Overriding a Time Condition with a feature code is a request that has been asked for since as long as Time Conditions have been available in FreePBX. It comes up regularly on the forums and there have been many custom versions implemented and posted to solve this problem. We have introduced a Day/Night Control module to provide this ability as mentioned in an announcement a few weeks ago.
As we approach the first week of the official FreePBX 2.3 Beta launch, we couldn't be more pleased with the feedback we have gotten so far! With the exception of one annoying bug, related to the infrastructure changes made to allow core to be updated online, there have been very few new bugs reported! And that one has just been fixed in the latest FreePBX Framework module update.
We told you it was coming so here you go. The official launch of our 2.3 beta program packed with some great new enhancements and improvements to the online module update system that will allow patches to be downloaded online to the entire application. You can read more about this new release and instructions on how to download it next.
Summary of New Features
Some of the great new features introduced in 2.3 include:
As most people would have noticed, I've been conspicuous by my absence recently. This has been due to a couple of things that have been happening IRL, and has made my spare time pretty much non-existent. Unfortunately for me, that spare time was the time I was using to do FreePBX work.
Taking over stewardship of such an important project is a very challenging and exciting opportunity. It doesn't take the likes of Gartner or Yankee Group to measure how successful and wide spread FreePBX has flourished since its early days. Rob has lead the project through growing pains and infrastructure challenges and I'm sure as we move forward, the infectious nature of this great project will insure he never strays far. Thank you for all you have done during your stewardship!
We have heard that some recent upgrade attempts to FreePBX® 2.2.2 on other distributions have resulted in broken systems. We have no control of the mechanism and packages that are produced by other projects and thus we can not confirm nor recommend using any of these upgrade procedures.
In last week’s FreePBX® Technical Series we reviewed the current ring strategies: ringall, hunt and memoryhunt. We clarified the mystery of the “-prim” postfix on these and discussed some subtle behaviors between DND implemented in FreePBX® (server side) versus locally on the phone. This week we will review some up and coming Ring Strategies and fill you in on a secret to enable the voicemail busy message when your multi-line phone is never actually busy.
This week’s FreePBX® Technical Series will discuss the different Ring Group and Follow-Me ring strategies in FreePBX® 2.2 and what is coming next. The basic modes will be discussed and the question: “What is that –prim” version of all the strategies?” will be answered. Next week, new enhancements and new Ring Strategies that are forth coming will be described (or available now if you are adventurous and like to run the development branch).