Puppy Linux Discussion Forum Forum Index Puppy Linux Discussion Forum
Puppy HOME page : puppylinux.com
"THE" alternative forum : puppylinux.info
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

The time now is Sat 23 Aug 2014, 09:36
All times are UTC - 4
 Forum index » Advanced Topics » Puppy Projects
Tox -Skype alternative?
Moderators: Flash, JohnMurga
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
Page 1 of 1 [3 Posts]  
Author Message
greengeek

Joined: 20 Jul 2010
Posts: 2478
Location: New Zealand

PostPosted: Tue 19 Aug 2014, 05:44    Post subject:  Tox -Skype alternative?  

I've been looking at various alternatives to Skype and most of them have downsides such as requirement for paid subscriptions (which I'm not really against but will limit the overall popularity), java (which I consider weighty and a security risk), need for central servers (and therefore loss of individual control) etc etc.

However, one of the alternatives (albeit in the very early developmental stages) is "Tox".

I'm interested to know if others have tried it, or what the opinions are regarding the likelihood of it's success, especially on Puppy.

I am keen on voice services as a priority, but obviously would like some sort of video service too if possible.

The Tox website on reddit is here:
http://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/1yhp9a/tox_a_free_as_in_freedom_skype_replacement/

Could this be useful on puppy? In what ways would it be different to puppy sip-phone (which I never got around to using as I did not initially understand the requirement for a SIP server and support from an ISP) ?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
mikeb


Joined: 23 Nov 2006
Posts: 8181

PostPosted: Tue 19 Aug 2014, 06:29    Post subject:  

looks interesting..

As you mentioned there are probably a zillion ways to do this.

One that comes to mind would be a flash client...its got all the tools.
Or what about VLC... it can serve video and sound and handle webcams and mics.

yahoo...or something else pidgin handles.?

without some for of central connection for addresses at least some form of ip handling is needed for peer to peer. iirc some gnutella clients included chat.

the discussion begins...

mike
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Smithy


Joined: 12 Dec 2011
Posts: 418

PostPosted: Today, at 04:45    Post subject:  

That name could do with a change, such negative connotations? Toxic, Poison.
Is it ready yet?

I was looking at web rtc for ages now, not sure if that is going yet?

http://thehackernews.com/2014/06/mozilla-to-provide-webrtc-based-free.html

Then there was Justin's Ninjam Server, it opens up as a server on your comp, then
person or persons login. Designed for Jamming musicians, it has fairly high bandwidth requirements (OGG) and there is latency, but might be good to have a look at how it is done.

Linux for compile here:
http://www.cockos.com/ninjam/downloads/src/ninjam_server_0.06.tar.gz
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Display posts from previous:   Sort by:   
Page 1 of 1 [3 Posts]  
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
 Forum index » Advanced Topics » Puppy Projects
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
[ Time: 0.0507s ][ Queries: 11 (0.0115s) ][ GZIP on ]