Changes from 0.7.x to 1.0.x

AstLinux 1.0 is a major upgrade from the previous 0.7 series. Most notable is much newer: Linux Kernel, BusyBox and supporting packages. In addition the C Library is generated via eglibc, which is binary compatable with other glibc executables. Glibc compatibility adds support for binary addons, such as Digium's G.729 CODEC, among others.

Features no longer supported in AstLinux 1.0

  • Native Wireless (WiFi) is no longer supported. (External WiFi Access Points are supported)
  • mISDNv1, chan_misdn is no longer supported due to the newer kernel1)
  • The astmanproxy package is no longer supported.

The RUNNIX bootloader, version 0.4 is required. The easiest is to start fresh with an AstLinux 1.0.x flash image, containing both the new RUNNIX bootloader and AstLinux 1.0.x core. In addition users may upgrade existing systems with both runnix-0.4 and Astlinux 1.0.x .

Changes from 0.7.x to 1.0.x

  • Newer Linux kernel ( in 1.0.0 compared to in 0.7.10)
  • Newer BusyBox (1.18.5 in 1.0.0 compared to 1.12.4 in 0.7.10)
  • SMP is enabled for geni586 and geni586-serial boards, SMP is not enabled for all other boards for the best performance. Custom builds may enable/disable SMP for any board.
  • Glibc binary compatibility adds support for binary addons, such as Digium's G.729 CODEC, among others.
  • Jabber/GTalk support added, res_jabber and chan_gtalk built for Asterisk 1.4/1.8 plus chan_jingle for Asterisk 1.8
  • Added zaphfc DAHDI driver for single port HFC ISDN cards, included in Asterisk 1.8
  • New CLI tab, which provides a CLI (Command Line Interface) 'login' via a web browser and a new CLI tab in the web interface. (disabled by default)
  • ex-vi (vi) replaces BusyBox vi
  • Support for Intel e1000, e1000e and RealTek r8168 network interface kernel drivers from recent upstream source.

1) use DAHDI + Asterisk 1.8 instead, some cards are supported by DAHDI now (hfcmulti by wcb4xxp, hfcpci by zaphfc/dahdi_hfcs).