[asterisk-dev] Unstable releases lately

David Boyd dboyd at ignitetrx.com
Mon Jan 14 07:46:58 CST 2008

>> Altought I don't like your tone, I second that. I also had some nasty
>> issues on versions 1.4.14 to 1.4.17, specially
>> The main problem is the incredible number of deadlocks it causes. My
>> clients often called more than once a day to complain that the PBX
>> wasn't making and receiving calls anymore.
>> My solution to all problems was to downgrade to 1.4.13, and it is rock-
>> solid so far.
>> Att
>> Vinícius Fontes
>> Desenvolvimento
>> Canall Tecnologia em Comunicações
>> Em 12/01/2008, às 13:54, Kevin P. Fleming escreveu:
>>> Bob wrote:
>>>> There are a ton of changes between the 1.4 trunk and 1.4.17
>>>> releases. I'm
>>>> left wondering what process happens when 1.4 trunk (branch
>>>> actually) becomes
>>>> 1.4.18. Obviously it doesn't spend an hour in testing. Is there a
>>>> 1.4.18
>>>> release candidate? Am I correct in assuming that Mr. Fleming just
>>>> pushes the
>>>> 1.4 branch into a tag on his own and moves on?
>>> I have not made an Asterisk 1.4 release in quite some time... 12
>>> months
>>> ago to be exact (1.4.0). In addition to this message being off-topic
>>> for
>>> this list, you should really have a factual basis for your comments if
>>> you wish them to taken seriously and not as just trolling.
>>> --
>>> Kevin P. Fleming
>>> Director of Software Technologies
>>> Digium, Inc. - "The Genuine Asterisk Experience" (TM)
> I have followed several threads of late on various projects that seem to
> be coming to a head on the methods and processes that make up an open
> source project. As we are a development company that embraces the open
> source concepts and ideas, we have begun exploring what makes Open Source
> work or fail. Apparently other organizations and individuals are asking
> the same questions and beginning to do comparative analysis for there own
> and others benefit. I have  included a link to a document written by an
> individual
> "Walt Scacchi" affiliated with "The Institute for software research"
> located in Irvine California. This document provides a comparison between
> FOSS, and SE based projects.
> I would be very interested if others would take the time to read the
> document and comment on what it has to say.
> http://www.ics.uci.edu/~wscacchi/Papers/New/Scacchi-BookChapter.pdf
> One of the primary things I have taken away from this read is that
> communications between developers and users is why Open Source works. This
> is especially  true since the developers of Open source code are typically
> the end users themselves.
> After reading as much as we can, and discussing it internally we think the
> main question before many successful Open Source projects is can they
> sustain the quality that made them successful and still conform to the
> expectations of the community that use the code.
> The pitfall of course is if you fail, then you are prone to
> disillusionment and therefore a loss of community support. This could
> result in a fork of the base project and additional loss of community
> support.
> IOHO (in OUR honest opinion)the Asterisk project is beginning to show
> signs of fray and wear at the corners, this is only going to get worse if
> the attitudes of the participants and developers are childish and
> churlish. (Please note that I have displayed both of these in my tenure of
> using Asterisk) The real question for our company is do we place resources
> to support Asterisk, or do we place resources in support of another forum
> that is attempting to grow both in capabilities and methodologies. Maybe
> Digium doesn't care if they lose community support as they have been
> successful in bringing in investment that will carry them forward as they
> deploy more commercial product, I know that we as a company care because
> our customer base cares about the quality of the products they use to run
> their company.
> Thanks,
> Dave

Apologies but here is an additional link that seemed of interest.



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