July 22, 2008

Announcing AstriDevCon 2008

On September 26-28 in Glendale, Arizona, a group of Asterisk developers will be getting together for three days of hacking, coding, testing, designing and otherwise beating on the Asterisk code base.
 
The event will be hosted at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel and Spa immediately following AstriCon 2008 and will be low-key and open only to serious developers and contributors. We are expecting to keep the attendance to 50 people or less, including many members of the Digium Asterisk development team (currently around 15 people).

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March 07, 2008

Asterisk Voicemail for Apple iPhone

The project Asterisk Voicemail for iPhone might be interesting for all owners of iPhone and users of PBX Asterisk. It allows to list messages, listen to messages, display caller-id information, delete messages, move messages, return calls and change voicemail settings all from your iPhone.

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October 17, 2007

Asterisk 1.6 Release Management Proposal

 
 
Greetings,

A few weeks ago, I proposed to this list that we create a new release series that is managed with a short release cycle to introduce smaller sets of new features.  I also wanted to increase the emphasis that we put on testing new sets of functionality for potential regressions.

The feedback on this list was positive, as was all of the feedback I have received directly.  I spoke to people about this a lot at Astricon, and received no negative feedback.

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June 11, 2007

AstriDevCon 2007 Summary

First, I'd like to thank everyone who participated in AstriDevCon 2007; the event was definitely a success!

We spent a great deal of time in architectural and planning discussions, and the results of those discussions will be posted here by various people over the next week or two. We also got some nice presentations on various Asterisk and Asterisk-related projects, and in addition Tom Cross from IBM ISS spent 90 minutes talking about how we can do a better job writing code and designing Asterisk to avoid security vulnerabilities.

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March 03, 2007

Asterisk PBX 1.4.1 Released

The Asterisk and Zaptel development teams have released Asterisk 1.4.1.

This release contains a very large number of bug fixes, including a fix for the recently discovered security vulnerability.

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February 09, 2007

Asterisk 1.2.15 Released!

The Asterisk Development Team is pleased to announce the release of Asterisk 1.2.15.

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Zaptel 1.2.13 released!

The Asterisk Development Team is pleased to announce the release of Zaptel 1.2.13.

This release contains a large number of bug fixes, an important performance improvement for most Digium cards, and support for new Digium hardware and some significant improvements in the XPP driver for Xorcom's Astribank hardware.

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January 31, 2007

Adtran Execs Defect To Digium, Plan Channel Push

Note:   This should help their management team and hardware support and integration.  Now we need some high profile security and data backup execs :P 
 
Open Source VoIP vendor Digium on Tuesday named a new CEO and a new vice president of worldwide sales, bringing on two former Adtran executives to fill the roles. Danny Windham, former president, COO and director of networking vendor Adtran, is joining Digium as its chief executive. Huntsville, Ala.-based Digium is the creator and primary developer of the Asterisk open-source VoIP platform.

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January 03, 2007

Planning for AstriDevCon USA 2007

Note:  Kevin Fleming posted this update about the Asterisk developer conference on the list. 
 
We have an offer to host another developer's conference, just like the one we did in Pisa last year. This time it will be held in Atlanta, so the developers in North America will have an easier time getting there :-) The earliest we can get access to the facility is approximately May 10th; if we do what we did last year, we'll be there for four full days. The facility will be centrally located, with easy access (on foot) to shopping, restaurants, the Georgia Aquarium, etc.

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December 16, 2006

IAX 128 bit encryption in Asterisk

Note:  FYI 
 
As of asterisk version 1.2.4 (maybe before) there is a rather undocumented channel encryption feature included in chan_iax2. After successful authentication the whole channel including control data and voice data is encrypted with AES128.
 

December 06, 2006

Asterisk Summary - TLS support for HTTP, AMI and more

Note: Luigi Rizzo posted this on the Asterisk Dev list.  Some of our readers should get some value out of this.

A few days ago i asked about certificate negotiation in asterisk.

On a related topic, i have been thinking for a while on how to provide TLS support for HTTP, AMI and more services within asterisk, keeping in mind the current state of affairs, the feedback i received on the above request, and with the goal of minimizing changes to the current code base.  I think I am at a stage where i have no more ideas, so attached you find:

- a description of the current situation with respect to the implementation of TLS support for HTTP and AMI;
- a workplan on how to add TLS support to AMI,
- general considerations on how to provide TLS TCP sockets.

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ChanSkype 1.2.6 Released

Hi folks, just to let you know that a new ChanSkype release is available at:

www.chanskype.com

This release has better startup handling and fully supports DTMF - either inbound or outbound your Asterisk box.

Best regards,

Paulo Mannheimer
The ChanSkype team

November 16, 2006

Asterisk 1.4 GUI Screenshots

I just installed the brand new Asterisk GUI framework on my personal Asterisk machine. Here are a few screenshots as a quick preview.

svn checkout: http://svn.digium.com/svn/asterisk-gui/trunk asterisk-gui

Using this interface will require Asterisk 1.4.

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Click Here for more Info

 

November 10, 2006

Asterisk Development :: Staying busy, please have patience

Note: A message from Ollie 

Friends,

The focus among the core developer team now is: FIXING BUGS! We need to focus on fixing all bug reports for 1.2 and 1.4 to get 1.4 out. Please have some patience with us if we don't respond directly to proposals for new things, review your cool patches for future addition or comment on your proposal to make Asterisk 200% more effective by moving one line of code. The focus has to be on the bug tracker and the issues we have in the current beta.

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Zaptel 1.2.11 released for Asterisk

The Asterisk Development Team is pleased to announce the release of version 1.2.11 of Zaptel. This release includes a small number of fixes, primarily to support recently updated hardware products from Digium. It also contains a very large XPP driver update from Xorcom for their Zaptel-compatible products.
 
Thanks for supporting Asterisk and Zaptel!

November 06, 2006

Experiment: Effect on Speed of Asterisk Priority Engine by Large Dialplans


Note:
  Steve Murphy posted this to the list and I found it interesting.
 
First, terminology. When I say context, I am speaking in terms of the extensions.conf file. A Context is a container for a set of Extensions, which in turn are containers of Priorities. Extensions have a "name", which can consist of a simple pattern. An individual Priority usually consists of an application call, eg. VoicemailMain().

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October 24, 2006

chan_celliax for Managing Cellphones via Asterisk - First Release

I'm pleased to announce that chan_celliax has been released as pre-Beta tuesday Oct 24th, in concomitance with the Asterisk Developer's Summit at Astricon Dallas.

chan_celliax is a new channel for Asterisk that manages cellphones through a Celliax adapter, composed by a datacable (for commands) and an audiocable (for the voice) interfacing the computer soundcard.  It manages cellphones using both the AT (most phones) and the FBUS2
(Nokia proprietary) command set.

chan_celliax is also capable of making and receiving Skype calls, and has an app like app_directory that let you choose which one of your Skype contacts you want to call.

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Astricon 2006: Developers Summit Conference Call (In Progress)

Note: I am tuned in currently and they are discussing some good stuff.  Tune In.

If you want to listen into the Developers Summit meeting at Astricon you can call or .

Jeremy McNamara
 

October 23, 2006

Astricon: Developer Summit Topics

Greetings and Salutations Folks!

As you all probably know we are having a Developer Summit at Astricon on  the fast approaching Tuesday of next week. Participants have been chosen for the "speaking table" part of it and if you are curious about who those people are their names are listed at  http://www.asterisk.org/developers/astriconusa2006devsummit. While it  may seem like a small group this will work to our advantage and should  allow us to focus more on what we want to discuss.

Onto the real reason for this email though... what topics would you like  to see discussed? It's a simple question with many answers and I'll let the thread blossom with responses :)

--
Joshua Colp
Software Developer
Digium, Inc.

Astricon 2006: Developer Summit Topics

Greetings and Salutations Folks!

As you all probably know we are having a Developer Summit at Astricon on  the fast approaching Tuesday of next week. Participants have been chosen for the "speaking table" part of it and if you are curious about who those people are their names are listed at  http://www.asterisk.org/developers/astriconusa2006devsummit. While it  may seem like a small group this will work to our advantage and should  allow us to focus more on what we want to discuss.

Onto the real reason for this email though... what topics would you like  to see discussed? It's a simple question with many answers and I'll let the thread blossom with responses :)

--
Joshua Colp
Software Developer
Digium, Inc.

October 16, 2006

Asterisk <-> Live Communications Server Integration

Hi All,

We are getting ready to release our Call Control Gateway application which allows for both remote phone control and PC to phone integration between LCS and an Asterisk PBX. The gateway is scheduled to be released in the beginning of Nov. Currently we are looking for Beta Testers that are interested in this solution. More information on the product, along with the Beta Application can be found on our website at:

http://www.m-networks.net/uccg/


William Mandra
M-Networks

Astricon 2006: Serious Asterisk Testing

Note:  Thank You Jeremy 
 
I have been given access to a Spirent Abacus for the duration of Astricon. I intend to put this box to good usage for the benefit of Asterisk. Along with the Abacus, I intend to bring a couple/few mini-itx and embedded platforms, so we can easily load Asterisk down and still acquire debug information others will need to solve any problems.
 
I am attempting to acquire a couple higher end machines (dual xeon or perhaps a dual, dual-core system), for some serious high-load testing, but I may not be able to acquire the appropriate hardware in time. If anyone already has any higher-end machine(s) they can let us abuse for Astricon, let me know and I will ensure proper credit is given.

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AstriConVideo ! Paris Nov 20-22! Book your calendar!

Friends in the Asterisk Video Task Force (and other developers on asterisk-dev), time to register for the Asterisk Video Task Force Meeting - November 20-22 in Paris ! The meeting will be hosted by INRIA, the French national institute for research in science and computing. Philippe Sultan at Inria is our host, as well as an active contributor to Asterisk.

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September 11, 2006

PIKA Technologies Connects Skype to Asterisk Open Source PBX

Note: Nice to see another third party application to connect your Asterisk PBX to your Skype account. 
 
PIKA Technologies today announced the upcoming release of a new addition to the PIKA Connect product line.  The second generation PIKA Connect for Asterisk is a channel driver for the popular open source Linux-based Asterisk PBX, enabling connectivity to Skype.

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September 07, 2006

Digium's response to posting of G.729 and G.723 source code

On September 4, 2006 an anonymous poster sent a message to these mailing lists containing a link to a package of source code claiming that it was "Digium's G.729 and G.723 codecs".

Response: As far as we can tell, that statement was not accurate.  While the code posted appears to contain some of the same functionality as the G.729 modules we use, it is not the code used to produce our G.729 binary codec modules, and we do not offer a G.723 binary codec module at all.

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