Ok, I have finally decided to roll my own load with CentOS 5.2, Asterisk 1.6 and FreePBX 2.5 - so far so good - it is working and seems stable (I am also revising the CentOS 5.1 install guide - it is wrong in many places - I will post the correct version when I have everything working).
I also went over to VoIPInfo and used the information there to compile SpanDSP support for 1.6 so that when I ran make menuselect from Asterisk, app_fax was shown as a valid option and was checked - when it is running, I get the following output:
core show applications like fax
-= Matching Asterisk Applications =-
ReceiveFAX: Receive a FAX
SendFAX: Send a FAX
-= 2 Applications Matching =-
So I think I have done it right - but here is the question(s):
The only fax detection types are NVFax and Zaptel - Newmans is not installed, and it is using Dahdi - is the correct option Zaptel?
I know the code for NVFax worked GREAT with 1.4 - we use it everywhere - will the scripts for FAX reception need to be modified for Asterisk 1.6, and if so, where is the script (agi I assume) that is called when a FAX is received - if it needs to be modified, I would be happy to do it - I juse need to know where it is.
Thanks for the help - I am working on this constantly and will post a working guide and updates when I make progress - It feels SO GOOD to break free from pre-controlled distro’s and finally install and configure it the way I want - and to be able to use current versions of everything!
More to come!