Archive for October, 2010

So now, what?

October 12, 2010

It’s been some time that I did not post anything. I have not made any substantial progress with the board or the driver, so I do not have anything new to report. On the other hand, I have spent a considerable amount of time preparing a small stock of working prototypes. Whether you are considering ordering a board or not, a visit to the ordering  information page would be worth the trouble.

Monitoring the blog’s web traffic and statistics shows a steady flow of referral hits from a small number of sites linking here, plus a growing number of search hits. Search strings reveal that a non-negligible number of people are looking around for things like how to program the Si3210 or what an FXS design schematic looks like. I don’t want to sound arrogant, but searches like these seem to be answered very well by the contents of this blog. Good, if this is your case, why not provide some feedback by leaving a comment? Did you find what you were looking for? Are there other sites/wikis/blogs that contain similar information, so that it would be worth linking to them from this blog? And so on.

To come to the title of this post: so now what? Am I going to progress any further with this Open USB FXS thing? The answer is, I don’t really know. As much as I dislike obituaries, except for a few optimizations (mainly in the Linux driver), there is little that I could do to improve on this very design. It might be worth though doing other things, like for example writing a Windows/Skype driver for Open USB FXS, or working on another, improved design. Besides that, there are things that I ought to do, like e.g. contact Digium and attempt to have them include my “oufxs” driver code to their dahdi distribution. This and others are things that I ought to do, but right now I am either too lazy or too busy to start with. So, do you have an idea/proposal/ suggestion? Do you wish to participate and help? Yes? Good, then why not step in and leave a comment?

That’s all for now. So now, what? You, the readers, know the answer to this question better than I do.