[Psi-devel] [ANN] Johnny Talker - revolution in creation of VoIP-based applications?
justin-psi2 at affinix.com
Sun Dec 4 14:58:46 PST 2005
On Sunday 04 December 2005 12:14, Marcin Zajączkowski wrote:
> Francisco Joaquín Rodríguez Prados wrote:
> > The closest possibility I see would be attach to Psi this /de facto/
> > protocol of GoogleTalk and iChat (I don't even know if they are
> > compatible among them). In any case, we still would have to wait for
> > a full specification of this protocol.
> Sure, we can. But GoogleTalk is tight related with Jabber (maybe it's it
> advantage). IAX is open protocol and can join Johnny Talker's users, IAX
> compatible softphones' users, IP phones' users, ... IAX is really
> popular in VoIP.
Can IAX work without needing to set up some IAX server? How effective is it
in getting around firewalls?
The main reason a Jabber-integrated answer is interesting is to keep things as
simple as possible for the user. It should be click and go. We already have
a simple answer for developers: launch netmeeting or a SIP softphone and give
it the IP address. But this is horrible for users because in most cases it
won't even work due to firewalls.
Johnny Talker sounds like it has a lot in common with an external application.
Have a look at iChat AV sometime to see how this type of integration turns
out. iChat has a built-in SIP implementation that negotiates a voice/video
session between users. Since it is built-in, the UI is clean. However,
since it operates independently from the IM part, it is unfortunately about
as effective as an external application. In other words, it never actually
What can you say about these things?
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