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Ignite Realtime is the community site for the users and developers of Jive Software's open source Real Time Communications projects. Your involvement is helping to change the open RTC landscape.

Open Realtime.

Ignite Realtime is the community site for the users and developers of Jive Software's open source Real Time Communications projects. Your involvement is helping to change the open RTC landscape.
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Florian Schmaus

Smack 4.4.0-alpha2 released

The Ignite Realtime developer community is proud to announce the availability of Smack 4.4.0-alpha2 .

This is the second alpha release of the upcoming Smack 4.4 version. Users are encouraged to test this version in their development branches. We are happy about our feedback.

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Monitoring Service 1.8.0 and inVerse plugins released

The Ignite Realtime community is happy to announce the release of two plugins that happened a few weeks ago (better later than never:))!

Monitoring Service 1.8.0 version brought plugin?s MAM implementation more up to date, fixed some bugs and improved performance.

inVerse version updated underlying Converse library to the latest 4.2.0 version, which has lots of fixes and improvements.

Your instance of Openfire should automatically display the availability of updates. Alternatively, you can download the new releases from the plugins downloads page.

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daryl herzmann

Openfire 4.4.0 Release

The Ignite Realtime Community is thrilled to announce the release of Openfire version 4.4.0. This is a major release featuring stability improvements and new features. You can find a full changelog listing over 100 Jira Issues resolved. Our beta announcement of this release highlighted some of the most significant changes. Of note is that this release should properly work with Java 11 and using OpenJDK as well. The minimum requirement is Java 8.

You can find downloads for Openfire with the following sha1sum values for the release artifacts.

c0d92cf54b02fe005b83a90256ddcfdfadad3c3c  openfire-4.4.0-1.i686.rpm
70b7570ae3f5ef48e3a2f4772dbeacaf22360b70  openfire-4.4.0-1.noarch.rpm
0ba75846af64b4379130b0b1835ba17899bb3593  openfire-4.4.0-1.x86_64.rpm
36cd9fd38e3840f9afa0d2cc5c86bbbe4a029569  openfire_4.4.0_all.deb
e4687a8f346741de9e4a502ddd63e2c55c7f4c3c  openfire_4_4_0_bundledJRE.exe
1437874597334f534e7d7882b02d550c3d5daec0  openfire_4_4_0_bundledJRE_x64.exe
8b579ca4441c6ca2502ffe9d2e3fdd27bc4190a6  openfire_4_4_0.dmg
e9b311e4d44b53f796a65c8f75abf4e39890dccb  openfire_4_4_0.exe
3205889dc1e7251b15d2dedacea3cfbbbf594810  openfire_4_4_0.tar.gz
00e1f28db47fd82653af6e1736bc036b344ecae2  openfire_4_4_0_x64.exe
285176004dccf7d07361064d558ee48579b65c5f  openfire_src_4_4_0.tar.gz

The previous release of Openfire 4.3.2 was made on January 31rst, 2019 and here?s a simple accounting of the 100,000+ downloads made of the software!

Openfire Download Stats for Release: 4.3.2
             openfire-4.3.2-1.i686.rpm   2038
           openfire-4.3.2-1.noarch.rpm   2508
           openfire-4.3.2-1.x86_64.rpm   9869
                openfire_4.3.2_all.deb  18521
                    openfire_4_3_2.dmg   2406
                    openfire_4_3_2.exe   9492
                 openfire_4_3_2.tar.gz   6861
         openfire_4_3_2_bundledJRE.exe   4158
     openfire_4_3_2_bundledJRE_x64.exe  19909
                openfire_4_3_2_x64.exe  24528
             openfire_src_4_3_2.tar.gz    319

With the release, our Github master branch now reflects a future potential release version of Openfire 4.5.0 and we have also created a 4.4 branch signifying our intention to produce a 4.4.x series of bug fixes. We presently do not have plans of making a 4.3.3 release from the 4.3 branch.

Massive thanks for this release go to @gdt and @guus. They both did lots of great work knocking out some nagging issues and improving the already great administration console. It was also encouraging to see a number of first time contributors submitting pull requests with fixes and new features.

We certainly would encourage folks to test out the new release and report issues in the community forums. Please also free free to stop by our group chat and tell us now the new release is going. We are always looking for people interested in helping out with development, documentation, and testing.

Thank you for your support and usage of Openfire!

Tags: release, openfire, planetjabber 6
daryl herzmann

Openfire 4.4.0 Beta Release

The Ignite Realtime Community is thrilled to announce the promotion of a beta quality release of Openfire 4.4.0! Please test out this release and let us know how it goes by reporting your feedback in the Community Forums. We?d like to turn around a formal release sooner than later!

So what?s in this release you ask? The Changelog denotes many Jira issues resolved. Much of this work is thanks to @guus and @gdt! The highlights include:

  • Numerous improvements and bug fixes around Openfire?s caching. The administrative console now provides a detailed look into cache usage as well as the ability to selectively remove individual cache entries.
  • Improvements to Openfire?s stability and performance whilst in clustering mode.
  • The Admin Console will now show software versions, whenever possible, of the remotely connected client and server.
  • Java 11 should be fully supported and usable with this release. This includes using OpenJDK.
  • Plugin loading should be much more robust and the Admin Console now reports more information about the plugins loaded along with better UI interaction whilst updating plugins.
  • Openfire makes heavy usage of Apache MINA and Jetty, both of which libraries have been updated for this release.

Here?s a listing of sha1sums for the release and you can find the downloads here.

b44a621f491b33d35d138b8a9d1c041558dacf8f  openfire-4.4.0-0.2.beta.i686.rpm
ddb4871e2dbb83b10d4d6e227869f0294253d8f8  openfire-4.4.0-0.2.beta.noarch.rpm
172c9aa94353717d824bfdf13741a9be614f7e54  openfire-4.4.0-0.2.beta.x86_64.rpm
72b4ab488fb7a0116482fbb53709887b41213377  openfire_4.4.0.beta_all.deb
ceb8f315e6327d34887685b7630eba273202cf5b  openfire_4_4_0_beta_bundledJRE.exe
3e5e384d3677da30f9817a10474c75579f6b606d  openfire_4_4_0_beta_bundledJRE_x64.exe
9ff49a74679a14156c3331c7bc5ff64ed7ab8635  openfire_4_4_0_beta.dmg
4bbe3de332c44fd046ad078a7f86717611baead5  openfire_4_4_0_beta.exe
5a8cfd20a99c9c41ca6ce1a21017e36950540c36  openfire_4_4_0_beta.tar.gz
214c211b8be412c0ff75c8f59b9ce3f0bfd8d248  openfire_4_4_0_beta_x64.exe
759dc5ad17aee48cd7eecbd6b8656abd4f9f2d63  openfire_src_4_4_0_beta.tar.gz

Thanks for your interest and usage of Openfire! Our live group chat is also useful to swing by and let us know how the beta is going for you! We are always interested in folks wishing to help out with development. Please stop by and say hi!

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Guus der Kinderen

XMPP Sprint in The Hague, NL, June 2019

Last weekend, I participated in an XSF-community organized sprint, in The Hague (conveniently located in my country of residence). Graciously hosted by IPerity, a group of people from various XMPP related projects got together.

Apart from it always being nice to meet up with fellow enthusiasts, we got quite some work done. In the sprint preparation, we had already established that one of the topics that we?d like to address, was the lack of top-notch (mobile) client support, in XMPP world.

Much of the work that we did revolved around adding better support for client notifications. This lead pep. and Laszlo to build a prototype for browser-based push notifications, which they got working in Converse (the web client that Openfire ships in the ?inVerse? plugin) and the Prosody XMPP server. A goal for this effort is to evolve into a new XEP for web push.

Yours truly is happy to report that a new plugin was created for Openfire, that adds XEP-0357-defined push notifications to Openfire! The code is still somewhat rough around the edges, but I?d love for people to give this a test run, and how the prototype holds up!

Unrelated to the various notification-related efforts, Erik got quite a bit of work done on a refactoring project in the Gajim client, which over the past weekend is growing to be the basis for a refactoring of Gajim?s chat window UI.

I?m thrilled by the prospect of hosting a major, hopefully Openfire-based, hackathon in the near future, that is geared towards a particular industry in the Netherlands. That might be an exciting precursor for another increase in XMPP utilization! More on that later though!

I?ve had a blast! I loved meeting up with everyone, and enjoyed the discussions we had. Let?s do this again, soon!

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