Jitsi telephony client reaches 1.0 milestone
The Jitsi project has released version 1.0 of its open source conferencing software. Jitsi, which started its life as SIP Communicator in 2003, is a VoIP and video calling solution that supports multiple protocols including SIP, Bonjour and XMPP. Its chat features are compatible with Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, Facebook and ICQ, and it also supports screen sharing.
New features in Jitsi 1.0 include cross-protocol conference calls, support for DNSSEC and in-band DTMF, the ability to merge separate calls into a conference and basic support for video conferencing. The application now also has the ability to automatically answer incoming calls and merge them into an ongoing conference. With this release, Jitsi has switched from using the Java Media Framework to using Freedom for Media in Java.
Jitsi 1.0 can be downloaded for Windows, Mac OS X and several Linux distributions including Ubuntu, Debian, Arch and RPM-based distributions such as Fedora. It is mostly written in Java with some platform-specific functions using native code. The source code is available under the terms of the LGPL.
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