Upgrade to Asterisk 1.8 using YUM

Now that Asterisk 1.8 has been released.

If you are more familiar in installing Asterisk (RPM packages) with YUM than compiling it from sources, you should try this process to upgrade to Asterisk 1.8 from your existing Asterisk 1.6 or even 1.4 installation.

As you know, Asterisk 1.6 RPM packages in asterisk.org repository are named asterisk16 while the new ones are named asterisk18. The upgrade isn’t as easy as a `yum update`, but it’s not too difficult.

From a Linux command line, run:
# yum shell

This enters the shell mode of yum. Once in the shell, enter the following.
# remove asterisk16 asterisk16-core
# install asterisk18-core asterisk18
# ts solve
# ts run

At this point, the package list will be calculated, and you should be presented with the option to finish the transaction. If everything looks correct, hit ‘Y’ and let it complete. You can then ‘exit’ the shell mode. Congratulations! You’ve just successfully installed Asterisk 1.8.

Note: If you’ve installed them, you may see asterisk16-addons or asterisk16-<insert module name> packages being removed. You can add the asterisk18 equivalents to the ‘install’ command above, and they will also be upgraded.

Note 2: To get FreePBX to support Asterisk 1.8, you’ll need to install freepbx-2.7.0-7 at a minimum. The easiest way to get this, is to `yum update` before running the above.

Zimbra 7 Is Generally Available

We are excited to announce Zimbra 7 is generally available. A heartfelt thanks goes out to the many contributors, beta testers, supporters and bug filers who provided valuable feedback and guidance throughout the development cycle.

There are over 200 new features; many focused on creating even better enterprise productivity, especially around scheduling and file management, as well as significant work on extending openness and improved manageability.

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Feature Highlights:

  • Briefcase file versioning and check in/out
  • Self-restore previously deleted email / calendar data
  • Scheduling wizard
  • Preview schedules in email meeting invites
  • Reminders server (email, sms)
  • People / GAL search
  • Schedule future email delivery and undo send
  • Add multiple attachments at once in Compose
  • View distribution list members
  • Forward contacts as vCards
  • Copy existing meetings
  • Better performance & scalability with MySQL & Ngnix updates
  • Kerberos SSO support
  • oAuth support
  • BES 5.0 support
  • New operating systems Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, RHEL 6 / Fedora 13 (beta)
  • Outlook 2010 64 bit support

Please note that also Zimbra Desktop 7 is in Beta and the Appliance will be in 7 beta soon, our goal moving forward is to keep these together as single platform releases.

Finally, some may notice we have updated the name to roll off the tongue easier – we are now shipping ZCS officially as VMware Zimbra Collaboration Server (not Suite).

The Zimbra Team