Smack is an Open Source XMPP (Jabber) client library for instant messaging and presence. A pure Java library, it can be embedded into your applications to create anything from a full XMPP client to simple XMPP integrations such as sending notification messages and presence-enabling devices.
I've just published Smack 4.2.0-alpha2 on Maven Central. Everyone who wants to look into which direction Smack is heading, and current Smack users eager to be prepared for the upcoming API changes are invited to test this version out. We are awaiting your feedback in the Smack Users forum.
More information about Smack 4.2 can be found in the Smack 4.2 Readme and Upgrade Guide.
The Ignite Realtime community is proud to announce the availability of Smack 4.1.4. This release includes some important fixes. Most notably MultiUserChat's UserStatusListener would not always get triggered in previous releases. Also the JOSN/GCM provider did not correctly parse JSON/GCM extensions. Smack 4.1.4 includes fixes for those and addresses a few other bugs. Since it is a patch level release, Smack 4.1.4 can be used as drop-in replacement for any previous version of Smack 4.1. Users are encouraged to update existing projects depending on Smack.
This is also a friendly reminder that Smack 3 has critical security vulnerabilities. Please check if you are affected by those if you are still using Smack 3 and update as soon as possible.
I've just released Smack 4.1.3 to Maven Central. This is a bugfix release which can act as drop-in replacement for any Smack 4.1 version. Users are encouraged to update since Smack 4.1.2 introduced a memory leak in the Roster API which was fixed in 4.1.3.
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: