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DAHDI-Linux And DAHDI-Tools 2.6.3-rc1 Now Available

The Asterisk Development Team has announced the first release candidate of:
DAHDI-Linux-2.6.3-rc1
DAHDI-Tools-2.6.3-rc1
dahdi-linux-complete-2.6.3-rc1+2.6.3-rc1

This beta release is available for immediate download at:
http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/telephony/dahdi-linux http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/telephony/dahdi-tools http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/telephony/dahdi-linux-complete

- Fixes compile issue with dahdi-tools in Fedora 17
– Fixes compile issue with dahdi-linux when building OSLEC from the kernel source

Issues closed in this release:
DAHTOOL-60
DAHLIN-317

Shortlog of changes since v2.6.2:
Russ Meyerriecks (1):
Kbuild: Fix OSLEC build error

Shaun Ruffell (1):
build_tools/make_version: Only strip ‘v’ if followed by a digit.


The diffstat from the v2.6.2 release:
build_tools/make_version | 2 +-
drivers/dahdi/Kbuild | 2 +-
2 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)


For a full list of changes in these releases, please see the shortlog at:

http://git.asterisk.org/gitweb/?p

New Release: MariaDB, MySQL alternative

The MariaDB project has announced the availability of MariaDB 5.3.3-rc, the first Release Candidate release in the 5.3 series. Several optimization features introduced in MariaDB 5.3 have been thoroughly tested, and switched on by default in 5.3.3.

Performance changes that has been worked:

  • Subquery materialization (materialization=on)
  • Semi-join optimizations (semijoin=on,firstmatch=on,loosescan=on)
  • Derived table optimization (derived_merge=on,derived_with_keys=on -Documentation is being worked on-),
  • Index Condition Pushdown (index_condition_pushdown=on)
  • Nested loop join will use its Block-based variant more aggressively
  • Block-based join for OUTER JOINs (outer_join_with_cache=on)
  • Block-based join for semi-joins (semijoin_with_cache=on)
  • Linked join buffers (more aggressive buffering of multi-way joins) (@@join_cache_level==2)

Also, DISTINCT and GROUP BY clauses are now removed from subqueries when possible. This allows for more efficient query plans. (backported from MySQL 5.6)

About the changes related to usability:

EXPLAIN  output has been improved in MariaDB 5.3.3 to be easier to understand:

  • The select_type column now shows MATERIALIZED for subqueries that are executed with Materialization (it used to show SUBQUERY, which made it hard to distinguish¬† materialized subqueries from other kinds subqueries).
  • For a Duplicate Elimination strategy, Start temporary is now shown at the first table from the subquery.

For a list of changes, about MariaDB 5.3, please read the following link:

Enjoy MariaDB!

Asterisk 10.0.0-rc1 Now Available

The Asterisk Development Team is pleased to announce the first release candidate of Asterisk 10.0.0. This release candidate is available for immediate download at http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/telephony/asterisk/

All Asterisk users are encouraged to participate in the Asterisk 10 testing process. Please report any issues found to the issue tracker,
https://issues.asterisk.org/jira. It is also very useful to see successful test reports. Please post those to the asterisk-dev mailing list.

All Asterisk users are invited to participate in the #asterisk-testing channel on IRC to work together in testing the many parts of Asterisk.

Asterisk 10 is the next major release series of Asterisk. It will be a Standard support release, similar to Asterisk 1.6.2. For more
information about support time lines for Asterisk releases, see the Asterisk versions page: https://wiki.asterisk.org/wiki/display/AST/Asterisk+Versions

A short list of features includes:

* T.38 gateway functionality has been added to res_fax.
* Protocol independent out-of-call messaging support. Text messages not associated with an active call can now be routed through the Asterisk
dialplan. SIP and XMPP are supported so far.
* New highly optimized and customizable ConfBridge application capable of mixing audio at sample rates ranging from 8kHz-192kHz (More information available at https://wiki.asterisk.org/wiki/display/AST/ConfBridge+10 )
* Addition of video_mode option in confbridge.conf to provide basic video conferencing in the ConfBridge() dialplan application.
* Support for defining hints has been added to pbx_lua.
* Replacement of Berkeley DB with SQLite for the Asterisk Database (AstDB).
* Much, much more!

A full list of new features can be found in the CHANGES file.

http://svnview.digium.com/svn/asterisk/branches/10/CHANGES

For a full list of changes in the current release, please see the ChangeLog:

http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/telephony/asterisk/releases/ChangeLog-10.0.0-rc1

Thank you for your continued support of Asterisk!

Asterisk 1.8.1-rc1 Now Available

The Asterisk Development Team has announced the first release candidate of
Asterisk 1.8.1. This release candidate is available for immediate download at
http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/telephony/asterisk/

The release of Asterisk 1.8.1-rc1 resolves several issues reported by the
community and would have not been possible without your participation.
Thank you!

The following is a sample of the issues resolved in this release:

* Fix issue when using directmedia. Asterisk needs to limit the codecs offered
to just the ones that both sides recognize, otherwise they may end up sending
audio that the other side doesn’t understand.
(Closes issue #17403. Reported, patched by one47. Tested by one47, falves11)

* Resolve issue where Party A in an analog 3-way call would continue to hear
ringback after party C answers.
(Patched by rmudgett)

* Fix playback failure when using IAX with the timerfd module.
(Closes issue #18110. Reported, tested by tpanton. Patched by jpeeler)

* Fix problem with qualify option packets for realtime peers never stopping.
The option packets not only never stopped, but if a realtime peer was not in
the peer list multiple options dialogs could accumulate over time.
(Closes issue #16382. Reported by lftsy. Tested by zerohalo. Patched by
jpeeler)

* Fix issue where it is possible to crash Asterisk by feeding the curl engine
invalid data.
(Closes issue #18161. Reported by wdoekes. Patched by tilghman)

For a full list of changes in this release candidate, please see the ChangeLog:

http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/telephony/asterisk/ChangeLog-1.8.1-rc1

Thank you for your continued support of Asterisk!