KCall for KDE4


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KCall is the telephony application of Kontact. It supports computer telephony integration and at the same time integration into KDE's infrastructure. KCall does this by using KDE's addressbook, which in turn can be a server-based groupware addressbook.

KCall for KDE 4 is a port of the popular software for KDE 3. It uses the Decibel realtime communication framework as its backend.


10 years ago

kcall is suffering from a serious bug (you cannot configure it from a standard KDE4 environment), the bug report seems to be unaddressed, the homepage of the developers hasn't been updated in ages. Everything looks like the project has been abandoned, so it might as well be removed.



12 years ago

can I compile kcall also again the libraries from debian/unstable?
$ dpkg -p kdelibs5 |grep Version
Version: 4:4.0.2-1+b1

$ dpkg -l libqt4*
| Status=Not/Installed/Config-files/Unpacked/Failed-config/Half-installed
|/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Description
ii libqt4-core 4.3.4-2 Qt 4 core non-GUI functionality runtime libr
un libqt4-designe <none> (no description available)
ii libqt4-dev 4.3.4-2 Qt 4 development files
ii libqt4-gui 4.3.4-2 Qt 4 core GUI functionality runtime library
ii libqt4-qt3supp 4.3.4-2 Qt 3 compatibility library for Qt 4
ii libqt4-sql 4.3.4-2 Qt 4 SQL database module

Compiling gives me an error:
[ 50%] Building CXX object kcall/CMakeFiles/kcall.dir/historymodel.o
/usr/bin/c++ -DMAKE_KCALL_LIB -Wnon-virtual-dtor -Wno-long-long -ansi -Wundef -Wcast-align -Wchar-subscripts -Wall -W -Wpointer-arith -Wformat-security -fno-exceptions -fno-check-new -fno-common -Woverloaded-virtual -fvisibility=hidden-fvisibility-inlines-hidden -O2 -g -DQT_NO_DEBUG -fPIC -I/home/user/src/kcall/kcall -I/home/user/src/kcall/include -I/home/user/src/kcall/src/client -I/usr/include/qt4 -I/usr/include/qt4/QtGui -I/usr/include/qt4/QtCore -I/usr/include/qt4/QtXml -D_BSD_SOURCE -D_XOPEN_SOURCE=500 -D_BSD_SOURCE -D_GNU_SOURCE -DQT_NO_STL -DQT_NO_CAST_TO_ASCII -D_REENTRANT -DKDE_DEPRECATED_WARNINGS -DQT3_SUPPORT -DQT3_SUPPORT_WARNINGS -DQT_GUI_LIB -DQT_CORE_LIB -o kcall/CMakeFiles/kcall.dir/historymodel.o -c /home/user/src/kcall/kcall/historymodel.cpp
/usr/bin/cmake -E cmake_progress_report /home/user/src/kcall/CMakeFiles 9
[ 52%] Building CXX object kcall/CMakeFiles/kcall.dir/callmodel.o
/usr/bin/c++ -DMAKE_KCALL_LIB -Wnon-virtual-dtor -Wno-long-long -ansi -Wundef -Wcast-align -Wchar-subscripts -Wall -W -Wpointer-arith -Wformat-security -fno-exceptions -fno-check-new -fno-common -Woverloaded-virtual -fvisibility=hidden-fvisibility-inlines-hidden -O2 -g -DQT_NO_DEBUG -fPIC -I/home/user/src/kcall/kcall -I/home/user/src/kcall/include -I/home/user/src/kcall/src/client -I/usr/include/qt4 -I/usr/include/qt4/QtGui -I/usr/include/qt4/QtCore -I/usr/include/qt4/QtXml -D_BSD_SOURCE -D_XOPEN_SOURCE=500 -D_BSD_SOURCE -D_GNU_SOURCE -DQT_NO_STL -DQT_NO_CAST_TO_ASCII -D_REENTRANT -DKDE_DEPRECATED_WARNINGS -DQT3_SUPPORT -DQT3_SUPPORT_WARNINGS -DQT_GUI_LIB -DQT_CORE_LIB -o kcall/CMakeFiles/kcall.dir/callmodel.o -c /home/user/src/kcall/kcall/callmodel.cpp
/home/user/src/kcall/kcall/callmodel.cpp: In member function ‘bool CallModel::hasDTMFSupport(const QString&)’:
/home/user/src/kcall/kcall/callmodel.cpp:412: error: ‘class QtTapioca::StreamChannel’ has no member named ‘hasDTMFSupport’
/home/user/src/kcall/kcall/callmodel.cpp: In member function ‘void CallModel::sendDTMF(const QString&, QChar)’:
/home/user/src/kcall/kcall/callmodel.cpp:428: error: ‘class QtTapioca::StreamChannel’ has no member named ‘hasDTMFSupport’
/home/user/src/kcall/kcall/callmodel.cpp:432: error: ‘DTMF_EVENT_Digit_0’ isnot a member of ‘org::freedesktop::Telepathy’
/home/user/src/kcall/kcall/callmodel.cpp:434: error: ‘DTMF_EVENT_Digit_1’ isnot a member of ‘org::freedesktop::Telepathy’
/home/user/src/kcall/kcall/callmodel.cpp:436: error: ‘DTMF_EVENT_Digit_2’ isnot a member of ‘org::freedesktop::Telepathy’
/home/user/src/kcall/kcall/callmodel.cpp:438: error: ‘DTMF_EVENT_Digit_3’ isnot a member of ‘org::freedesktop::Telepathy’
/home/user/src/kcall/kcall/callmodel.cpp:440: error: ‘DTMF_EVENT_Digit_4’ isnot a member of ‘org::freedesktop::Telepathy’
/home/user/src/kcall/kcall/callmodel.cpp:442: error: ‘DTMF_EVENT_Digit_5’ isnot a member of ‘org::freedesktop::Telepathy’
/home/user/src/kcall/kcall/callmodel.cpp:444: error: ‘DTMF_EVENT_Digit_6’ isnot a member of ‘org::freedesktop::Telepathy’
/home/user/src/kcall/kcall/callmodel.cpp:446: error: ‘DTMF_EVENT_Digit_7’ isnot a member of ‘org::freedesktop::Telepathy’
/home/user/src/kcall/kcall/callmodel.cpp:448: error: ‘DTMF_EVENT_Digit_8’ isnot a member of ‘org::freedesktop::Telepathy’
/home/user/src/kcall/kcall/callmodel.cpp:450: error: ‘DTMF_EVENT_Digit_9’ isnot a member of ‘org::freedesktop::Telepathy’
/home/user/src/kcall/kcall/callmodel.cpp:452: error: ‘DTMF_EVENT_Asterisk’ is not a member of ‘org::freedesktop::Telepathy’
/home/user/src/kcall/kcall/callmodel.cpp:454: error: ‘DTMF_EVENT_Hash’ is not a member of ‘org::freedesktop::Telepathy’
/home/user/src/kcall/kcall/callmodel.cpp:456: error: ‘class QtTapioca::StreamChannel’ has no member named ‘sendDTMFTone’
make[2]: *** [kcall/CMakeFiles/kcall.dir/callmodel.o] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/user/src/kcall'
make[1]: *** [kcall/CMakeFiles/kcall.dir/all] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/user/src/kcall'
make: *** [all] Error 2

Any ideas?




12 years ago

Hello Daniel!

Reading your compiler log my guess is that Qt is fine. Which version of telepathy-qt and tapioca-qt are you using?

We had to tweak both of them for KCall to work. As far as I know you will need to use the versions found in trunk of tapioca's SVN repository on SF.net.

We are working on moving a fixed version of both libraries into kdesupport, but they are following a newer telepathy spec version and are untested with kcall (and Decibel) at this time.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Best Regards,



12 years ago


I have openSUES10.3 with KDE4.02 and like the Kcall application. Unfortunatly the 0.5 can't auto-connect to the server and I would like to try out the new kde4 integrated version.
I have no idea, how I could connect it to my sipgate account. How do I configure SIP? Do I have to use Decibel? Telepathy? Is there a connection manager? Any wikis, manuals or Forum postings available?




13 years ago

The description says it's a telephony app but not what protocol it uses. isdn, winmodem, SIP, Jabber, skype or what?



13 years ago

This version of KCall is designed to plug into the KDE 4.0 Decibel backend. As such it doesn't support any protocols it's self but will work with the telephony plugins for Decibel which I'm sure will include the usual suspects (SIP, H323 etc.)


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