[Freeswitch-docs] Installation from source instructions

Ken Rice krice at freeswitch.org
Mon Feb 22 10:21:19 MSK 2016

Its not just about video. Its about all the supporting libraries...
starting with FreeSWITCH 1.6 most of the support deps there were in tree
were removed because everyone complained about us carrying all those deps
in tree...  so we did what everyone wanted and thats started to depending
on system libs... dont think 1.6 was just about video because it wasnt.
there are littlerally 1000s of commits between 1.4 and 1.6 that are general
improvement and bug fixes...

As far as the some people dont care about video, this is absolutely true.
However, leaving out a list of features by definition leaves those packages
not at feature parity with other platforms.

As far as whats in SD that is not an exhaustive list of deps thats just
some of the ones we had to do to get things working on deb7, many still
apply such as libvpx which no distro has a recent enough one.

On Mon, Feb 22, 2016 at 1:04 AM, jungle Boogie <jungleboogie0 at gmail.com>

> On 21 February 2016 at 19:06, Ken Rice <krice at freeswitch.org> wrote:
> > The problem here is the shear number of things to be installed on
> non-debian platforms is still tbd in most cases forfull support.
> >
> Yep, that's all true. Not everyone will need/want video calling on
> their freeswitch, though. If the instructions to build from source are
> outdated/hard to find, it will only difficult for other distros and
> *BSDs to try getting video working.
> > Why no feature parity? Unfortunately there are libs available on debian
> that the other distros leave out that due to current licensing issues we
> can not distribute. This is completely a legal exposure issue for the
> project not a technical one.
> The libraries are open source, right? Can links to the source be
> provided so others can try compiling on their OS? Is the source in
> FreeSWITCH's repo at https://freeswitch.org/stash/projects/SD for any
> OS or just for debian?
> I think it would be useful to have a document that explains what
> dependency is for what so that users would know what libraries are
> needed to compile certain features.
> thanks!
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