Having used IP Telephony for a number of years I need a workable SIP client for all of the devices I use. I have found a very capable client for my Android phones (SipDroid) and on Windows/MacOSX I generally use X-Lite (as well as it’s paid version EyePhone) from Counterpath.
Having tried several different Linux SIP clients (Ekiga, Twinkle, …) but all discarded them because of weird UI’s and/or problems with stability I noticed that there is a Linux version of XLite available. Unfortunately on current versions of Ubuntu (10.04) it needs a deprecated version of a library.
Download XLite Linux: http://www.counterpath.com/x-lite-3.0-for-linux-download.html
Dowload libstdc++.so.5: http://packages.debian.org/lenny/i386/libstdc++5/download
[you will need root permissions for all of the below]
Enjoy calling from your Ubuntu machine !
EDIT: Since upgrading to Ubuntu 11 (Natty) I have switched to QuteCom
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Does not work in Lucid 64.
I get this error message:
./xtensoftphone: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Looks like you will need the 64-bit version of libstdc++.so.5. You can get it here: http://packages.debian.org/lenny/libstdc++5
I’m a fan of twinkle and engin.com.au, but if your solution offers G.729 I definitely want to give it a try…
xten-xlite seems no more available at Couterpath for Ubuntu. Is there any alternative for this or is there a cached version for this?
Not sure if there are any cached versions. I have been looking for alternatives for a while but not been very successful on Linux or Windows.
However I have had very good results with SIPDroid on Android. I wish there was a decent back-port for this. Keep me posted if you find some. I will keep this article updated if I find some alternative.
Just as an update I have finally found a native Linux VoIP client that seems to both work and has a decent UI – see https://www.gaggl.com/2011/04/voip-client-for-ubuntu-ii/
Thanks for the info.
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Use zoiper :)
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