[asterisk-dev] Asterisk 1.6 Realtime Database must use ', ' not '|' in appdata field?

Steve Totaro stotaro at totarotechnologies.com
Thu May 29 19:33:26 CDT 2008

On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 7:48 PM, RE Kushner List Account <lists at darl.com> wrote:
> Ward Mundy wrote:
>> I know I must be missing something (and I'm sure there are some folks
>> chomping at the bit to tell me (again) what an idiot I am) but... what
>> does the Asterisk project gain by continually deprecating commands and
>> syntax. Having read this list for months, it's fairly apparent that
>> the basic assumption of most of the developers is that everyone using
>> Asterisk has a full-time person standing by to rewrite their dialplans
>> and scripts every time a new version of Asterisk is released. That
>> really is not the case in the real world. Consultants purchase,
>> install, and design phone systems for large organizations to last a
>> decade or more. Then they move on. Companies really don't want to have
>> to rewrite their code every 12 to 18 months much less hire a new
>> consultant to wade through someone else's code fixing stuff that was
>> broken by the Asterisk developers trying to add a little more
>> perfection to the puzzle. Does supporting | and , really cause that
>> much heartburn?? It enhances nothing!
>> The real beauty of Asterisk has been the flexibility it offered
>> companies and organizations to transparently bring their users AND
>> their old hardware into a new, more flexible system. Why would you
>> want to throw all of that away by continually breaking all of the
>> application code that these organizations build to support their phone
>> systems? Suppose a hotel chain invested hundreds of thousands of
>> dollars building a hotel management system in Asterisk. Do you really
>> think they want to rewrite that code every year?? I really don't get it.
> Hear, Hear!!
> Then the Digium minions bitch and moan nobody uses 1.4 on the users
> list. They don't understand how hard Asterisk is to upgrade, you
> actually have to migrate to a new server and do a cut over, then spend
> months chasing down broken stuff in the dialplan. And if you skip from
> 1.2 to 1.6 you'll find some really nasty broken stuff in the dialplan
> and bewildering CLI changes.
> -Ron

You guys just aren't l337 enough to understand....

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