We did post an update in January, https://www.freepbx.org/freepbx-15-feedback-wanted/
Starting in version 15+, you will now be able to take a backup and restore it to any future FreePBX version. To do this, each and every module will control its own backup and restore process, telling the system what files and data it needs to backup. This led us down the path of breaking out the ability to have different places to store your backups into its own module which we plan to further expand on in the future. Currently, this allows for backups to be stored and restored from your usual places such as Email, FTP, Local storage and on another system via SSH. By abstracting backup and restore into smaller pieces, it will allow us to be able to better test and maintain each piece while still being able to look to the future of how you are using your phone system.
The second thing we’ve heard from you is that many of you would like an easier way to configure FreePBX, from your own applications. With that we plan on bringing a GraphQL API to FreePBX, making it easier to do more with your PBX as well as help you build custom applications.
This required us to go and touch all 130+ modules that are currently in the system so it was quite an undertaking. Backup is just now starting to come together
As for API only about 10 modules have been done out of the 130. Why? Designing a whole authentication system (using oauth2) and utilizing new technologies like GraphQL and figuring out how to implement them into FreePBX are beyond complex.
Both backup&restore and the API took far longer than we anticipated. So this ended up turning into a “13” release all over again (taking a long time to complete)
Finishing Backup & Restore and API in FreePBX 15
Not sure how to answer this exactly. We have a team of 7 working on FreePBX. We are trying to close bugs that have been outstanding over the last couple of years, specifically in Endpoint.
Here’s some fancy graphs showing you the ticket progress we’ve done over the last 60 days
I dont know how to answer this? How do you give a road map in general terms? All FreePBX roadmaps are here: https://wiki.freepbx.org/display/FOP/Roadmap
They added video about a year ago. But nothing major is affecting FreePBX that Asterisk has done. We have a close relationship with them and go to Astricon every year and participate in their developer conferences to learn what new features they added and work with the community on direction. Last year they added SFU video to Asterisk and released Asterisk 15 as a non-LTS release. This October at Astricon they will probably release Asterisk 16. Not sure if it’ll be LTS or not. Either way it doesn’t impact FreePBX too much
Our marketing blogs answer this question pretty well. UC is the way of the future and we think we have a good product in Zulu, especially as we try to improve upon it and make it better.