Kristian Kielhofner has posted details of the pre-release of what will become 0.2.6 of AstLinux:
AstLinux 0.2.5.5 is now available for testing. This is a pre-release of what will hopefully become 0.2.6. A mini-changelog follows:
Okay, the big stuff here is the move to 2.6 and ISDN/BRI support. These both need to be thoroughly tested, as I have not tested mISDN one bit - I still have not received my hardware... :(
Soekris Users: Please test the Net4801 with as many switches/cables as possible. I stil don't trust natsemi (the default 2.6 ethernet driver for the NS83816 chips).
- Kernel 126.96.36.199
- SMP support
- SATA disks
- Parallel port (to use as print server)
- ALL Digium modules (with ZAPATA_NET & PPP) (including wctdm)
- Asterisk runs pre-empted with -p
- even COOLER web GUI!
- ISDN/BRI support (via mISDN and chan_isdn) --- PLEASE TEST ---
- Dozens of fixes/improvements to various scripts
- /tmp tmpfs is now a maximim of 10mb
- start crond by default
- astback backup script
- support for using /dev/hda3 (run from one CF) as a keydisk. Updates to grub.conf and genkd.
- much, much more
THIS CODE IS VERY, VERY EXPERIMENTAL. MANY THINGS ARE BROKEN, INCLUDING:
This software will be included in the "optional" AstLinux package, when I finish that. The main purpose of this "release" is to test the 2.6 kernel and ISDN. There are a lot of things missing/broken. That's why it's not 0.2.6!!!
- The web GUI's status page is useless. Just because it says down does not mean the process is down...
- The backup button is broken.
- DO NOT RUN ASTUP once you have flashed. PERIOD. You will end up being between stable and testing. DO NOT RUN ASTUP!!!!
- You can not get to 0.2.5.5 by running astup from previous version of AstLinux. I will try to fix this by 0.2.6.
- Traffic shaping seems to be goofy.
- Booting from USB is not working. Does anyone know how to get this to work in 2.6? I have tried every patch that I could find, no such luck...
- An ISO image is not included in this pre-release.
- I had to remove the following:
-- probably more, I lost my notes for the time being---
- Please note that the names of some modules have changed. This is a result of the 2.6 kernel.
How to use ISDN (my best guess, because I never have):
1) Look over /stat/etc/rc.conf. This contains many new variables. If you have been using a keydisk, copy /stat/etc/misdn.conf to /etc/asterisk
2) edit /etc/asterisk/misdn.conf
3) edit /etc/rc.conf to specify the correct ISDN_MODPROBE line for your hardware. Please see the great docs at card_installation_guide_en.pdf
Sorry for the messy formatting/spelling, but it is 5am here and I can't take much more of this!!! ;)
Go over this and read it three more times and then use these links to download:
If you use any of the following hardware, I would like to hear from you:
- Digium hardware
- Sangoma hardware
- ISDN hardware
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