Asterisk EOL Announcement

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Dearly Beloved,

We have gathered here today to mourn the passing of a deeply regarded branch of Asterisk – Asterisk 11. As of today, it has officially reached its end of life. It was a good branch, having served 5 years faithfully in the service of its users. As far as history goes,
11.0.0 was born on November 28th 2012. It had 1458 commits in its 5
year life, and some will try to use it even after its useful end of life. Now, mostly due to the fact that it is no longer with us, Asterisk 11 will become one of the “great” releases of Asterisk, joining the ranks of all the other “great” branches such as 1.0, 1.2,
1.4, 1.6, 1.8, and 10. Please join with me now for a moment of silence for it, as it passes to the great beyond.

In all seriousness, if you didn’t get the humor in the above message, today is the day that Asterisk 11 officially goes end of life. For the last year, Asterisk 11 has been in security fix only mode, meaning it stopped receive regular bug fixes a year ago, and has only received security related fixes. Today that all ends and not even security fixes will going into that branch. If you haven’t gotten off of it yet, there is no better time than the present.

If you’re curious about the dates and times associated with life cycles transitions on Asterisk branches, you can read more at

Last of all, thanks to all of you who contribute to the Asterisk project, whether it be bug reports, bug fixes, new feature development, or helping other users by answering questions on the mailing lists, forums, and other venues. At the end of the day, it’s the quality of the user and development community that make Asterisk such a great project.

Best wishes.

Matthew Fredrickson Digium, Inc. | Engineering Manager
445 Jan Davis Drive NW – Huntsville, AL 35806 – USA