Guus der Kinderen

Openfire 3.8.0 has been released!

Blog Post created by Guus der Kinderen Champion on Feb 6, 2013

The Ignite Realtime community is happy to announce the release of version 3.8.0 of Openfire! Downloads for various platforms are available here.


Openfire is a real time collaboration (RTC) server licensed under the Open Source Apache license. It uses the only widely adopted open protocol for instant messaging, XMPP (also called Jabber). Openfire is incredibly easy to setup and administer, but offers rock-solid security and performance.


This release accumulates development efforts made over the past fifteen months. Some highlights of this release are:

  • the new Hazelcast-based clustering plugin (subject of an earlier blog post)
  • substantial improvements to the functionality, scalability and stability of the PubSub implementation (including fixing the PEP related memory leak)
  • improvements of the server-to-server connectivity routines
  • many performance improvements and general bug fixes

The changelog lists these and other changes in more detail.


As always, we welcome your feedback, suggestions, tips, hints, questions and other contributions in the Ignite Realtime Community pages.