Asterisk 1.8.0 Released

The Asterisk Development Team is proud to announce the release of Asterisk 1.8.0. This release is available for immediate download at http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/telephony/asterisk/

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: http://www.asterisk.org/downloads/other-versions-of-asterisk

The release of Asterisk 1.8.0 would not have been possible without the support and contributions of the community. Since Asterisk 1.6.2, we've had over 500 reporters, more than 300 testers and greater than 200 developers contributed to this release.

You can find a summary of the work involved with the 1.8.0 release in the summary: http://svn.asterisk.org/svn/asterisk/tags/1.8.0/asterisk-1.8.0-summary.txt

A short list of available features includes:

  • Secure RTP
  • IPv6 Support in the SIP channel driver
  • 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: http://svn.digium.com/view/asterisk/branches/1.8/CHANGES?view=markup

For a full list of changes in the current release candidate, please see the ChangeLog: http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/telephony/asterisk/releases/ChangeLog-1.8.0

Thank you for your continued support of Asterisk!