[quote=“MuppetMaster”][quote=“mustardman”]Can someone explain to me what exactly these packages do!
I read the information at the link but still cannot figure out what they do.[/quote]
If you are familiar with TrixBox (previously Asterisk@Home) than you have an example of a ‘software appliance’. Essentially rPath/Digium have built an ISO that gives you what you need, and only what you need, to run Asterisk on the rLinux distro. You may then download this ISO, burn it to a CD, boot from it, follow the install scripts and then have a fully functioning Asterisk server ready to go. No need to install Linux, install/uninstall various packages, download source code, compile, etc.[/quote]
Ok, that makes sense. I guess since it is quite new and there are already good stable alternatives I won’t get too excited about it until it has been run through it’s paces by everyone.