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Author Topic: [Solved] Gizmo (telephony)  (Read 3501 times)

LanceHaverkamp

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[Solved] Gizmo (telephony)
« on: April 25, 2009, 01:08:05 pm »

Gizmo is kind of like Skype, but much better; because Skype is a closed, proprietary system like Microsoft.  Gizmo is SIP standards compliant, it's compatible with any normal SIP phone, Google Talk & and any other SIP system.

http://gizmo5.com/pc/download/linux/

Thanks,
Lance
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Re: Gizmo (telephony)
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2009, 02:15:28 pm »

I can find no dowload for the source on this site. They seem to have only precompiled .RPM or DEB packages. which we can not use for building VL packages it you find a download for the sources i'll give it a try.


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LanceHaverkamp

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Re: Gizmo (telephony)
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2009, 07:11:57 pm »

Hmmm,

There is a generic tarball, but I see now it's a binary.  http://gizmo5.com/pc/download/linux/ (on the bottom right)
The instructions basically say; install the dependencies then just run the binary.

Gizmo's dependencies are listed as:

    * GTK+ 2.6 or higher
    * GConf2
    * ALSA (libasound.so.2)
    * libstdc++5

What are all these?  I think some of them go by different names.
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Re: Gizmo (telephony)
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2009, 08:27:04 pm »

We are not allowed to distribute this software:

Quote from: http://gizmo5.com/pc/fine-print/end-user-level-agreement/
License

This Agreement grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable right to use one copy of the Software for your own personal use on a single computer and/or workstation. Gizmo5 Technologies reserves all rights in the Software not expressly granted herein, including without limitation ownership and proprietary rights.

License Restrictions

You may not reproduce or distribute the Software for any purpose whatsoever. Without limiting the foregoing, you may not copy the Software to any server or location for reproduction or distribution. You may not reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the Software. The restrictions contained herein apply equally to any updates that may be provided to you by Gizmo5 Technologies.

Just grab the binary for libstdc++6.
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LanceHaverkamp

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Re: Gizmo (telephony)
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2009, 08:32:07 pm »

The listed dependency:

GConf2

Is not listed in the repo's, at least not by that name.
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Re: Gizmo (telephony)
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2009, 08:33:34 pm »

I've got Gizmo installed but I'm at work right now.  I can give you a step by step tomorrow, but to give you a hint I used the .deb package.
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Re: Gizmo (telephony)
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2009, 08:53:32 pm »

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LanceHaverkamp

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Re: Gizmo (telephony)
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2009, 09:36:11 pm »

Thanks!  That darn dash makes all the difference in getting search results.
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Re: Gizmo (telephony)
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2009, 02:39:55 am »

Hello again:
Hope you are still trying to knock of the problems you have had with this older 5.9 soho release.
Anywho, I said I had installed Gizmo with a .deb package and I would share the details.
I had original done this on VL6.0 Gold, but I dusted off the 5.9.1soho disk loaded it up and it works just fine as well.

Just click the link.
http://www.opensourcebistro.com/Tutorial/vl59soho/gizmo0n59.htm

It's a flash video (that's the way I roll), just click the 'back' and 'next' buttons to navigate.

Keep giving us your feed back.  You can only make the next release better.
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Re: Gizmo (telephony)
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2009, 09:21:29 am »

Thanks for the cool video....I wonder if that's any different from using the generic tarball from the same gizmo download page.
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Re: Gizmo (telephony)
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2009, 01:48:28 pm »

stretchedthin: That flash video is AMAZING! It's the first one of your flash videos that I have seen and it is really good! I especially like those step by step messages so that you don't have to pause the video for each step. Keep up the good work!
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LanceHaverkamp

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Re: Gizmo (telephony)
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2009, 03:14:30 pm »

WOW!  That worked astoundingly well!  I wonder about Picasa & TrueCrypt....I'll try them next. 


Thanks,

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Re: [Solved] Gizmo (telephony)
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2009, 04:45:26 pm »

Thanks all, and glad to help out.

I have used the same process with Picasa  and it worked fine.  I can not say anything for TrueCrypt, I just have not tried it.

Here's the rub.  Inorder to work the .deb package must have been built to the linux filesystem standard. (As Vector is.) Also, this does nothing for dependencies.

If it goes wrong the only way to remove the package is to seek out and delete each file, one by one.

 
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Re: [Solved] Gizmo (telephony)
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2009, 04:50:23 pm »

Thanks for the heads-up on Picasa.  TrueCrypt will not work this way, it's a binary installer. :'(  Someone will have to compile it from source & include two additional lib packages that are not in the repos.

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