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task #14186: Submission of Ring

Submitted by:  Alexandre Viau <aviau>
Submitted on:  Wed 19 Oct 2016 02:39:57 PM UTC  
Should Start On:  Wed 19 Oct 2016 12:00:00 AM UTC Should be Finished on:  Sat 29 Oct 2016 12:00:00 AM UTC
Category:  Project Approval Priority:  5 - Normal
Status:  Done Privacy:  Public
Percent Complete:  0% Assigned to:  Assaf Gordon <agn>
Open/Closed:  Closed Effort:  0.00

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Wed 19 Oct 2016 04:08:31 PM UTC, comment #1:


The project has been created.
You should receive an email with further instructions shortly.

A small request:
As savannah's resources are limited,
if you plan to host the source code on savannah's git servers,
please avoid including the large 3rd-party libraries, e.g.
 ./client-windows/winsparkle/3rdparty/wxWidgets (131MB)
 ./daemon/contrib/tarballs/ (56M)

 - assaf

Assaf Gordon <agn>
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Wed 19 Oct 2016 02:39:57 PM UTC, original submission:

A new project has been registered at Savannah
This project account will remain inactive until a site admin approves or discards the registration.

Registration Administration

While this item will be useful to track the registration process, approving or discarding the registration must be done using the specific Group Administration page, accessible only to site administrators, effectively logged as site administrators (superuser):

Registration Details

  • Name: Ring
  • System Name:  ring
  • Type: Official GNU software
  • License: GNU General Public License v3 or later


GNURing is free software for universal communication which respects freedoms and privacy of its users.

GNURing uses distributed hash tables for establishing communication. This avoids keeping centralized registries of users and storing personal data.

GNURing is mostly written in C++ and is split in three main components:

 - The Daemon (dring and libring): It does not interact with users but it is involved in every command. The ring daemon si responsible for all networking tasks.

 - The LRC layer (LibRingClient) is written in QtCore and facilitates clients' portability between operating systems. Communications between LRC and the daemon is done using D-BUS

- Finally, the client. Written in GTK, our main client is called gnome-ring. The code base of gnome-ring consists mostly of UI code as the rest is handled by LRC and dring.

Other main components of the software architecture of GNURing is our main dependencies:

- OpenDHT: This is the DHT implementation we use in order to make GNURing decentralized

- PJSIP: This is the SIP implementation used in GNURing to manage signaling.

- GnuTLS: The GnuTLS library manages our certificates, keys and encryption methods for audio, video and text.

- FFMPEG and LIBAV: In order to make data transfer faster and lighter, Ring uses codecs for compressing and decompressing it during the transport. These codecs are managed by the FFMPEG and LIBAV libraries for audio and video.

Other Software Required:

This was checked in the GNU eval already.

Our main dependencies include:
- OpenDHT
- GnuTLS

Other Comments:

Ring has already went trough the GNU eval, I am submitting the project on Savannah as required by Richard Stallman's email to new-gnu@gnu.org.

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Alexandre Viau <aviau>


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