Release notes for AsterFax version 1.1
AsterFax provides an
Email to Fax gateway for the transmission of faxes using Asterisk.
Asterisk is an Open Source PBX (or PABX)
integrating PSTN telephone lines and VOIP into a single solution,
providing all of the functionality of a high end PBX; and best of all its free!
AsterFax builds on the services provided by Asterisk to provide a full
fledged email based Fax Gateway.
What that means is that with AsterFax and Asterisk you can send
faxes from your desktop using your standard email client without have
to install any software on your desktop.
AsterFax can translate a normal email message into a fax message.
You simply enter the destination phone number in the 'To' address,
compose your email message and click send. Its that easy.
For more formal correspondence AsterFax also supports a growing
number of file formats such as PDF, Tiff, Postscript, MS-Word and
OpenOffice Writer. You can either attach the file to your email
message or for applications such as MS-Word and OpenOffice you can fax
directly from the applications by using the 'Send Email' option. The
resulting email is sent as a fax message.
This release includes the following bug fixes and enhancements
Add absolute timeout whan transmitting
There are situations where a channel is used to transmit a fax and for
whatever reason the channel is never released. In this elase we have
added an asbolute timeout when transmitting a fax . The timeout period
defaults to 1200 seconds and is configured in the
<Channels><Timeout> element in AsterFax.xml.
Allow configuration of the font used
in text conversions
A new <BaseFont> element has been introduced in AsterFax.xml to
allow conmnfiguration of the font used in text conversions. When the
bidy of the email is converted for fax transmission the BaseFont
element is used to determine which font family, styles and size to use
for the conversion. This is most useful for Chinese/Japanese/Korean
Upgrade Asterisk-Java to 0.3 milestone
The asterisk-java library has been upgraded to 0.3m1.
General tidy up of configuration files
Various typos and errors have been cleared up in the configuration
files and scripts.