[sip-comm-dev] I would like to contribute to SIP Communicator in GSoC 2009


#1

Hi,

I came across SIP Communicator open source project when I was looking
through the mentor organizations in GSoC 2008. I am a Computer Science and
Engineering undergraduate from Sri Lanka. I have been interested in
participating in GSoC 2009 and contribute to an open source project. SC
grabs my interest because during the industrial training period of our
degree programme, I invoved in developing a SIP Soft phone for windows.

Thus I felt it is good, if I would be able to contribute to this project,
using the knowledge and experience I gained.
Thanks to Lubomir Marinov (for replying my query in dev list)and developer
documentation, I was able to compile and run the source and now I am reading
developer doc in order to understand the project further.

I thought of writing to mentors' mailing list to tell my ideas regarding the
features for SC and get mentors' advice on whether those are required by the
SC for the moment, how relevant they are in the context of SC and whether
they would be feasible to be implemented during the time limit. Since the
delivery failed to *gsoc-mentors@sip-communicator.org; I thought of posting
this here. *
Following are the two ideas that I currently have.

1.)Adding the functionality of online gaming with SC. Actually this idea
came to my mind when I came accross:
http://www.sipcenter.com/sip.nsf/html/SIP+and+Gaming

2.)Adding the audio/video conference call(similar to a group chat)
functionality. I saw that multiparty chat feature has been implemented in a
project of GSoC 2008. But I didn't find that conference call feature is yet
implemented even I searched in dev mailing list archive.

I do not have much idea of the scope of the above ideas for the moment, but
I myself felt they would be nice features to enrich SC with and would like
to go on working on them if you think it is a good idea to look in to them.
Thus I thought of telling about them to you all and have the comments and
advice. Yet I am flexible to even study and continue with adding some other
feature that SC currently requires most.

Thank you for reading my lengthy mail and I would kindly look forward for
your feed back.
(I am sorry if this is not supposed to discuss in this mailing list at the
moment, if so please do let me know where should I post this)

regards,
Hasini.


#2

Hi Hasini,

a lot of the developers are at a conferenence this weekend. Sometime this week
Emil will probably contact you.

Personally I feel there is too much work still to do getting the GUI, SIP + zRTP
and Jabber/XMPP + zRTP polished to even think about gaming.

However, secure video conferencing could be an interesting and challenging
subject.

I prefer that Emil contacts you for further discussions.

Regards, Earl

Hasini Gunasinghe wrote:

···

Hi,

I came across SIP Communicator open source project when I was looking through the mentor organizations in GSoC 2008. I am a Computer Science and Engineering undergraduate from Sri Lanka. I have been interested in participating in GSoC 2009 and contribute to an open source project. SC grabs my interest because during the industrial training period of our degree programme, I invoved in developing a SIP Soft phone for windows.

Thus I felt it is good, if I would be able to contribute to this project, using the knowledge and experience I gained.
Thanks to Lubomir Marinov (for replying my query in dev list)and developer documentation, I was able to compile and run the source and now I am reading developer doc in order to understand the project further.

I thought of writing to mentors' mailing list to tell my ideas regarding the features for SC and get mentors' advice on whether those are required by the SC for the moment, how relevant they are in the context of SC and whether they would be feasible to be implemented during the time limit. Since the delivery failed to **/gsoc-mentors@sip-communicator.org; I thought of posting this here. /**
Following are the two ideas that I currently have.

1.)Adding the functionality of online gaming with SC. Actually this idea came to my mind when I came accross: http://www.sipcenter.com/sip.nsf/html/SIP+and+Gaming

2.)Adding the audio/video conference call(similar to a group chat) functionality. I saw that multiparty chat feature has been implemented in a project of GSoC 2008. But I didn't find that conference call feature is yet implemented even I searched in dev mailing list archive.

I do not have much idea of the scope of the above ideas for the moment, but I myself felt they would be nice features to enrich SC with and would like to go on working on them if you think it is a good idea to look in to them. Thus I thought of telling about them to you all and have the comments and advice. Yet I am flexible to even study and continue with adding some other feature that SC currently requires most.

Thank you for reading my lengthy mail and I would kindly look forward for your feed back.
(I am sorry if this is not supposed to discuss in this mailing list at the moment, if so please do let me know where should I post this)

regards,
Hasini.

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#3

Hi Earl,

Thank you very much for your reply. Yes, though I had those ideas, if at the
moment project has major requirements than those; I definitely would like to
work on accomplishing one of those requirements that interests me too. :slight_smile:

All right then, as you said, till other developers too come back from the
conference and give their feed back and till I could be able to decide on
which side I would continue, I will look in to the areas of the project that
you have mentioned and try to get an insight to those as well.

Thanks again.
regards,
Hasini.

···

On Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 6:16 AM, Earl <Large.Files@gmx.net> wrote:

Hi Hasini,

a lot of the developers are at a conferenence this weekend. Sometime this
week
Emil will probably contact you.

Personally I feel there is too much work still to do getting the GUI, SIP +
zRTP
and Jabber/XMPP + zRTP polished to even think about gaming.

However, secure video conferencing could be an interesting and challenging
subject.

I prefer that Emil contacts you for further discussions.

Regards, Earl

Hasini Gunasinghe wrote:

Hi,

I came across SIP Communicator open source project when I was looking
through the mentor organizations in GSoC 2008. I am a Computer Science and
Engineering undergraduate from Sri Lanka. I have been interested in
participating in GSoC 2009 and contribute to an open source project. SC
grabs my interest because during the industrial training period of our
degree programme, I invoved in developing a SIP Soft phone for windows.

Thus I felt it is good, if I would be able to contribute to this project,
using the knowledge and experience I gained.
Thanks to Lubomir Marinov (for replying my query in dev list)and developer
documentation, I was able to compile and run the source and now I am reading
developer doc in order to understand the project further.

I thought of writing to mentors' mailing list to tell my ideas regarding
the features for SC and get mentors' advice on whether those are required by
the SC for the moment, how relevant they are in the context of SC and
whether they would be feasible to be implemented during the time limit.
Since the delivery failed to **/gsoc-mentors@sip-communicator.org; I
thought of posting this here. /**
Following are the two ideas that I currently have.

1.)Adding the functionality of online gaming with SC. Actually this idea
came to my mind when I came accross:
http://www.sipcenter.com/sip.nsf/html/SIP+and+Gaming

2.)Adding the audio/video conference call(similar to a group chat)
functionality. I saw that multiparty chat feature has been implemented in a
project of GSoC 2008. But I didn't find that conference call feature is yet
implemented even I searched in dev mailing list archive.

I do not have much idea of the scope of the above ideas for the moment,
but I myself felt they would be nice features to enrich SC with and would
like to go on working on them if you think it is a good idea to look in to
them. Thus I thought of telling about them to you all and have the comments
and advice. Yet I am flexible to even study and continue with adding some
other feature that SC currently requires most.

Thank you for reading my lengthy mail and I would kindly look forward for
your feed back.
(I am sorry if this is not supposed to discuss in this mailing list at the
moment, if so please do let me know where should I post this)

regards,
Hasini.

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#4

Hey Hasini,

Hasini Gunasinghe wrote:

    Personally I feel there is too much work still to do getting the
    GUI, SIP + zRTP
    and Jabber/XMPP + zRTP polished to even think about gaming.

That's true. (Thanks for answering Earl). It doesn't mean that you
shouldn't work on gaming if that's what you'd really like to do but if
it's all the same to you then you might as well go for something that is
more important to the community. As Earl mentioned, finalizing our
support for jingle (i.e. adding video, zrtp, and a complete ICE
implementation) is one such issue, and although we all agree it was very
important, I am not sure anyone in particular was actually planning on
implementing it. In other words we'd be very happy if you do.

The same goes for video conferences. I already explained to Dmitry that
Lubomir was planning to work on that but since there seems to be a lot
of interest on the subject I'll start a new thread and try to work out
something that would allow everyone to get involved.

Having said all this, I just noticed the end of your subject line and
the GSoC 2009 part in particular. Note that even though we will
certainly apply, there's no guarantee we will be selected for
participation. If we are however, getting involved with the project
beforehand is definitely a great way of boosting your chances of being
selected on your turn.

Cheers
Emil

···

    However, secure video conferencing could be an interesting and
    challenging
    subject.

    I prefer that Emil contacts you for further discussions.

    Regards, Earl

    Hasini Gunasinghe wrote:

        Hi,

        I came across SIP Communicator open source project when I was
        looking through the mentor organizations in GSoC 2008. I am a
        Computer Science and Engineering undergraduate from Sri Lanka.
        I have been interested in participating in GSoC 2009 and
        contribute to an open source project. SC grabs my interest
        because during the industrial training period of our degree
        programme, I invoved in developing a SIP Soft phone for windows.

        Thus I felt it is good, if I would be able to contribute to this
        project, using the knowledge and experience I gained.
        Thanks to Lubomir Marinov (for replying my query in dev list)and
        developer documentation, I was able to compile and run the
        source and now I am reading developer doc in order to understand
        the project further.

        I thought of writing to mentors' mailing list to tell my ideas
        regarding the features for SC and get mentors' advice on whether
        those are required by the SC for the moment, how relevant they
        are in the context of SC and whether they would be feasible to
        be implemented during the time limit. Since the delivery failed
        to **/gsoc-mentors@sip-communicator.org
        <mailto:gsoc-mentors@sip-communicator.org>; I thought of
        posting this here. /**
        Following are the two ideas that I currently have.

        1.)Adding the functionality of online gaming with SC. Actually
        this idea came to my mind when I came accross:
        http://www.sipcenter.com/sip.nsf/html/SIP+and+Gaming

        2.)Adding the audio/video conference call(similar to a group
        chat) functionality. I saw that multiparty chat feature has been
        implemented in a project of GSoC 2008. But I didn't find that
        conference call feature is yet implemented even I searched in
        dev mailing list archive.

        I do not have much idea of the scope of the above ideas for the
        moment, but I myself felt they would be nice features to enrich
        SC with and would like to go on working on them if you think it
        is a good idea to look in to them. Thus I thought of telling
        about them to you all and have the comments and advice. Yet I am
        flexible to even study and continue with adding some other
        feature that SC currently requires most.

        Thank you for reading my lengthy mail and I would kindly look
        forward for your feed back.
        (I am sorry if this is not supposed to discuss in this mailing
        list at the moment, if so please do let me know where should I
        post this)

        regards,
        Hasini.

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#5

Hey Hasini,

Hi Emil,
Fist of all, thank you very much for replying.

Hasini Gunasinghe wrote:
> Personally I feel there is too much work still to do getting the
> GUI, SIP + zRTP
> and Jabber/XMPP + zRTP polished to even think about gaming.

That's true. (Thanks for answering Earl). It doesn't mean that you
shouldn't work on gaming if that's what you'd really like to do but if
it's all the same to you then you might as well go for something that is
more important to the community. As Earl mentioned, finalizing our
support for jingle (i.e. adding video, zrtp, and a complete ICE
implementation) is one such issue, and although we all agree it was very
important, I am not sure anyone in particular was actually planning on
implementing it. In other words we'd be very happy if you do.

Well, i am still a new comer to the project SC and working on understanding
and getting a clear picture of the architecture, code and the project as a
whole. Therefore as a start, I too would like to contribute in completing
one of the above mentioned features which are already been implementing(as I
read about them on mailing list archive). I noticed one simple thing that I
felt SC lacks and I hope to try more on that and write about it soon.

The same goes for video conferences. I already explained to Dmitry that
Lubomir was planning to work on that but since there seems to be a lot
of interest on the subject I'll start a new thread and try to work out
something that would allow everyone to get involved.

It is nice to hear that video conference is planned to be implemented. :slight_smile:
That is an area which i like most simply because i feel it is interesting
and challenging too. Thank you for starting something like you have
mentioned, so that we too can get involved.

Having said all this, I just noticed the end of your subject line and
the GSoC 2009 part in particular. Note that even though we will
certainly apply, there's no guarantee we will be selected for
participation. If we are however, getting involved with the project
beforehand is definitely a great way of boosting your chances of being
selected on your turn.

Of course I wish that SC get selected as an mentoring organization this time
too, and no matter I get a chance or not there, surely it would be a great
pleasure and an experience for me to work with SC.

Cheers
Emil

Thank you.
regards,
Hasini.

···

On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 1:22 AM, Emil Ivov <emcho@sip-communicator.org>wrote:

>
> However, secure video conferencing could be an interesting and
> challenging
> subject.
>
> I prefer that Emil contacts you for further discussions.
>
> Regards, Earl
>
>
> Hasini Gunasinghe wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> I came across SIP Communicator open source project when I was
> looking through the mentor organizations in GSoC 2008. I am a
> Computer Science and Engineering undergraduate from Sri Lanka.
> I have been interested in participating in GSoC 2009 and
> contribute to an open source project. SC grabs my interest
> because during the industrial training period of our degree
> programme, I invoved in developing a SIP Soft phone for windows.
>
> Thus I felt it is good, if I would be able to contribute to this
> project, using the knowledge and experience I gained.
> Thanks to Lubomir Marinov (for replying my query in dev list)and
> developer documentation, I was able to compile and run the
> source and now I am reading developer doc in order to understand
> the project further.
>
> I thought of writing to mentors' mailing list to tell my ideas
> regarding the features for SC and get mentors' advice on whether
> those are required by the SC for the moment, how relevant they
> are in the context of SC and whether they would be feasible to
> be implemented during the time limit. Since the delivery failed
> to **/gsoc-mentors@sip-communicator.org
> <mailto:gsoc-mentors@sip-communicator.org>; I thought of
> posting this here. /**
> Following are the two ideas that I currently have.
>
> 1.)Adding the functionality of online gaming with SC. Actually
> this idea came to my mind when I came accross:
> http://www.sipcenter.com/sip.nsf/html/SIP+and+Gaming
>
> 2.)Adding the audio/video conference call(similar to a group
> chat) functionality. I saw that multiparty chat feature has been
> implemented in a project of GSoC 2008. But I didn't find that
> conference call feature is yet implemented even I searched in
> dev mailing list archive.
>
> I do not have much idea of the scope of the above ideas for the
> moment, but I myself felt they would be nice features to enrich
> SC with and would like to go on working on them if you think it
> is a good idea to look in to them. Thus I thought of telling
> about them to you all and have the comments and advice. Yet I am
> flexible to even study and continue with adding some other
> feature that SC currently requires most.
>
> Thank you for reading my lengthy mail and I would kindly look
> forward for your feed back.
> (I am sorry if this is not supposed to discuss in this mailing
> list at the moment, if so please do let me know where should I
> post this)
>
> regards,
> Hasini.
>
>
>
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