[asterisk-users] Looking for a good lightweight Linux softPhone

Gordon Henderson gordon+asterisk at drogon.net
Fri Nov 14 10:58:32 CST 2008

On Fri, 14 Nov 2008, Tilghman Lesher wrote:

> On Friday 14 November 2008 09:19:22 Gordon Henderson wrote:
>> On Fri, 14 Nov 2008, Tzafrir Cohen wrote:
>>> On Fri, Nov 14, 2008 at 02:02:14PM +0000, Gordon Henderson wrote:
>>>> I used to use IDEFISK, but since it was taken over/renamed into Zoiper
>>>> it's been really hard work - now I'm told that they won't support my
>>>> chosen distribution - Debian Etch - the current stable version of Debian
>>>> I prefer.
>>> Ekiga is a bit nicer for an end-user. Twinkle is probably what you'd
>>> want for testing and such.
>> What I really want is a command-like dialer. Call me a boring old fart,
>> but I'm utterly fed-up with the current bloatware out there.
>> So with the IAX library and some time I might just come up with something.
> Technically, you can use Asterisk as a softphone, by using chan_alsa or
> another console channel driver.  The interface is nothing if not command-line
> oriented.

Maybe the word "bloatware" got lost in the trans-atlantic translation...

If I had a command-line program where I could type:

   call 07712191046

then I'd be happy. Being able to use the arrow keys to adjust volume would 
be a bonus, but I already have a command-line mixer program.

Gordon (the luddite)

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