How to join
|The OpenH323 project aims to
create a full featured, interoperable, Open Source implementation of the ITU H.323 teleconferencing protocol that can be used by
personal developers and commercial users without charge.
OpenH323 development is coordinated by an Australian company, Equivalence Pty Ltd, but is open to any interested
party. Commercial and private use of the OpenH323 code, including use in commercial
products and resale, is enouraged through use of the MPL (Mozilla Public license).
"The aim is
to `commodotise the protocol'. By giving the stack away, maybe we can stop
everyone obsessing over how to format the bits on the wire, and get them writing
Craig Southeren, co-founder of OpenH323, 1998
|29 May 00
||Version 1.1beta2 release. The campaign toward the first
"official" release proceeds!
|23 May 00
||Added FAQ-O-Matic to web site for Frequently Asked
|27 Apr 00
||Version 1.1beta1 release. Further stabilisation in lead up
to a formal (non-beta) release.
|17 Feb 00
||Version 1.1alpha1 release. Transmission of video, FreeBSD
support, Linux and FreeBSD video grabbers, shared librarie support. See the release notes.
|4 Feb 00
||Thanks to Derek Smithies, OpenH323 now supports
transmission of video!
See the latest status report for more information
|8 Jan 00
||Release 1.0alpha2. Many bug
fixes and some restructuring.
|29 Dec 99
||OpenH323 now supports the new Linux kernel telephony
driver as created by Quicknet.
Kudos to the Quicknet team for making their drivers Open Source!
See the FAQ for the aims and targets
of this project and a general introduction. Join the mailing list,
or download the code. If you want to develop code with OpenH323,
then read on how to join the project, and what you will
need. A public CVS archive of all OpenH323 code is also
Here is a list of people and
companies who have contributed resources and web space to OpenH323 as well as those
working on associated projects. If can think of anyone who should be be listed here,
please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are compiling a list of H.323
clients and other H.323 applications. Please e-mail
us if you have any additions or changes.
A new page showing how to
configure the Quicknet GPL drivers has been added
The latest status report is available here, along
with an archive of all status reports
The current version of the code, 1.1beta1 is available,
- Dynamic threshold algorithm for silence detection
- New GUI client (OpenPhone) for Windows.
- Command line client for Windows, Linux & various BSD's
- GSM full rate (06.10) and G.711 Codecs
- Quicknet xJack support (Linux and Win32 only)
- Voicetronics VPB4 card support (Win32 only)
- Jitter buffering
- Silence detection for GSM/G.711 codecs as well as Quicknet
xJack based codecs..
- H.261 video transmitter / receiver (Transmit not available
on Win32 so far)
- Gatekeeper (RAS) client support
- Fast Start and H.245 tunnelling
- User indication messages.
- Shared libraries & DLL's
The "To Do" list
These are not necessarily in any order of priority:
- H.261 transmitter for Win32
- Dynamically adjustable jitter buffer size, based on RTP
- Gatekeeper directory services (LRQ support).
- Support for more telephony cards (especially high density
- H.263 support (if we can be convinced on the patent
- H.450 call forwarding etc.
- H.235 security/encryption support.
- Multicast transport for RTP and Gatekeeper.
- Multipoint Controller support.
- T.120 conferencing support.