2015 was a great year for FreePBX with over 6,300 commits from 50 contributors. Through the contributions of the community and with the strong backing of Sangoma, FreePBX has made great strides to being the best PBX platform and a great open source project.
We started working on FreePBX 13 over a year ago and have touched almost every aspect of the GUI. We have also made great strides in the internal plumbing. We have made FreePBX faster and more secure. Internally we have been “dogfooding” FreePBX 13 and from a development standpoint we have treated it as release. We have watched the adoption of FreePBX 13 grow to over 11,000 installs and have caught and fixed many small edge case bugs. We are happy to remove the RC badge and make FreePBX 13 officially stable. Users running FreePBX 13 don’t need to do anything. Users of FreePBX 12 can use the FreePBX Upgrade tool to update to FreePBX 13 automatically.
As adoption grows there may be things we missed. If you find any issues please open a bug at http://issues.freepbx.org.
Thank you for using FreePBX and we look forward to what develops through 2016
A few weeks ago we pushed out the first beta release of FreePBX 13. This beta was primarily pushed out as a manually install tarball and beta distro release for our advanced users. These community members and our internal testers have been testing and ironing out bugs to allow expansion to a wider audience. Our desire is to be as stable as possible even in beta for our community.
Two weeks ago we did a soft launch of our GUI Update utility. This allows anyone running FreePBX 12 to upgrade to 13 by way of the FreePBX UI. If you are running FreePBX 12 you can go in to Admin -> Module Admin and click check online.
Keep in mind that we have done our best to make sure this is safe enough for production use but we cannot account for all use cases. There are likely still bugs unaccounted for and you may be the one to find them. Before updating please make a backup. As a BETA this is not recommended for production use.
We put a heavy focus on the core open source code that is FreePBX. If you use any of our premium add on modules to enhance the FreePBX experience, they may not be fully functional. If you use commercial modules update with caution.
Please file a ticket for any bugs you find at http://issues.freepbx.org
Please give feedback and feel free to ask questions on our forums at http://community.freepbx.org
Thank you for using FreePBX