GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 547215
Ekiga should know all SIP/VoIP providers, allow easy account addition
Last modified: 2020-06-06 16:28:39 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.
That's an idea Yannick has been proposing for a long time. We'll see what we can do after 3.00 is released.
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.
A simple GKeyFile-based format should be enough, I'd guess.
Notice I'm not 100% comfortable advertising for paying services...
(In reply to comment #4)
> Notice I'm not 100% comfortable advertising for paying services...
From the page, http://wiki.ekiga.org/index.php/List_of_PC_to_phone_providers
would it be better to remove the links at the "Provider" column?
At the moment, there is no link from the main wiki.ekiga.org website that goes to the above URL. The above URL links to http://wiki.ekiga.org/index.php/Using_Ekiga_to_do_PC-to-phone_calls but a user would need to perform a search in the wiki to find them.
I think you can leave things like they are now and continue adding providers. I need to think how to present things in Ekiga.
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.