baresip (was Re: Ekiga && FreeBSD (for a future without Skype)

Luigi Rizzo rizzo at
Mon May 23 06:49:30 UTC 2011

On Sun, May 22, 2011 at 07:10:33PM +0200, Matthias Apitz wrote:
> Hello,
> Now, as M$ bought Skype, we should stop wining for a native Skype client
> for FreeBSD and should prepare us for the time when M$ will "integrate"
> Skype into its desktop and stop deliver binaries for Linux;
> I have spent some time to get PTlib, Opal and Ekiga compiled directly
> from its repositories in SVN and Git, and fixed the bugs to let Ekiga
> detect the devices /dev/video0 (created by pwc.ko or webcamd) and 
> /dev/dsp* sound devices. The result is documented here:
> If someone wants to give me a call at sip:.... at, just contact
> me offlist :-)

For people interested in audio/video telephony, I'd also suggest
baresip, which you can find at

version 0.2.0 works almost with no effort on FreeBSD, does not need
a ton of libraries, and supports a variety of input and output
methods (for video input, it can talk to webcamd, or an internal
x11 grabber, or any file that ffmpeg can read).

a skeleton for a port of version 0.2.0 is attached


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