Spark 2.7.5

Spark is an Open Source, cross-platform IM client optimized for businesses and organizations. It features built-in support for group chat, telephony integration, and strong security. It also offers a great end-user experience with features like in-line spell checking, group chat room bookmarks, and tabbed conversations.

Combined with the Openfire server, Spark is the easiest and best alternative to using un-secure public IM networks.

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Spark 2.7.5

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wroot
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Spark 2.7.5 Released

The Ignite Realtime community has just released Spark 2.7.5 and it can be downloaded from Ignite Realtime: Downloads.

 

This is a hotfix release to fix the issue with only first offline message showing upon login when using Openfire 4.0.0 as a server (or any other server which has dropped support for deprecated XEP-0091). Thanks a lot to csh  for providing a quick fix for this issue.

 

At the same time speedy3k  was tackling the long standing issue with an installer for Mac OS X. So we are adding that into this release. Please report issues with the installer at New Spark installer for Mac OS X needs testing. There is also a link in that thread to the list of issues in Spark when using on Mac OS X. You can test and report which issues are still present. The installer is not bundled with JRE yet, so you need to install Oracle's latest Java on your system.

 

Also thanks goes to another translator - swiftech · GitHub . This time for Chinese Simplified. And, of course, we thank akrherz  for his continuous support fixing the builds and providing installers for the release.

 

We also wanted to bring another major update for this release. Updating Smack library to 3.4.0 (from 3.3.1). But it brakes Fastpath plugin in Spark as Fastpath's part has been moved to smackx-workgroup.jar in that version. Waiting for a patch to fix that, so we can move on to even newer versions of Smack.

 

For a complete list of changes please check official Spark Changelog

 

Here are sha1 checksums for the downloads:

 

4189825dfea042828fc4f9d866454c106b79c01f  spark-2.7.5.rpm

75c69f904b12014d13ace57512ee69c51110ca91  spark-2.7.5.src.rpm

15468ac5a0422554510a0a0098e8457a3f03dd6a  spark_2_7_5.deb

74431214ea99949e047fa7d07bd95725f2f17a3b  spark_2_7_5.dmg

354155349298f0f81ce63de056753b80172a4a24  spark_2_7_5.exe

52e6f8e60ae5357a410e28654763f856e8e6cd8c  spark_2_7_5.tar.gz

8a19459c92957558358a5e5372216dc389f9dd5f  online/spark_2_7_5_online.exe

 

[Voice Chat] Voice chat is broken since the migration from proprietary JMF to free FMJ framework and there is no fix in the works. Spark project lacks good java developers.

[Mac OS X] There is now an installer available, but there are probably many other issues in Spark on this platform.

[Linux] Linux version has issues with menu not showing up and chat window not opening normally on the latest Ubuntu version. Also flashing plugin is not working on Linux systems.

Tags: spark , release , spark 2.7.5 0
wroot
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Spark 2.7.4 Released

The Ignite Realtime community has just released Spark 2.7.4 and it can be downloaded from Ignite Realtime: Downloads.

 

This update is a lot about updating translations (Russian, Chinese (Traditional), Lithuanian, etc.) and making some hardcoded parts of GUI available for translation. Also an old patch for proxy connection has been applied in this version, but it looks like Spark is ignoring proxy settings and connects directly instead. Needs more live testing (please report in the forums).

 

For a complete list of changes please check the official Spark Changelog

 

We are glad to receive patches from contributors on igniterealtime/Spark · GitHub. 6 of them included in this release. Thank you, guusdk (Guus der Kinderen) · GitHub, idma88 (Dmitrii Ivanov) · GitHub and gabriellelee. We hope more developers will find out about this and other Ignite Realtime projects and contribute patches.

 

Here are sha1 checksums for the downloads:

 

c8531c2a25b6f707df1ca95bae33f7c992c8376e  spark-2.7.4.rpm

7e250a2f41d9c218929a601d389382f8ce0288b7  spark-2.7.4.src.rpm

a9718810e11947df15df208314713a1c93bbac8f  spark_2_7_4.deb

7eae89de422a99588d1dc51bf9f07a34a5b6a1a6  spark_2_7_4.exe

364f716457d6070bbd5a4f531d531f97ffc80bed  spark_2_7_4.tar.gz

b97ad875edeae2c12e4b09b849f2f500293da81a  online/spark_2_7_4_online.exe

 

[Voice Chat] Voice chat is broken since the migration from proprietary JMF to free FMJ framework and there is no fix in the works. Spark project lacks good java developers.

[Mac OS X] There is no installer for Mac OS X (installer building system has issues with Mac OS X, also Spark has too many major issues on this platform).

[Linux] Linux version has issues with menu not showing up and chat window not opening normally on the latest Ubuntu version. Also flashing plugin is not working on Linux systems.

Tags: spark , release , 2.7.4 0
wroot
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Spark 2.7.3 Released

The Ignite Realtime community has just released Spark 2.7.3 and it can be downloaded from Ignite Realtime: Downloads.

 

This release contains minor fixes and features. Such as an updated build script to support newest versions of IzPack, Ant and Java. Various places in the interface have been fixed to use translations instead of default Yes and No options. A phone number has been added to a vCard popup. Default.properties have been extended with a few new options. History window has been tweaked to present a more condensed view, making it look same as in the chat window.

 

For a complete list of changes please check the official Spark Changelog.

 

We are glad to receive patches from contributors on igniterealtime/Spark · GitHub. Three of them included in this release. Thank you, vvertigo · GitHub , veganaize · GitHub  and marclaporte (Marc Laporte) · GitHub. We hope more developers will find out about this and other Ignite Realtime projects and contribute patches.

 

Here are sha1 checksums for the downloads:

95ac6074d3daea05775c1df2306472ca83086539  spark-2.7.3.rpm

a0fb098e6e3c2dd451a098cbdd443fcf6e64034d  spark-2.7.3.src.rpm

596fcfbbc45e07fabbf096ff5d4557fab9a9d522  spark_2_7_3.deb

2ff010dcb13c6ded6b69ffb32823b99f1a333b12  spark_2_7_3.exe

f20676f76ab496eec831af309b05a7b5c7b6b28b  spark_2_7_3.tar.gz

09a8bd8f39d89d53b8d81f9b7c9a76630f96825b  online/spark_2_7_3_online.exe

 

[Mac OS X] There is no installer for Mac OS X (installer building system has issues with Mac OS X, also Spark has too many major issues on this platform).

[Linux] Flashing plugin is not working on Linux systems.

Tags: spark , release , 2.7.3 0
wroot
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Spark 2.7.2 Released

The Ignite Realtime community has released Spark 2.7.2 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).

 

It's another small update containing a few fixes and minor new features.

 

This is the complete list of changes in this version (official changelog):

 

https://igniterealtime.org/issues/browse/SPARK-1615 - Update bundled JRE with the latest version (this time built-in Java has been bumped to the latest official Java 8 version (1.8.0_60). Also for the first time Spark has been built using Java 8. Java 7 is finally dropped in all areas of Spark. Hopefully switching to Java 8 will improve performance and stability).

https://igniterealtime.org/issues/browse/SPARK-1458 - Spark prepends the default status text to a custom one

https://igniterealtime.org/issues/browse/SPARK-1614 - Add an option to show seconds in a message time stamp

https://igniterealtime.org/issues/browse/SPARK-1619 - Add an option to use Spark version as a resource (some administrators will appreciate this, as they would be able to see what version of Spark their users are using by looking at the Sessions page in Openfire's Admin Console).

https://igniterealtime.org/issues/browse/SPARK-1622 - Add options to default.properties to use hostname or version as resource (a way to enforce usage of these options)

https://igniterealtime.org/issues/browse/SPARK-1621 - Add a caption "0 = infinite" to the duration option of Roar popups

 

There is still no Project Lead developer for Spark (no active developers at all actually). So there won't be a regular schedule of releases. But you can always share 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 are checksums for the downloads:

 

sha1sum

 

53d8f7fd7e527511caaa8b217a4338d0b60bf60f  spark-2.7.2.rpm

3cbb1dda318fac186fc866275679904c225a4520  spark-2.7.2.src.rpm

bd63a0a47620dc0489ca54ec7ec1060c57300692  spark_2_7_2.deb

c30947926340d63cd27d09c173314139f878a1e1  spark_2_7_2.exe

eafdf33830d5847405c6302348ab5f724ba5106a  spark_2_7_2.tar.gz

26557ec1c5de28f0f0fbaa8aa99853c8c1e052cd  online/spark_2_7_2_online.exe

Tags: release , spark 2.7.2 , spark 2
wroot
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An article about Spark on Wikipedia

This is a minor thing. But i wanted to share with the community, that after a few days of back and forth with reviewers i've managed to get my article about Spark submitted (with some remarks) to Wikipedia. Openfire had its page for a few years already (i'm not the original author, but i update it occasionally). So i thought it is not fare for Spark not to be represented as well Also, i have found a few articles in other languages, which were either outdated or very short (linked them to this article), so i thought Spark needed a better source of information.

 

Feel free to improve the article (Openfire's also), update linked articles in your language or add more languages. Spread the word

Tags: spark , wikipedia 1

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