[asterisk-users] Asterisk on Windows

Tzafrir Cohen tzafrir.cohen at xorcom.com
Wed Dec 11 12:34:57 CST 2013

On Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 08:43:01PM -0500, Brian wrote:
> 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.

It's not emulated. It uses a compatibility layer library. If emulation
were such a major issue for you, I guess you'd never consider using a
language such as Java, Perl or Python, where the program runs in its own
virtual machine.

> > 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.

I did not reply to that troll. I replied an OP who said that MS-Windows
was a requirement for his case.

               Tzafrir Cohen
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