Summary:ASTERISK-06156: New option n / Disable the conf-onlyperson message
Reporter:Jan-Peter Koopmann (jkoopmann)Labels:
Date Opened:2006-01-21 10:06:15.000-0600Date Closed:2006-03-15 11:13:05.000-0600
Versions:Frequency of
Environment:Attachments:( 0) patch_6316.diff

since we are using MeetMe as a replacement for a phone conference button, we found the message "you are currently the only person in this conference" annoying. We could use q but this would disable all sounds including entry sounds etc.

I therefore added option "n" to disable conf-onlyperson and conf-waitforleader only. The patch is against SVN 1.2.


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Comments:By: Tilghman Lesher (tilghman) 2006-01-21 10:07:31.000-0600

If you genuinely don't like that message for your installation, why not just shorten that file to 0 length?

By: Jan-Peter Koopmann (jkoopmann) 2006-01-21 10:12:20.000-0600

Because we are using MeetMe for two seperate things:

1. Common conference room application. In this case the message makes sense and is wanted.

2. As a replacement for a 3-way conference button on a telephone (which not all phones have or does not work all the time like in our case).

In the second case while talking to a customer or friend (if using * at home), you  suddenly decide to get an additional person to the call, making it a 3-way conference. In these cases I tell the other side that I will try to get the next person in the call. For the other person this should be just like being put to hold, meaning that she/he hears MOH immediatly without any prompts. Nevertheless it might make sense to hear the other sounds.

In order to achieve both things I needed an additional option.

Kind regards,

By: Joel Vandal (jvandal) 2006-01-21 10:43:07.000-0600

Why not simply create a directory in /var/lib/asterisk/sounds/meetme2, create empty conf-onlyperson and conf-waitforleader files and in your dialplan do:

exten => s,1,SetLanguage(meetme2)
exten => s,2,Meetme...


By: Jan-Peter Koopmann (jkoopmann) 2006-01-21 11:40:41.000-0600

Obvious reason: Because I did not think of that.

However, come to think of it, if you are maintaining a few languages, this is annoying as well. If I set language de by default, I will need de and de-meetme. Then if I set the language according to the callerid, I will even need more directories and copies/links to the language files. I agree it is all pretty simple if you stick to english.

I prefer a simple option in the application. If you guys don't, no worries, ignore/close the case. I will survive.


By: Olle Johansson (oej) 2006-03-15 09:05:31.000-0600

Re-opening on Tony Mountfield's request.

By: Tony Mountifield (softins) 2006-03-15 09:50:51.000-0600

I'd like to speak in support of this feature, as I was just about to do the same thing myself.

It's a small change which gives a genuinely useful feature without the kludginess of the alternative approaches that were proposed above.

By: Tilghman Lesher (tilghman) 2006-03-15 11:13:05.000-0600

Committed to trunk