Kamailio will be back on VoIP Users Conference, the edition scheduled for the 15th of November, 2013, starting at 17:00GMT. It is the time to give an update about what we have new in the upcoming major release, v4.1.0, which is around the corner, scheduled to be out slightly after mid of November.
There are loads of new features, including 10 new modules, among highlights:
prepaid system – credit control module
ephemeral authentication mechanism suitable for WebRTC sessions
embedded Java interpreter
SRTP encryption/decryption via rtpproxy-ng to connect WebRTC endpoints with classic SIP phones
consistent work on IMS extensions
gzip compress/decompress SIP message body (keep below UDP MTU/save bandwidth)
Its goal is to get a bunch of people that volunteer to do administration tasks for the project, such as:
helping with releases (e.g., patch backports, packaging, uploading files for download, etc)
doing sysadmin tasks for our servers (e.g., performing upgrades to wiki, web site, etc)
preparing technical decisions and doing them (e.g., what applications to use to make operations easier, cloning git repository to github, …)
From the devel meeting, so far we have Victor Seva, Fred Posner, Peter Dunkley and Olle Johansson. Existing people doing admin tasks will probably stay in (if they don’t opt out): me, Elena-Ramona Modroiu, Henning Westerholt (owner of devel.kamailio.org hardware), Jan Janak (owner of sip-router.org hardware), Jesus Rodriguez and Oriol Capsada (owners of kamailio.org hardware).
Requirements for candidates and other details:
volunteer to do the work, it is not a paid job
an existing record of activity within the project is a plus (e.g., developer, active mailing list member)
write to the mailing lists (e.g., sr-users[at]lists.sip-router.org) detailing where and how you can help
possibility to spend 1-4 hours a week for project administration (more is welcome, sometime is not necessary at all)
you will be listed as part of project administration on the website
get to interact more with the project and the nice guys around it
more spam – admin list address will be public and the list open so everyone can send in case of critical situations (content/archive will be kept private)
Note that we will try to build a group of an adequate size, thus not everyone willing to participate may get in (at least on the first phase). One criteria is to have skills that complement existing team knowledge.
The development for next major release of Kamailio, v4.1.0, has been frozen last midnight. No new features will be added for the next one month and a half. The focus now is to perform testing. We encourage all Kamailio administrators to help us test the coming 4.1 release!
If you want to see what is new, check the draft list at:
Kamailio SIP Server v4.0.4stable is out – a minor release including fixes in code and documentation since v4.0.0 – configuration file and database compatibility is preserved.
Kamailio (former OpenSER) v4.0.4 is based on the latest version of GIT branch 4.0, therefore those running previous 4.0.x versions are advised to upgrade. There is no change that has to be done to configuration file or database structure comparing with older v4.0.x.