I’m looking for a nice sip solution to use for home and business purpose.
Currently I’m testing :
The goal is to be able to discuss in real time. The webcam support and multiplatform is an advantage.
So here is the results of my first tests :
good points : multiplatform, very used, video support (not on Linux), not more beta on GNU/Linux, available from repo
bad points : no video support on Linux, proprietary
good points : wengo phone is free and should support webcam on every platform (I need to test it)
bad points : calls from SIP users are announced as anonymous, not distributed in packages but into an archive, audio problems on some laptops
good points : very complete phone solution with free calls on fixed lines, multiplatform, allow other PBX connections
bad points : no video support, free but not opensource even if it uses only open format
good points : opensource, default on GNU/Linux, numbers of codecs, discovery mode of sip clients in the neighborhood network, support of webcams
bad points : no release for mac OSX, many crashes
In conclusion, I want to test a bit more all of them especially with the video support and I will blog on my incoming tests.
(1) skype : http://www.skype.com (2) wengophone : http://www.wengophone.com http://www.openwengo.org/ (3) gizmo : http://www.gizmoproject.com/ (4) ekiga : http://www.ekiga.org/
DenRaf has a weirdo haircut in the Gizmo Client