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After months of hard work it's at the time to release the first alpha version of Smack 4.1, the open source Java XMPP client library, for testing purposes.
Smack 4.1 marks a milestone in the development history of Smack, as it's the first version that runs native on Android. This means that aSmack is no longer required and will be phased out in the future. Future aSmack releases will be solely form the stable 4.0 branch.
Together with support for Android, Smack 4.1 also adds support for XEP-198 "Stream Management" in smack-tcp. XMPP connections with enabled Stream Management provide acknowledgments of sent stanzas (and acknowledges received stanzas to the server) and allow transparent stream resumption in case of a network outage (for example because of a WiFi ↔ GSM switch on Android).
Smack 4.1.0-alpha1 is now available from Maven Central and we would welcome interested and adventurous users to try this early alpha release and provide feedback. For more information about using Smack 4.1 and how to include it in your Android project, consult the "Smack 4.1 Readme and Upgrade Guide".
5 months after the relase of Smack 3.4.1 the Ignite Realtime developer community is proud to annouce the first release of Smack 4, which marks a milestone in the development history of Smack. Smack has undergone a major overhaul and refactoring, including moving from Ant to Gradle and from SVN to git.
Smack 4 also includes security related fixes. Users are encouraged to update as soon as possible.
Many people have helped to develop this release. We especially would like to thank
- Ryan Sleevi of the Google Chrome Security Team for reporting a security flaw in ServerTrustManager (
- Thijs Alkemad for reporting a security flaw regarding IQ spoofing (
- Lars Noschinski for fixing the IQ spoofing flaws and adding support for roster versioning (
- Jens Offenbach for helping making Smack an OSGi bundle (
Six weeks after the release of the first Release Candidate (-rc1) of Smack 4, the Ignite Realtime Community is proud to announce the release of the second and likely final Release Candidate.
Smack 4.0.0-rc2 contains many improvements and bug fixes. The API underwent some major changes and is considered stable. Now is the perfect time to test (a)Smack 4.0 if you haven't already. Smack is available from Maven Central (direct link). aSmack can be obtained from http://asmack.freakempire.de/4.0.0-rc2/
The Ignite Realtime Community is pleased to announce that Openfire version 3.9.3 is available for download!
Openfire is a real time collaboration (RTC) server licensed under the Open Source Apache license. It uses the only widely adopted open protocol for instant messaging, XMPP (also called Jabber). Openfire is incredibly easy to setup and administer, but offers rock-solid security and performance.
This release corrects the regressions found with the 3.9.2 release, which include:
A full changelog can be found here.
We'd invite interested developers to fork our github repository and contribute pull requests with your fixes. Ongoing discussions are happening in the community forums about the future of Openfire development. Please join in if you are interested!
Please report bugs with this release in the community forums. Please do not report bugs by commenting on this blog post!
Here are md5sum's for the released files:
The Igniterealtime community and Jitsi.org is proud to release the Jitsi Videobridge plugin for Openfire version 1.3.0 with Openfire 3.9.2. The new version has the latest code from the Jitsi project, fixes a number of issues and implements some requests made from the community
To run the ofmeet video conference application, point your browser at https://your_server:7443/jitsi/apps/ofmeet
To run the Candy web application with multi-user video, point your browser at https://your_server:7443/jitsi/apps/candy
To download the Spark plugin, point your browser at https://your_server:7443/jitsi/apps/spark/jitsivideobridge-plugin.jar
To run the jitmeet video conference application, point your browser at https://your_server:7443/jitsi/apps/jitmeet
You will need Google Chrome as your default browser to use the Spark plugin
Although jitmeet (Jitsi Meet) and ofmeet (Openfire Meetings) look similar, they are different underneath and are heading in different directions.
Jitsi Meet is for generic XMPP servers and aimed at public internet facing conferencing using services like prezi.org and etherpad.org while Openfire Meetings is for private in-house conferencing where all collaboration applications are integrated into Openfire. For example, Ofmeet uses a PDF viewer which supports in-house corporate powerpoint presentations, while Jitmeet uses prezi.org.