We have started the FreePBX 2.5.0 Beta program for early testers by providing the 2.5.0alpha1 tarball available for immediate download. We expect to move it to full beta as soon as we get some initial feedback on the alpha tarball although testing has show it to be quite stable. To see details of what has been put in the release, you can go to: http://freepbx.org/trac/milestone/2.5 and from there, you can see the overview and drill down into the bugs and tickets that have been addressed.
We are proud to announce FreePBX Version 2.3.0 available for immediate download. We believe this latest release is the most exciting and stable release of FreePBX ever and have allowed for an extended Beta program to maximize the testing efforts before final release. In the 9 weeks since the Beta Program was officially launched we have had over 3900 active installs estimated at well over 1 Million hours of testing! That is probably more beta sites then other commercial Asterisk based telephony systems have for their entire installed base! We have closed over 250 bugs that were reported on 2.3 or previous releases. Most of these were existing bugs on FreePBX 2.2 and prior releases making 2.3 the production version of choice.
This is the first release to support Asterisk 1.4 and we hope that it serves as a platform for those who want to experiment and test the waters on Asterisk’s latest release. From what we have seen monitoring and addressing bugs, Asterisk 1.4 still has a ways to go before achieving the stability of version 1.2. If you are looking for a solid system that takes full advantage of all FreePBX features, Asterisk 1.2 is your best choice at this time.
I apologise for the delay, but I've finally managed to get the announcement out on SourceForge. Most of the news announcements are now on the WordPress Blog on http://www.freepbx.org, and the best place to catch up with the latest news is there.
For those that haven't been reading, 2.2.0 has a new look, a pile of new modules, and over 200 bug fixes. There is a minor problem with ENUM lookup, and a single-line fix is available on the Wordpress Blog, if you do need to use it.
Downloads are available from mirror.freepbx.org, or from sourceforge.
This is our first Release Candidate for the 2.2 branch. As we've done a huge amount of changes since 2.1, we have had 3 betas, and we think we've got all the bugs licked. All the important issues are fixed, as far as we know, and everything seems to work properly now. This is the first release with a reasonably accurate Changelog, too!
** KNOWN ISSUES **
CID Lookup and Pinsets (both modules that hook into Inbound Routes) do not display their changes immediately. After
you change a CID or Pinset, click on the route _again_ - the changes will then be displayed. This is due to how the
old module hooks were being processed, and isn't easily fixable in the current layout. We expect this to be resolved in the 2.3 branch.
Huge number of changes - CHANGES file hasn't been updated in the release, but just download it and see. I'll update it fully prior to the release. The most visible difference is the great new facelift!