[asterisk-dev] Continue Asterisk 1.2 support

Atis atis at BEST.eu.org
Tue Aug 28 12:29:56 CDT 2007

On 8/28/07, Matthew Fredrickson <creslin at digium.com> wrote:
> Russell Bryant wrote:
> > Santiago Gomez wrote:
> >> If the first option is not possible and there is interest in the second one, what we offer is the hardware and bandwidth needed to support a new mantis. We also have 10 developers actively working and contributing patches to 1.2 that will continue to do so till 1.4 reaches a more mature stage. We will continue testing 1.4 in our QC environment and report the found bugs, but we focus on our customers and we can't leave 1.2 development for now.
> >
> > What issues do you have open on bugs.digium.com that are prohibiting you from
> > deploying the latest version of Asterisk 1.4 to your customers?
> >
> Yes, although it might be tough right now, we very much would like to
> get 1.4 in a state that is usable by a majority of the installed
> Asterisk base.
> As developers, we are very much dealing with a chicken and egg type
> problem here.  First of all, how do we manage resources so that we can
> adequately support 1.4 (the future)?  Another problem is, how does 1.4
> get adequate usage so that it becomes as usable as 1.2 (which has been
> around for quite a long time)?  The choice was to devote the development
> resources to making sure 1.4 is working.
> We would very much appreciate it if we could get bug reports on the
> problems that you have seen with 1.4 so we can resolve them and make it
> usable for a greater number of users.  If you have 10 developers that
> you can devote to that, that would probably speed up the problem fixing
> process tremendously.

I can share a user experience here (i'm not really much into
development of asterisk).

I've been migrating to 1.4 twice - first attempt was unsuccessful
(1.4.3), however second gave great stability (1.4.10). I also wanted
migration to occur as fast as possible, because it really pays off to
work with debugging and bug-fixing latest version, not obsolete one. I
delayed all the major product development, until migration of 1.4

Currently 1.4 is really stable for me - works like a dream. I've found
one unstable point - using MeetMe, and currently i'm working to
provide good bug-report, but that's all the problems.

So, i would suggest to keep trying latest versions of 1.4, as there is
really work going on, and stability issues are getting fixed.


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