[asterisk-announce] Asterisk Now Available!

Asterisk Development Team asteriskteam at digium.com
Fri Dec 18 17:14:27 CST 2009

The Asterisk Development Team has announced the release of Asterisk, and
Asterisk-Addons These releases are available for immediate download at

The release of Asterisk is the first feature release since Asterisk, which was released April 27, 2009. Many new features have been included
in this release. For a complete list of changes, please see the CHANGES file.
For those upgrading from a previous release, please see UPGRADE.txt

It should be explicitly stated that Asterisk is a major upgrade over any
previous release, and special care should be taken when upgrading existing
systems. Please see the UPGRADE.txt file for more information, available at:


A detailed overview to the new features available in Asterisk are
forthcoming within the next few days. Please watch http://blogs.asterisk.org for
further information!

Below is a summary of several new features available in this release:

  * chan_dahdi now supports MFC/R2 signaling when Asterisk is compiled with
    support for LibOpenR2.  http://www.libopenr2.org/

  * Added a new 'faxdetect=yes|no' configuration option to sip.conf.  When this
    option is enabled, Asterisk will watch for a CNG tone in the incoming audio
    for a received call.  If it is detected, the channel will jump to the
    'fax' extension in the dialplan.

  * A new application, Originate, has been introduced, that allows asynchronous
    call origination from the dialplan.

  * Added ConfBridge dialplan application which does conference bridges without
    DAHDI. For information on its use, please see the output of
    "core show application ConfBridge" from the CLI.

  * extensions.conf now allows you to use keyword "same" to define an extension
    without actually specifying an extension.  It uses exactly the same pattern
    as previously used on the last "exten" line.  For example:
      exten => 123,1,NoOp(something)
      same  =>     n,SomethingElse()

  * Asterisk now provides the ability to define custom CLI aliases.  For example,
    if you would like to define short form aliases for frequently used commands,
    such as "sh ch" for "core show channels", that is now possible.  See the
    cli_aliases.conf configuration file for more information.

  * Asterisk now has support for subscribing to the state of remote voice
    mailboxes via SIP.

  * Asterisk now includes expanded HD codec support.  G.722.1 and G.722.1C
    (Siren7/Siren14) passthrough, recording, and playback is now supported.
    Transcoding will be made available via add-on modules soon for this version of

This is just a subset of the changes available in this release. Please see the
CHANGES file for additional information, available at:

A summary of changes in this release can be found in the release summary:

For a full list of changes in this releases, please see the ChangeLog:

For more information about Asterisk-Addons, please see the ChangeLog
available at:

Thank you for your continued support of Asterisk!

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