[asterisk-dev] asteriskscf and twitter

Andrew Latham lathama at gmail.com
Wed Sep 12 20:58:37 CDT 2012

On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 9:46 PM, Alec Davis <sivad.a at paradise.net.nz> wrote:
>> Sorry Paul.  Yes Asterisk SCF is being dropped in favor of
>> recent developments.
> Anybody care to expand on that, what further developments?
> Alec Davis

I am sure there will be an official announcement.  This is what I got
today.  Asterisk SCF is not going to be "dropped" per say.  Active
Digium development is going to stop.

letter to the committee:
As you know, work has been on-going in this project for the last
couple of years, and while SCF was never intended to be a replacement
for Asterisk, it certainly was designed to solve some of the
architectural issues relevant to Asterisk. Currently there is a
working version of the code that is publicly available.

During this time period, Asterisk has also evolved: performance has
been improved, many new features have been added, and architectural
improvements, such as improved media handling, have been incorporated
into recent versions.  While this clearly does not satisfy all the
goals of Asterisk SCF, it certainly represents a significant step in
improving the experience for Asterisk users.

Although the community has provided assistance in guiding the Asterisk
SCF project, Digium has provided almost all of the software
development effort. Due to the sheer complexity, the Asterisk SCF
project has yet to progress to a point that enables significant
development contribution from the community, and the level of resource
investment required to adequately sponsor and maintain both Asterisk
and Asterisk SCF is simply stretching the company too thinly.

Therefore, the decision has been made to suspend our development work
on the Asterisk SCF open source project, in order to more fully
support the needs of the Asterisk community.

There may well be some community developers that would like to work
with the current version of Asterisk SCF so we will continue to make
the code publicly available, although Digium will not be supporting
the software in the same manner to which Asterisk community members
are accustomed.

Valuable lessons have been learned in the process of working on
Asterisk SCF. Some of these are directly applicable to Asterisk, and
will be beneficial during the development of Asterisk 12 and, indeed,
all future releases.

For now, we would like to thank everyone who has participated in the
development of Asterisk SCF for their efforts. If you are interested
in discussing how some of the goals and experience from Asterisk SCF
can be applied to Asterisk, please join us for the DevCon event at
~ Andrew "lathama" Latham lathama at gmail.com http://lathama.net ~

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