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.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to say hi.
So please test this RC and report issues you find in the Openfire Support Forum. Do 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.
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
1 Abmar Barros
1 Chris Deering
1 Christoph Fiehe
1 Gilles Cornu
1 Gligor Selimovic
1 Jae Jang
1 Luke GB
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.
The Ignite Realtime community is participating, as part of the XMPP Standards Foundation (XSF) GSOC organization, in this year's Google Summer of Code. Besides various Openfire projects, there are two Smack related ones:
All XMPP project ideas can be found at the XSF wiki: Summer of Code 2015 - XMPP WIKI
Furthermore we are proud to announce the availability of Smack 4.1.0-rc3, which should fix the last outstanding issues with Stream Management (XEP-198).
Also the first alpha version of Smack 4.2 has been released. Smack 4.2.0-alpha1 is basically Smack 4.1.0-rc3 with two major modifications that introduce the first big API changes in Smack 4.2:
We just released (a)Smack 4.0.7. This is a bugfix only release.
It was found that the passed "hostname" argument to the configured HostnameVerifier in Smack 4.0 was server controllable, which could allow a malicious attacker to circumvention hostname verification. Hostname verification is disabled by default in Smack 4.0, but enabled by default in Smack 4.1. The faulty code was long ago removed in the Smack 4.1 branch, so most Smack 4.1 (pre-)releases are not affected.
As a reminder: The second release candidate of Smack 4.1 is available. Consider updating when possible, but please refer to the Smack 4.1 Readme and Upgrade Guide · igniterealtime/Smack Wiki · GitHub first.
The Ignite Realtime community is happy to announce the first release candidate of the upcoming Smack version 4.1. Smack is an open source XMPP client library written in Java with multi-runtime support. It can be used with Java SE and Android runtimes. If you haven't done already now is the ideal time to grab Smack 4.1.0-rc1 and try it out. A '4.1' branch has been created, that will track the further development of Smack 4.1. The API of Smack 4.1 is now officially stable and will not change in an incompatible way between further 4.1 releases.