The KCall team is happy to announce its first public beta release, which was finished during LinuxTag 2005. The telephony application KCall integrates with Kontact and makes use of KDE's central addressbook (screenshots). This enables KCall to access phone numbers stored in the groupware servers supported by Kontact.
The currently supported telephony backend is kphone's SIP implementation, a VoIP softphone. Other backends will be provided through the planned OpenTAPI framework.
Major features of this release are:
- VoIP calls via SIP
- user notification through an applet, the main application is not necessary for making phone calls
- access to KDE's addressbook. Through this phone numbers stored in a groupware server are also available.