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Bug 547215 - Ekiga should know all SIP/VoIP providers, allow easy account addition
Ekiga should know all SIP/VoIP providers, allow easy account addition
Product: ekiga
Classification: Applications
Component: general
Other Linux
: Normal enhancement
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Assigned To: Ekiga maintainers
Ekiga maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-08-10 23:23 UTC by Simos Xenitellis
Modified: 2020-06-06 16:28 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

Description Simos Xenitellis 2008-08-10 23:23:45 UTC
Ekiga should provide a dialog box that would help with the addition of new SIP accounts. That is, if the user wants to add their "SuperSIP" account to Ekiga, they will simply need to select "SuperSIP" from the list, then just add their username and password. 

See the mockup,

Ekiga should be distributed with a providers list configuration file. Users should look through the list to find their provider, then fill only only the required information (typically username and password).

The dialog box could have a button to allow on-demand update of the providers list. Alternatively, this update could take place in the background ("Automatic update SIP providers list" option).

This report requires to devise a format for the SIP providers list.
Comment 1 Damien Sandras 2008-08-11 07:42:18 UTC
That's an idea Yannick has been proposing for a long time. We'll see what we can do after 3.00 is released.
Comment 2 Simos Xenitellis 2008-08-11 13:16:37 UTC
I had started a page at

I believed the desired direction is to have eventually an XML file with the configuration settings. Ekiga already has dependency on libxml2 so it should be OK.
Comment 3 Vincent Untz 2008-08-11 13:25:51 UTC
A simple GKeyFile-based format should be enough, I'd guess.
Comment 4 Damien Sandras 2008-08-11 13:35:04 UTC
Notice I'm not 100% comfortable advertising for paying services...
Comment 5 Simos Xenitellis 2008-08-11 13:43:09 UTC
(In reply to comment #4)
> Notice I'm not 100% comfortable advertising for paying services...

From the page,
would it be better to remove the links at the "Provider" column?

At the moment, there is no link from the main website that goes to the above URL. The above URL links to but a user would need to perform a search in the wiki to find them.
Comment 6 Damien Sandras 2008-08-11 13:51:23 UTC
I think you can leave things like they are now and continue adding providers. I need to think how to present things in Ekiga.
Comment 7 André Klapper 2020-06-06 16:28:39 UTC
Ekiga is not under active development anymore:

Ekiga saw its last release 7 years ago. The last code commits were 4 years ago.

Closing this report as WONTFIX as part of Bugzilla Housekeeping to reflect reality. Please feel free to reopen this ticket (and transfer the project to GNOME Gitlab, as GNOME Bugzilla is deprecated) if anyone takes the responsibility for active Ekiga development again in the future.