Open-Even-More-Fire 3.5.1 Released!

Blog Post created by jadestorm Champion on Apr 24, 2008

We are pleased to announce the release of Openfire 3.5.1, now with even more openness!  This release represents the first stage of the Enterprise plugin split into open source plugins.  We're very excited to be able to provide these to everyone for free, and seeing what the community does with them, both in terms of contributed code and use case scenarios.  So lets talk about some specifics.


New Plugins!


  • Monitoring: Adds support for server statistics and chat archiving and reports.

  • Fastpath: Support for managed queued chat requests, such as a support team might use.


These are the first two pieces of the open sourced Enterprise plugin.  Client management is coming very soon, as is clustering.  SparkWeb will also be released tomorrow as a separate product.  So you might be wondering, hey, why is there an Openfire Enterprise 3.5.1?  Well, due to the lack of all of the plugins being available right now, we've provide 3.5.1 for existing enterprise customers to make use of.  It includes some important clustering fixes though!  (as will the clustering plugin when it is release)


Important, Seriously, Pay Attention, Read This



If you install the Monitoring and/or Fastpath plugin, make absolute sure that you read the readme first!  There are included instructions for how to migrate your database from the Enterprise plugin to the new plugin database tables.  If you have ever run the Enterprise plugin or the old Fastpath plugin before it was integrated with Enterprise, make sure you don't forget this or you will be unhappy!



Big Connection Manager Improvements


The connection managers have been updated to bring HTTP binding up to date and a couple of library upgrades that include a number of improvements.  It is important to note though that the conf/manager.xml file has been updated and you will need to update yours as well.  The new http binding section that you will need to add is described here.


Ok Fine, Where Do I Get It?


You can download Openfire 3.5.1 here.

You can see the entire changelog here.

You can view the documentation for 3.5.1 here.

Plugins can be downloaded from the admin console or here.