"Currently Asterisk is at the 1.6.0 release with the
1.6.1 release in beta.
"Up until Asterisk 1.6, the process was once new branch is out
there are no new features in the branch just bug fixes," Fleming
said. "That meant that if you had a new feature, it in might be a
year or more till it showed up in production build. Now we do add
features in between point releases."
As such the pace of innovation in Asterisk may well now
accelerate since new point release come out every two to three