Voicemail VmX™ Locater – what’s that?

For some people, Follow-Me does the trick. If I’m not at my desk, start looking for me always. For others, they may not want this unless the caller really needs to reach them. You can configure complicated IVRs, ringgroups, etc. to chain together but this is not manageable on a large scale. So how do you give everyone the ability to provide options to be located, on demand and that the user can manage. That’s where the Voicemail VmX Locater comes in …

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Whoops. Enum Lookups broken in 2.2.0

For anyone using Enum trunks in 2.2.0, they would be unhappy to find that it’s giving them a wierd authentication error. Whoops. I’ve got a check back-to-front in the extensions.conf file. It’s a really easy fix, edit line 428 of /etc/asterisk/extensions.conf and put a “!” before the = sign. The line should read (when fixed):

exten => s,1,GotoIf($["${ARG3}" != ""]?PASSWD:NOPASSWD); arg3 is pattern password

Note that I’ve put the ! in bold so you can see where it’s meant to be.

If everyone can get busy and find some more bugs and report them, I can roll up a 2.2.1 release shortly!

freePBX 2.2.0 is here. Finally!

After a long and drawn out test, beta, and rc cycle, I beleve that we finally have a really REALLY good freePBX release. Since we started on the 2.2 branch, 244 bugs or feature requests have been fixed or implemented. Not only that, we’ve also changed the GUI, added a pile of new features, and also changed the way a few things work. We’re all pretty happy with it, and we’ve have even more new stuff lined up for 2.3. Please note that if you are upgrading, there’s been a couple of significant changes to the way things are done. I’ve highlighted them in bold below, just to make sure everyone reads them.

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