The Asterisk Development Team has announced the fifth release candidate of
Asterisk 1.8.0. This release candidate is available for immediate download at
With all currently 1.8.0 blocker issues closed, Asterisk 1.8.0-rc5 is currently
scheduled to become the full release of Asterisk 1.8.0.
All interested users of Asterisk are encouraged to participate in the 1.8
testing process. Please report any issues found to the issue tracker,
https://issues.asterisk.org/. It is also very useful to see successful test
reports. Please post those to the asterisk-dev mailing list.
Asterisk 1.8 is the next major release series of Asterisk. It will be a Long
Term Support (LTS) release, similar to Asterisk 1.4. For more information about
support time lines for Asterisk releases, see the Asterisk versions page.
The release of Asterisk 1.8.0-rc5 was triggered by some last minute platform
compatibility IPv6 changes. In addition, the availability of the English sound
prompts with Australian accents has been added.
A full list of new features can be found in the CHANGES file.
For a full list of changes in the current release candidate, please see the
Thank you for your continued support of Asterisk!