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« on: September 30, 2004, 09:52:01 am »
Hey everyone,

I just found a cool website that you can use to talk to the good folks of www.skype.com

they produce a GREAT voice over IP software for free (like MSN but way better quality)

Anyhow, there is ALREADY a version for Linux and QT!
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click http://www.publicmind.com/enduser/group.jsp?node=1669

to request a port of skype for zaurus!

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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2004, 10:27:15 am »
it is open source ? Its if already for linux and QT, thats probably so simple to compile for the zaurus.
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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2004, 09:10:28 am »
Not opensource....

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« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2004, 07:22:50 am »
Hi,
My company is using Skype, so I was quite happy to see this thread.  However, with only 200 people having clicked, it's unlikely Skype will ever produce a Z version of their software.  Anyway, I think it's far too heavy on bandwidth and processor power for the quality: even MSN works much smoother for audio chat, and I don't care too much about the qualitly loss.  Does anyone have experience with the open standards that are available ?  I'm trying to convince my company to switch to one of those, but if it isn't click&play and available for Windows, then it won't be accepted.
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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2004, 08:40:05 pm »
I haven't messed with VoIP software yet; it sounds interesting (my sister lives overseas).  I do have a few questions though:
1.  What software is available for the Z?
2.  Is the same (interconnectability) software available for Windows computers, both handheld (ie iPaq) and desktop/laptop computers?
3.  I assume that if it is available for the Z, it will also be available for linux desktop/laptop computers, correct me if I'm wrong.
4.  What is the quality of the connection like?
5.  What would anyone with some experience using this reccomend?
6.  What additional hardware (ie speaker/mic) is needed and what do you'all reccomend?

Is there anything else I would need to know.  Bear in mind, that I am a complete (clueless) newbie when it comes to this type of software.  I just now am getting around to getting movies on the Z.  Been using this thing for work so much, that I haven't had time to mess with the entertainment side of it yet.

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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2005, 03:00:36 am »
I discovered the vote first, at  http://www.publicmind.com/enduser/group.jsp?node=1669

then I came here to look for discussions.

has noone thought of porting "kphone"?

or persuading the xten.com people to port theirs?

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« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2005, 03:16:19 am »
i casted my vote. I used skype on my PC to talk to my gf oversea. We've tried almost all kinds of sip softphones from FWD (free world dialup), like sjphone, x-lite, pulvercommunicator, etc and msn. I have to say skype is the best. the other's voice quality is trailing by a lot.

I use Kphone on my 6k occasionally. Kphone is not very stable and the delay after the ring tone to receive a call and placing a call is a pain.
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« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2005, 07:25:50 pm »
Kphone works great for me on C760 with wifi - but we do have our own network of Asterisk servers and I use 2mb broadband.
Also IAXphone for zaurus is very useable, although again you need an Asterisk gateway to connect to.

The trouble with Skype is that it's tied into the Skype 'Kazaa' like peer to peer service. Skype can use your PC/device as a super node and pass it's voip traffic through your system - there-by using your bandwidth unknown to you. Also you can't tailor Skype to use any other voip gateways that you might want to use.

It's a very popular product and there's no doubt that voip is the future for voice communications but many Universities and large Co's have banned Skype because it leeches onto their servers using them as switching nodes & hacks huge chunks out of their bandwidth.

Plenty of discussion on the subject here:
http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/0...653217&from=rss

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« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2005, 10:01:55 am »
hint of skype on new platforms, maybe we'll get lucky.

http://www.engadget.com/entry/2635319328796286/

I emailed Skype and never heard a reply.

As posted elsewhere, I've used kphone/pi with our voip system at work over bluetooth, it works OK, but isn't 100% robust.

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« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2005, 12:32:47 am »
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hint of skype on new platforms, maybe we'll get lucky.

http://www.engadget.com/entry/2635319328796286/

I emailed Skype and never heard a reply.

As posted elsewhere, I've used kphone/pi with our voip system at work over bluetooth, it works OK, but isn't 100% robust.

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« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2005, 04:04:46 am »
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Yes, there is a possibility of a skype client for Qtopia....

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hmmm, sounds like you have connections... can you give us another hint?
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« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2005, 04:55:05 am »
i've just launched Gnomemeeting under Debian/XQt and it seems to at least playback my voice! i've to try a real chat.



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hmmm, sounds like you have connections... can you give us another hint?
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« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2005, 02:11:37 pm »
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i've just launched Gnomemeeting under Debian/XQt and it seems to at least playback my voice! i've to try a real chat.

gnomemeeting is quite good, I think it's an H.264 client plus SIP phone?

skype is entirely proprietary.

we'll just have to get our windows-using friends to download the www.xten.com soft phone and sign up with www.FreeWorldDialup.com (which is pretty good)... snag with SIP (an open protocol) is that it's a pain to get it to work when you're using RFC1918 addressing  and NAT (network address translation), which many people on DSL use if they're sharing their internet connection using a modem/router.

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« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2005, 06:21:56 pm »
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we'll just have to get our windows-using friends to download the www.xten.com soft phone and sign up with www.FreeWorldDialup.com (which is pretty good)... snag with SIP (an open protocol) is that it's a pain to get it to work when you're using RFC1918 addressing  and NAT (network address translation), which many people on DSL use if they're sharing their internet connection using a modem/router.

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Paul,
That's EXACTLY what i tried last weekend ! i installed Kphone/Pi and i tried FWD (and another one) SIP provider and i failed ! i guessed my trouble come from my Linksys router tied to my Thomson adsl modem...... although i opend and route the listed ports i could not have anything to work....could you help please ?
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