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Asterisk-18.0.0-rc1 Released!

Greetings Everyone! Another year has flown by and while we now live in interesting times this has not stopped the development and progress of Asterisk or the Astricon conference[1], so much so that the first release candidate of Asterisk 18 is here[2]. The first step in creating the 18.0.0 release of Asterisk is tagging a

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Asterisk Versioning and Releases

Prompted by a post on the Asterisk users mailing list I thought I’d write a bit about Asterisk versioning and releases for this blog post. The Asterisk project at any given time has between 2 and 3 major versions of Asterisk being released. When I say major version I’m referring to an entirely different branch

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CentOS 8: Installing Asterisk Dependencies

We’ve had a few questions about whether or not Asterisk could easily install on CentOS 8. A few months ago the answer to that question was no. However, given some time, a few added packages later, and a custom open source repository contribution we now believe that answer has changed. In this post I’ll explain

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Improving Core Dump Analysis

Within the Asterisk project we are constantly trying to improve our processes and data collection when a problem is encountered to reduce the back and forth for getting information. This initially started with the ast_coredumper script that is now the recommended way to collect information from a running Asterisk process or from a core dump

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AstriDevCon 2019 – A Recap

Greetings All, Time certainly flies and it seems like AstriDevCon and AstriCon 2019 were a century ago. It’s hard to imagine that in fact they were only a month and a half ago! Since everyone has had some time to recharge I thought now was a great time to review and talk about what was

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ARI: Rested Developments

The Asterisk Rest Interface (ARI) over the last year received several enhancements that have been requested by the community: server side event filtering automatic context creation moving a channel between apps Although these topics have been discussed previously, with Astricon, and the release of Asterisk 17.0.0 just around the corner I think it’s a good

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Asterisk-17.0.0-rc1 Released!

Greetings Everyone! Time flies when you are having fun and improving Asterisk; this past year has been no different. October and Astricon [1] are fast approaching; and, thus, the first release candidate of Asterisk is here [2]. The first step in creating the 17.0.0 release of Asterisk is tagging a release candidate: asterisk-17.0.0-rc1. This tag

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Changing CHANGES (and UPGRADE.txt)

Overview For those of you who have been around for a while now and contribute to the code base, you probably know about CHANGES and UPGRADE.txt and how annoying it can be when multiple people have made modifications to these files at the same time. For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking

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