Asterisk VoIP News

Friday, August 26, 2005

Asterisk 1.2.0-beta1 Released

The first beta of Asterisk 1.2.0 has been released! It is available from the FTP servers, as well as the Digium CVS servers (under the 'v1-2-0-beta1' tag).

This version of Asterisk represents a significant improvement in features, stability and compatibility over the 1.0.x releases. Some of the major new (or upgraded) features include:

* Asterisk Realtime Architecture
* Asterisk Manager Interface
* Asterisk Extension Language
* Dialplan functions
* More powerful dialplan expression parser
* Portability enhancements for FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris and Mac OS X
* ... and many more!

We ask all interested community members to download and install the beta release (on a non-production server) and report their findings via our bug tracker. Please be sure to read the UPGRADE.txt file in the distribution before upgrading your server, as there are a large number of changes that you will need to be aware of (some of them are not backwards compatible with the 1.0.x releases).

We want to extend our thanks to all the community members whose contributions have made this release possible; without their support, testing and other involvement we would not have reached this milestone so soon!