[Asterisk-Users] Some (lack of) answers regarding the wakeup call application...

Jer jer at multihaven.org
Tue Jun 1 08:48:45 MST 2004

At 11:27 AM 6/1/2004, you wrote:

  I would be very interested

>Since I only seem to get questions, and no feedback, from the Wiki page,
>I'll ask here.  There seems to be no lack of opinions here...
>I have a working wakeup call system on my home * system.  The architecture
>is something I'm not perfectly happy with, though.  There are two AGI
>scripts, written in Perl, which handle (a) scheduling, confirming,
>and cancelling a wakeup call, and (b) the wakeup call itself, with the
>option to snooze for 5, 15, or 30 minutes.
>The Perl scripts use the Asterisk::AGI module I came across months ago,
>but by necessity, can't use the Asterisk/Perl code for creating call files
>-- it has a habit of creating them right in the outgoing call queue,
>generating a call immediately.  So the Perl code creates call files in
>a wakeup queue directory, and a cron job (a shell script) runs every
>minute looking for wakeup calls in the queue that need to be handled,
>and moves them to the outgoing call queue.
>It has occurred to me that the two AGI scripts could be rewritten as real
>compiled asterisk applications, but then it always hits me that without
>some kind of cron-line built-in scheduler, or changes to the outgoing
>call queueing that would allow a call to be scheduled for the future,
>there would still be that external cron-driven shell script.  Ugly.
>What I'm wondering is this:  Is there enough interest in the new features
>I mentioned (either an internal scheduler or scheduled outgoing calls)
>that I should work on a C version of the wakeup AGI scripts, or should
>my (impending) next rewrite maintain the current architecture?
>Anyone with specific questions about using my wakeup app, please email
>me directly.
>Rob Fugina, Systems Guy
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