[Freeswitch-users] Freeswitch?

Michael Jerris mike at jerris.com
Mon Mar 19 20:04:04 PDT 2007

> -----Original Message-----
> From: freeswitch-users-bounces at lists.freeswitch.org
> users-bounces at lists.freeswitch.org] On Behalf Of Robert La Ferla
> Subject: [Freeswitch-users] Freeswitch?
> I am an Asterisk user but I hate the monolithic design.  I would like
> to know more about the Freeswitch design and roadmap.  I know that it
> is basically a lower level yet modular system.  I have read the FAQ
> and wiki.
> I basically want to know what will it take to put together a
> Freeswitch system that:
> 1.  Routes calls from my SIP extensions to either a SIP service
> provider (like Broadvoice) AND an PSTN provider (like Veriizon)

Our sip support is coming along quite nicely.  It's well worth trying it
out and seeing if it fits your needs.  Our TDM card support is still in
its infancy, but hopefully more on this soon.

> 2.  Has a voicemail system

It does not have a hard application for voicemail, and we will likely
not write a hard C module for this.  What it does have is extensive ivr
capabilities that are designed to make complicated IVR systems such as
voicemail.  I know of at least one of these that has been written.  It
is not in tree at this time, although I think something along those
lines is likely to be there at some point soon.  We also need to do a
bit of work to get a proper MWI abstraction in tree.  If anyone is
interested in sponsoring this work, feel free to chime in.  

> 3. Has dial and Caller ID rules for dialing (dial plan), answering,
> etc...

Our functionality in this regard is very advanced.  You can do full
regex matching on pretty much any call element you could think of.

> Are these components in place yet?  If not, will they be soon?  Are
> there other open source packages that interoperate w/Freeswitch to
> accomplish the above?

There has already been some work on sipx to integrate FreeSWITCH(tm)
into their configuration system for conferencing.  I would be happy to
see more cross project cooperation like this in the future.  Time will

Overall, I would say we have still yet to have a feature freeze or
release, so be aware that there are still things that may change both in
api and configuration (we had a major change in the sip module usage
today), but other than that caveat, by all means please try it out and
see if it meets your needs.


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