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   26: <h2>SIP phone extension for Mozilla Thunderbird</h2>
   27: <img src="cockatoo.png" align="right"/>
   28: <h3>What is Cockatoo?</h3>
   29: <p>
   30: Cockatoo is a project about
   31: implementing <acronym title="Session Initiation Protocol">SIP</acronym>/<acronym title="SIP for Instant Messaging and Presence Leveraging Extensions">SIMPLE</acronym> as an extension for Thunderbird (XPCOM
   32: component/XUL interface) that enables users to phone contacts and see
   33: their presence state.
   34: </p>
   35: <p>
   36: Cockatoo is implemented by <a href="">Filip Dal&uuml;ge</a>
   37: as part of Google's <a href="">Summer of Code</a>. It is mentored by Brian King of <a href="">MozDev</a> and makes use of the <a href="">Zap</a> SIP stack.
   38: </p>
   39: <h3>Details</h3>
   40: <p>
   41: Users shall be able to do a phone call by one
   42: click out of their address book and to reply to emails by phone call. To
   43: put this into practice, the open standards SIP, SDP, RTP as well as audio codecs
   44: have to be implemented. These functionalities will be included into Thunderbird
   45: as an XPCOM component.
   46: </p>
   47: <p>
   48: On top of this component, an XUL interface will be set up that does
   49: several tasks:
   50: </p>
   51: <ul>
   52: <li>Creating a basic standalone interface for accessing URIs of type <cite>tel</cite> and <cite>sip</cite>. These can be accessed by entering it directly or choosing an address from an address book sidebar.</li>
   53: <li>Including a field "SIP address" to Thunderbird's address book cards. Email addresses will be mapped to corresponding SIP addresses so that a sender of an email with a known SIP address can be contacted directly.</li>
   54: <li>Displaying the presence state of email senders using the <var>SUBSCRIBE</var>/<var>NOTIFY</var> extensions of SIP defined in <a href="" title="A Presence Event Package for the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)">RFC 3856</a>. Any other SIMPLE services like <var>MESSAGE</var> (defined in <a href="" title="Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Extension for Instant Messaging">RFC 3428</a>) should be implemented at a later time.</li>
   55: <li>Enabling the user to call persons from several interfaces of Mozilla Thunderbird like the address book or recieved emails if there is a known sender.</li>
   56: </ul>
   57: <p align="center">
   58: <a href="phone-2.png"><img src="phone-2.png" width="50%"/></a><br/>
   59: user interface draft
   60: </p>
   61: <h3>Motivation</h3>
   62: <p>
   63: SIP is the most used open standard for telecommunication over IP, it is
   64: standarized by <a href="">RFC 3261</a>. As more
   65: and more devices like notebooks carry microphones and a permanent
   66: internet connection with them (WLAN), it is to be expected that users
   67: will want to use their existing environment for phoning as well.
   68: </p>
   69: <p>
   70: Especially the last mentioned feature (calling by click using the
   71: address book) is an extremely useful capability, as address books of
   72: many Thunderbird users already contain phone numbers. These ordinary
   73: phone numbers can be called over a SIP provider's gateway.
   74: </p>
   75: <h3>Timetable</h3>
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