SIP Client

Al Johnson openmoko at
Tue Nov 10 16:42:37 CET 2009

On Monday 09 November 2009, Eric Smith wrote:
> Hi
> I have not used my freerunnner much since I bought it soon after
> public launch due to battery issues.
> Recently flashed the latest unstable SHR and initially looked
> reliable and promising as a regular phone.  But then I
> experienced missed calls and failure to dial.
> (perhaps I will try Qt Extended Improved to see if this
> works  better as a regular phone)
> But I know there is a lot of new work on SHR and I hope that
> it allow me to have a reliable regular phone.
> Meanwhile, I want to use the freerunner as a WIFI connected
> SIP client.  No need to make cellular calls or do *anything*
> else than VOIP.

Your battery won't last long in this case because you can't suspend and still 
receive calls. You could save a bit of battery by turning off the GSM though.

> What is the advice on both the platform and application above it to
> reliably support WIFI and a sip client?  I see linphone is mentioned
> in this forum.

linphone worked for me a while back, but would need some work to make it 
usable. The main problem is the lack of alsa scenario switching between ring 
and call. The gui could be made more suitable for a handheld device too. 

> I do have a problem with batterys not charging well and
> discharging fast, maybe some distributions fix this?

I don't have any problem with battery on shr-u, but we may just have different 

> Thanks for suggestions.

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