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Libjingle - Google Talk Voice and P2P Interoperability Lib

Would be great to see this in more Jabber clients as well as a new Asterisk channel suppoting Jingle.

  • Google

Libjingle is a set of components provided by Google to interoperate with Google Talk’‘s peer-to-peer and voice calling capabilities. The package includes source code for Google’'s implementation of Jingle and Jingle-Audio, two proposed extensions to the XMPP standard that are currently available in experimental draft form.

We are releasing this source code as part of our ongoing commitment to promoting consumer choice and interoperability in Internet-based real-time-communications. The Google source code is made available under a Berkeley-style license, which means you are free to incorporate it into commercial and non-commercial software and distribute it.


DENVER, CO, USA, DECEMBER 15, 2005 – The Jabber Software Foundation (JSF) today published initial documentation of Jingle, a set of extensions to the IETF’‘s Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) for use in voice over IP (VoIP), video, and other peer-to-peer multimedia sessions. The Jingle technology represents an open version of the protocols used in the popular Google Talk application released in August 2005, and Google is supporting the standardization and evolution of these protocols through the JSF’'s community standards process.


  • Google Talkabout

For me, the most exciting thing about working on Google Talk is having the opportunity to help develop an instant messaging network based on open standards. By using XMPP, an open standard protocol, we give Google Talk users the choice of what client to use, and make it easy for developers to implement their own clients and innovative services on top of our network. From day one, everyone has been encouraged to connect to the service with any XMPP-capable client they choose.

Today, two major advances have been made in the openness of our voice capabilities. This morning, the Jabber Software Foundation (JSF) introduced two new proposed extensions to XMPP, known as Jingle and Jingle Audio. These enhancements describe how to write software compatible with Google Talk’‘s voice features and have been introduced into the JSF’‘s standards process where they’‘ll be reviewed and improved by the XMPP community. To make implementing these extensions even easier, we’'ve released a library we call “libjingle.”


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