I decided to take 2.9.0 for a spin. When I click a user to chat with the chat window freezes up (though I can exit the program). I uninstalled and went back to 2.8.3 and the same thing is happening. Uninstalled 2.8.3 and re-installed. same issue. Are there more components I need to remove manually?
Self solved. Blew out the profile folder and it’s all good now.
2.9.0 still has some issues. You have stumbled on one of them https://issues.igniterealtime.org/browse/SPARK-2065
Here is the list of all issues Issues blocking 2.9.0 release