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Friday, October 30, 2009

Kamailio v3.0.0-RC1

Kamailio v3.0.0-RC1 is out - first release candidate for a new major version ...

The tarball with sources of Kamailio 3.0.0 RC1 is available at:

http://www.kamailio.org/pub/kamailio/3.0.0-rc1/src/kamailio-3.0.0-rc1_src.tar.gz

Target of release candidate is to ease the usage and testing. It is a version with a huge set of new features and enhancements, the first one using the SIP Router core framework, thefore we focus on heavy testing.

There is also now a tutorial to guide the installation of Kamailio 3.0 branch from GIT repository:
http://www.kamailio.org/dokuwiki/doku.php/install:kamailio-3.0.x-from-git

Two wiki pages were created to collect what is new in Kamailio 3.0 and how to migrate to this version:

http://www.kamailio.org/dokuwiki/doku.php/features:new-in-3.0.x

http://www.kamailio.org/dokuwiki/doku.php/install:1.5.x-to-3.0.0

Both documents still need a lot of care since many new features are missing or are not detailed, and definitely update guidelines do not cover all changes. Anyone can contribute and that is very much appreciated.

As we keep hunting and fixing issues, improve documentation, I hope to get to full release Kamailio 3.0.0 very soon. Enjoy RC1 meanwhile and report any issue you find to sr-dev at lists.sip-router.org.

Install Kamailio 3.0.0 from GIT

Just published a new a tutorial to guide the installation of Kamailio 3.0.0 from GIT repository:
http://www.kamailio.org/dokuwiki/doku.php/install:kamailio-3.0.x-from-git

This is a wiki page, open for improvements to everybody.

Now it is the time of release candidate, with full 3.0.0 to be out soon, but the tutorial is going to be valid for all releases numbered 3.0.x

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Kamailio v1.5.3 Released

A new release in 1.5 series was published yesterday. Kamailio (OpenSER) 1.5.3 is based on the latest version of branch 1.5, including many fixes in code and documentation, therefore those running 1.5.0, 1.5.1 or 1.5.2 are advised to upgrade.

Source tarballs are available at:

http://www.kamailio.org/pub/kamailio/1.5.3/src/

Detailed changelog:

http://www.kamailio.org/pub/kamailio/1.5.3/ChangeLog

Download via SVN:

svn co https://openser.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/openser/branches/1.5 kamailio

Tag for this release can be browsed at:

http://openser.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/openser/tags/1.5.3/

Project site at SourceForge.net (still using old name):

http://sourceforge.net/projects/openser/

Binaries and packages will be uploaded at:

http://www.kamailio.org/pub/kamailio/1.5.3/

Modules' documentation:

http://www.kamailio.org/docs/modules/1.5.x/

What is new in 1.5.x release series is summarized in the announcement of v1.5.0:

http://www.kamailio.org/mos/view/Kamailio-OpenSER-v1.5.0-Release-Notes

Note: Kamailio is the new name of OpenSER project. First version under Kamailio name was 1.4.0. Older versions will continue to use OpenSER name. The source tree for current development version is hosted by SIP Router project, you can test it via:
http://sip-router.org/wiki/migration/kamailio-3.0-config

Next major release, Kamailio 3.0.0, with lot of new features and many improvements, is planned very soon, about the date of October 29, 2009.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Roadmap to Kamailio 3.0.0

I announced the plan to release Kamailio 3.0.0 next Wednesday or day after (October 28 or 29). With some delays, testing is going fine in my side, still some bits to be done, here is what I collected:
- taking in consideration $du updates in branch route
- import fixes from sr_3.0 branch
- complete core statistics and handling of drop reply

I believe is feasible, in the worse case we can package it at respective date and allow a bit more time for testing, but we unfreeze code and can go for new development. I encourage people to start writing migration documents.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

SIP Router Development Meeting 2009 - Overview

The event was organized by FhG Fokus Institute, the place where was written first line of code for SIP Express Router (SER) and implicit of Kamailio (OpenSER).

Going through hot topics and discussions, we tried to solve current issues and to set the direction of development for next year.
Meeting Agenda

* Release of sip-router
* Short name selection
* Conflict resolution
* SEMS Advertisement
* Project Infrastructure

Participants
* Ancuta Onofrei
* Dragos Vingarzan
* Jan Janak
* Andrei Pelinescu-Onciul
* Bogdan Pintea
* Stefan Sayer
* Jesus Rodriguez
* Henning Westerholt
* Daniel-Constantin Mierla
* Grzegorz Stanislawski
* Ramona-Elena Modroiu
* Marcus Gotzl
* Markus Hunger
* Jiri Kuthan
* Christian Kaiser
* Bogdan Harjoc

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Podscast: Suzanne and I about Kamailio and Open Source VoIP

The day before SIP Router Devel Meeting in Berlin, I had very interesting Skype discussion with Suzanne Bowen about the VoIP environment today and Kamailio SIP Server project.

We could have talked for hours, Suzanne is the best at catching any new breed in IP communication world. Before ending we planed to record a short podcast (well, instead of 10min we got 14min) trying to look at best of past year:
  • releases and development
  • Best Open Source Networking Software 2009 award by InfoWord
  • sip router project
  • upcoming Kamailio 3.0
You can find the potcast at:

http://www.didx.net/podcast/?p=episode&name=2009-10-01_miconda_2009oct1.mp3

Should you be interested in learning how you can use Kamailio SIP server to build scalable and cost effective SIP/VoIP solutions, consider attending the Kamailio Masterclass, a professional training program taking place in Berlin, Germany, Nov 9-13, 2009, more details at:

http://www.asipto.com/index.php/sip-router-masterclass/

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Astricon 2009

Astricon 2009, the annual Asterisk conference, takes place in Glendale, AZ, October 13-15.

Saúl Ibarra has a talk "Asterisk, Instant Messaging and Presence: how?", touching the topic of integrating Asterisk and Kamailio (OpenSER) to get SIMPLE presence. A session that is worth to attend and discuss about with Saúl.

He is very active in IP communication and Kamailio world, with interests in SIP and virtualization, involved in SIPdoc.net project, developer of YASS and blogger.