Major changes between 1.4/1.6.1.8/10?

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On Tue, 7 Feb 2012 14:31:31 +0000, Steven Howes
wrote:
>The upgrade files may be more to your tastes than changes files.

Thanks. I downloaded and untarred asterisk-1.8.8.0.tar.gz, and it
looks like the UPGRADE*.txt files within tarballs are the closest
there is to knowing what major features were introduced in each
branch, so as to make an educated guess as to whether it’s worth
upgrading to a newer release/branch.

8 thoughts on - Major changes between 1.4/1.6.1.8/10?

  • No, unfortunately that’s not quite correct. The UPGRADE files list
    *important* changes that users need to know about because they are
    changes in behavior of existing functionality. New features, even really
    useful and widely anticipated ones, that don’t cause backwards
    compatibility issues are only listed in the CHANGES files. For example,
    the addition of T.38 gateway support in Asterisk 10 only appears in
    CHANGES, not UPGRADE, because if you don’t use it, it doesn’t affect you.

  • On Wed, 08 Feb 2012 15:58:43 -0600, “Kevin P. Fleming”
    wrote:

    Thanks for the tip. However, the CHANGES fille is just a dump of every
    single change that was made with each release, so it’s hard to tell
    why a user should upgrade to the next major release (eg. 1.6 to 1.8).

    Is there really no article on the web that sums up what the major
    changes were within the four active branches?

    I’m running 1.4 on a non-x86 platform, and before I spend time trying
    to cross-compile, I need to know 1) whether I really need to upgrade,
    and 2) if that’s the case, to which version.

    Thank you.

  • The CHANGES file is not just a dump. It is a manually created file that
    documents each feature addition. There is a ChangeLog file that is a dump
    of every single commit made to the source file.

    Richard

  • On Wed, 8 Feb 2012 18:17:46 -0800, Chad Wallace
    wrote:

    Thanks. It’s closer to what I was looking for. I’m just surprised that
    there’s no easy way to know what major features explain why Digium
    decides to create a new version/branch, which would make it easier to
    check if it’s worth upgrading.

  • On Thu, 9 Feb 2012 11:13:38 +0000, Steven Howes
    wrote:

    Because converting Asterisk to run on that non-x86 platform is quite
    some work, so I need to know what I’m missing by staying with a 1.4.x
    release.