The time is upon us for the first release candidate of Asterisk 20, the next long term supported release!
The first step in creating the 20.0.0 release of Asterisk is tagging a release candidate: asterisk-20.0.0-rc1. This tag contains all of the new features and all of the bug fixes that have been included in the master branch over the past year. While the growth of the automated test suite for Asterisk has made each release of Asterisk more and more stable, it is still important that users test release candidates so that anything missed by automation can be discovered before the first, official release. We urge all of you who plan on using Asterisk 20 to start testing and evaluating this and any future release candidates. Any bugs found should be reported to issues.asterisk.org.
As I previously mentioned Asterisk 20 is a long term supported release, meaning it will receive bug fixes for 4 years followed by a final year of security fixes. As always I urge you to keep on top of Asterisk versions and support lifetimes on our wiki.
As always, we extend a great deal of thanks to all of the many Asterisk community members for providing so much help and support to make Asterisk the wonderful open source project it is! As I’ve participated in the project for numerous years, I have seen what a huge amount of effort on the part of many, many individuals that it takes to support the rich developer and user communities that surround Asterisk. Thank you *so* much for your passion and your support for the project.
Best wishes to all, happy testing, and stay tuned for more content on this blog!