Although many of you are actively using Spark today, it is beginning to show its age.This is something that we have been planning to address for a while now.Those familiar with Smack can join the development easier, as we are now using the latest stable version (4.1.9).Patches can be attached in the forums or submitted as PRs on Git Hub.We encourage server admins to use certificates from trusted authorities (e.g. This version also includes 4.1.9 update for Smack, which has a fix for a critical security vulnerability.it looks like Spark is not saving settings on Advanced menu, if a user has never opened it.Spark was created around the same time that the Kyoto protocol went into effect, Pluto got demoted to the status of 'dwarf planet' and Italy won the FIFA world cup in Germany. Since then, source code development tooling has improved a lot.
Old users won't be affected by this (those upgrading straight from 2.7 version will still be affected).
Second, Smack 4 happened, bringing the backbone of Spark back up-to-date.
Now, we are addressing the structure of the project itself.
It also offers a great end-user experience with features like in-line spell checking, group chat room bookmarks, and tabbed conversations.
Combined with the Openfire server, Spark is the easiest and best alternative to using un-secure public IM networks.As it did before, the XMPP Standards Foundation (XSF) will act as an umbrella organisation for this years edition of GSo C.