Structure of the manual

This manual is split into three big parts.

The first part (Chapter 1, Getting Started) explains how to install CapiSuite, what you can do with the default scripts you have after installing it and how to configure them. No line of code will be presented here. If you just want to use the default scripts that should be all the reading you need.

The second part (Chapter 2, Users Guide) will tell you how to write your own scripts. It will give you a very, very small introduction into Python and a complete reference of the commands CapiSuite adds to it. Last, an overview over the default scripts is given which will tell you how they work so you can easily take them as starting points and/or examples for your own application.

The last part is intended for programmers who want to help in developing the CapiSuite core. It provides an overview of the system and a detailled description for each single class, method and attribute. As it's autocreated from the sources of CapiSuite, it's not included in this document. You'll find it locally in ../reference/index.html or online at

There are also some additional parts containing "what I also wanted to mention":

As CapiSuite started as a diploma thesis, I want to thank all who helped me so far in Appendix A, Acknowledgements

When you want to code your own scripts or want to help in developing the CapiSuite core, you'll soon stumble upon some special ISDN and CAPI error codes, which are explained in Appendix B, CAPI 2.0 Error Codes.

If you need further information or support, please have a look at the CapiSuite home page on You'll find links to a bug tracker, up-to-date documentation, downloads and other ressources there. If you have questions, need support or want to tell us your ideas concerning CapiSuite or your opinion, you're more than welcome on the CapiSuite mailing lists. Please don't write me personal mails with such questions as this won't help other users and I can't answer the same question ten times a day, sorry. For informations on how to subscribe to the lists and where to find the archives, please also refer to the home page.

Hope I managed to whet your appetite - so let's now really start over to get you ready to use it.