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= Description =
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SIP SIMPLE client is a Python software library that allows for easy development of Internet
communications end-points based on SIP and related protocols for voice,
rich presence, instant messaging (IM), file transfers and desktop sharing.
Other session types can be easily added by using an extensible high-level API.

== Background ==

SIP stands for 'Session Initiation Protocol', an IETF standard described by
[ RFC 3261]. SIP is an Internet application-layer control protocol that can establish,
modify and terminate multimedia sessions such as Internet telephony calls
(VoIP). Media can be added to (and removed from) an existing session.

SIP allows the endpoints to negotiate and combine any type of session they
mutually understand like audio, video, instant messaging (IM), file transfer,
desktop sharing and provides a generic event notification system with
real-time publications and subscriptions about state changes that can be
used for asynchronous services like presence, message waiting indicator and
busy line appearance.

== Features ==

The software allows you to create elegant real-time communications applications without having to read [ the +1200 RFC documents] behind it. As a library with a high-level [wiki:SipSimpleApiDocumentation API], the toolkit can be used to add voice, IM and Presence functionality to any network devices as long as Python/C environment is supported by such platform.

Additional to the SIP standards implemented by the underlying PJSIP library and exposes through a Python API, this project implements session based instant messaging (IM), file transfer and multi-party chat sessions using MSRP protocol and its relay extension, publication and subscription for rich presence information such as availability, moods, activities and geo-location, management for presence rules, resource lists, RLS services documents using XCAP protocol.

* Rich presence data Presence Information Data model and Format (RPIDF) [ RFC3856], [ RFC3863 ], [ RFC4479], [ RFC4481], [ RFC4482], [ RFC5196]
* Presence Watcher-info event package [ RFC3857], [ RFC3858]
* XCAP protocol [ RFC4825]
* XCAP presence rules [ RFC5025]
* XCAP resource-lists and RLS-services [ RFC4826]
* XCAP PIDF manipulation [ RFC4827]
* XCAP-diff event package [ draft-ietf-simple-xcap-diff-09]
* MSRP conference event package [ RFC4575]
* MSRP protocol [ RFC4975]
* MSRP protocol relay extension [ RFC4976]
* MSRP ad-hoc multi-party chat sessions [ draft-ietf-simple-chat-03]
* MSRP file transfer [ draft-ietf-mmusic-file-transfer-mech-11]
* Desktop sharing [ draft-garcia-mmusic-sdp-collaboration-00]
* Message summary event package [ RFC3842]
* Bonjour multicast DNS [ draft-lee-sip-dns-sd-uri-03]

== Documentation ==

For installation instructions, API description and other documentation see the files under docs/ directory.

* [wiki:SipProjectStatus Projects status] - information about achieved milestones and roadmap
* [wiki:SipInstallation Installation guide] - how to install the library on your system
* [wiki:SipTesting Testing the library] - how to test the library using the command line tools
* [wiki:SipSimpleApiDocumentation Developer guide] - how to develop your own SIP applications using this library

== Support ==

The project is developed and supported by AG Projects. The support is provided on a best-effort basis. "best-effort" means that we try to solve the bugs you report or help fix your problems as soon as we can, subject to available resources.

To request support you must use the [ mailing list]. Bug reports must be submitted by opening a [ ticket]. To open ticket please Register first.