Ekiga, an open source SoftPhone, Video Conferencing and Instant Messenger application over the Internet, is now at version 4.0.1.
Some of the users may know Ekiga by its previous name, GnomeMeeting. Nonetheless, it took the developers three years to release a new version after 3.2.
It seems that they've taken their job a little more seriously and have quickly released a new version, this time fixing some problems.
Ekiga 4.0 supports HD sound quality and video up to DVD size, and it's inter-operable with many other standard compliant software, hardware and service providers, as it uses major telephony standards, SIP and H.323.
This latest version of Ekiga has also been dubbed “The Victory Release.”
Highlights of Ekiga 4.0.1:
• A crash which occurred when quitting Ekiga while receiving presence information has been fixed;
• A crash which occurred when quitting Ekiga right after starting it has been fixed;
• A crash which increased CPU usage after a few hours of usage, caused by endless OPTIONS, has been corrected;
• It's now allowed to change to the REGISTER compatibility mode of an existing registration;
• It's now possible to hangup an active call after a missed call;
• Do not show is-typing messages sent by other programs during chatting;
• Entering contact addresses without host part is now permitted and users can choose the host later;
• A better icon for call history in addressbook has been implemented;
• Show the address instead of "telephoneNumber" in addressbook;
• Deactivate NullAudio ptlib's device for audio input;
• Users can now have message waiting indication, even if asterisk's vmexten is off;
• Only kill REGISTER/SUBSCRIBE forks if a "try again" response is received;
• Increase the number of characters shown in the device names;
• A race condition leading to duplicate entry in call history has been repaired.
A complete changelog can be found in the official announcement
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