documentation...just a topic heading?

DigitalDaz

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The documentation is lacking but growing http://docs.fusionpbx.com/en/latest/

We have actually been discouraged from documenting FusionPBX in the past as it was seen as a revenue source for the project, not the documentation as such, the training.

I think the lack of documentation though should not put you off as its the only major flaw, once you manage to get a grip of it its a very powerful, advanced PBX.
 
I think the lack of documentation though should not put you off as its the only major flaw, once you manage to get a grip of it its a very powerful, advanced PBX.
I would agree with this. As with many others, my primary experience is with FreePBX/Asterisk and I have found a lot of that knowledge to be quite transferrable. In my fairly short time testing things, there is actually a *lot* I like about FusionPBX over FreePBX (the true multi-tenant feature is probably the #1 killer, IMHO).

It is a shame that that the training is so expensive though (and the discouragement of documenting HOWTOs and such)... at this stage for myself (combination of just testing things out and also feeling I already know how to do a lot of the functionality of it), the price is a bit steep. If it was in the $295USD-$495USD range, I would probably whip my credit card out without almost a second thought and sign up.
 
FusionPBX code analysis might help get some appreciation of the work that went into it.
https://www.openhub.net/p/fusionpbx/analyses/latest/languages_summary
  • Total Lines : 616,319
  • Code Lines : 417,204
  • Percent Code Lines : 67.7%
  • Number of Languages : 7
  • Total Comment Lines : 140,843
  • Percent Comment Lines : 22.9%
Many people can't really imagine the amount of time it takes to make software that people want to use at this scale.
https://www.openhub.net/p/fusionpbx
Then comes fixing bugs, talking to people, rewriting it to make features better, and scale well, supporting people that use it and more...
Now after all this people need documentation which is yet another good sized project for something like FusionPBX. The documentation has take some time. Open source can require some patience or some support to speed up the process.

If you look at the documentation you can see there has been many improvements. You can export the documentation to a PDF which currently shows 307 pages.
http://docs.fusionpbx.com/en/latest/

FusionPBX uses FreeSWITCH under the hood. You can find documentation for FreeSWITCH here:
Together there are thousands of pages and additional information and more can be found with a search engine.
 
FusionPBX documentation exported to a PDF
307 pages - 22 July 2018
341 pages - 23 September 2018

Things we work on regularly.
  • Documentation
  • Fixing Bugs
  • Security
  • Provisioning Templates
  • Efficiency Improvements
  • Multi-server improvements
  • Support and Training
  • Testing
  • Project Sustainability
  • and more...