I’m running Ubuntu 7.10 with:
SIP Phone Plugin 1.0.2
When I first came across Asterisk-IM, I thought that it would provide IM and presence for normal sip softphones (like x-lite). After reading these forums it became clear that I needed an XMPP client like Spark with telephony features.
I’m running Linux, so apparently the SIP Phone Plugin for Spark doesn’t work. However I do have a Dial Number dialog (under Action -> Dial Number menu). If I try to use this nothing happens. However when I have x-lite running at the same time (registered as the device mapped in Asterisk-IM) and I use Spark’s Dial Number, it calls the x-lite phone. This is weird because no matter what extension I put in, it always ends up dialing itself. I’m sure that my sip.conf file is setup correctly. When I receive a call from another softphone, both x-lite and Spark show the incoming call, but Spark cannot answer. When I answer in x-lite, Sparks presence is updated. Also if I use x-lite to make a call to another user, then the Spark presence is updated.
My question is, since the linux version of Spark can’t use the SIP Phone Plugin, what is the purpose of the Dial Number dialog?
Currently I’m using Spark for instant messaging (and asterisk presence) and x-lite for making and receiving calls. Are there any linux clients that can do both?
Is it maybe possible to use Spark’s Dial Number dialog to initiate calls via x-lite?
P.S. I’m not sure if what I’ve mentioned above is correct, so please correct my assumptions.