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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
- 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:
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:
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 -
<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
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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