Bug#702917: linphone-nogtk: linphonecsh has no provision to recieve chat messages

Dallas E. Legan aw585 at lafn.org
Tue Mar 12 22:33:45 UTC 2013

Package: linphone-nogtk
Version: 3.5.2-10
Severity: wishlist

I'm putting this as a wish list item because there may not be
a gracefull way to handle it, but perhaps some imaginative thinking
might overcome the issue.
Basicly, if you run it as advertised, linephonecsh doesn't seem
to have a way to recieve text chat messages.
If the server/slave linphonec  --pipe session is run in a seperate
console (possibly launched with screen, openvt or tmux - in any case
not as advertised to run it :-) ), you can observe multiple copies
of the same text message dumped as they are recieved.
Off hand, I don't know any way to route these to the 
(possibly arbitrary, and therefore not really predicatable)
console where linephonecsh is being run.
Maybe it would be good if linphonec had a switch that causes it to 
save messages (a predefined number of the latest in a buffer) 
until a request to dump them is recieved (a new command 
for linephonecsh) , 
then it would know how to dispose of them as it 
normally does for other commands.  There may be better ways this could 
be handled.
A brief note of this quirk might be good for the linphonecsh man page.
Maybe it is best to use a seperate xmpp/jabber client.  :-)

I also noted that 

linephonecsh  generic ''

blocks, where it seems like it should just return to the prompt.

Thanks for any consideration and the work you are doing.

Regards, Dallas E. Legan II / legan at acm.org / aw585 at lafn.org
"Tekeli-li! Tekeli-li!"
        - "At the Mountains of Madness", H.P. Lovecraft

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-2-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages linphone-nogtk depends on:
ii  host                      20000331-9     utility for querying DNS servers
ii  libc6                     2.13-37        Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  liblinphone4              3.5.2-10       linphone's shared library part (su
ii  libmediastreamer1         3.5.2-10       linphone web phone's media library
ii  libncurses5               5.7+20100313-4 shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  libortp8                  3.5.2-8        Real-time Transport Protocol stack
ii  libosip2-7                3.6.0-3        Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) 
ii  libreadline6              6.1-3          GNU readline and history libraries
ii  libspeex1                 1.2~rc1-1      The Speex codec runtime library
ii  libtinfo5                 5.9-4          shared low-level terminfo library 
ii  libx11-6                  2:1.5.0-1      X11 client-side library
ii  linphone-common           3.5.2-10       Shared components of the linphone 

linphone-nogtk recommends no packages.

linphone-nogtk suggests no packages.

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