Asterisk 1.6 emerged with the several features of version 1.2 and 1.4, and also it features new dial plan functions. Further is the list of the recent updates on functionality changes.
AMI - (TCP/TLS/HTTP) The manager
The new features are: TLS support of the manager interface, HTTP server, built-in HTTP server URI redirect, GetCofnigJSON, a possibility to bridge two channels active on the system („Bridge”) and the action that allows you to retrieve of voicemail setup of all users. (”ListAllVoicemailUsers)
The added functionalities have a new feature to Dial() to tell IP phones to stop counting timed out or cancelled calls as a "missed" calls, a DEVSTATE() dialplan function retrieves dialplans device state, , LOCK(), TRYLOCK(), and UNLOCK().
Modifications in CLI
New functionalities include the feature of setting the verbose and debug values on a file basis, channels count CLI command.
New functionalities include: improved DNAT and STUN support, the new way to match incoming requests, Asterisk reports of a busy device when reaches the certain level of calls „busy-level”, new real-time „sipregs” (store SIP registration data), extra support for T.140 real-time text in SIP/RTP, sets new values for call transfers, and a new header displayed for cancelled calls when answered by other phone.
Added functionalities: configuration of trunkmaxsize, chan_iax2, srvlookup, iax.conf, and OSP support.
The new modifications allow to specify arguments to the Dial application, while using the DUNDi switch, option to dynamically set weights for responses, dialplan functions ( DUNDIQUERY and DUNDIRESULT) allowing to start a DUNDi query from the dialplan and help to find out the number of results, allowing to access each of them.
Added functionalities comprise couple of new dialplan functions (ENUMQUERY and ENUMRESULT) allowing one to start an ENUM search from the dialplan to access the results without having to send multiple DNS queries.
Added functionalities include: the possibility of customization of sound files, which are used for some prompts in the the Voicemail application, the possibility for the “voicemail show users” CLI command, “tw” language support, greeting storage support, and the ability to customize keys for message playback.
Another update expected is an Open Source Asterisk PBX 1.8 release within Long-Term Support (LTS) commitment.
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