The current production release of FreeSWITCH™ is version 1.4 created from tag 1.4.6 on 3 June, 2014. This is the recommended version to install for production systems.
The current release of sounds and prompts is 1.0.25
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The core developer team will only entertain bug reports on the latest Master branch code—it is impossible to debug old code that has long since changed and might have been patched already.
On this page you will find general information that applies to all installations of FreeSWITCH. Follow the links to your target operating system for specifics. The development team uses and builds against Debian. They recommend Debian because of its stable, yet updated, kernel and wide support.
If you're new to FreeSWITCH™ consider purchasing the FreeSWITCH™ book and be sure to read this introductory article: http://www.linuxpromagazine.com/Issues/2009/106/TALK-SOFT.
In version 1.4 the names of a number of configuration settings were changed, so you can not simply use old config files on your new FreeSWITCH™ binaries.
Settings of the form sip_*_media have become rtp_*_media because they properly control RTP media streams, SIP has nothing to do with them.
For example, sip_secure_media is now called rtp_secure_media.