[sip-comm-dev] An idea for provisioning


#1

Hi,

just discovered the wonderful feature of beeing able to configure a remote instance of SC.

Would it be possible to put a "provisioning" tab on the Wizzard page which appears when SC starts without config file. (i.e. the first page a new user sees)

My idea is that the new user would just enters a URI containing the configuration (the "manual" option in the provisioning menu, hidden somewhere in the 3th level of menu structures) and have SC configured. (even with myself as a contact??)

So all complexity would be concentrated at my side where I can handle it without stressing users too much. And I could change protocols, servers etc. later on without much discussion. Even those folks who try to talk me into installing Skype "as it is more user friendly" would (hopefully) accept this.

As I understood, everything needed is there yet - only a bit hidden. Is it much effort to change the UI?

Conrad

PS: I had to figure out what "Provisioning" actually means. Perhaps "get configuration from server" (at least as a subtitel) would describe the feature better.

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#2

Hey Conrad,

На 03.12.10 18:31, Conrad Beckert написа:

Hi,

just discovered the wonderful feature of beeing able to configure a
remote instance of SC.

Would it be possible to put a "provisioning" tab on the Wizzard page
which appears when SC starts without config file. (i.e. the first
page a new user sees)

OK, this does make sense. I am not sure exactly when we'd be able to
tend to it though, so could you please open a feature request so that we
don't forget?

Until then users could still use this feature by going through the
configuration form. I know that's less intuitive than what you have in
mind but I am only suggesting it as a temporary workaround

PS: I had to figure out what "Provisioning" actually means. Perhaps
"get configuration from server" (at least as a subtitel) would
describe the feature better.

Noted. Could you please add this to the issue?

Cheers,
Emil

P.S. Thanks for the blogpost! We have very limited possibilities on
spreading the work so any help in that area is greatly appreciated!

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#3

Hi Emil,

Until then users could still use this feature by going through the
configuration form. I know that's less intuitive than what you have in
mind but I am only suggesting it as a temporary workaround.

SC is still fairly easy to configure by just entering e.g. SIP or Jabber adress and password. Compared to other VoIP programs such as Linphone or Ekiga config goes on the fly. But I suspect, for some places, I'd have to configure more (e.g. TURN server, probably bandwith)

Noted. Could you please add this to the issue?

Done, 888.

P.S. Thanks for the blogpost! We have very limited possibilities on
spreading the work so any help in that area is greatly appreciated!

Thanks for resisting my constant commenting. :slight_smile: I'm following the project for many years - almost as long I do videoconferencing.

Because of rich feature set SC is becoming very interesting to me as a contractor who works in another city. As I steer projects over the distance, I can't wait to check out desktop streaming, Google Talk voip etc. I hope I can replace a bunch of programs I use on different platforms (Linphone, Asterisk, vnc, Google Talk etc.) by *one*

BTW: XMPP/Jingle with Empathy works fine (as long as I call from SC - but that is a known issue) Even video is brilliant.

Spreading the word, is least what I can do for the project :slight_smile:

Greetings
Conrad

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