[asterisk-dev] Asterisk 1.4.40-rc1 Now Available

Asterisk Development Team asteriskteam at digium.com
Wed Jan 19 13:58:39 CST 2011

The Asterisk Development Team has announced the first release candidate of
Asterisk 1.4.40. This release candidate is available for immediate download at

The release of Asterisk 1.4.40-rc1 resolves several issues reported by the
community and would have not been possible without your participation.
Thank you!

The following is a sample of the issues resolved in this release candidate:

  * Correct issue where res_config_odbc could populate fields with invalid data.
    (Closes issue #18251, #18279. Reported by bcnit, zerohalo. Tested by trev,
     jthurman, elguero, zerohalo. Patched by tilghman)

  * Resolve issue where re-transmissions of SUBSCRIBE could break presence.
    (Closes issue #18075. Reported by mdu113. Patched by twilson)

  * Resolve issue in res_odbc where it may crash when a query fails.
    (Closes issue #18243. Reported, patched by ks3)

  * Fix CPU spike when pressing DTMF after agent login.
    (Closes issue #18130. Reported by rgj. Patched by jpeeler)

  * Fix cross-compiling issue.
    (Closes issue #18301. Reported, patched by abelbeck)

  * This version of Asterisk includes the new Compiler Flags option
    BETTER_BACKTRACES which uses libbfd to search for better symbol information
    within both the Asterisk binary, as well as loaded modules, to assist when
    using inline backtraces to track down problems.
    (Patched by tilghman)

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


Thank you for your continued support of Asterisk!

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