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Welcome to the Trac pages for SvxLink
Welcome to the home of SvxLink. The SvxLink project is developing a flexible, general purpose voice services system for ham radio use. The SvxLink Server consists of a core that handles the connection to the transceiver. The core can be configured to act as a repeater controller or to operate on a simplex channel. The voice services are loaded into the core as plugins, or modules as they are called in SvxLink. Some examples of existing voice services are: Help - a help system, Parrot - a module that plays back everything you say, EchoLink - connect to other EchoLink stations and TclVoiceMail - a simple voice mail system. Have a look at the feature list to get a quick overview of what the SvxLink project is all about.
The project also includes an EchoLink client GUI application (Qtel). Qtel is only an EchoLink client program. It does not have the sysop mode. That is, it cannot be connected to a transceiver and act as a link. For the latter, use the SvxLink Server.
EchoLink is an amateur radio invention (well actually it is just a modified verison of IP telephony) to link radio transceivers together over the Internet. You must have an amateur radio license to use it. The original EchoLink software can be found at http://www.echolink.org/. However, this software only support the Windows operating system and it is closed source. SvxLink is released under the GPL license.
SvxLink is developed mainly under Fedora but it's possible to get it working on other distributions as well. However, since SvxLink is a part of the official Fedora distribution it's easier to install it there.
Starting Points for learning how to use Trac
The Trac system have, among other things, a Wiki engine that can be used by anyone to write documentation for SvxLink. To get access to write in the Wiki you first need to register a SourceForge account. Then send an e-mail to the svxlink-devel mailing list to ask for addition to the wiki_editors group. Learn more of how to use Trac by following the links below.
- TracGuide -- Built-in Documentation
- The Trac project -- Trac Open Source Project
- Trac FAQ -- Frequently Asked Questions
- TracSupport -- Trac Support
For a complete list of local wiki pages, see TitleIndex.