[asterisk-users] AstriDevCon 2014:Agenda item Deprecate AMI/AGI (Ben Klang)

Paul Albrecht palbrecht at glccom.com
Mon Oct 27 14:04:45 CDT 2014

The reason the dial plan can never be deprecated is because Asterisk wouldn’t be Asterisk without the dial plan. Sure, you could re-engineer Asterisk so that it would be “better" for a small select group of users at the expense of the majority of community that use the product as designed for the purpose it was originally intended. However, you’re either very naive or delusional if you think the community is going to follow you down that path. Do you really believe the community is going simply chuck their dial plans and walk away from their investment in Asterisk? Not likely, dude. 

On Oct 24, 2014, at 11:48 AM, Jeffrey Ollie <jeff at ocjtech.us> wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 10:09 AM, Paul Albrecht <palbrecht at glccom.com> wrote:
>> When Matt says deprecating the dial plan would be difficult and would take a
>> long time it seems to me he’s being evasive and misleading. He doesn’t say
>> it’s never going to happen and he doesn’t share whatever he thinks the
>> Asterisk vision actually is which he should presumably be aware of since he
>> is the Asterisk engineering manager.
> Why do you keep insisting that Digium promise to *never* deprecate
> dial plans?  I don't think that's a promise that's really worth
> anything as there may be really good reasons in the future to do so.
> I think that you've gotten the best that you will get: they've said
> that there are no plans within Digium to deprecate the dial plan, and
> if there were plans, they'd give people a long time prepare before it
> actually happens.
> It's probably a good time to refresh your understanding of Digium's
> support policies:
> https://wiki.asterisk.org/wiki/display/AST/Asterisk+Versions
> Version 13 will be around until at least 2018, so you'll have *at
> least* that long to prepare for the switch, since version 13 is
> feature frozen so there's no way the dial plan would be removed from
> 13.
> And all of this talk of "deprecating the dial plan" isn't even coming
> from Digium.  It's something that was suggested by a community member
> at the developer conference.  I wasn't there so I don't know how
> seriously it was taken there, but it would have been impolite of
> everyone involved to just ignore it.
> -- 
> Jeff Ollie
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