[Freeswitch-dev] The Beginners Hurdle
rjcajax at gmail.com
Fri Aug 15 10:53:54 EDT 2008
Brian, Thank You.
In monitoring communications over the past months you willingness to
assist is quite obvious.
Yet I have the fear that if developers are very open to questions they
have less time to develop.
I was just wondering if there could be a system that would reduce
redundant question to you.
For example maybe a format where questions and answers were attached
to examples would allow individuals to see if their question was
asked/answered before and what points they may be overlooking.
Also it becomes obvious when the answers cease that this particular
piece documentation has been abandoned.
On Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 10:33 AM, Brian West <brian at freeswitch.org> wrote:
> If you like you can join #freeswitch and we can help you with
> anything you need. This way we help you... and you improve
> documentation and it helps everyone in the project moving forward. I
> honestly do not consider it mundane to help someone thats new to
> FreeSWITCH. btw Welcome to the party! ;)
> PS: thats irc.freenode.net
> On Aug 15, 2008, at 9:19 AM, Robert Clayton wrote:
>> FreeSwitch is an incredible project and I wish I had the knowledge
>> that the developers have in communications.
>> But coming from the position of someone without such a background I
>> find the lack of simple progression of working examples a deterrent to
>> applying FreeSwitch.
>> 500+ pages of documentation, though very useful due to the dynamics of
>> improving code, becomes obsolete, and pages produced by highly
>> knowledgeable persons, even though accurate, often use abbreviations
>> and terms obvious to them providing no description or reference to any
>> glossary. Again a large hurdle to beginners.
>> Now perhaps I misunderstand the difficulty in developing and
>> maintaining a progressive set of examples, as this seems to be a
>> common problem in open-source projects. But beginners are often
>> intimidated and loose heart as it appears that accomplished users
>> consider this necessary technological Darwinism.
>> Note: I find the developers helpful but have not wished to bother them
>> with questions that may be mundane but I have not found assistance
>> from the users group.
>> I would be willing to attempt to develop and "maintain" a series of
>> "working" examples (and educational explanations) with a logical
>> progression from simple to more complex.
>> Initially Windows would be my preferred platform but Linux
>> requirements would next need to be addressed.
>> If there were a single set of progressive examples that those who are
>> willing to help perfect could focus on all users would be advantaged
>> and questions could become more focused and less redundant.
>> Initially I would suggest developing:
>> 1) A list of common FreeSwitch functionality.
>> 2) Determine the most functional implementation (Lua, Postgre SQL,
>> 2) Develop "working" examples beginning with simple functionality
>> incrementally adding functionality.
>> Any patient takers?
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