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Testing Status

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Installation Methods

FreeSWITCH™ installation on macOS is performed using one of these methods:

  • Homebrew, the fastest method to get started. Apple Silicon version available.
  • The macFI installer utility, identical to manual but faster and with installation logs.
  • Manually, if you want to build from source and know every detail of the installation.

Build and Testing Status

This status does not apply to the Homebrew version. Testing is performed on Intel Macs with macOS and the latest Apple Command Line Tools installed into new volumes.

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                                                    macOS FreeSWITCH™ Testing Status

macOSTestedFreeSWITCH™ Version/Release V.R.M*Status

Monterey

10.14.5 Mojave

January

12.4

October 25,

2019

2021

May 13

June 29,

2019

2022

1.810.5 Current 7 Current Public Release

1.9.0+git~20190513 Master Development10.8 20220629 Development

Bad #1367#1474#1497

Good

Good

10.13Big Sur
11.6 High Sierra

January November 25, 20192021May 12

June 18, 20192022

1.810.5 Current 7 Current Public Release

1.9.0+git~20190510 Master Development

Good

Good

10.12.6 Sierra

January 25, 2019

May 18, 2019

1.8.5 Current Public Release

1.9.0+git~20190517 Master Development

Good

Good 

10.8 20220616 Development

Bad #1367#1474#1497

Good

* Version.Release.Maintenance-Level

History for older releases is at the macOS Archive.

Installation Methods




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FreeSWITCH™ installation on macOS is performed by an installer utility or manually.
macOS FreeSWITCH™ Installer (macFI)

Homebrew Installation

This is the easiest and fastest way to install FreeSWITCH on macOS. To perform a Homebrew installation use the macOS Homebrew Installation instructions.

Advantages

  • Easiest method to install FreeSWITCH™.
  • Apple Silicon and Intel versions available.
  • Support for the last three macOS versions.
  • Utilizes the least disk space.

Disadvantages

  • Is provided as a runtime only version, so building optional modules from source is difficult but not usually required.
  • Only provides the current production version.
  • Is maintained independently from this wiki with very limited information. The information on this wiki is from testing the Homebrew version.


macOS FreeSWITCH Installer (macFI)

Tip

The macOS FreeSWITCH™ Installer performs identical functions as a manual installation with additions such as logging.

The macOS FreeSWITCH™ Installer is the recommended method because it automates all of the manual steps, providing much simpler and faster installation.  Other advantages include renaming existing FreeSWITCH™ directories before installation, and creating installation logs. The macFI information and download is located at macOS macFI Installation.
 

TipThe macOS FreeSWITCH™ Installer performs identical functions as a manual installation with additions such as logging

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Advantages

  • The same as manual installation below.
  • Much faster than manual installation performing identical steps.
  • Auto renaming existing FreeSWITCH™ directories before installation to preserve them.
  • Creation of logs for each installation step.

Disadvantages

  • The same as manual installation below.



Manual Installation

A manual installation requires use of the macOS Terminal application to to enter commands to , setup directories, install prerequisites and FreeSWITCH™.To  To perform a manual installation use the macOS Manual Installation instructions.

Advantages

  • Provides access to current release, master (next test version), and updated current FreeSWITCH versions.
  • Building from source provides adding optional modules easily.
  • Testing is performed for this wiki so information is extensive.

Disadvantages

  • Longest method to install FreeSWITCH™.
  • Utilizes more disk space than the Homebrew version.
  • No Apple Silicon testing for now.


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