This year’s event will again feature three dedicated tracks consisting of tutorials and interactive workshops on the first day, namely:
Multi-access Network Technologies in 5G-Ready Networks
5G Edge and Core Software Networks and Emerging 5G Applications
Network Virtualization and Network Slicing for 5G-Ready Networks
The second day features a full-day conference uniting these topics under one umbrella „The 5G Reality Check: 5G-Ready Applications and Technological Enablers for 5G Implementation“.
Daniel-Constantin Mierla, co-founder Kamailio project, will participate to the event, being part of the panel “Practical Experiences in Moving to NFV Infrastructures and Open Challenges” during the first day. The agenda of the two days is available at:
Fraunhofer Fokus is the place where Kamailio Project was started back in 2001 (as SIP Express Route, aka SER), a research institute in next generation communication technologies. If you want to learn about what’s going to happen next in RTC, this is a must attend event.
Besides using it in research projects, Fraunhofer Fokus Institute keeps close to Kamailio project, hosting and co-organizing all the editions so far of Kamailio World Conference.
Kamailio SIP Server v5.0.4stable is out – a minor release including fixes in code and documentation since v5.0.3. The configuration file and database schema compatibility is preserved, which means you don’t have to change anything to update.
Kamailio v5.0.4 is based on the latest version of GIT branch 5.0. We recommend those running previous 5.0.x or older versions to upgrade. There is no change that has to be done to configuration file or database structure comparing with the previous release of the v5.0 branch.
The 2017 edition of AstriCon was very intense, or at least it was for me (Daniel-Constantin Mierla, Asipto) and the Kamailio presence at the event. Three days without any time to rest!
Before summarising the event from personal perspective, I want to give credits to the people that helped at Kamailio booth and around. Big thanks to Fred Posner (The Palner Group, LOD), he did the heavy lifting on all booth logistics, from preparing required things in advance, setting up the space, banners and rollups, stickers, a.s.o. Of course, Yeni from DreamDayCakes baked again the famous Kamailio and Asterisk cookies, very delicious bits that people could taste at our booth.
Carsten Bock from NG-Voice was there with his Kamailio-VoLTE demos and devices. Torrey Searle’s giveaways from Voxbone were very popular again. Alex Balashov from Evariste Systems ensured that anyone in doubt understands properly the role of Kamailio in a VoIP network and the benefits of using it along with PBX systems. Joran Vinzens from Sipgate completed our team, being around as we needed.
It was a great time to catch up with many friends, VoIP projects and companies in the expo area, sharing the space with Dan Bogos from CGRateS project, chatting with the guys from Obihai, IssabelPBX, FreeSwitch, Janus WebRTC Gateway, Simwood, Bicom, Homer Sipcapture, Telnyx, Greenfield…
There were four presentations by the people at the booth — I, Carsten, Fred and Joran had talks on Wednesday or Thursday. On Tuesday, I, Fred and Torrey participated to AstriDevCon, as always a very good full day session with technical debates, with Mathew Friedrikson and Matt Jordan coordinating and talking about what’s expected next in Asterisk.
Close to the end of the event on Thursday, it was the open source project management panel, with me among the panelists. Being completely warmed up and with some pressure from James Body, I also did the Dangerous Demos, where the Ubuntu Phone decided to reboot as I was on stage, leading me towards the Riskiest Demo Prize (aka Crash & Burn). Carsten and Torrey did dangerous demos as well, with Carsten being the runner up on one of the tracks, which secured him a nice prize as well.
Kamailio related presentations will be collected at:
I expect that recordings of the sessions will become available in the near future from the organizers of Astricon.
During the breaks and evenings, I enjoyed amazing time with friends and kamailians around the world. It’s no time to bore with people such as James Body, Simon Woodhead, Susanne Bowen, David Duffett, Nir Simionovich, Lorenzo Miniero … and many others that I miss to remember at this moment…
Definitely it was one of the best AstriCon ever, credits to Digium and the organizing team! Kamailio had a great time there, see you at the next editions!
A short note to mark the freezing of development for Kamailio v5.1 series.
For few weeks, no new features will be pushed in the master branch. Once the branch 5.1 is created (expected to happen in 3-4 weeks from now), the master branch becomes again open for new feature. Meanwhile the focus is going to be on testing current code.
Work on related tools (e.g., kamctl) or documentation can still be done as well as getting the new modules in 5.1 in good shape, plus adding exports to kemi interface (which should not interfere with old code).
The entire testing phase is expected to be 4 to 6 weeks, then the release of v5.1.0 – likely by end of November should be out.
What is new in current master branch comparing with previous stable series (v5.0.x) will be collected at:
The development of new features for next major release, Kamailio v5.1, is going to be frozen on Monday, October 16, 2017. The master branch received plenty of new features since the release of v5.0, which was out by end of February 2017.
Next release will bring at least 7 new modules (although we are expecting one or more to make it in during next days). Not really up to date, the list of new features is collected in the wiki page at: