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SIP phone extension for Mozilla Thunderbird

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What is Cockatoo?

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+Cockatoo is a project about +implementing SIP/SIMPLE as an extension for Thunderbird (XPCOM +component/XUL interface) that enables users to phone contacts and see +their presence state. +

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+Cockatoo is implemented by Filip Dalüge +as part of Google's Summer of Code. It is mentored by Brian King of MozDev and makes use of the Zap SIP stack. +

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Details

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+Users shall be able to do a phone call by one +click out of their address book and to reply to emails by phone call. To +put this into practice, the open standards SIP, SDP, RTP as well as audio codecs +have to be implemented. These functionalities will be included into Thunderbird +as an XPCOM component. +

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+On top of this component, an XUL interface will be set up that does +several tasks: +

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Motivation

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+SIP is the most used open standard for telecommunication over IP, it is +standarized by RFC 3261. As more +and more devices like notebooks carry microphones and a permanent +internet connection with them (WLAN), it is to be expected that users +will want to use their existing environment for phoning as well. +

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+Especially the last mentioned feature (calling by click using the +address book) is an extremely useful capability, as address books of +many Thunderbird users already contain phone numbers. These ordinary +phone numbers can be called over a SIP provider's gateway. +

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