[asterisk-users] Asterisk EOL Announcement

Matt Fredrickson creslin at digium.com
Wed Oct 25 09:45:27 CDT 2017

Dearly Beloved,

We have gathered here today to mourn the passing of a deeply regarded
branch of Asterisk - Asterisk 11.  As of today, it has officially
reached its end of life.  It was a good branch, having served 5 years
faithfully in the service of its users.  As far as history goes,
11.0.0 was born on November 28th 2012.  It had 1458 commits in its 5
year life, and some will try to use it even after its useful end of
life.  Now, mostly due to the fact that it is no longer with us,
Asterisk 11 will become one of the “great” releases of Asterisk,
joining the ranks of all the other “great” branches such as 1.0, 1.2,
1.4, 1.6, 1.8, and 10.  Please join with me now for a moment of
silence for it, as it passes to the great beyond.

In all seriousness, if you didn’t get the humor in the above message,
today is the day that Asterisk 11 officially goes end of life.  For
the last year, Asterisk 11 has been in security fix only mode, meaning
it stopped receive regular bug fixes a year ago, and has only received
security related fixes.  Today that all ends and not even security
fixes will going into that branch.  If you haven’t gotten off of it
yet, there is no better time than the present.

If you’re curious about the dates and times associated with life
cycles transitions on Asterisk branches, you can

Last of all, thanks to all of you who contribute to the Asterisk
project, whether it be bug reports, bug fixes, new feature
development, or helping other users by answering questions on the
mailing lists, forums, and other venues.  At the end of the day, it’s
the quality of the user and development community that make Asterisk
such a great project.

Best wishes.

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

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