[asterisk-dev] Asterisk Now Available

Asterisk Development Team asteriskteam at digium.com
Thu Sep 8 09:02:57 CDT 2011

The Asterisk Development Team announces the first release candidate of
Asterisk This release candidate is available for immediate 
download at

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

Please note that a significant numbers of changes and fixes have gone into
features.c in this release (call parking, built-in transfers, call 
pickup, etc.)
and a testing focus on those particular areas would be appreciated.

Also, a known issue with the iLBC installation script get_ilbc_source.sh 
in the contrib/scripts/ sub-directory will be resolved prior to the full 
of Asterisk

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

* Added the 'storesipcause' option to sip.conf to allow the user to 
disable the
   setting of HASH(SIP_CAUSE,<chan name>) on the channel. Having 
chan_sip set
   HASH(SIP_CAUSE,<chan name>) on the channel carries a significant 
   penalty because of the usage of the MASTER_CHANNEL() dialplan function.

   We've decided to disable this feature by default in future 1.8 
versions. This
   would be an unexpected behavior change for anyone depending on that 
   update in their dialplan. Please refer to the asterisk-dev mailing 
list more

* Significant fixes and improvements to parking lots.
   (Closes issues ASTERISK-17183, ASTERISK-17870, ASTERISK-17430, 
    ASTERISK-17452, ASTERISK-15792. Reported by: David Cabrejos, Remi 
    Philippe Lindheimer, David Woolley, Mat Murdock. Patched by: rmudgett)

* Numerous issues have been reported for deadlocks that are caused by a 
   read in res_timing_timerfd on a file descriptor that will never be 
written to.
   A change to Asterisk adds some checks to make sure that the timerfd 
is both
   valid and armed before calling read(). Should fix: ASTERISK-18142,
   ASTERISK-18197, ASTERISK-18166 and possibly others.

   (In essence, this change should make res_timing_timerfd usable.)

* Resolve segfault when publishing device states via XMPP and not connected.
   (Closes issue ASTERISK-18078. Reported, patched by: Michael L. Young. 
    by Jonathan Rose)

* Refresh peer address if DNS unavailable at peer creation.
   (Closes issue ASTERISK-18000)

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


Thank you for your continued support of Asterisk!

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