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Ignite Realtime is the community site for the users and developers of Jive Software's open source Real Time Communications projects. Your involvement is helping to change the open RTC landscape.
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Dele Olajide
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Openfire Meetings Planner

Openfire Meetings version 0.1.5 has a new meeting planner feature that enables you to schedule meetings in advance using a calendar.When you add a meeting to the calendar, a request to join the meeting is automatically generated and sent to each participant using Openfire's email service 15 mins before the meeting starts. Included in the email is a link to join the meeting from a Chrome web browser.

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In order to use this feature, you will need:

  • Registered Openfire users with valid email address,
  • A persistent MUC room to host each planned meeting
  • The Openfire ClientControl plugin installed to create a room bookmark that links the room to users or user groups. Bookmarks with all users selected are ignored.
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  • The Openfire Email Service configured to deliver emails
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The calendar is implemented using the excellent open source fullcalendar jquery plugin by Adam Shaw.

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wroot
9

Spark 2.7.0 Released

The Ignite Realtime community has released Spark 2.7.0 for general availability and it can be downloaded from Ignite Realtime: Downloads (Note: there are no working Mac OS X installer as our current build environment has no working setup for Mac, also Spark has lots of issues on the current Mac OS versions and the community has no active Mac OS developers willing to step in).

 

This release is a mandatory one to use with the recently released Openfire 3.10.0. As 2.6.3 version has issues connecting to the new server version. Though there is a not recommended workaround to revert to using Old SSL setting, which is less secure than TLS. The community strongly advises to upgrade to 2.7.0 version. Even if you are not planning to update to 3.10.0 release of Openfire yet. Spark hasn't seen a release in almost 3 years, but it was constantly evolving. Many fixes and improvements have been applied to the code since the last release. Some users have it deployed in the production environment for years and find it more stable than 2.6.3 version (as myself with 200+ user base).

 

We are sad that currently Spark has no Project Lead and there are no active contributors to this project. So, fixes and new features may not come up quickly. We hope open source community will embrace and improve this project in the future. You can start sharing your patches on the GitHub. If you find new issues, you can report them in the forums and we will at least file them in the bug tracker for the future developers to tackle.

 

Here's a list of some important fixes/changes:

[SPARK-1074] Sending part doesnt get a notification about the transfer cancellation - Jive Software Open Source

[SPARK-1362] No confirmation on the sender's part that the file transfer completed  - Jive Software Open Source

[SPARK-1397] Fix the displaying of system tray icons - Jive Software Open Source  (minor one, but not for such a picky person as i am, Spark icon now looks much nicer)

[SPARK-1414] Chat window is not flashing when receiving new message on Windows 7 64 bit - Jive Software Open Source

[SPARK-1525] Update smack - Jive Software Open Source  (huge update for Spark and this is probably the cause why 2.6.3 can't connect to newer Openfire as it uses older Smack library)

[SPARK-1524] Spark is not reconnecting automatically after connection loss - Jive Software Open Source

[SPARK-1546] Spark visually shows that a message is not sent - Jive Software Open Source  (one of the most annoying bugs in 2.6.3)

 

Also the Conversation history dialog has been completely reworked and should load faster and should be easier to navigate. Java has been updated to the recent 1.7.0 version, which should fix issues with some timezones. There are also numerous memory leak fixes. You can find the full changelog here: Spark Changelog

 

There are also some open issues. Like the still broken voice chat module. One of the past Spark maintainers cstux has started a work on fixing this, but it is moving slowly. File transfers may not work between 2.6.3 and 2.7.0 versions because of many changes to this functionality in 2.7.0. This is a somewhat frightening list of open issues (though many are minor) Spark - Jive Software Open Source So, again, we encourage Java developers to move this project forward.

 

Here are sha1sums for the downloads:

 

      sha1sum                                                              filename

1f74720be219fda89c450869291c0f15116f7c89  spark_2_7_0.deb

4f6c5b0c6ee7eb876509e724032222e1c997e8b1  spark_2_7_0.exe

db25cd5cf0871bdd3dd1ca5ed22592b99f57d37e  spark_2_7_0.tar.gz

0ab7bcfdebf6177399bf3107d0d26c22869b5795  spark-2.7.0.rpm

ab1f1e2ca5def7801d64183bfcb5d54697292e71  spark-2.7.0.src.rpm

eac98c6a9123170b52160499bfe8857c68d1d736  online/spark_2_7_0_online.exe

Tags: spark , release , general availability , planetjabber 9
Dave Cridland
12

Openfire 3.10.0 Released

The Ignite Realtime community is very proud to release Openfire 3.10.0 for general availability from http://www.igniterealtime.org/downloads/

 

The amount of energy that has gone into this release is truly impressive, and it shows no signs of slowing down - as those of your looking at the 3.11 branch will have seen. Further 3.10.X releases will be bugfix releases; 3.11 will concentrate on a path to 4.0.0.

 

3.10.0 itself brings new core features to Openfire (such as Message Carbons, for example, by Christian Schudt) and vital improvements (to clustering and MUC, for example, by Tom Evans), as well as some hard bugfixing (by Guus der Kinderen) and important security improvements.

 

As ever, we welcome pull requests (to 3.10 or master as appropriate), and the entire development team is looking forward to you joining the conversation either in the forums or in the XMPP chatroom at open_chat@conference.igniterealtime.org

 

Happy Chatting!

 

Dave.

 

SHA-1 hashes for download artifacts

 

sha1sumFilename
b1cf62730631a798758756204ee64789f6e3356dopenfire-3.10.0-1.i386.rpm
184293aa101e9175485d87ab4e729cf767b201eeopenfire_3.10.0_all.deb
9778f9381cb43203dd22aa4b7d5dc23c5af3a4b2openfire_3_10_0.dmg
12333c552f5f65f9b031d868dc3ee4b9c3447844openfire_src_3_10_0.tar.gz
7166ea99c0666ee144da1eca64a5b2b1e19926d9openfire_3_10_0.zip
3efed0b7ca9c0c2ba410135205bb48555faf36d9openfire_3_10_0.tar.gz
3b5cc0421b5f9a2df8e7d195885e529959b43bedopenfire_3_10_0.exe
727020c0f8d98f7aa0401bee7b177fd761c1f049openfire_src_3_10_0.zip
1bfe0ee8db1d499f027252a0a975d2e7f3e78916JSopenfire-3.10.0-ALL.pkg.gz

 

UPDATE: Spark 2.6.3 version has issues with connecting to this version of Openfire. We suggest updating to just released 2.7.0 version of Spark.

Tags: planetjabber , xmpp , openfire , release 12
Daryl Herzmann
5

Announcing Openfire 3.10.0 Release Candidate

The Ignite Realtime Community is pleased to announce a release candidate build of the upcoming 3.10.0 release.  A lot of work has gone into this RC since the beta release a few months back and with your help testing, we are hoping to turn around a full 3.10.0 release very soon!  Here are some of the highlights since the beta:

 

  • OF-885 : Use non-blocking, async IO for BOSH connections
  • OF-893: Fix mutual authentication for BOSH
  • OF-869: Update Jetty to version 9.2
  • OF-877: BOSH connector does not properly restart after configuration change

 

For those of you that track our progress on Github, we are starting a new approach for development going forward.  An Openfire 3.10 branch has been created and the hope is that we will not have feature creep in this branch, but instead focus on stability and be able to make point releases when the situation warrants.  In the past, Openfire's point releases (ie 3.9.0 to 3.9.1) was a mixture of bug fixes and new features.  The new features will appear in other branches with an eye toward a future 3.11 or 4.0 release!  We are always looking for more folks to help develop Openfire, so please send us those pull requests and stop by our XMPP MUC room open_chat@conference.igniterealtime.org to say hi.

 

So please test this RC and report issues you find in the Openfire Support ForumDo not report issues by commenting on this blog post please!

 

Here is a listing of download links and md5sums for this release.  You can find these also on our beta download page.

 

md5sumFilename

4a3df600610ba64698c74e35d295b2e4

JSopenfire-3.10.0.rc-ALL.pkg.gz
747e5a890cd672883ed69677989bac6copenfire-3.10.0.rc-1.i386.rpm
ddf2fc93ad0a5c01e9f41860aeac90ad openfire_3.10.0.rc_all.deb
c090d23a5cb685ddfb01b6a1074b384aopenfire_3_10_0_rc.dmg
81d05bf6e20b9f8f6a9eeab16d6b843dopenfire_3_10_0_rc.exe
734b5c3085c828531bc2f3cc610941a7openfire_3_10_0_rc.tar.gz
2a346d0f9b691d96978dd93e79484642 openfire_3_10_0_rc.zip
e7c84d7714f53f493cd6eccb4b1759ebopenfire_src_3_10_0_beta.tar.gz
9d1ab61f11f74bbafbd0efe6c4d93b95openfire_src_3_10_0_beta.zip
d4e38827c630bb57171f632f069003b2openfire_src_3_10_0_rc.tar.gz
e05a13587987b0ab24325b435d04243bopenfire_src_3_10_0_rc.zip

 

Happy testing!

Tags: planetjabber , openfire , releases 5
Flow
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Smack 4.1.0 released

The Ignite Realtime community is very happy and proud to announce the release of Smack 4.1.0, our open source XMPP client library. Since Smack 4.1 is not binary compatible with Smack 4.0, i.e. it is not a drop-in replacement, make sure to have a look at the "Smack 4.1 Readme and Upgrade Guide".

 

Smack 4.1 marks a milestone in the development history of Smack, as its obsoletes aSmack, the build environment formerly required to port Smack to Android. Starting with 4.1, Smack is able to run natively and unmodified on Android.

 

A further release highlight, among many others, is the support for XEP-198: Stream Management. Note that like every new big feature, Stream Management is disabled by default.

 

The full changelog can be found at https://www.igniterealtime.org/builds/smack/docs/4.1.0/changelog.html, the javadoc is available accessible via https://www.igniterealtime.org/builds/smack/docs/4.1.0/javadoc/ and the documentation available at https://www.igniterealtime.org/builds/smack/docs/4.1.0/documentation/

 

We would like to thank everyone who provided feedback, bug reports and contributed. The developers and contributors for the 4.1.0 release, since 4.0.0 are:

 

$ git shortlog -sn 4.0.0..4.1.0

   631  Florian Schmaus

     4  Vyacheslav Blinov

     3  Anno van Vliet

     3  Daniele Ricci

     2  Georg Lukas

     2  Júlio Cesar Bueno Cotta

     2  lucastucchi

     2  vito-c

     1  Abmar Barros

     1  Anno

     1  Chris Deering

     1  Christoph Fiehe

     1  Gilles Cornu

     1  Gligor Selimovic

     1  Jae Jang

     1  Luke GB

     1  atsykholyas

 

The signed tag used to upload the 4.1.0 artifacts to Maven Central points to 4bb8aea2815ceaab4224d1e2c3d80ba70c1f3803. As always, Smack 4.1.0 is available via Maven Central.

 

Now go ahead and implement a open source XMPP client with Smack. Be it for Android or one of the many platforms supported by Java. But even more importantly, provide feedback and help to improve Smack. We try our best to make Smack one of the best, stable and reliable open source libraries for XMPP, but it's far from being perfect. Join #smack (freenode) and discuss with us how Smack could be improved.

 

Happy Hacking.

Tags: planetjabber , smack , release 2
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