The Ignite Realtime community has released Spark 2.7.1 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).
This release contains much less changes comparing to the previous version (12 tickets with a minor changes and fixes). The plan is to do minor releases with a few changes, so it would be easier to find a culprit if regression happens. But there won't be a new version every other day. We don't want system admins to get mad at us
This is the complete list of changes in this version (official changelog):
SPARK-864 - Printing conversation margin cuts off characters from lines that wrap
SPARK-1512 - ***<user> is online at message does not always show in chat room
SPARK-1513 - After receiving XML data as a message Spark stops displaying history
SPARK-1604 - Buzz and stale settings overlap in the Preferences window
SPARK-1588 - Update French translation
SPARK-1607 - Show JID as contact name if instead an empty string would have been shown
SPARK-1609 - Default resource should be "Spark" without a version number
SPARK-1611 - Update Lithuanian translation
SPARK-1617 - Fix loading of Spellchecker's IgnoreUppercase setting
SPARK-979 - Add an option to disable graying out and italic for idle contacts
SPARK-1503 - Option to use hostname as a resource
SPARK-1584 - Update bundled JRE with the latest version
This release is bundled with the latest and last Java 7 update (7u80). Next releases will be bundled with Java 8 (most probably). Printing GUI has been replaced with the modern Java based version.
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.
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