay audio codec: CELT delivers high quality audio at 32 kHz or 48 kHz, allowing to transmit music in high quality, with low delay and low bitrate.
- Added support for SIP dialog-info notifications: they allow displaying notifications of incoming calls in the roster. With software like kamailio or Asterisk, it allows being informed of incoming calls reaching your colleagues.
- Largely improved LDAP support: the OpenLDAP guys contributed several patches to provide state-of-the-art LDAP support in the Ekiga address book. The new code even supports authentication.
- Added support to disable STUN detection: some routers do not need it anymore as they implement NAT traversal for SIP.
- Killed the gconf_test_age test: when GConf was released, Ekiga was among the first to adopt it. That annoying ‘gconf error’ was a relique of those early times.
- More efficient memory handling using gmref_ptr.
- Better handling of multiple network interfaces with dynamic addition and removal.
- libgnome is not required anymore when using GTK+ 2.14.
- Many code cleanups, new GObjects, …
The Ekiga developers team is also working on interesting new features that should be available after the 3.2 release :
- XCAP support & Resource List support: It allows storing the contacts list on the Ekiga.net server.
- GStreamer audio and video capture support.
Stay tuned for more news!
Thanks to all contributors and welcome to Eugen Dedu, our new release manager!