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voip sip phones & integrating evolution with kaddressbook

Postby lawmanuk » Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:44 am

does anybody know of a linux sip phone that actually works and is for gnome?

i've tried loads, including wengophone, ekiga? and others. the only one that actually worked with my sip service was twinkle, which is great.

only problem with twinkle is that it works with Kontact address book and not Evolution. :(

a sip phone with the features of twinkle, that can work with evolution address book, would be great.
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RE: sip soft phone

Postby xet7 » Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:45 pm

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RE: sip soft phone

Postby lawmanuk » Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:34 pm

no, skype doesn't work with SIP accounts.

wengophone and ekiga are supposed to, but they haven't when i've tried or even when my telephone company tech people tried. also, they don't seem to have options such as transfer call etc.

twinkle is the only linux program that i've seen work so far, but it's more for kde users than gnome evolution.
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RE: sip soft phone

Postby xet7 » Wed Aug 13, 2008 1:12 am

Hmm, I just tried in Root Terminal:
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apt-get install twinkle


And then started it in Applications / Internet / Twinkle. I didn't follow the wizard though, because I don't know about SIP. I'm already using Kopete that is KDE app, and I don't have any big problems with it. Kopete works nicely with Gnome. Does Twinkle work in your PC ?
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RE: sip soft phone

Postby lawmanuk » Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:22 am

kopete is a chat program like pidgin. sip is telephone protocol. in my office, we don't have any normal telephones. all phones are via the computers, with a SIP account to our telephone service provider.

Twinkle works perfectly with our SIP accounts, but it links with Kaddress book, rather than evolution :(
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RE: sip soft phone

Postby xet7 » Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:10 pm

Hmm, maybe there is some Linux program to sync between different Linux address book calendars?
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RE: sip soft phone

Postby lawmanuk » Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:42 pm

that would be great if possible
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RE: sip soft phone

Postby xet7 » Thu Aug 14, 2008 12:54 am

lawmanuk:
Today I posted to wiki the following page, where is general troubleshooting tips. I'm currently a little busy with my work, but withing some days I can answer to the rest of the questions. I have also other wiki articles in progress, but they are not finished yet.

What to do if you have a problem
http://www.parsix.org/html/index.php?mo ... oIfProblem
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Postby lawmanuk » Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:06 am

i gave up on linking evolution with kaddressbook.

instead i decided to use kontact and installed the same. only problem is tha kmail is has invisible fonts for the mail folders.

i thought i might have made a mistake in installation, so installed the whole of kde instead.

still same problem. anyone been able to make kmail work properly?
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Postby cmost » Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:29 am

What do you mean "invisible" fonts??!?!? Can you post a screenshot? I've used Kmail for many years and never experienced such a thing. Thanks!
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Postby lawmanuk » Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:08 pm

how can i attach a screenshot to these posts? as no attach option available.
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Postby xet7 » Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:35 pm

lawmanuk:
You can send me your screenshot as attached to e-mail, as with everything related to Parsix that I'll host for free. See my website section "Feedback and Contact":
http://lauri.ojansivu.googlepages.com/
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Postby xet7 » Fri Aug 15, 2008 7:21 pm

I have added link to this thread and and e-mail link to the wiki:

http://www.parsix.org/html/index.php?mo ... g=HowTosEn

English Howtos => Topic: Install more software and change settings / Howto install Twinkle and use SIP account to telephone service provider

English Howtos => About Wiki and Forum => Howto send files like screenshots and artwork to Parsix - see Feedback and Contact
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Postby cmost » Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:23 pm

Out of curiosity, have you tried the latest 'Empathy' chat client? I've read that it will be bundled with Gnome 2.24 but its documentation seems to indicate that it works with SIP accounts too. While I have not tried this application myself, common sense tells me that if it's slated to be a native Gnome application that it will probably interface with other Gnome applications; perhaps Evolution. Give it a try (it's in the repository - you may need to compile the absolutely latest version yourself.) More information here:

http://live.gnome.org/Empathy
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Postby lawmanuk » Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:35 am

figured out the kmail problem. my bad, the column was just too small to be visible.
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