[asterisk-users] Asterisk on Windows

Brian hal9000 at nerdsonlinux.com
Tue Dec 10 19:43:01 CST 2013

On Tue, 10 Dec 2013 23:02:45 +0200
Tzafrir Cohen <tzafrir.cohen at xorcom.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 04, 2013 at 02:12:41PM -0500, Ruddy Gbaguidi wrote:
> > I never tought this is become a Linux vs Windows fight.
> > We have been using asterisk on linux from a long time now and happy
> > with it.
> > But some of our customers who has windows in their environment want
> > to use our call center software we developed on top of asterisk.
> > So, the question was :
> > Did anybody ever tried to isolate the asterisk SIP server/module and
> > make it run under Windows ?
> > Since, asterisk 12 is using pjsip (which is cross platform already),
> > I tought it may be possible and wanted advices.
> > 
> > I would love that every single customer switch to Linux and Ubuntu
> > tomorrow morning but at the moment, that's not the case.
> There was an old half-working port of Asterisk to Cygwin which does
> run on Windows. It has not worked since at least 1.6.0 .

That's just a unix-like interface which won't address the issues the OP
has/had with running/configuring asterisk. IMHO it would probably be
even more challenging. And IIRC the OP was looking for a non emulated
solution anyway.

> Feel free to try to fix it. I suspect it won't be easy. Patches would
> be welcomed, I guess (look at what odd fixes that were accepted to
> make Asterisk build and work on OS/X).

That advice was already given by multiple posters. OS X is unix-like as
well so I fail to see what help that could be in an endeavour to port

> And for others: the name is [MS-]Windows. Not 'wind-blows" or whatever
> name you find for it. Please respect this list. If you don't have
> anything useful to add to the thread, please refrain from replying.

I have to agree with the name calling part but the OP did imply that
Windows was superior and that a Windows port would be profitable. You
can't really expect to get away with that on a list devoted to an open
source application without making a complete fool out of yourself.

If it was a post regarding one of the many proprietary closed source
applications/games without a native port to Linux/BSD/OS X then it
would be a valid complaint. Having access to the source as well as
liberal licensing terms which allow porting isn't a valid complaint and
never will be.


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