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[Bug 1873756] Re: Please replace removed Ekiga VOIP software with Jami in Ubuntu Desktop guide Video calls section


This bug was fixed in the package ubuntu-docs - 20.10.1

ubuntu-docs (20.10.1) groovy; urgency=medium

  * net-chat-video.page:
    - Replace Ekiga with Jami (LP: #1873756)
  * ubuntu-help/Makefile.am, html/Makefile:
    - Build Farsi - present in gnome-user-docs 3.36.2+git20200704
  * New languages: be, bn
  * Translations from Launchpad
  * Bump version to 20.10 / groovy

 -- Gunnar Hjalmarsson <gunnarhj@xxxxxxxxxx>  Sat, 04 Jul 2020 21:51:00

** Changed in: ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu)
       Status: Fix Committed => Fix Released

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  Please replace removed Ekiga VOIP software with Jami in Ubuntu Desktop
  guide Video calls section

Status in ubuntu-docs package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released

Bug description:
  There are no Ekiga package in Ubuntu 20.04, it was removed from archive on 2018-11-24 by Steve Langasek:
  (From Debian) ROM; RoQA; unmaintained, depends on ptlib which depends on openssl1.0; Debian bug #911593

  But in Ubuntu Desktop guide, in the section "Video calls", Ekiga is
  mentioned and recommended - there is a string:

  <app><link href="apt:ekiga">Ekiga</link></app>

  I've found up-to-date modern VOIP communications software, which is
  even supports SIP - see https://jami.net

  So, please replace Ekiga with Jami, maybe with mentioning old name -
  GNU Ring:

  <app><link href="apt:jami">Jami (GNU Ring)</link></app>

  As this string doesn't have any translatable words, it can be replaced
  in Ubuntu Desktop guide 'Video calls' section ASAP.

  I'm pasting description from wikipedia and several new features added
  in 2019:

  Jami (formerly GNU Ring, SFLphone) is a SIP-compatible softphone and
  SIP-based instant messenger for Linux, Microsoft Windows, OS X, iOS
  and Android. Developed and maintained by the Canadian company Savoir-
  faire Linux, and with the help of a global community of users and
  contributors, Jami positions itself as a potential free Skype

  Jami is free and open-source software released under the GNU General
  Public License. In November 2016, it became part of the GNU Project.

  Two account types are currently available, and many of each type can
  be configured concurrently. Both types offer similar features
  including messaging, video and audio. The account types are SIP and
  Ring. A SIP account enables the Jami softphone to connect to a
  standard SIP server and a Ring account can register (or use an account
  set up) on the decentralised Jami network which requires no central
  server. However, Jami still has to use bootstrap server to connect
  making it not a truly internet free communication platform as its

  By adopting distributed hash table technology (as used, for instance,
  within the BitTorrent network), Jami creates its own network over
  which it can distribute directory functions, authentication and
  encryption across all systems connected to it.

  Packages are available for all major Linux distributions including
  Debian, Fedora, and Ubuntu.

  On 18 December 2018, Ring was renamed Jami.

  You can make audio and video calls with multiple people on Jami. This feature is functional on all platforms since November 2019. There is a button during calls that allows you to easily add new participants. Because Jami doesn’t rely on servers, the conference is hosted by the device of the person who initiates it. It mixes the audio and video feed from all participant and sends it back to them so everyone can see and hear each other.
  Screen sharing and media streaming

  You are able to change the source of the video feed you send your
  friends during a call, allowing you to share either your entire screen
  or only sections. You can also stream any audio and video media files,
  allowing your friends to see or hear them without having to transfer
  them first. These features are available on GNU/Linux, Windows and Mac
  and you can access them by right clicking on the screen during a call.

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