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Spark 2.8.0 Released

Posted by wroot Champion Aug 25, 2016

The Ignite Realtime community has just released Spark 2.8.0 and it can be downloaded from Ignite Realtime: Downloads.

 

This is a major release marking the end of support for Java 7 (which has reached the end of life state more than a year ago). Full Spark installers have already been bundled with Java 8 for some time. Online installer won't work with Java 7 starting with 2.8.0 version. We recommend updating to Java 8. Underlying Smack library has been updated to the latest version in this release. Roar plugin has received new popup control options as well.

 

There is a huge list of changes in this version. So this most probably has introduced new issues (though we have tried to catch and fix most of them before the release). Please report in the forums, if you find them. Again, please do not post bug reports in the comments of this blog post.

 

For a complete list of changes please check Spark Changelog

 

As usually we encourage new developers to join Spark project and provide patches. Those familiar with Smack can join the development easier, as we are now on the current version of it (4.1.8 at the moment of this release). Patches can be attached in the forums or submitted as PRs on GitHub.

 

Here are the contributors to this release (besides myself):

Wolf  updated Roar plugin to have separate settings for group chat and keyword matching popups, added system style popups

Alexander198961 · GitHub  added option to save room's password, added URL support to admin's broadcast dialog

Леонід  added Ukrainian translation

nicoben (Nico Ben) · GitHub  updated Italian translation

speedy  fixed failed login process with self-signed certificates, updated Substance skin library, fixed an issue with idle on Windows 10 lock screen

Daryl Herzmann  fixed Debian build

 

We owe Guus der Kinderen  a separate mention. Guus has done a huge job of updating Spark to the current Smack version, which contains a lot of bug fixes, security patches and new features. He has also fixed many other issues along the way. Such as group chat window size issues, room occupants presence management, annoying word wrapping issue with long text lines, SSO/GSSAPI problems, etc.

 

Important information for SSO (Single Sign On) users, if they are using SRV records: SSO (Single Sign On) configuration changes since Spark 2.8.0

 

UPDATE: Important information for those having login issues with 2.8.0: Login issues since Spark 2.8.0

 

[SIP phone] SIP plugin is not working since the Smack 4 update. We hope to have it fixed for 2.8.1.

[Voice Chat] Jingle (PC to PC) calls are not working at this point.

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

 

Here are sha1 checksums for the downloads:

6fa1265e7def8800e0a4356bd1b7d8cf58bb85f8  spark_2_8_0.dmg

741c20d9141c88ecde08d60fbc11145887d32573  spark_2_8_0.exe

b76e36da81469561fdad4a227fa4ad68d792ca7b  spark_2_8_0_online.exe

e2fcdddb4e84f6f1abe9d62a39aa0c7c9e06d814  spark_2_8_0.tar.gz

a772028ba10db2084ea7e2b7b1fb408803c77a5b  spark-2.8.0.rpm

38ca0d9ab5ccd7d61be03b702a0abd5c8939ada5  spark-2.8.0.src.rpm

fba8705d54f49bceb62f19a30348482f9bbeacfb  spark_2_8_0.deb

The Ignite Realtime Community is pleased to announce the 4.0.3 release of Openfire.  Openfire is a cross-platform real-time collaboration server based on the XMPP (Jabber) protocol.  This release signifies our ongoing effort to produce a stable 4.0 series release while continuing to work toward a 4.1 release. A changelog of fixes is available and indicates 14 issues resolved.

 

Note: There was an unfortunate and complicated problem with the distributed 4.0.2 .deb Openfire installer.  If you had troubles with it and reverted to 4.0.1, we hope that you try 4.0.3 now.  See OF-1116 for some more details.  Also, if you are an experienced Debian/Ubuntu packager, we would certainly love your feedback on how the .deb package for Openfire is generated and distributed.

 

Additionally, this update contains an updated truststore. This truststore is used by Openfire to secure remote connections.  If you are using an installer and have manually updated this file in the past, it is likely that the installer will not overwrite your changes with the new truststore.  Please review your resources/security directory after install and rectify differences you may find.

 

As always, please report issues in the Community Forums and you can download this release from our website.  Here are the sha1sum's for the downloads available.

 

Platform
sha1sumFilename
Mac

3dcba5b91d3078618aaff182bb1f0d84be7b9e63

openfire_4_0_3.dmg
Windows690d3b2114b98f45836191f73d242ee9702c6771openfire_4_0_3.exe
Binary (tar.gz)

39b0f04bb6471f9d9aaaeda4fbdf6839a4062a4e

a2222bbef28342553a8ec00500064929dc77029d (updated 19 August 2016)

openfire_4_0_3.tar.gz
Binary (zip)

f65b7ffdf563a6a7deb85594ec1534748a942e6a

170468f366c7cd185b1c987f84e020fb96864f91

openfire_4_0_3.zip
Source (tar.gz)87aa9a17938c3ce9441d61802e669f87fd0e324fopenfire_src_4_0_3.tar.gz
Source (zip)698c598a73dd01cec4037df98190f017dbb19444openfire_src_4_0_3.zip
RPM Installer

70da0a51da40cb955288db977b5d405a49667efc

ad42faaa8da58de463124fa35d0ae0271a20e4bd (updated 19 August 2016)

openfire-4.0.3-1.i386.rpm
DEB Installer5c53afd72cf527edf81915d2aaa0fe68d96b6346openfire_4.0.3_all.deb

 

Update 19 August 2016: A problem was found with the 32bit RPM containing a 64 bit JRE.  This artifact has been refreshed on the website for download. Also Binary (tar.gz) package has been replaced to include the usual binaries.

 

As a reminder, Openfire's source code and development can be found on Github and an active developer discussion occurs within our open_chat@conference.igniterealtime.org groupchat.  Please consider helping out with Openfire's development!  We can use help in about all areas of development, but especially:

  • experienced packaging developers to improve the install/upgrade experience on various platforms
  • developers interested in transitioning Openfire to Maven
  • testing of bamboo generated builds

 

Thank you for your interest in Openfire!

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