[Asterisk-Users] chan_h323 readme file

SW sathyaw at sbcglobal.net
Tue Dec 9 09:00:57 MST 2003

Hi Brian,

I will first use the listed versions as you suggested. It is great if the
readme file is corrected. Instead of
"You first need the latest release versions of PWLib and Open H.323 from
...", it should read "You first need the LISTED release versions of PWLib
and Open H.323 from ...". Then poor newbies do not need to get RTFM'ed :).

Also please take a look at this posting;


So there were changes in mid Novemeber time frame. Most notably the
referance to G729 has been taken away. A big requirement to run Open h323
v1.11.7 was that the it was the last version with G729. So chan_h323 must
have been modified that it can now use G729 (if license is bought from
Digium) without depending on open h323.

Please correct me if I am wrong.



Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2003 22:59:05 -0600 (CST)
From: Brian West <brian at bkw.org>
To: "Asterisk-Users at Lists. Digium. Com" <asterisk-users at lists.digium.com>
Subject: Re: [Asterisk-Users] chan_h323 readme file
Reply-To: asterisk-users at lists.digium.com

If you have problems use the latest ones.  Otherwise use whats listed
because thats what JJ has tested and is known to work.


On Mon, 8 Dec 2003, SW wrote:

> Hello
> I am getting ready to install chan_h323. Just updated my * with the latest
> code from CVS (12/08/03). I was reading the Readme file and confused.
> Quoted from the README
> NOTICE: Whatever you do, DO NOT USE distrubution specific installs
> of Open H.323 and PWLib. In fact you should check to make sure
> your distro didn't install them for you without your knowledge.
> Check everything out of CVS. If you dont know how to deal with cvs, learn.
> Also, if you are not using the listed versions of Open H.323 or PWlib
> you are on your own, sorry.
> To compile this code:
> You first need the latest release versions of PWLib and Open H.323 from
> http://www.openh323.org/. Make sure you follow the build instructions
> Unquote
> First para says that I should only use the listed versions of PWlib and
> h.323 (v1.4.11 and v1.11.7)
> Then it says that I should use the latest release versions of PWLib and
> H.323 (v1.5.2 and v1.12.2.)
> I've read Wi-Ki and many other places that Chan_H323 use open h323
> but wondering whether JJ has made some changes lately :)
> What should be the correct way ???
> Thanks
> SW

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