Sprint review 15.14

Posted on 14 August 2015 in XiVO IPBX by gsanderson

With the end of this sprint, most of the work on our new personal contacts system has been completed. We have also continued working on features already in progress in order to improve and solidify XiVO as a whole.

New features in this sprint

  • XiVO Client: Work on personal contacts has continued, brining us closer to our goal of merging contact-related features into one simple and feature-complete Xlet. New features this sprint include editing, importing and exporting personal contacts. They can be easily imported/exported with CSV files. Contacts stored in the old Personal Directoy Xlet will be automatically migrated to the new People Xlet after the upgrade. You can also mass delete all your contacts in case of a problem during an importation.
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  • Yealink: The firmware for Yealink phones has been upgraded to v80. Upgrading the firmware allows us to support the latest models, fix bugs and offer new features. These upgrades also add small improvements, such as a better display for long names and support for searching the XiVO directoy on T4X models.
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  • Codecs: Opus and text codecs are now supported in XiVO. Adding codecs enhances the interoperability of VoIP technologies, increases the quality of audio, and helps in using less bandwidth. You can configure the use of these codecs through the web interface.

Ongoing features

  • Directories: In the last sprint review, we mentioned our ongoing work on unifiying directories. We now want to work on making the new contact infrastructure usable by phones. This means that contacts coming from different sources, such as an LDAP server, your personal contacts, or other people on the same XiVO server, can be transparently accessed and used from a phone.

Technical features

  • Asterisk: Minor upgrade from Asterisk 13.4 to 13.5. This upgrade fixes the latest bugs and improves overall stability.
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  • The default password on polycom phones has been changed to 9486, which represents 'XIVO' in numeric form. Users are strongly encouraged to change this after an installation in order to prevent security exploits.

My fellow xivoists, as the Lord of XiVO allow me to bid you a happy and invigorating reading. I wish you shall remain in high spirits until our next fateful encounter, 3 weeks from now. May the freedom of xivo bless your communications, where ever they may be.