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Create list of available VoIP client software The NetBSD Project
Status: Closed Time to complete: 72 hrs Mentors: Aleksej Saushev Tags: voip, research

There's a lot of open-source VoIP clients there that can be used with NetBSD in real or potentially.

Not all of them are present as packages ready to deploy.

You need to create list of available open-source software, check presence of packages in pkgsrc and report results.

 

Results should be presented in plain text, HTML or Markdown format, for each package the following should be reported:

- software project name

- project home page URL

- source licence (MIT, BSD, LGPL, GPL)

- date of the most recent release

- list of supported VoIP protocols (SIP, XMPP/Jingle, other)

- availability in pkgsrc

- availability in FreeBSD ports collection

- list of supported operating systems (NetBSD, OpenBSD, Darwin/MacOS X, Solaris, FreeBSD, Linux, MS Windows)

- type(s) of user interface (curses, X, Motif, GTK, Qt)

- other notes (reference to Wikipedia list, if software is present there, former name, if it is a fork, and so on).

 

Consider http://wiki.netbsd.org/pkgsrc/remote as reference.

Uploaded Work
File name/URL File size Date submitted
VOIP_softwares_4Dec.xlsx 12.0 KB December 04 2012 16:33 UTC
VOIP_softwares_4Dec.htm 10.2 KB December 05 2012 11:20 UTC
VOIP_softwares_4Dec.htm 10.2 KB December 05 2012 14:14 UTC
VOIP_SOFTWARES_6DEC.TXT 6.5 KB December 06 2012 16:49 UTC
voip.markdown 1.8 KB December 20 2012 00:03 UTC
voip2.markdown.txt 2.3 KB December 20 2012 20:04 UTC
w_i_p.txt 6.4 KB January 01 2013 08:13 UTC
List of VoIP clients.txt 6.4 KB January 01 2013 08:14 UTC
List of VoIP clients.txt 6.8 KB January 02 2013 13:26 UTC
Comments
Deep Inder Singh on December 3 2012 14:51 UTC Task Claimed

I would like to work on this task.

Aleksej Saushev on December 3 2012 16:50 UTC Task Assigned

This task has been assigned to Deep Inder Singh. You have 72 hours to complete this task, good luck!

Deep Inder Singh on December 4 2012 16:35 UTC Need review

 checked the link given in task description and extracted all the usefull information as much as it was possible. But no information related to type of UI was available. Although I searched over the Internet for a day and found very minimum useful information which i included in the uploaded work. Kindly review the work, and let me  know in case any further changes required.

Deep Inder Singh on December 4 2012 16:41 UTC Ready for review

The work on this task is ready to be reviewed.

Aleksej Saushev on December 5 2012 09:47 UTC Representation

This doesn't satisfies representation requirements. Read again: "Results should be presented in plain text, HTML or Markdown format..."

Aleksej Saushev on December 5 2012 09:47 UTC Task Needs More Work

One of the mentors has sent this task back for more work. Talk to the mentor(s) assigned to this task to satisfy the requirements needed to complete this task, submit your work again and mark the task as complete once you re-submit your work.

Deep Inder Singh on December 5 2012 11:20 UTC Ready for review

The work on this task is ready to be reviewed.

Julian Coleman on December 5 2012 18:30 UTC Task Needs More Work

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Julian Coleman on December 5 2012 18:41 UTC New results unreadable

Hi,


The html files that you have uploaded contain no content, so we are unable to see your updated submissions.


However, based on the content of the spreadsheet that you uploaded first, non of the software that you mention (AOL Instant Messenger, Skype, TeamViewer and Yahoo Messenger) are open-source, so do not meet the criteria specified in the first paragraph of the task description.


Note, that the link given in the task description is a reference.  It shows a similar survery, but done for VNC and RDP implementations.  The list of VoIP software could use a similar format to this, because the table as shown there is a good way to present the information.


Please try to contact us here or on irc.freenode.net, channel #netbsd-code if you have questions.


Thanks,


J

Aleksej Saushev on December 5 2012 18:42 UTC Plagiarism? Sabotage?

Sorry, but your work in its current form is unacceptable.


First, you have included completely the list of remote desktop software, that is absolutely unrelated to the task.


Second, you have ignored task requirements. This task states clearly that you should include open-source software. Even if it didn't, this program is about open-source software and open-source community.


Third, you have ignored presentation requirements twice. First time by publishing result in the form that is not mentioned in the task itself, second time by publishing it in a way that neither mentor nor organisation administrator can handle.


Based on these accounts I consider your work as plagiarism and sabotage. If you want to change my opinion, you should really work hard and demonstrate result of good quality that satisfies requirements.

Deep Inder Singh on December 6 2012 13:16 UTC Extend deadline

Please extend my deadline I need some more time to complete this task. As my final exams are going side by side

Deep Inder Singh on December 6 2012 16:49 UTC Ready for review

The work on this task is ready to be reviewed.

Melange on December 6 2012 16:50 UTC No more Work can be submitted

Melange has detected that the deadline has passed and no more work can be submitted. The submitted work should be reviewed.

Aleksej Saushev on December 6 2012 19:29 UTC Task Reopened

This task has been Reopened.

Aleksej Saushev on December 6 2012 19:33 UTC Review

Quick cross-check with Wikipedia reveals that not all useful software is covered. There's little excuse in not checking this popular source.


Even without checking with Wikipedia your report still doesn't meet requirements: project home pages are not mentioned, availability through pkgsrc and FreeBSD ports collection is not analyzed.


Sorry, but your work is rejected.

Deep Inder Singh on December 17 2012 13:03 UTC Task Claimed

I would like to work on this task.

Deep Inder Singh on December 17 2012 14:16 UTC Claim Removed

The claim on this task has been removed, someone else can claim it now.

Matthew on December 18 2012 22:42 UTC Task Claimed

I would like to work on this task.

Aleksej Saushev on December 19 2012 09:38 UTC Task Assigned

This task has been assigned to Matthew. You have 72 hours to complete this task, good luck!

Matthew on December 20 2012 00:03 UTC Ready for review

The work on this task is ready to be reviewed.

Aleksej Saushev on December 20 2012 11:53 UTC Review

Hi!


The representation is nice but the list is incomplete. I have noticed at least Blink and Jitsi missing, but there may be others.

Aleksej Saushev on December 20 2012 11:53 UTC Task Needs More Work

One of the mentors has sent this task back for more work. Talk to the mentor(s) assigned to this task to satisfy the requirements needed to complete this task, submit your work again and mark the task as complete once you re-submit your work.

Matthew on December 20 2012 20:05 UTC Ready for review

The work on this task is ready to be reviewed.

Matthew on December 20 2012 20:06 UTC PKGSRC

Originally, I thought you only wanted pkgsrc software.

Aleksej Saushev on December 21 2012 12:00 UTC Task Needs More Work

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Aleksej Saushev on December 21 2012 12:07 UTC Review

Hi!


Please, take this task seriously. There should be _no_ indication that you just ripped article from Wikipedia and threw away anything that doesn't fit. You should perform the real search too.


Currently, your report doesn't cover even the list taken from Wikipedia. How can I expect that you actually did the work you're supposed to do?


Please, read the task description again and think why requirements are written as they are (project home page, date of recent release, availability in FreeBSD ports collection and so on). It is not just for fun, this task is of the kind actual researchers do as routine, and it has practical outcomes (it affects planning the future work).

Aleksej Saushev on December 21 2012 17:26 UTC Deadline extended

The deadline of the task has been extended with 2 days and 0 hours.

Aleksej Saushev on December 23 2012 19:21 UTC Deadline extended

The deadline of the task has been extended with 0 days and 12 hours.

Matthew on December 24 2012 00:30 UTC Apologies

I intended to finish this task, however, I am currently on a family vacation in Europe. As a result, I will be unable to finish this task to the best of my ability. I'll let any student that wants pick up where I left.

Matthew on December 24 2012 00:30 UTC Claim Removed

The claim on this task has been removed, someone else can claim it now.

Vijay Nandwani on December 31 2012 18:45 UTC Task Claimed

I would like to work on this task.

Julian Coleman on January 1 2013 08:05 UTC Task Assigned

This task has been assigned to Vijay Nandwani. You have 72 hours to complete this task, good luck!

Vijay Nandwani on January 1 2013 08:12 UTC Complete

Hello,


 


Thanks for assigning me the task. I have completed the list of clients with the required information. I have tried to make the file as informative and helpful as I could. I have included most of the Open Source VoIP client software. 


 


I was unable to find the type of User Interface for Telephone and MicroSIP. I couldn't find information about that anyhwere (including their sites). For telephone, I posted on there discussion forum asking about the UI -


https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups=#!topic/telephone-app/a9ejDeXx3Fg 

- They have replied and so I have added it to the list 


For MicroSIP, there was only one email available. It said "We do not provide technical support. It requires our time and resources, that we have not. Such emails will be ignored". So I was unable to find information about that. 


 


Other than that all the information is complete. The task can be reviewed now.


 


Thank you :)

Vijay Nandwani on January 1 2013 08:15 UTC Ready for review

The work on this task is ready to be reviewed.

Julian Coleman on January 2 2013 13:33 UTC Looks Good

Hi,


This list looks good.


Thank you!

Julian Coleman on January 2 2013 13:34 UTC Task Closed

Congratulations, this task has been completed successfully.