Babar Haq

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Voice chat on Linux

This has been a big problem for me since I started using Linux as my primary desktop. For the time being the only thing I could use was "Skype" and "Ekiga". Recently I found jabbin, a jabber client supporting libjingle protocol developed by google. I got to it via this article FreeSoftwareMagazine which shows how to voice chat on Linux with google talk users. Cool!

The software is still under heavy development though. At least there is hope :)

Update (23rd June 2008)
Seems like the above software is "dying" like a lot of open source projects :( The home page has disappeared. Here is another way of voice chatting with Gtalk users on linux

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  • thanks for the post, now im ussing jabbin.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 8:34 PM  

  • Hello Babar Bhai,

    Hope you are doing well at your new job.

    You are quite absent from the scene,I was really concerned.

    Best wishes.

    By Blogger Dr.Saleem Khan, At 9:27 PM  

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    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 4:19 PM  

  • empathy on ubuntu 9.04 works seamlessly with google talk voice and video

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 4:48 PM  

  • Cab you tell how one can use gtalk / gmail voice /chat with linux ? , i tried on fedora and it says "does not support "

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 11:11 AM  

  • As mentioned by Kehan you can use empathy to do that. 'yum install empathy' should do it.

    By Blogger Babar Haq, At 11:46 AM  

  • hey!!! recently i was able to configure gtalk voice chat on debian

    By Anonymous ceveni, At 3:19 PM  

  • Ho do I use this application with Linux? Please advise. I'd be waiting for your response. Thank you for sharing! I hope to hear from you soon,

    By Anonymous sesli chat, At 9:03 AM  

  • The best you can do is visit the Linux website and from there you should be able to find all the details about this voice chat and how to configure the program i your unit.

    By Anonymous sesli, At 10:37 AM  

  • very good!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 6:48 AM  

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