Occassional posts about VoIP, SIP, WebRTC and Bitcoin.
A “what the heck are you doing it like that for?!!” post popped up on the Forums today and I thought that given I end up answering the question every few months I’d copy it here.
You are correct that your observations have been made by others quite a few times in the past 6 months. I’d also agree that the user experience offered by sipsorcery is pretty poor; the help documentation is next to nothing; the user interface is far from universal and I’m sure contravenes most good usability principles; the list could go on…
Most people have come to associate open source software with being free and generally of a reasonable quality. What is normally overlooked is that successful open source applications – for the sake of argument I’ll classify successful as a project you have had the inclination to use – generally gain a bit of momentum as they grow and pick up a few extra hands to help with the programming, documentation, web site etc. To date that hasn’t happened with sipsorcery/mysipswitch and that’s in part why there are a large number of shortcomings.
At the moment the sipsorcery project consists of:
(Another developer, Guillaume, was previously able to help in the mysipswitch days but his work is now too busy)
Luckily I highly enjoy all those activities and get a kick out of keeping the whole thing working.
My priorities are:
You or anyone else are more than welcome to contribute to the project in any way you can or try and encourage another programmer to develop the features you want. I’m not going to develop every feature ever requested but if someone else develops it and it’s useful I’ll happily host it on sipsorcery.com.