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  • Well that’s disconcerting.

    I’ve been feeling that I’ve been remiss by not moving my 1.2 clients into
    1.6.

    I only have one 1.2 site that has issues. It processes about 15,000 calls
    a day and has a memory leak that affects voice quality after about
    2,000,000 calls — about every 4 months.

    This host runs a version of meetme I hacked up. The client needed custom
    ‘whispers’ played to their agent before a client joins the conference so
    the leak may be my fault.

  • I use mainly 1.2 with great success, mostly restarts are due to power outages.
    I recently started to upgrade to 1.4, so far so good. Too early to
    say, the longest running 1.4 is only 234 days. While I have had 900+
    days with 1.2

  • On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 12:58 PM, Douglas Mortensen http://www.voip-info.org/wiki/view/CallWeaver. I believe they
    forked somewhere in the 1.2 release. Many features ahead of Asterisk.

    Although I didn’t see anything on FreeSwitch stating anything anything about
    deadlocking, I know that was one of the main reasons for BKW, as seasoned
    asterisk developer and folks to start from scratch. That and the hybrid
    dual license in Asterisk.

    http://www.sofaswitch.org/docs/How%20does%20FreeSWITCH%20compare%20to%20Asterisk.pdf

    Read the whole piece. I know it isn’t Asterisk but BKW who contributed and
    I believe is still helping Asterisk

    Besides, I feel that FreeSwitch is the most stable.

    I like 1.2 so I went with Callweaver for many installations.

    Thanks,
    Steve Totaro

  • Based on the following URL, it seems that CallWeaver may not still be an active project??

    http://www.callweaver.org/blog/20

    From a security standpoint, I would usually expect it is safer to be with an active project, than a dead one. Otherwise who is going to patch vulnerabilities? Not me. I’m not a software developer.

    Doug Mortensen
    Network Consultant
    Impala Networks
    P: 505.327.7300
    .

    Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2011 11:11 PM

    1.2? 1.4? 1.6? 1.8?

    Thanks,

    Doug Mortensen
    Network Consultant
    Impala Networks Inc
    CCNA, MCSA, Security+, A+
    Linux+, Network+, Server+
    .
    http://www.impalanetworks.com
    P: (505) 327-7300
    F: (505) 327-7545

    Callweaver?   http://www.voip-info.org/wiki/view/CallWeaver.  I believe they forked somewhere in the 1.2 release.  Many features ahead of Asterisk.

    Although I didn’t see anything on FreeSwitch stating anything anything about deadlocking, I know that was one of the main reasons for BKW, as seasoned asterisk developer and folks to start from scratch.  That and the hybrid dual license in Asterisk.

    http://www.sofaswitch.org/docs/How%20does%20FreeSWITCH%20compare%20to%20Asterisk.pdf

    Read the whole piece.  I know it isn’t Asterisk but BKW who contributed and I believe is still helping Asterisk

    Besides, I feel that FreeSwitch is the most stable.

    I like 1.2 so I went with Callweaver for many installations.

    Thanks,
    Steve Totaro

  • Do you have the same ratio of deployments using 1.4 as you do with 1.2? What about 1.6 or 1.8? I simply question how accurate a comparison can be made when one is comparing 50 1.2 deployments to 5 1.4 deployments? I’m sure it says something, and I do appreciate the feedback.


    Doug Mortensen
    Network Consultant
    Impala Networks
    P: 505.327.7300
    .

  • 1.4 is the new flavor for my new deployments, but I definitely have
    more (way more, like 1:8) 1.2 systems in production.

    On Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 10:32 AM, Douglas Mortensen
    wrote:

  • 1.2 is not active either.

    Both are solid.

    I am loving SNOM phones and OpenVPN software. Only port(s) open is what I
    assign to OpenVPN.

    CallWeaver was way ahead of asterisk at the time but you are right it died.

    Generally, the newer, the worse. 1.2 was very solid except for a few
    strange things that could be worked around.

    Newer versions have are like Fedora Core (or FC X) you are just testing beta
    software for Digium’s commercial products.

    Thanks,
    Steve Totaro

    On Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 10:25 AM, Douglas Mortensen