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I am currently running Asterisk 1.4.8 and have been for quite a while, it
has served me well.

Getting ready to build a new box to replace the existing installation of
Asterisk.

My primary use of the Asterisk box is run queues. I am sure the queue
features and functionality have been updated, expanded since 1.4.8 and I am
wondering what version of Ast you guys would recommend. Looking for the
best version in terms of queue features, functionality.

Also, an OS recommendation would be great. Been running on CentOS forever
and no reason to want to change. Just looking for the best version of
CentOS to run the best/stable version of Asterisk on.

To be clear:

Recommended:

Asterisk Version:
OS & Version:

I am even thinking about using AsteriskNow, don’t need the FreePBX but I
have worked with it before and it used to be possible to still do custom
stuff and co-exist with FreePBX. I like having FreePBX available for the
simple stuff so it’s not a bad thing if it’s there. Does it have an
intergrated web server that I could run a lightweight control panel on?
That would be another plus.

Thanks in advance for any help, been out of touch for a while. I will be
doing my research and lots of reading over the next few days but thought it
couldn’t hurt to see what the general consensus is on these topics.

7 thoughts on - Recommendations

  • If you put a gun to my head I would say to stay with Centos 5 and either
    1.4.42 or 10.0.0-rc2. 10.0.0-rc2 removes a “feature” that was killing me in
    1.4, but if you aren’t doing IVR stuff, you can stay with what you know.
    Another thing to consider though; 1.4.8 is prior to the Zaptel-to-Dahdi
    conversion so that might cause you some “joy”.

    [mailto:asterisk-users-bounces@lists.digium.com] On Behalf Of Todd Routhier
    Sent: Monday, November 28, 2011 2:31 PM

    I am currently running Asterisk 1.4.8 and have been for quite a while, it
    has served me well.

    Getting ready to build a new box to replace the existing installation of
    Asterisk.

    My primary use of the Asterisk box is run queues. I am sure the queue
    features and functionality have been updated, expanded since 1.4.8 and I am
    wondering what version of Ast you guys would recommend. Looking for the best
    version in terms of queue features, functionality.

    Also, an OS recommendation would be great. Been running on CentOS forever
    and no reason to want to change. Just looking for the best version of CentOS
    to run the best/stable version of Asterisk on.

    To be clear:

    Recommended:

    Asterisk Version:

    OS & Version:

    I am even thinking about using AsteriskNow, don’t need the FreePBX but I
    have worked with it before and it used to be possible to still do custom
    stuff and co-exist with FreePBX. I like having FreePBX available for the
    simple stuff so it’s not a bad thing if it’s there. Does it have an
    intergrated web server that I could run a lightweight control panel on? That
    would be another plus.

    Thanks in advance for any help, been out of touch for a while. I will be
    doing my research and lots of reading over the next few days but thought it
    couldn’t hurt to see what the general consensus is on these topics.

  • Hmmm, so then nothing really major in regards to Queues has changed since
    the version I am using 1.4.8?

    You are actually recommending an older version than I am using?

    In regards to CentOS 5 then say 5.3 should be fine?

    I usually build from source but I am thinking about just installing CentOS
    5.3 and installing it from YUM but I will have to see what version that
    installs.

    Any good or bad things to say about using AsteriskNow?

  • 1.4.42 is newer than 1.4.8.

    [mailto:asterisk-users-bounces@lists.digium.com] On Behalf Of Todd Routhier
    Sent: Monday, November 28, 2011 4:49 PM

    Hmmm, so then nothing really major in regards to Queues has changed since
    the version I am using 1.4.8?

    You are actually recommending an older version than I am using?

    In regards to CentOS 5 then say 5.3 should be fine?

    I usually build from source but I am thinking about just installing CentOS
    5.3 and installing it from YUM but I will have to see what version that
    installs.

    Any good or bad things to say about using AsteriskNow?

    App_read hangs up the call if an error is encountered in 1.4 (really
    annoying as I don’t want my user to have to enter 2 or more times). This
    behavior was resolved in 10.0.

    [mailto:asterisk-users-bounces@lists.digium.com] On Behalf Of john Millican
    Sent: Monday, November 28, 2011 3:11 PM

    If you put a gun to my head I would say to stay with Centos 5 and either
    1.4.42 or 10.0.0-rc2. 10.0.0-rc2 removes a “feature” that was killing me in
    1.4, but if you aren’t doing IVR stuff, you can stay with what you know.
    Another thing to consider though; 1.4.8 is prior to the Zaptel-to-Dahdi
    conversion so that might cause you some “joy”.

    [mailto:asterisk-users-bounces@lists.digium.com] On Behalf Of Todd Routhier
    Sent: Monday, November 28, 2011 2:31 PM

    I am currently running Asterisk 1.4.8 and have been for quite a while, it
    has served me well.

    Getting ready to build a new box to replace the existing installation of
    Asterisk.

    My primary use of the Asterisk box is run queues. I am sure the queue
    features and functionality have been updated, expanded since 1.4.8 and I am
    wondering what version of Ast you guys would recommend. Looking for the best
    version in terms of queue features, functionality.

    Also, an OS recommendation would be great. Been running on CentOS forever
    and no reason to want to change. Just looking for the best version of CentOS
    to run the best/stable version of Asterisk on.

    To be clear:

    Recommended:

    Asterisk Version:

    OS & Version:

    I am even thinking about using AsteriskNow, don’t need the FreePBX but I
    have worked with it before and it used to be possible to still do custom
    stuff and co-exist with FreePBX. I like having FreePBX available for the
    simple stuff so it’s not a bad thing if it’s there. Does it have an
    intergrated web server that I could run a lightweight control panel on? That
    would be another plus.

    Thanks in advance for any help, been out of touch for a while. I will be
    doing my research and lots of reading over the next few days but thought it
    couldn’t hurt to see what the general consensus is on these topics.

    Danny,
    Can you expand on what “feature” 10.0.0-rc2 removed that was causing you
    problems with IVR? I am starting to undertake some major IVR scripting so
    am rather curious.
    Thanks,
    JohnM

  • Danny,

    Thanks for your help.

    OK, guess I got confused by the fact that 8 comes after 4.

    Maybe I missed something in the version number or maybe I am just, well,
    lacking sleep.

    When did the version numbers start going backwards?

    By the way, I hope I am not top posting but Gmail is a little whacky,
    trying to get use to it.

  • 8 comes before 42.


    Doug Mortensen
    Network Consultant
    Impala Networks
    P: 505.327.7300
    .

    Sent: Monday, November 28, 2011 3:55 PM

    Danny,

    Thanks for your help.

    OK, guess I got confused by the fact that 8 comes after 4.

    Maybe I missed something in the version number or maybe I am just, well, lacking sleep.

    When did the version numbers start going backwards?

    By the way, I hope I am not top posting but Gmail is a little whacky, trying to get use to it.

  • OK, so yeah.. Lack of sleep.

    I think my brain just kept seeing 4.2 instead of 42.

    Thanks for the clarification.

    Man do I feel like a bozo now.