[asterisk-users] Asterisk 15 Beta Released

Matt Fredrickson creslin at digium.com
Wed Aug 2 16:59:21 CDT 2017

It is with great pleasure I wish to inform you of the first beta
release of the new Asterisk 15 branch. It's a very exciting time to be
a user of Asterisk! Asterisk 15 is arguably the biggest release of
Asterisk that has happened in the last 10 or so years. There has been
a lot of work done in the Asterisk core to better support newer
multi-stream video and WebRTC related technologies.  For those who are
interested, much of this will be covered in blog posts at
http://blogs.asterisk.org/ over the next month or two.

Typically, when a new major branch of Asterisk is created (13, 14,
15...), there are a few months of testing on the new branch that
occurs prior to release in order to find regressions and other issues
that may cause a first official release from the branch to be dead on
arrival for a significant number of users. With today's release of
15.0.0-beta1, this process has begun. Please feel free to start
testing this version of Asterisk in as many adverse environments as
possible. Any bugs should be reported on the Asterisk issue tracker at

As a side note, due to many of the core changes in the 15 branch that
have been made since Asterisk 14 was released, it has been decided
that Asterisk 15 will not be an LTS release. For those of you who are
not familiar with the differences between LTS versus standard
releases, you can find more information here [1].

Thanks to all the many Asterisk community members for providing so
much help and support to make Asterisk the great open source project
that it is.

P.S. Binary codecs and other modules distributed by Digium are not
immediately available for 15.0.0-beta1, but should be shortly.

Best wishes to all, and happy testing!

[1] https://wiki.asterisk.org/wiki/display/AST/Asterisk+Versions

Matthew Fredrickson
Digium, Inc. | Engineering Manager
445 Jan Davis Drive NW - Huntsville, AL 35806 - USA

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