Thank you so much for trying. I will see if there is something I can do which will get me by until gtk+3 comes to VL. By the way, on this point, I note that gtk+3 has been in the standard VL repository for some time now. I guess there are problems with it or that something else is holding up its implementation.
I have been using sflphone all day and it is great. Haven't had occasion to try conference phone yet, but I bet that works great too. To get addresses I go to a txt file where I have them stored and copy them over. Cumbersome, but workable.
Its just nice to finally have a sipphone in our repositories that works out of the box.
Anyway, for what its worth, so far at least I am very happy with the way sflphone works.