Ok, so I am really behind! I missed this one. There is a new mailing list for Asterisk App Development. Matt Jordan wrote a post about it:
Hey all -
After much discussion at AstriCon, it became clear that the Asterisk project could use a mailing list dedicated specifically to application development. This new mailing list should be used specifically for discussions regarding the development of applications using AMI, AGI, or ARI - or any other interface exposed by Asterisk in the future. Today, we're pleased to announce the asterisk-app-dev mailing list, now available on lists.digium.com:
This new list is not a replacement for asterisk-dev or asterisk-users. The asterisk-dev list should continue to be used for discussions regarding development directly in the Asterisk project itself or the Asterisk Test Suite. The asterisk-users list should continue to be used for discussions regarding deployment and usage of Asterisk itself. As we expect the amount of questions and discussions regarding application development and API usage to grow, it makes sense to provide a dedicated forum for those discussions outside of -users and -dev, and this new mailing list serves that purpose.
Of course, there's bound to be some cross-over between mailing lists, and sometimes it might not be clear where to post your question. As always, please do not cross post between lists. If your question on asterisk-app-dev is more appropriate for asterisk-users or asterisk-dev, someone will kindly ask you to direct your question to the other mailing lists, where a wider audience may be available to assist you.
Thanks - and we all look forward to lots of productive discussions on the new mailing list about building applications that use Asterisk as their communications engine!
Digium, Inc. | Engineering Manager
Aldo Bergamini has posted details of four new iOS apps for Asterisk:
Four newly released applications are available in the Apple App Store to drive your customer's Asterisk PBX. iBat Pro, iBat User, iBat Access and the free iBat Setup run on any IOS device, see more at: http://www.pxc.biz.
They cover a wide range of basic needs, always making it easy for users to do what they need:
to act as their convenient 'BLF sidecar' to originate calls: without limits to the number of targeted extensions.
to let the user get the called party's phone number from the iPhone's contact list, choose the outgoing line and originate calls with ease from his/her Asterisk extension
to keep track of calls originated to an external destination (a quick way to keep a lively one touch phone numbers list)
to monitor their own extension, even when away from the desk
to monitor a centrally managed, per user defined list of extensions, with far more information about the state than a colored LED
they offer a clean and simple call transfer interface, far beyond what even the most advanced phones can do - perform a transfer to external destinations choosing the outgoing line in a flash
Further, both iBat Pro as well as iBat User offer a mix of advanced ways to originate calls:
The Operator Access function lets users bypass the PBX operator to get connected to any Asterisk extension, saving time and with ease of knowing when to call (the allowed extensions state is displayed in real time, thus avoiding to call somebody who's already on the phone). [iBat Pro] [iBat User]
The BLF Callback function acts as the Operator Access, but lets Asterisk call the user's iPhone, as opposed to the automated call from the iPhone to any phone line served by Asterisk. [iBat Pro]
Again iBat Pro offers a way ('Callback Dialer') to place double originated calls to any external destination; Asterisk thus bridges the connection to the iPhone on one line to the destination over a second channel. This can be used for many purposes (from keeping the user's mobile phone number private, to saving money using convenient operators from the PBX).
Finally the purposely inexpensive iBat Access app makes the Operator Access functionality available to external calling partners, people not directly served by Asterisk (they have no extension, but do just call the PBX from the public network). This is a way to bring preferred business partners closer to a company, by letting them see when the desidered callee is available and thus getting a quick connection bypassing the operator with ease from their iPhone.
*** THIS RC FIXES CENTOS 6.5 "PDE_DATA" build issue ***
In version 2.8 we have introduced two new drivers:
wcte43x - For Digium's new line of 2/4 span T1/E1 cards
wcaxx - For Digium's new line of analog fxs/fxo cards
We introduced a common library called "wcxb" which ties the previous two drivers, plus the recently introduced wcte13xp driver, together into one common base.
dahdi-linux-complete tarballs now include all firmware necessary to build without an internet connection.
Shortlog of changes since v184.108.40.206:
Oron Peled (16):
xpp: Serialize dahdi registration
xpp: refactor FXS ring settings
xpp: FXS: ring/mwi settings: a sysfs interface
xpp: ring/mwi settings: add to FXS init script
add a 'location' attribute to sysfs (dahdi_device):
dahdi: add "tools_rootdir" module parameter
Also send DAHDI_TOOLS_ROOTDIR with device events
live_dahdi: load "dahdi" with tools_rootdir=$DESTDIR
remove udev rules: moved to dahdi-tools
sysfs: create symlink "ddev" to device of span
dahdi: Rename span 'master' as 'master_span'
Rename "pinned spans" to "assigned spans"
xpp: automatic dahdi_registration by default
sysfs: new driver attribute: master_span
Makefile: new 'make-dist' target
Russ Meyerriecks (3):
wcte13xp: Migrate to wcxb library
wcte13xp: Hold framer in reset to stop xmit on modprobe -r
wcte13xp: Improve maintenance functions and error counters
Shaun Ruffell (28):
dahdi_config: Remove unused NO_DCDC definition.
dahdi: Clear DAHDI_ALARM_NOTOPEN when spans are re-initialized.
dahdi: Fix placement of '/' in output of /proc/dahdi/x
dahdi: Work around missing KBUILD_MODNAME
dahdi: Backport try_wait_for_completion() and list_first_entry()
wct4xxp: Print warning in dmesg if span priority is not set correctly.
wct4xxp: Fix bipolar error insertion test mode.
wct4xxp: VPM companding switch print is now debug only.
wct4xxp: If linemode changed via sysfs, reset the complete part.
wct4xxp, wcte13xp: Move the octasic DSP code into separate module.
wcaxx: New driver for A4A/A4B/A8A/A8B analog cards.
wcaxx: Update A4B firmware to version 0b0017
wcxb: Update the firmware meta block during flash update.
wcte43x: Do not grab reglock in handle_transmit/handle_receive.
wcte43x: Remove 'dcxo' debug attribute.
oct612x: Make dependent on dahdi.ko
dahdi_dynamic: Create a span type for dynamic spans.
wcaxx: Use startup/shutdown callbacks to protect access to channel registers.
wctdm24xxp: Remove assigned callback.
dahdi: Remove "ddev" symlink before unregistering the span device.
dahdi: CentOS 6.5 backported PDE_DATA definition.
wcxb: is_pcie -> pci_is_pcie()
wcxb: Do not access cur_transfer/cur_msg outside of lock.
wcaxx: Add extra dummy read when checking for single fxs modules.
wcte43x: Update firmware to version e0017.
dahdi: Replace drv_attr with drv_groups on kernels > 3.12.
Revert "wcaxx: Use startup/shutdown callbacks to protect access to channel registers."
dahdi: Fix previous CentOS 6.5 commit.
Shaun RuffellL (1):
wcaxx: Remove some left over debugging trace statements.
Tzafrir Cohen (6):
xpp: Firmware for Astribanks 2.02
xpp: Firmware for Astribanks 2.02: Makefile
xpp: USB_FW.202.hex: provide as a symlink
xpp: mark an AB as failed if it gives bad desc
xpp: Fail loading if no module on first slot
Ignore some more firmware files
Wendell Thompson (2):
wcte13xp: Use interrupts for Falc alarms and signaling
wcte43x: Add driver for TE435/TE235 digital cards.
Asterisk 11.0.0-beta1 Now Available August 11, 2012 Average Vote: 10
The Asterisk Development Team is pleased to announce the first beta release of Asterisk 11.0.0 (the first Long Term Support release since 1.8).
oFono 1.0 has been released November 10, 2011 Average Vote: 10
Steve Totaro has forwarded details of the latest release of a project called oFono.
Discount for Astricon 2012 August 31, 2012 Average Vote: 10
Astricon 2012 is rapidly approaching and will be held in Atlanta between October 23 and 25. The Daily Asterisk News has secured a 20% discount on all tickets if you use the discount code.
Asterisk 10.0.0-rc1 Now Available November 11, 2011 Average Vote: 10
The Asterisk Development Team is pleased to announce the first release candidate of Asterisk 10.0.0.
New SIP channel driver project page November 23, 2012 Average Vote: 10
Mark Michelson has posted details of a wiki page that has been created to guide the development of a new SIP channel driver for Asterisk.
Asterisk and Google August 26, 2011 Average Vote: 10
Malcolm Davenport has posted a request on behalf of Digium for someone to help maintain the Google channel driver when Google makes changes.
espeak module for Asterisk August 22, 2011 Average Vote: 10
Lefteris Zafiris has posted details of a new version of the app_espeak application for Asterisk - another speech synthesizer.