I would like to drop Ekiga. The software hasn't seen a release in years, the git master branch has some active development now and then, but a release for Ekiga5 is not near (though upstream stated the software itself is ready enough to release v5 a year ago).
Alternative is to bump Ekiga to git master and hope it doesn't have too much bugs.
Issue that gets fixed: one package less that depends on gconf Issue that remains: Ekiga still depends on deprecated and unmaintained versions of Opal/ptlib
Regards, Jan de Groot