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AstriCon and AstriDevCon 2024 Are Almost Here!

Time has certainly flown by over the past year, and with it AstriCon and AstriDevCon 2024 are almost upon us. Next week they will both ...
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An Introduction

For those who may be new, or even for those who have been around for some time, my name is Joshua Colp and I hail ...
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A few announcements

Dear Asterisk and FreePBX Communities, Today I would like to announce the advancement of Joshua Colp to Asterisk Project Lead and Lorne Gaetz to FreePBX ...
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Asterisk 20Project General

The sun never sets on the Python empire

Making the Move In what is not the first, but is hopefully the last attempt at getting the Asterisk testsuite to run on Python3 we’ve ...
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ArchitectureAsterisk 18

Asterisk External Application Protocol: The Framework

The Asterisk External Application Protocol (AEAP) framework helps to facilitate development of Asterisk modules that need to communicate with external applications. Before getting started, I ...
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ArchitectureAsterisk 18

Asterisk External Application Protocol: Speech to Text Engine

The Asterisk External Application Protocol (AEAP) has been released and can now be found in Asterisk 18.12.0+ and 19.4.0+. If you haven’t already done so, ...
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Gosub: Macro’s Successor

Overview This blog post is a friendly reminder that Macro will soon be deprecated in Asterisk. What does that mean? Well, for a start, it ...
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Asterisk 20Documentation

MeetMe In My ConfBridge

When Asterisk was first being written one of the things needed was the ability to do conference bridges. When you think of conference bridges you ...
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ArchitectureAsterisk 20

Monitor Is Deprecated, Farewell

The Monitor dialplan application and module in Asterisk have been around for quite some time, since even before I was part of the project. It ...
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I Got That Reference!

Hi and welcome back!  Let’s take a look at another recent ticket: ASTERISK-29698. Integral to almost every section of code within Asterisk is astobj2.  We ...
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A tale of Two Taskprocessors

Hi folks!  Today, let’s take a look at a recent Asterisk issue: ASTERISK-29365. The graceful shutdown is intended to allow every part of the running ...
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Project Policy Additions: New Features, Improvements, Bug Fixes, and C API Deprecation

I previously wrote about the Asterisk Module Deprecation process and policy but since that time some additional policies have come into existence based on the ...
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Take A Look At Release Candidates

The Asterisk release cycle is very predictable these days. Approximately every 4-6 weeks we do a release generally on a Thursday. Once a year we ...
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TEL URI Support for PJSIP

Overview Everyone knows that PJSIP is the channel driver of choice for Asterisk nowadays. It’s a powerful driver, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t more

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The Asterisk Team Is Hiring!

The Asterisk team at Sangoma is expanding and currently has two job openings posted. Let’s talk about each! Asterisk Developer The Asterisk developer position is

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Asterisk 20.0.0 Now Available!

Good news all! Asterisk 20.0.0 is now available at https://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/telephony/asterisk/! Before upgrading remember to read the UPGRADE.txt document to see if there’s anything you need

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491 Request Pending

If you have ever tried to use direct media with Asterisk, you my have received this message before.  It can happen when the User Agent

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Asterisk 20.0.0-rc1 Released!

Greetings Everyone! The time is upon us for the first release candidate of Asterisk 20[1], the next long term supported release! The first step in

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Old Asterisk Meets New Linux

A trend I’ve seen lately is individuals installing newer Linux distributions but using older versions of Asterisk. I thought I would do a quick blog

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