What's new in GNU Bayonne (February 23, 2002)
See http://www.gnu.org/software/bayonne for general information.
1. GNU Bayonne for Solaris
2. GNU Bayonne 0.7.5 release
3. GNU Common C++ 2 and beyond
4. New Web Site Proposed
5. Project documentation update
6. GNU Bayonne 1.0 Early Releases
GNU Bayonne for Solaris
With recent patches submitted by Radu Greab for both GNU Bayonne proper
and GNU ccRTP, it is now possible to build and use a GNU Bayonne server
under Solaris. This port has been tested with the Quicknet card driver
(/dev/phone) that had also been ported to Solaris and the Bayonne phonedev
driver interface plugin.
This port supports X86 Solaris and as far as I know has only been tested
with the Quicknet linejack card. It may be useful to see if any of the
Dialogic Solaris runtime drivers work with GNU Bayonne under Solaris as
The changes needed for using Solaris are found in the new release of GNU
ccRTP 0.7.3, and in GNU Bayonne 0.7.5.
GNU Bayonne 0.7.5 release
We had been busy in several areas the last month, but this seemed to be a
good time to do a new release of the current GNU Bayonne distribution.
This new release covers many interesting bug fixes, especially for
Dialogic ISDN support. Our goal in the 0.7.5 branch is to increase
stability and code quality in the current code base rather than expand
features, and this is part of that effort.
Another reason for the new release is that some of the recent changes in
GNU Common C++ 1.9.x. Ideally we should have maybe one or two more 0.7.x
release, including one for the new Aculab driver. We are looking to
continue some development forward on 0.7.x, and bug fixes on 0.6.x
GNU Common C++ 2 and Beyond
Development on GNU Common C++ "2" is moving along. A complete prototype
of the release has been tested under GNU/Linux. There are still problems
with FreeBSD and a few other targets which keep it from general release.
The initially distributed release of GNU Common C++ "2" will be commoncpp2
0.99.1. I have already built a test release of ccAudio (1.0), ccRTP
(0.99) and ccScript (2.0) which will become available concurrent with the
new release. The Bayonne 1.0 source tree has already been migrated to
GNU Common C++ "2" can be installed side by side with GNU Common C++, and
all the updated libraries will be able to be installed side by side with
the older ones that depend on the older release of GNU Common C++ on the
same platform. This will allow one to switch between production releases
and soon to be released development releases of GNU Bayonne 1.0.
One thing I have chosen to do is directly "version" the library names
themselves based on the major release and a new base include directory.
This has made it easier to assure the two families of libraries can
co-exist, and is something I have seen others start to do. I also version
the package name for RPM builds for the new library releases so one will
be able to have RPM's from the old and current releases loaded
concurrently, and this also I have seen others do. Hence, we will have a
new set of RPM's, "commoncpp2", "ccaudio1", "ccscript2", and "ccrtp0".
GNU Common C++ "2" can be found in cvs from
subversions.gnu.org:/cvsroot/commoncpp under module name "commoncpp2".
The cvs for ccAudio is subversions.gnu.org:/cvsroot/ccaudio (co ccaudio),
for ccRTP is subversions.gnu.org:/cvsroot/ccrtp (co ccrtp), for ccScript
is subversions.gnu.org:/cvsroot/ccscript (co ccscript), and for Bayonne
1.0 development is subversions.gnu.org:/cvsroot/bayonne (co BayonneNG).
With that, by installing GNU Common C++ 2, and ccScript, ccAudio, and
ccRTP from current cvs, one can develop on the Bayonne 1.0 tree, and do so
without disrupting current stuff.
New Web Site Proposed
To help development and deployment of Bayonne move along faster, we are
thinking of redoing the web site. In particular, I would like to see
nightly cvs based builds added for snapshot downloads, and to organize the
different release families (0.6, 0.7, and 1.0) into easy to comprehend
download sets. I also have thought about adding a page that shows the
status of each telephony driver, a link for downloading any needed
drivers, and a link for who's working on it or the primary contact for it.
This and other work will depend on the efforts of different volunteers.
Jason Spence has indicated he might wish to help with this. We need at
least one other person to help with keeping the web site updated.
In about a week or so GNU Common C++ 2 will become available in
preliminary form. The initial release will be of GNU Common C++ 2
pre-1.0, and an official 1.0 release of GNU Common C++ "2" (or 2.0 release
of GNU Common C++, if one wishes to look at it that way) will be
distributed a few weeks after that.
The principle "visible" change in GNU Common C++ 2 is that the entire
library has been rewritten to conform to a single set of programming
standards that are described with the new package. Other changes are more
subtle, and covered in a vast list of bug fixes, portability improvements,
and some new and changed classes, as found in the ChangeLog. These
changes will mean that ccRTP, ccScript, and ccAudio, will all also be
rewritten over a one week period. The result will be GNU ccScript 1.0,
GNU ccAudio 1.0, and GNU ccRTP 1.0. All three should be fully portable
and compile native under both posix and win32 systems. Another option
being considered is absorbing ccAudio, ccScript, and ccRTP directly into
the Common C++ 2 package, as this would make setup and deployment simpler.
One reason for GNU Common C++ "2" rather than just GNU Common C++ 2.0 was
to make it easier to install both versions on the same target system for
both development and runtime. Furthermore, Bayonne 0.7.x (and any 0.8.x)
will NOT be rewritten for GNU Common C++ 2. Rather, the 0.9.x/1.0 code
base will be changed, before it is distributed. This pushes the initial
distribution of Bayonne 0.9 to early March.
Project Documentation Update
Those that have so far volunteered to help with the new manuals and
project documentation have suggested that the new manual be split between
a developers guide and an administrators guide. Rich has offered to write
a new "INSTALL" file for the current production releases. A few other
pieces of documentation might be done by others, but we still need more
volunteers for this.
GNU Bayonne 1.0 Early Release
As soon as GNU Common C++ "2" is ready for release, I am going to release
the other updated libraries and shortly thereafter a formal test build of
Bayonne 1.0. We may have a new facility in Austria which will be used
primarily to develop CAPI support for Bayonne 1.0 (and any improvements in
current 0.7 releases) and we will use OSDL for Intel/Dialogic development.