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Ekiga 3.9.90 released

First and last BETA before 4.0

As you might have guessed, Ekiga 4.0 is on its way. It will be the latest release to be based on GTK2 technologies.

It is also the first release where I did not code day and night to get it ready. It would not have been possible to keep Ekiga
alive when everything was going bad for me without the help of you all and mainly Eugen who has been doing an incredible
amount of work on Ekiga.

Eugen, thank you very much!

Ekiga is now up to speed again. The 4.0 UI is more modern and is very stable: I’m using it daily with our BeIP LIBERTY Communication Server product range and it works like a charm :)

The community has made Ekiga 4.0 possible and new patches are already waiting for Ekiga 4.2:

  • T.140 Realtime text support,
  • H.239 video control support, and a few others. update

The next step is the upgrade to more recent software releases. The platform is used by many users, not only Ekiga users.
I plan to open up new features, at least for some categories users, like voicemail, RTP relaying in case of NAT and others…

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  1. Pau September 16th, 2012 8:04 pm


    Is there any ubuntu ppa repository so that we can start testing it? We use ekiga at our company and I’m looking forward to seeing this new version working!!

  2. Evgeniy Lukoyanov September 17th, 2012 2:47 am

    Good news) Good luck & thank you!

  3. Damien Sandras September 17th, 2012 8:21 am


    Unfortunately not.

    However, I will check if something can be done to improve that situation.

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  6. Christopher October 11th, 2012 6:08 pm


    Sorry to trouble you, I have a problem with version 3.9.0.
    When you enable auto-answer does not receive any calls.
    When entering turn off normally. I have an Asterisk 1.6 I register a SIP account.



  7. Vivien October 30th, 2012 8:46 am

    Hi Ekiga Team,

    Any news on the PPA side? This would help a lot with testing this new version before its final release.


  8. Ilya Melnikov November 15th, 2012 3:42 pm

    Repeating previous questions – how about to make a PPA with latest versions? Or at least debs to download? I failed to build 3.9.90 from sources.

  9. Jose November 27th, 2012 10:46 pm

    Indeed, a PPA would be useful, or at least standalone debs. Great work.

  10. Martin November 28th, 2012 2:36 am

    I’m really looking forward to trying Ekiga 4.0 out. +1 for a ppa or standalone debs.

  11. Konstigt November 28th, 2012 8:18 pm

    Looks nice! Can this be used to replace Cisco Jabber Client?

    PPA would be appreciated!

  12. Sonny December 21st, 2012 8:25 am

    Any update on the PPA or the .deb files? This would be very useful as installing from source is a nightmare, dependencies upon dependencies upon dependencies.

  13. Neil Broadley February 18th, 2013 4:34 pm

    PPA for Ubuntu 12.04 onwards would be great. Gutting to hear about releases of software I’ll never try because there’s an ancient version in the repo and no PPA to test with.

    I’m also wondering if Ekiga could act as a Cisco Jabber replacement, but will have to stick with Pidgin (which only does IM) for the moment until I find a PPA for Ekiga 4.

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