Monday, March 20, 2006

Want a GoogleTalk alternative for Linux? Try Tapioca VoIP!

INdT VoIP team is proud to announce the new release of the Tapioca VoIP solution.

  • About Tapioca

  • Tapioca is not yet another SIP client, like linphone and many others. The framework is extensible and at this moment, SIP and Jabber (XMPP) protocols are supported. A description can be found at Tapioca Wiki main page:
    Tapioca is a framework for Voice over IP (VoIP) and Instant Messaging (IM). Its main goal is to provide an easy way for developing and using VoIP and IM services in any kind of application. It was designed to be cross-platform, lightweight, thread-safe, having mobile devices and applications in mind.

  • What's new?

  • With this new release, Tapioca has become the first free Linux client that includes full support to Google Talk voice and P2P interoperability library, the libjingle. All you have to do is to sign in with your Gmail username and password using tapiocaui client. It will automatically retrieve your contact list, and then you will be able to start a text/voice chat with any of your contacts.

Finally, if you want to try Tapioca, follow the installation instructions and enjoy a lot. Bug reports are very welcome.


Jacobean said...

Hi, have you managed to put this application on your 770?

Etrunko said...

Hi Jacobean,
Yes, I am thinking about running Tapioca on 770. Unfortunately we can not take full advantage of it because 770 does not support audio input (yet). So we were planning to release a version including only text chat. Stay tunned.

Best Regards, Etrunko

Anonymous said...

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I have been using it for past few days and found it to be good. Hope this helps.