I'm not sure if there is already a definitive patch for this, but this question for 3.2.1 already addressed my issue:
Looking at the latest code, it seems kind of obvious that RosterEntry.setName(..) can't work right:
It's adding the instance of the entry as a roster item to the packet first :
Then, after sending the packet and receiving the result, the name of the instance is changed:
// We have received a result response to the IQ set, the name was successfully changed
this.name = name;
So the packet that's being sent out to the server doesn't contain the updated name, but only the old name.
The question referenced above already provides a patch to fix this issue and from what I saw in jira, this patch should have been applied at some point.
But I guess it wasn't applied to master in the end.
Is there any workaround for changing the name of a roster entry at the moment ?
I'd love to provide/apply this patch by the way, but according to Guidelines for Smack Developers and Contributors · igniterealtime/Smack Wiki · GitHub it seems like it'll take a bit for me to get used to everything since I'm very new to Smack.
Thank you for your guidance