I’ve been thinking a lot about the parking lot module, and modifying the code to add a hint to each parking lot extension (701-709 on my system). Since presence works in asterisk 1.4 just fine with most phones and metermaid isn’t needed anymore in 1.4, I’d like to help with getting hints added to the parking lot feature for those of us using asterisk 1.4.
Id like to make it so every parking lot extension gets a hint added to it, for example, extension 701 using built in BLF parking functionality in asterisk 1.4 (see http://www.voip-info.org/wiki/view/Asterisk+presence about half way down)
exten => 701,1,ParkedCall(701)
exten => 701,hint,park:701@parkedcalls
then adding the appropriate BLF Indicator to my Aastra phones. Is there any interest in this added functionality to the Parking Lot Module? Can I go ahead and get started adding some code in the hopes it will get merged to future versions of FreePBX parking Lot Module? I really don’t want to spend time coding for just me if I’ve got to keep patching the parking lot module every time theres an upgrade. I prefer to make the changes since basically anyone using 1.4 asterisk potentially could benefit for the same reasons metermaid benefits those in asterisk 1.2, only built into freepbx gui…
This would only be relevant for asterisk 1.4. I wouldn’t be able to test or get it working with Metermaid in asterisk 1.2 since I prefer not to patch asterisk to enable BLF / Parking Lot.