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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 with Spark 2.8.0

 

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

I've just uploaded Smack 4.1.8 and 4.2.0-beta2 to Maven Central.

 

Smack 4.1.8 fixes a few minor issues and is expected to be the last release of the 4.1 branch. As always, Smack releases with the same major and minor version numbers are drop in replacements. Ideally you just need to change a single variable somewhere in your build system.

 

Smack 4.2.0-beta2 is the latest beta of Smack's current development branch. Notable additions include support for XEP-0313: Message Archive Management (MAM) and the IoT XEP series.

Starting with b91978dcc4ae partial support for the IoT XEPs was added to Smack. The XEPs consists, amongst other XEPs, of

  • XEP-0323: Data
  • XEP-0324: Provisioning
  • XEP-0325: Control
  • XEP-0347: Discovery

The XEPs are in experimental state, which means changes to them are possible.

Smack does currently only support a partial set of the mechanisms specified, especially when it comes to Data and Control. For example only boolean and integer values can be read and written But support for more data types can be easily added.

 

The IoT API for those XEPs is available in the latest snapshot builds of Smack, which are available via Maven Central's snapshot repository.  A quick start guide can be found here.

 

The development of the API was sponsored by Clayster.

Clayster creates technology to secure trust in the transactions between physical and digital entities, and strives to be that generic foundation for your physical assets digital life.

Clayster has an IoT discovery and provisioning platform supporting XEP-0347 and XEP-0324. The platform is available for those who are interested to explore XMPP and IoT further.  If you don't want to run your own infrastructure, Clayster is able to provide an XMPP Server and the discovery/provisioning platform for you. Feel free to reach out to rikard at clayster.com if you are interested to learn more about using XMPP for your next IoT project. www.clayster.com

moving-home.jpgPlease be aware that over the next few days, the IgniteRealtime community will be moved to new server environment. As a result, new IP addresses will be used for the XMPP domain, this website and the Atlassian stack (JIRA, Bamboo et al). The community forum (everything under the "community" tab of the website) is not affected by the migration.

 

We plan to move gradually, a few services at a time. The migration will start in the coming few days, and will continue for some days to come. You can expect some downtime, but that should be limited. Watch this space for updates!

 

So, why are we moving in the first place? I've addressed this previously in a thread on the community, from which I'll cross-post the more interesting bits here.

 

Jive Software has expressed their intention to reduce the sponsoring of the hosting of this community. What will be discontinued specifically is all of the Contegix-based hosting, which includes the servers that run the igniterealtime.org website, our Atlassian stack (Bamboo, JIRA), our XMPP domain, and related tooling. The forum functionality that you're using to read this message is based on the Jive cloud, which is different from the Contegix-based hosting. Jive Software has expressed that we're welcome to continue to make use the Jive cloud-based solution for the foreseeable future.

 

After Jive established the community back in 2006, they continued to put in a lot of effort to maintain and support both the people and software. On top of that, they've been incredibly generous in regards to spending money on development and hosting - looking for suitable replacement for the hosting of this community has made us more aware of exactly how generous, too! But we accept that over time, Jive's business has moved away from XMPP and Instant Messaging. Most of our contacts within the company have also moved on by now, which resulted in where we are today - pretty much distinct entities. It's no wonder that Jive re-evaluated their support. We are extremely grateful for all of the time, effort, and money that we received from them in the past. Jive is also actively working to end our cooperation well, offering support and even donation of the existing hardware, as well as plenty of notice. Kudos.

 

After Jive expressed their intentions, we've been actively searching for a new home for our community. We have had some great offers, more than we would have imagined (thank you!). We eventually decided to accept the generous offer from John Atherton, of Surevine Ltd, who have offered to help us by hosting our entire environment in Amazon, as well as support us during and after the migration. I am inviting Surevine to write a posting here to further introduce themselves.

 

As for the migration: over the past few weeks, several of us (both in the community and within Surevine) have been putting in quite some time to prepare for everything. An important part of the move is rebuilding infrastructure that was put in place over a decade ago. This has been an interesting exercise in spelunking...  We've had to make some adjustments left and right, but we feel that we're good to go. Still, we'd like to ask you to be on the lookout for missing functionality. Although we're trying to cover all bases, a lot of nuts and bolts were added over the last few years. We will have missed one or two, or we might have believed some to be non-important while they were not. Feel free to pop into the community chat or leave a message here if you think we missed something!

 

Thanks for your patience while we move IgniteRealtime to its new home.

 

Dele, Guus and myself will be in London for a brainstorming and development sprint on Openfire Meetings.

 

This is in the context of Openfire Meetings within WikiSuite, and we will make improvements, useful to all the community (even if you don't use the Openfire Meetings plugin nor WikiSuite)

 

Here are some examples of things we could be working on: WikiSuite | Openfire Meeting and Jitsi Meet development

 

If interested in participating, please contact me.

 

Best regards,

 

M ;-)

The Ignite Realtime community has just released Spark 2.7.7 and it can be downloaded from Ignite Realtime: Downloads .

 

This is another minor release marking exactly one year since Spark project reboot (yeah, we also like to have Anniversary Update ). There are a few small fixes and updates in this release (as a regression with Idle presence, fix for OTR plugin, etc.). I want to use this chance to look back at the last year. Spark had 7 more releases since the 2.7.0 during that time. 100 tickets have been resolved. Some old patches have been applied (laying around in the forums and the tracker for years). We have also received new patches from around 10 new contributors. Which is great! We see that Spark project is often forked on GitHub, so we hope more developers will forward their patches and new features to the main project. There is also an official Wikipedia page for Spark now (and additional 6 languages linked to it) in hope to increase awareness of this project.

 

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

Alexander198961 · GitHub

speedy

kilida (kilida) · GitHub

rarog · GitHub

 

For a complete list of changes please check Spark Changelog

 

Here are sha1 checksums for the downloads:

0d375c422bd86f9c8ded5484a173256871abaa26  spark_2_7_7.dmg

9f737012121432c20ca7db427051f29cbfca9734  spark_2_7_7.exe

39886c77a4b9821c2a12ea0b7623b9859e62d513  spark_2_7_7_online.exe

c62fe47aa89022b4d784245b833af7893b3e4897  spark_2_7_7.tar.gz

2e23a28d62cd37d6ab4c4a8befd19e765cea3a3b  spark-2.7.7.rpm

5fde7df644950d414bb997f32034a68efeb22cec  spark-2.7.7.src.rpm

 

[Voice Chat] Jingle (PC to PC) calls are not working at this point, but SIP should be improved.

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

Two new releases of Smack have just been pushed to Maven Central.

 

Smack 4.1.7 fixes a few bugs. One noteworthy bug is that on certain platforms Smack's setEnabledSSL(Protocols|Ciphers) had no effect. More information about the fixed bugs can be found in the Release Notes.

 

The careful reader may noticed that this is the first beta release of Smack 4.2. Which means that Smack 4.2 just entered the beta phase. My rough timeplan is to release Smack 4.2 in 6 months: starting with 3 months long beta period now, followed by 3 months of release candidates. But as all schedules in the software industry, take it with a grain of salt.

Thanks  to the sponsorship of Marc Laporte  and the effort of Guus der Kinderen, we have improved the documentation of Openfire Meetings. There is still a lot more work to be done, but we are making good progress. You can find it here. Please have a read if you use this Openfire plugin. The latest version of the plugin can be found here.

The Ignite Realtime Community is pleased to announce the 4.0.2 release of Openfire.  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 issues fixed indicates 9 issues resolved with hopefully the issue of stale/ghost client sessions being resolved.

 

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.

 

Platformsha1sumFilename
Linux RPMcc675aad91ae28ed8e4dd5f86ff1bd0bed8a6000openfire-4.0.2-1.i386.rpm
Debianbcbd2f48f39b59b7d445ee46a42b1a576507af41openfire_4.0.2_all.deb
Mac369cbdc069bfabcc9a1fc906026fb21c7ab85905openfire_4_0_2.dmg
Windows7c910a8136347f2b35576886dc883b4173ea598copenfire_4_0_2.exe
Binary (tar.gz)b21b0087a19c5ae043c66d1b60a6e1070336d15dopenfire_4_0_2.tar.gz
Binary (zip)1820004f927900ec8a8de4f0ce869a60529aa91dopenfire_4_0_2.zip
Source (tar.gz)7ce3f9e727582ce6fb05fc82984f87eec160ed6bopenfire_src_4_0_2.tar.gz
Source (zip)28a9b47186215f7d5056b315a885c19dbbf55f89openfire_src_4_0_2.zip

 

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!

wroot

Spark 2.7.6 Released

Posted by wroot Champion Mar 15, 2016

The Ignite Realtime community has just released Spark 2.7.6 and it can be downloaded from Ignite Realtime: Downloads.

 

In this release more patches went into fixing Mac OS X version (issues with Preferences, File transfer, etc.). Thanks to speedy for working on this. Also as part of fixing issues on Mac we have applied an experimental version of Libjitsi patch by cstux (Voice Chat module). We haven't been able to test, if it works better (or at all). So waiting for a feedback on this in Updated Voice Chat module testing. Thanks to Alexander198961 · GitHub for his patches fixing broadcast and other issues. Waiting for more from him.

 

For a complete list of changes please check Spark Changelog

 

Here are sha1 checksums for the downloads:

 

3ba0067ea2c106bbd78e97ac7b6cf8a01ebc648e  spark_2_7_6.dmg

8a666aaddbb492e1018746cb8c69722f15464a70  spark_2_7_6.exe

69e0323f326552b717e35dd48df1280e965db3d7  spark_2_7_6_online.exe

f61120bf954435a84d9bac23cac21a8f0467cff8  spark_2_7_6.tar.gz

2af77b0c70202636942d0648836a218c8aa8cba1  spark-2.7.6.rpm

eaf3486bb24876905ade7725d92f560dfd2d2a86  spark-2.7.6.src.rpm

 

[Voice Chat] Voice chat module has received an experimental patch and still needs testing and probably not working correctly.

[Mac OS X] Installer is now bundled with Java JRE, so it is easier to start using it and many issues has been fixed.

[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.

I've just released and uploaded Smack 4.1.6 and 4.2.0-alpha3 to Maven Central.

 

Smack 4.1.6 contains a few important bug fixes for Smack's stable branch: 4.1. The changelog can be found here: Smack Changelog

 

The third alpha version of Smack's upcoming development branch contains a ton of fixes and new features. Adventurous users are encouraged to explore the API improvements. But, as the version name suggests, don't use an alpha version for production deployments. A provisional and incomplete list of Smack 4.2's highlights can be found at Smack 4.2 Readme and Upgrade Guide · igniterealtime/Smack Wiki · GitHub

We've had quite some feedback from our recent 4.0.0 release. As is to be expected in a release that has many changes, some issues sneaked in. To address most of them, we released Openfire 4.0.1 today.

 

This release contains various changes, but most importantly fixes problems introduced in 4.0.0 related to LDAP and certificate store management. The complete changelog is available here: Openfire Changelog

 

You can download the new release from the download section on the IgniteRealtime.org website: Ignite Realtime: Downloads

 

The SHA-1 checksums for the various downloads:

PlatformSHA-1 ChecksumFilename
Mac OS Xe912a219e155945e3d9ab5e3f7181fa025d8242c

openfire_4_0_1.dmg

Windows008942ca0f5df38e3a5e69841e97971d658823a7openfire_4_0_1.exe
Tarball0de4d1e9533564484decb88b5d59238722774ed7openfire_4_0_1.tar.gz
ZIP783155b44e7fc5819b2dddc100acdb925ff5e736openfire_4_0_1.zip
Source (Unix)cfbada1c5a25637f0f8c85fef629ff090767e2abopenfire_src_4_0_1.tar.gz
Source (ZIP)0e21d915876d6e08d649714f66141d4acf54a09dopenfire_src_4_0_1.zip
Redhat / CentOSac7328da9faa7ef2614d51195ad711cc2877e778openfire-4.0.1-1.i386.rpm
Debian / Ubuntu1084d7e67299b3ddc20db4bf2a2a6d6bfde29a93openfire_4.0.1_all.deb
wroot

Spark 2.7.5 Released

Posted by wroot Champion Jan 14, 2016

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 (LOCKED). 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.

Dave Cridland

Openfire 4.0.0 Released

Posted by Dave Cridland Champion Jan 11, 2016

Almost 4 weeks ago, we released a beta of Openfire 4.0.0. Now, it's time for the real thing.

 

Openfire 4.0.0 is now available for immediate download. The Beta has been run in production by developers for some time, and we believe this is the best ever Openfire release, containing many new features and fixing dozens of bugs. It marks the culmination of a real resurgence in Openfire development.

 

We advise all users to plan on upgrading; the 3.10 branch will not be receiving anything other than critical fixes. The new 4.0 branch will be the focus for bug fixes, and the trunk is now 4.1.

 

Many of the plugins available from Ignite Realtime: Openfire Plugins will only work on 4.0.0, and will therefore require this upgrade.

 

You can download the new release from: Ignite Realtime: Downloads

 

A changelog is here: Openfire Changelog

 

SHA-1 Checksums are:

 

PlatformSHA-1 ChecksumFilename
Mac OS X854b9c781da9de4c34af208341a1b1e60aa7508fopenfire_4_0_0.dmg
Debian / Ubuntu3fde5503a3b82465c120432072f453af0338eb35openfire_4.0.0_all.deb
Redhat / CentOS18c2471fb08a995ac04c3ca7bbd57ae267e7b22bopenfire-4.0.0-1.i386.rpm
Windowsa966a87bfb9a03ef3a02724613b4d501202bb34fopenfire_4_0_0.exe
Source (ZIP)db30258ffb99218c9b1749b7aab8404bc01a9330openfire_src_4_0_0.zip
Source (UNIX)130e67f15b36cb23918e14db8e458bc1cb9ad190openfire_src_4_0_0.tar.gz
ZIP92091acaeeaab33a218625149d1b81265ef4de99openfire_4_0_0.zip
Tarball12aee2c4eb9cbd08eeb3fc15fd08aaf47484d5a2openfire_4_0_0.tar.gz

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