[asterisk-dev] Request for inclusion of patch into Asterisk 11

Michael L. Young myoung at acsacc.com
Thu Jan 17 12:32:44 CST 2013

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Matthew Jordan" <mjordan at digium.com>
> To: "Asterisk Developers Mailing List" <asterisk-dev at lists.digium.com>
> Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2013 10:43:02 AM
> Subject: [asterisk-dev] Request for inclusion of patch into Asterisk 11
> Hey all -
> Philippe Lindheimer has posted a patch to Asterisk that ties a hint
> to a
> Queue's paused state. That patch is currently up for review at:
> https://reviewboard.asterisk.org/r/2254/ - and is tracked in Jira
> under
> issue ASTERISK-20842.
> Philippe has requested that the improvement be included for Asterisk
> 11,
> for the following reasons:
> * It's a nifty feature
> * It's relatively unintrusive, as it simply involves raising device
> state notifications in well defined places in app_queue
> * It has been well tested, as it is already included with FreePBX
> distros based on Asterisk 11
> There are some comments on the issue about improving the feature to
> make
> it more configurable; going down that road would potentially combine
> the
> feature with the existing hint tie-ins done by Alec Davis for
> Asterisk 11.
> What does everyone think?

Normally I am of the thought that new features should be limited to trunk only.  We obviously do not want this to become the norm or a regular thing.  But, I think that a good case has been made on the issue tracker as to why it would be very beneficial to include this in Asterisk 11.  In my mind, 11 wasn't released too long ago.  I do not see where this would harm anyone if it did go in.  This looks to be very beneficial for those who work with BLF and queues.  It may even encourage others to upgrade to 11 since it will make their lives easier.  It is not intrusive and it looks like it has been thoroughly tested.

I would even be for making the feature configurable as suggested, if it is okay with others.  It seems like a good addition especially if it works to increase value in what is already in Asterisk 11... making a product/program easier to work with is always a plus to me. 


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