Asterisk 1.8 beta is near …

Asterisk 1.8 will be the next major release of Asterisk with Long Term Support. It has been under heavy development for a while now. The first beta release of Asterisk 1.8 will be available by the end of July 2010.

There are many exciting features in Asterisk 1.8. Here are just a couple of the more recent changes that have been merged in:

  • IPv6: Asterisk 1.8 will have IPv6 support for SIP and RTP.
  • SRTP: Asterisk 1.8 will have support for secure RTP to allow the media to be encrypted for a SIP call.

The list of new features is quite long. Take a look for a list of what is in Asterisk trunk (which will soon become Asterisk 1.8).

When Asterisk 1.8 is available as a beta and release candidate, please help by testing things out to help make this the best release yet!

One thought on “Asterisk 1.8 beta is near …

  1. Finally! Can’t wait to test the beta…
    Those 2 recent merges you mention happen to be 2 things we’ve been looking forward to for a long time!

    So this is great news! – if everything works as it should, Asterisk 1.8 will be a very interesting release. I’m checking out the whole changes document now.

    Thanks for posting this! You should update your blog more often. 😉

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