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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 website: Ignite Realtime: Downloads


The SHA-1 checksums for the various downloads:

PlatformSHA-1 ChecksumFilename
Mac OS Xe912a219e155945e3d9ab5e3f7181fa025d8242c


Source (Unix)cfbada1c5a25637f0f8c85fef629ff090767e2abopenfire_src_4_0_1.tar.gz
Source (ZIP)
Redhat / CentOSac7328da9faa7ef2614d51195ad711cc2877e778openfire-4.0.1-1.i386.rpm
Debian / Ubuntu1084d7e67299b3ddc20db4bf2a2a6d6bfde29a93openfire_4.0.1_all.deb

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 speedy  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 Daryl Herzmann  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
Source (ZIP)
Source (UNIX)130e67f15b36cb23918e14db8e458bc1cb9ad190openfire_src_4_0_0.tar.gz

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