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A phone dialer and call handler.
Calls is licensed under the GPLv3+.
sudo apt-get install libgtk-3-dev libhandy-0.0-dev \ modemmanager-dev libmm-glib-dev libgsound-dev libpeas-dev
We use the meson and thereby Ninja. The quickest way to get going is to do the following:
meson -Dprefix=/usr/local/stow/calls-git ../calls-build ninja -C ../calls-build ninja -C ../calls-build install
Calls has a variety of backends. The default backend is "mm", which utilises ModemManager. To choose a different backend, use the -p command-line option. For example, to run with the dummy backend and some useful debugging output:
export G_MESSAGES_DEBUG=all /usr/local/stow/calls-git/bin/calls -p dummy
If using ModemManager, Calls will wait for ModemManager to appear on D-Bus and then wait for usable modems to appear. The UI will be inactive and display a status message until a usable modem appears.
There is also an oFono backend, "ofono". This was the first backend developed but has been superceded by the ModemManager backend so it may suffer from a lack of attention.
The ofono backend depends on oFono Modem objects being present on D-Bus. To run oFono with useful output:
sudo OFONO_AT_DEBUG=1 ofonod -n -d
The test programs within the oFono source tree are useful to bring up a modem to a suitable state. For example:
cd $OFONO_SOURCE/test ./list-modems ./enable-modem /sim7100 ./online-modem /sim7100
Then run Calls:
/usr/local/stow/calls-git/bin/calls -p ofono
One can also make use of the oFono modem simulator, phonesim (in the ofono-phonesim package in Debian):
ofono-phonesim -p 12345 -gui /usr/local/share/phonesim/default.xml
then, ensuring /etc/ofono/phonesim.conf has appropriate contents like:
[phonesim] Address=127.0.0.1 Port=12345
run oFono as above, then:
cd $OFONO_SOURCE/test ./enable-modem /phonesim ./online-modem /phonesim
And again run Calls.