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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:01 pm    Post subject: [Callweaver-users] [Callweaver-dev] Callweaver Project Statu Reply with quote

On Thu, Apr 01, 2010 at 10:25:18PM -0500, Tim Nelson wrote:
Hello all- **


What is the status of Callweaver? I see there has been progressive
development, or at least recent 'changesets' [1] to the codebase(stopped
Feb 14th, Valentines day related? Smile ),

Holiday and offline development related.

but a release has not been made
since nearly a year ago. Checking the milestones [2], the project seems
to be severely behind 'schedule'.

Although a lot of those "next version" tickets are pretty vague "ideas"
that people have had but no one really cares about.

While not a problem in and of itself,
it would be nice to know what the roadblocks are to the project's
development. Is it manpower, funding, equipment, etc?

All three Smile. For me callweaver is just how I keep my coding skills
sharpened (and asterisk-derived code needs a razor sharp... machete...
at times Smile ). It's spare time, non-comp. "work". I'd be happy to do
more focused work if anybody cared about anything in particular.

I primarily use Callweaver in a T.38 fax role as I believe many others
do as well. The general 'rule' that appears to be floating around the
VoIP/open source telephony arena is "If you need a softswitch PBX, use
Asterisk unless you need good T.38 support integrated, then use
Callweaver.". Well, with Asterisk 1.6 and heavy development of T.38
support/compatibility, it appears Callweaver may be falling into less
and less relevance. While I understand there are more advantages[3] to
Callweaver than simply T.38 (cross platform support, timing dependency
changes, performance, virtualization operation), many others do not
understand this. I'd really hate to see a project like Callweaver die or
slip into 'unconsciousness'.

Asterisk has added lots of "stuff" in the last few years. Some of it
good, some of it maybe not so. I'd go back to * but I really object to
signing my work over to them gratis, I dislike much of the code anyway
and I'm not much of a fan of their mailing lists. I'd go to FreeSwitch
but for inertia and a dislike of (arguably) inappropriate XML. And
Callweaver does what _I_ need (see above).

On a final note (to the devs), please accept my gratitude and thanks for
Callweaver. I use it extensively in my systems for both business,
personal, and development roles and your hard work is appreciated. I am
in no way trying to 'call you out' to get information on Callweaver.
This is not a "where are the lazy guys who aren't getting anything done
with Callweaver" type inquiry. I'm honestly looking for some insight
into the current status and depending on project needs, I may be able to
provide resources to help Callweaver along.


** - Crossposted to -users and -dev
[1] http://www.callweaver.org/changesets
[2] http://www.callweaver.org/milestones
[3] http://www.voip-info.org/wiki/view/OpenPBX.org%20FAQ


Mike Jagdis Web: http://www.eris-associates.co.uk
Eris Associates Limited Tel: +44 7780 608 368
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