[Blink] New Blink Qt release 0.2.0 for Microsoft Windows

François Delawarde fdelawarde at wirelessmundi.com
Fri Nov 12 13:21:31 CET 2010

On Fri, 2010-11-12 at 14:01 +0200, Dan Pascu wrote:
> On 11 Nov 2010, at 21:47, Lee Sharp wrote:
> > On 11/11/2010 02:16 PM, Adrian Georgescu wrote:
> >> You can achieve with the current version a sort of assisted  
> >> transfer by simply starting a new call and conference the two calls  
> >> afterwards by dropping them one on top of the other. As you can  
> >> create multiple parallel conferences you can do this multiple  
> >> times. Is not really call transfer in the SIP signaling sense but  
> >> it costs you nothing to use it today as it is and it acts the same.
> >
> > It doesn't act the same in that you have to stay on the call.  So,  
> > you can not take another call...
> Of course you can take another call. The people in the conference will  
> keep talking to each other even if you take another call and the  
> conference is put on hold from your perspective. It is not on hold in  
> the real sense, as the other participants can still talk to each  
> other, it just removes you from the conference when you take the other  
> call. You can of course re-enter the conference by selecting it later  
> if you need to. Holding a conference works differently from the host  
> perspective than holding a simple call as it doesn't involve sending a  
> re-INVITE and stopping the media stream. In the conference case, the  
> host is just removed from the input and output audio channels, in  
> order to allow the rest of the participants to continue with the  
> conference.

Nice to know, it could be useful but it's still very different from real
transfer. I will need to workaround with PBX DTMF transfer.

I'd love to see that feature in the roadmap (even if planned for the
long-term) to have better acceptance in enterprise environments, because
appart from that detail Blink is by far the best free softphone I've

Anyway, congratulations for the Windows version!


More information about the Blink mailing list