Review Board 1.7.16

Support a hint on a queue.

Review Request #1619 - Created Dec. 12, 2011 and submitted

Alec Davis
Note: the 2 debug print lines will go.

Picking up queues is possible, but knowing that a queue is ringing is useful,
particulary when you are not logged in to that queue, or not a member of it.

Non BLF users, dial 72# and then are connected with caller.
If they forget to press # or the SEND button they think the pickup hasn't worked.
Not understanding there is a 3-4 second delay before the SIP call is placed.

Example 1: Night Queue with a permanent member (specifcially just bells):

exten => 72,hint,Queue:night_queue ;queue NIGHT BELL

exten => _72,1,NoOp(Pickup Night Bell)
exten => _72,n,Pickup(4999@isdn)    ;direct call pickup to local Asterisk
exten => _72,n,Hangup()

exten => **72,1,Goto(72,1)

Example 2: Queue with Dynamic Users:
Note: we use '_' in the queue names, and '-' for the context 

exten => 8501,hint,Queue:itg_queue        ;Provide a hint for the queue
exten => _**8501,1,Pickup(itg@trusted)    ;Pickup the queue

exten => 8501,1,Goto(itg-queue,itg,1)     ;Ring the queue

exten => itg,1,Queue(itg_queue,crhH,,,127)

In use for months on a 1.8.5 production box.

NightBell usage:

Users with BLFs configured hear the nightbells, and see the BLF flash, press the BLF and are immediately connected with caller.

Review request changed
Updated (Sept. 18, 2012, 12:08 p.m.)
Updated to remove debug statements.
Only call ast_devstate_changed() when the first member enters the queue, same style as app_meetme.
Ship it!
Posted (Sept. 20, 2012, 2:24 a.m.)
Very cool feature!
Ship it!
Posted (Sept. 20, 2012, 5:47 a.m.)
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