We have released an updated version of Ekiga 2.00. This version fixes a problem with the retransmission of SIP messages. It also fixes an installation problem due to a missing gnome-doc-utils.make. We recommend upgrading to 2.0.1.
After more than one year of work, Ekiga 2.00 is finally available. Ekiga is now the first Open Source software to support both SIP and H.323 in the same application. GnomeMeeting was already a pioneer among the Open Source Voice over IP softphones, and we hope that Ekiga will continue in this path.
Ekiga 2.00 BETA 2 has been released after one month of hard work to improve the previously released BETA 1. Ekiga 2.00 BETA 1 already had a big success and received very good reviews among VoIP users. We hope to be able to offer the best vendor-independant and Open Source VoIP softphone. Don't hesitate to report problems!
GnomeMeeting has been renamed Ekiga, to be pronounced [i k ai g a].
We have also released the first BETA of the upcoming 2.00 release on http://www.ekiga.org. Both websites will be merged when we release the 2.00 in February.
Please test and report bugs.
The new slogan of GnomeMeeting will be "Free Your Speech" as announced more than one month ago on the devel mailing list.
We have decided to change the slogan of GnomeMeeting to emphasize on the fact that GnomeMeeting is not only free like free beer, but mainly free like free speech. We are only working with standard protocols, standard codecs, and have no relationship with any company having commercial interests in the project.
We are working hard on GnomeMeeting 2.00. It should be available early in 2006. The features list is nearly complete, and there are already big plans for 2.2.
However, we are looking for a new name for the software. Please see my blog for the exact reasons, but also to make propositions. Notice that the .org/.net domains must be free.
Fabrice Alphonso created a Frappr community for GnomeMeeting. You can join it here.
Seconix.com has hardware problems and is down. OVH has kindly donated a server and bandwidth to host my blog and the various GnomeMeeting services that we plan to deploy in the future with the SIP version.
However, the old Seconix server being down implies two problems:
There is no more ILS server, we need to reinstall one. For practical reasons we will install it on another server than the server offered by OVH,
The public IP detector used in GnomeMeeting doesn't work anymore. You need to use STUN as technic to go through NAT
My blog was moved to http://blog.gnomemeeting.net. I plan to start updating it again soon with voip and GnomeMeeting related news.
GnomeMeeting 1.2.2 will be released at the same time than GNOME 2.12 on the 7th of September. It is a minor bugfixes release. We should be able to make a preview release of GnomeMeeting NG with SIP support (including with video) in a few weeks. That release will come with an important announcement about a new platform for GnomeMeeting users. Stay tuned for more news!