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The current production release of FreeSWITCH™ is version 1.4 created from tag 1.4.6 on 3 June, 2014. This is the recommended version to install for production systems.


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Pick Your Poison

Easy Way

The easiest way to get FreeSWITCH™ is to install the package for your operating system. Pre-built binaries are available for installation on some Linux and Unix distributions as well as Windows.

Debian 7

Wheezy Packages (Preferred)

CentOS 6

yum install freeswitch

Enjoy FreeSWITCH!

Compiling Master Source Code

If you require the very latest features or patches or wish to hack FreeSWITCH you may compile from source code. FreeSWITCH™ is available for source compilation on Unix and Linux distributions as well as Windows.


Fully tested build instructions including libraries and build dependencies.

CentOS 6

Fully tested build instructions including libraries and build dependencies.

The core developer team will only entertain bug reports on the latest Master branch code—it is impossible to debug old code that has long since changed and might have been patched already.

On this page you will find general information that applies to all installations of FreeSWITCH. Follow the links to your target operating system for specifics. The development team uses and builds against Debian, although other linux variants are supported. They recommend Debian because of its stable, yet updated, kernel and wide support. 

How To

If you're new to FreeSWITCH™ consider purchasing the FreeSWITCH™ book and be sure to read this introductory article:

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