Video calls in KDE-Telepathy

Well, I think I owed you this onešŸ˜‰ Remember back in 2009 when I was working on KCallĀ as part of the GSoC program? Well, it may have taken 2.5 years more, but I’m now pleased to announce that it’s finally in a ready-to-use state \o/ Don’t expect it to be perfect, of course. It still […]

GSoC end – The status of KCall and instructions for trying it

On Monday, GSoC is officially over, so I thought I should make a post describing what I accomplished, what I didn’t and what’s the current status of my project, KCall. Currently, KCall supports quite well audio/video calls over Jabber/GTalk. The fact that it supports only jabber, though, is not my fault, but it’s the fact […]

GSoC week #9 – Webcam support in kcall is working :D

This week I implemented complete webcam support in kcall. Both video input and output are workingšŸ˜€ Screenshot: On the left side you can see the incoming video from the remote end, which in this case is my laptop, capturing myself through its webcam, and on the right side you can see the video that is […]

Update on kcall status

So, time to let you know what’s the progress I’ve done in kcall. Unfortunately, nothing exciting has happened the past 2 weeks. I’ve spent about 1.5 week working on gstreamer device configuration. I spent lots of time reading documentation and code from empathy and phonon to understand how it all works, and also spent lots […]

GSoC Week #4

I skipped a week without blogging, mostly because I was busy last weekend, but now I think it’s time to report my status on kcall again… Last week I spent about 3 days studying gstreamer and I ended up creating a media handler class using telepathy-farsight and gstreamer, which is able to handle audio calls […]

GSoC week #2

This week went a bit out of plan. I didn’t work much on kcall as I was busy with other things. On Tuesday I had two exams (fortunately, quite easy ones), which kept me busy for both Monday and Tuesday. Then from Wednesday I started packaging KDE 4.3 beta2 for debian, which was quite challenging […]