[asterisk-announce] Asterisk Now Available

Asterisk Development Team asteriskteam at digium.com
Tue May 4 12:57:56 CDT 2010

The Asterisk Development Team has announced the release of Asterisk
This release is available for immediate download at

Note that support for the 1.6.0 and 1.6.1 branches are moving to security fixes
only, scheduled for the first half of May 2010. The Asterisk development team
recommends that all users of Asterisk 1.6.0 and 1.6.1 series move to the 1.6.2
series for continued bug fix support.

More information about the changes to maintenance support can be found at:

Information about the Asterisk maintenance schedule is available at:

The release of Asterisk resolves several issues reported by the
community, and would have not been possible without your participation. Thank

The following are a few of the issues resolved by community developers:

  * Fix building CDR and CEL SQLite3 modules.
    (Closes issue #17017. Reported by alephlg. Patched by seanbright)

  * Resolve a crash in SLAtrunk() when the specified trunk does not exist.
    (Reported in #asterisk-dev by philipp64. Resolved by seanbright)

  * Update to new Local channel documentation.
    (Closes issue #16963. Reported, patched by kobaz)

  * Make safe_asterisk work on dash/sh/bash, etc.
    (Closes issue #17094. Reported by stuarth. Tested by pabelanger. Patched by

  * Pass the PID of the Asterisk process, not the PID of the canary.
    (Closes issue #17065. Reported by globalnetinc. Patched by makoto. Tested by
     frawd, globalnetinc)

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

Thank you for your continued support of Asterisk!

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