We are working very proudly to have Asterisk 13 and FreePBX 14 on NethServer 7!
They are useful to turn your NethServer 7 into a phone switchboard!
What is Asterisk?
Asterisk is a free and open source framework for building communications applications and is sponsored by Digium ( http://www.asterisk.org/ ).
What is FreePBX?
FreePBX is a web-based open source GUI (graphical user interface) that controls and manages Asterisk (PBX), an open source communication server ( https://www.freepbx.org/ ).
What are we doing?
We have started from Sangoma’s packages built for the FreePBX distro ( https://www.freepbx.org/downloads/freepbx-distro/ ) to avoid unnecessary work and to get upstream.
The Asterisk related packages are fully usable as they come from the distro, but the FreePBX package needs some improvements to fix the installation process as it actually uses a php installer that is not very “smart” (the rpm does not keep track of its own files!).
All Asterisk related packages are already available on testing repository, see https://github.com/NethServer/dev/issues/5065.
Finally, our target is to have:
- a freepbx package that is the one coming from Sangoma’s distribution with some fixes for the installation process,
- a nethserver-freepbx package that contains all templates and configuration needed to run and use FreePBX without any additional work.
All contributions are welcome!