The Asterisk Development Team has announced the release of Asterisk 1.8.0-beta1. This release marks the beginning of the testing process for the eventual release of Asterisk 1.8.0.
This release is available for immediate download at http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/telephony/asterisk/
All interested users of Asterisk are encouraged to participate in the 1.8 testing process. Please report any issues found to the issue tracker, http://issues.asterisk.org/. It is also very useful to hear successful test reports. Please post those to the asterisk-dev mailing list.
Asterisk 1.8 is the next major release series of Asterisk. It will be a Long Term Support (LTS) release, similar to Asterisk 1.4. For more information about support time lines for Asterisk releases, see the Asterisk versions page.
Asterisk 1.8 contains many new features over previous releases of Asterisk. A short list of included features includes:
- Secure RTP
- IPv6 Support
- Connected Party Identification Support
- Calendaring Integration
- A new call logging system, Channel Event Logging (CEL)
- Distributed Device State using Jabber/XMPP PubSub
- Call Completion Supplementary Services support
- Advice of Charge support
- Much, much more!
A full list of new features can be found in the CHANGES file.
For a full list of changes in the current release, please see the ChangeLog:
Thank you for your continued support of Asterisk!