Ekiga 3.2.7

Ekiga (formely known as GnomeMeeting) is an open source SoftPhone, Video Conferencing and Instant Messenger application over the Internet.

It supports HD sound quality and video up to DVD size and quality.

It is interoperable with many other standard compliant softwares, hardwares and service providers as it uses both the major telephony standards (SIP and H.323).

Main Features of the Ekiga Softphone in a nutshell Version 3.2

  • Ease of use with a modern Graphical User Interface.
  • Audio and Video free calls through the internet.
  • Free Instant Messaging through the internet with Presence support.
  • Audio (and video) calls to landlines and cell phones with support to the cheapest service providers.
  • High Definition Sound (wideband) and Video Quality up to DVD quality (high frame rate, state of the art quality codec and frame size).
  • Free of choice of the service provider.
  • SMS to cell phones if the service provider supports it (like the default provider).
  • Standard Telephony features support like Call Hold, Call Transfer, Call Forwarding, DTMF.
  • Remote and Local Address Book support: Remote Address Book support with authentication using the standard LDAP technology, Local Address support in Gnome (Evolution).
  • Multi platform: Windows and GNU/Linux
  • Wide interoperability: Ekiga use the main deployed standards for telephony protocols (SIP and H.323) and has been tested with a wide range of softphones, hardphones, PBX and service providers.

This is the seventh stable release of the 3.2 version of Ekiga

Big news for this release:

  • Fix many connection issues (nat ports), see below
  • Fix major bug for windows uninstall
  • No windows-specific issue known
User-visible fixes
  • Use NAT ports instead of local ports for RTP, fixing many connection issues
  • Add workaround for “In some cases ekiga answers always Busy Here”
  • Fix crash in the avahi code
  • Set the default audio and video devices
  • Fix Call buttons do not work
  • Add bpp16 (RGB16) support
  • Add partial support for IPv6
  • Fix number of users found on ekiga.net LDAP directory
  • Fix connection type setting in assistant
  • Use a decent connection type by default (DSL 128kb/s uplink)
  • Check off iLBC, CELT32, CELT48 and G722 audio codecs by default
  • Fix possible crash when PTLib code accessed by thread not created by PTlib
  • Fix issue when deleting a safe object
  • Fix possible NULL pointer access if get multiple NOTIFY messages on a REFER
Protocol fixes
  • Fix strange issue with SIP call diversion (302 response) to the same endpoint
  • Change to only unregister those contact addresses we successfully registered
  • Fix incorrect change to AlertingPhase in H323
  • Change authentication failure to be fatal and SIP handler removed
  • Fix double authorisation failure leaving SIP handler in the wrong state
  • Fix SIP REFER completion on receiving NOTIFY with id parameter
  • Fix authentication issue when can get to SIP server via two interfaces
  • Fix address translation of REGISTER contact fields when STUN is not used
  • Fix locating correct authorisation credentials for INVITE
  • Fix correct test handling RFC3261/ merged requests and other “multi-path” received INVITE requests
  • other minor fixes
Build fixes
  • Fix gdu (gnome-doc-utils) configure option
  • Replace deprecated functions in gtk >= 2.18
  • Fix build with binutils-gold
  • other minor build fixes
Windows port fixes
  • Fix major bug where the uninstaller could remove non-Ekiga files
  • Fix starting Ekiga from last page of installer
  • Fix language selection during installation
  • Update version of dependent libraries
  • Allow to create executable from release or from git/svn
  • Add Dutch and Romanian translations of Windows installer
  • Add all help localisation files to the installer
  • Fix compilation error on std::freopen on newer gcc
  • other build fixes
Distributor-visible changes


Translation fixes
  • Updated translations: bn_IN, eu, gu, kn
  • New translations: ast
  • Updated help translations: None

No security fix in this release.