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Bug 455777 - Package proposal: I Hear U (IHU)
Summary: Package proposal: I Hear U (IHU)
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: ekiga
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Daniel Veillard
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-07-17 17:36 UTC by Troels Just
Modified: 2008-07-18 08:24 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-07-18 08:24:31 UTC

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Description Troels Just 2008-07-17 17:36:49 UTC
Description of problem:
Fedora lacks an easy to use, peer-to-peer (no server involved) voice chat 
application, that's easily available from the repositories.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Installing Ekiga, messing around with server settings, sound settings etc. is 
too much work, and not a peer-to-peer solution, for people who just want to do 
a simple person-to-person conversation.

Actual results:
Pain for people who don't wish to use something like Skype for licensing, and 
privacy issues.

Expected results:
A simple voice chat application for just doing a basic conversation between 
two machines, using open protocols, and P2P (client-to-client) with no central 

Inclusion of the application I Hear U (IHU) in Fedora, see below for a 

Description of IHU:
"IHU is a Voice over IP (VoIP) application for Linux (using Qt), that creates 
an audio stream between two computers easily and with the minimal traffic on 
the network.
The main features are:
Peer-to-Peer: the communication takes place directly between the computers 
(UDP and TCP both supported), without need of session protocols (such as SIP 
or H323) or other servers in the middle.

Good audio performance: IHU was born to give the best audio performance, low 
latency above all. For this purpose IHU is compatible with ALSA, now the 
default Linux sound architecture, but also with JACK, a low latency sound 
server. For the audio compression, IHU uses Speex, a codec optimized for 
speech (and completely free and open source).

Crypted stream: you have also the possibility to Encrypt/Decrypt the stream 
using a fast hybrid cryptographic system (RSA + Blowfish)

Command-line support: the GUI is not strictly necessary, you can run also a 
textual IHU from command-line (for example if you need to run the program on 
remote computers).

Free and Open Source: IHU is totally free and distributed under the terms of  
GNU General Public License."

Additional info:
IHU webpage:
IHU screenshot:
(Start app, click the "Wait for calls button" and wait for a person to call, 
or call somebody by just specifying their IP.)

Comment 1 Daniel Veillard 2008-07-18 08:24:31 UTC
I guess you got procedure to get your package in Fedora wrong. Adding
a bugzilla on an unrelated package won't help at all


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