[Freeswitch-dev] FreeSwitch Builds

Michael Collins msc at freeswitch.org
Fri Oct 24 13:11:54 EDT 2008

On Fri, Oct 24, 2008 at 9:59 AM, Robert Clayton <rjcajax at gmail.com> wrote:

> I apologize if it seems that way.
> FreeSwitch is an excellent project.
> I realize that you are a far more experienced programmer than myself
> and I will be more
> than happy to contribute but I first have to overcome the
> idiosyncrasies and learning curve.
> Probably many more than myself would also contribute and providing the
> valid Windows
> builds or at the least fully built revision numbers would be a great
> step in that direction.
> But I sense from your reply that this idea is rejected.


We appreciate your willingness to help out. Doing cross-platform work is no
small feat and the differences between the various platform require the devs
to jump through flaming hoops while juggling knives. I promise that they are
all working extremely hard to make Windows builds work properly, so please
don't take it personally if they take it personally, if you get my meaning.

On to the issue at hand... your best bet would be to post a bug report on
jira.freeswitch.org with all the relevant details. Be sure to include your
exact Windows version, hardware type (32 vs. 64, e.g.), plus all the VS2008
errors you are seeing during the build process. Ideally, if you have a
second machine that you could test on that would definitely help identify
the source of the issue. Is it machine-specific? If you had a sandbox-type
machine that you could tinker with that would really be great because you
could do drastic things while troubleshooting. (Re-install Windows, use the
freebie VS vs. full VS 2008, etc.)

Since your time is also valuable it might be best if you post the bug on
jira and then wait for assistance. In some cases the devs might want to
remotely access your machine so that they can see the issue first hand. In
other cases they will get half way through your well-documented bug report
and know exactly what needs to be done.

Hope this helps! Please hang in there - cross-platform growing pains are not
fun but you'll be happy when you get past them.

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