[VoIP] Spam>Asterisk 1.4.0 released

The Asterisk Development Team is pleased to announce the first release
in the Asterisk 1.4 series, Asterisk 1.4.0!

As previously announced, this release contains a large number of new
features over the 1.2 series; see the CHANGES file in the distribution
for the complete list. Before installing this release, be sure to read
the UPGRADE.txt file as well, to be aware of changes that were made that
will require you to change configuration files or dialplan entries.

Along with Asterisk, Asterisk-Addons, Zaptel and libpri were also
released as 1.4.0 versions.

As usual, the release files are available on the ftp.digium.com servers
via FTP and HTTP, and have been signed with GPG keys to ensure their

The team thanks you for your support of Asterisk; more than half of the
new functionality in this release was developed by community members!


Hope you all enjoyed the holiday...Some people may also want to check
out AsteriskNOW [http://www.asterisknow.org]

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for an Asterisk? system. The most popular open source IP PBX software,
Asterisk?, can now be easily configured with a graphical interface.
AsteriskNOW? includes all the Linux components necessary to run, debug
and build Asterisk?, and only those components, so installation is easy.
You no longer have to worry about kernel versions and package
dependencies. Unlike other Linux distributions used to deploy Asterisk,
no unnecessary components that might compromise security or performance
are included."

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