The voice extensions for the mgetty+sendfax package
Copyright (C) 1995-1998 Marc Eberhard.

The legal stuff

This file is the Readme file for the voice extensions of the mgetty+sendfax package. This copyright is valid for all files within this directory and all further subdirectories.

vgetty is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.

Some warning

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The number of bug reports has drastically decreased, so either all people gave up or there are not so many bugs left. For those, who start with vgetty, please read the file doc/Readme.Beginners very careful. If you mail me a question, that is answered there, in the mgetty FAQ or the mgetty mailing list archive, I'm probably not going to answer your mail.

If you have problems with playing or recording messages with your local telephone, you might be interested in the ZyXEL switch box. This box is useful for modems, that do not provide power for a telephone connected to the modem. With this switch box you can record and play messages with your local telephone. To record and play messages, use vm with the -t option to tell the modem to use the telco line.

There is also a frontend called PalMail, that is not yet included in mgetty, but it will in the near future. For more details see the WWW-page:

If you have problems, feel free to write me a mail. I'm always very busy, so it might take a while until you receive a reply from me. If you don't get one within 14 days, something went wrong and you should try again.

If you want to mail me a bug fix or a new feature, you added to vgetty, please mail me a unified diff of your changes. Everything else is more work for me and since I don't have the time, I will probably never add your changes. To produce such a diff, copy the original file from the distribution to file.c.orig, then modify file.c and test it out and then use the command "diff -u file.c.orig file.c > patch_for_marc" and mail me the diff file "patch_for_marc". The option -u is important, because otherwise you procude a different kind of diff. I apologize for this, but my time only permits me to accept unified diffs. This is, because I'm never adding new code directly to the sources, I'm always reading your changes and then I decide, whether I will include them or not. Thanks for your help!

Vgetty is currently developed and maintained by

Marc Eberhard <Marc.Eberhard@Uni-Duesseldorf.DE>

with help from many other people. See the Credits file for details.

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