Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Astricon 2014

Kamailio is going to have a rich presence at Astricon 2014, Oct 22-14, 2014, in Las Vegas, USA – the event focusing on Asterisk and the eco-system around it.
With a close collaboration between the two open source projects, starting from early 2000 years, expect high quality talks approaching how-to and use case tutorials about combining Asterisk and Kamailio to build, secure, scalable and innovative real time communication systems and services.
Daniel-Constantin Mierla, Peter Dunkley and Giaccomo Vacca from Kamailio community will give presentations and are ready to meet on site and discuss with everyone interested in learning more about Kamailio and how to integrate it with Asterisk.
Looking forward to meeting you in Vegas!

Monday, September 29, 2014

SIPit 31 – Nice, France

The 31st edition of SIPit – SIP Interoperability Testing event – starts in Nice, France, organized by SIP Forumand hosted by ETSI. Kamailio is participating in the tests as well as running as part of the SIPit infrastructure network in the automated self-tests.
Spanning across all the week, Sep 29 – Oct 03, 2014, the event is the place where SIP implementers of various products, from phones, libraries to gateways, servers or testing tools, meet for testing products with each other or in multi-parties test scenarios.
Along the years, our project was a frequent participant, no matter the name was at that time SER, OpenSER or Kamailio. This edition, Daniel-Constantin Mierla from Asipto and Olle E. Johansson from Edvina are there, making sure that the upcoming major version 4.2.0 is rock solid, ready to roll out in production once released. They might be less active on mailing lists, but for the benefits of all, heavily testing and stressing Kamailio.
Watch the twitter feeds for @miconda@oej and @kamailioproject for fresh notes from the fields!

Friday, September 26, 2014

KazooCon 2014

Kazoo, the open-source, scalable, distributed, API-driven, cloud-based telephony platform using Kamailio as SIP routing engine, is having its annual conference in San Francisco, USA, during Oct 6-7, 2014 – KazooCon.
It is one of the conferences that must be attended if you are looking to start your own telephony services in short time, based on top and modern technologies.
Upcoming major version of Kamailio, 4.2.0, expected around mid of October, includes the Kazoo connector module, making deployments of Kazoo easier to synchronize with upstream Kamailio packages.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Kamailio v4.2 – Development Frozen

The development (aka master) branch of Kamailio now enter the pre-release phase for version 4.2.0. Therefore, no new features are allowed to be pushed to GIT master branch until we create a dedicated branch for 4.2 (expected to be in about 4 weeks or so).
The focus moves now on testing the code, to get it in a stable, rock solid state at the time of release. We hope to get many people from the community involved in testing. If you want to get involved and need assistance about what and how to do it, don’t hesitate to write to mailing lists. The first step is to get Kamailio installed from sources, details at:
Stay tuned for updates to the wiki pages with guidelines for migration from 4.1 to 4.2 as well as what is new in 4.2.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Kamailio - The 14th Year Ahead

Back in 2001, on the 3rd of September, the first commit was made for the project, at that time called SIP Express Router (aka SER), done by Andrei Pelinescu-Onciul at Fraunhofer FOKUS research institute in Berlin, Germany, respectively:
 commit 512dcd9838f5aeb0bfccd02cfc156067b7f02b71
 Author: Andrei Pelinescu-Onciul 
 Date:   Mon Sep 3 21:27:11 2001 +0000
     Initial revision
It has been quite a long journey, not very smooth always, but you know the saying: what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger!
The project is entering now the 14th year of development, with a new major release around the corner. The development for next major version 4.2.0 is freezing on Wednesday, September 10, expecting to have the stable release out around mid of October. It will be the 15th major release coming out over all these years.
We have pioneered many aspects of real time communications via IP and we will stick to our main characteristics that kept us at the top: innovation, scalability and stability.
It is never enough to express the gratitude for everyone that made our evolution possible:developers and community members.
With full thirteen years of development, we are a qualified teenager project now! Stay tuned for more amazing features to get out before Kamailio is eligible for the driving license!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Kamailio.cfg – auto-complete plugin for vim

Kamailio VIM plugin

I have  published a vim plugin offering basic autocomplete for Kamailio configuration file. It  is now available now via github at:
More details about the plugin (including how to install and use) can be read at:
While developed more as a proof of concept so far, it is functional and can help writing easier Kamailio configuration files. Hopefully interested people will join development to bring it to a ‘smarter auto-complete’ plugin.
Right now it relies on custom autocomplete feature from vim — once activated, as you type a word, by pressing CTRL+x CTRL+u a pop up box presents possible completion by matching the typed part of the word.
The dictionaries include module functions and parameters, script variables, core functions and parameters (they were generated with some scripts grepping various files, thus they might not be complete).
It is not (yet) aware of context, so it displays all matches (e.g., even when in a route block, it displays core parameters), so again, everyone is welcome to contribute/fork/pull requests to develop the plugin further. The readme lists some other goals as well.
Hopefully it is going to be useful at least for some people in the community!