FREEPBX and ELASTIX

Discussion in 'General' started by whbh, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. whbh

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    Hi

    Why are there ELASTIX and FREEPBX ?
    Is it an option to choose either FREEPBX or ELASTIX or are they complementary ?

    Thank you
     
  2. Bob

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    whbh,

    Generally they are complementary. You can use either one or mix and match. The Elastix PBX GUI is a subset of the Freepbx. In fact it is many of the modules that are in Freepbx framed.

    Now for basic PBX setups, I find it quick and easy doing it via the Elastix PBX GUI, however with the more indepth ones, I use the Freepbx. The information is the same and it is written to the same database.

    Regards

    Bob
     
  3. Patrick_elx

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    It's confusing for new users having this dual choice.

    There are some discussions about having everything in Elastix only but on my view that would be a mistake. They are some additional options in freepbx that are not available in Elastix GUI, also you can use additional modules in freepbx.

    IMHO I would prefer to remove completely the pbx tab in elastix and rely only on freepbx for it, and focus more on the others function that are making Elastix a better software.
     
  4. donhwyo

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    I agree but if it is kept the way it is maybe have freepbx as an advanced option button or something. Might make the connection of the 2 less confusing. I think the Elastix version is better for new users so better in that way.

    Don
     

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