I’ve looked around the Ignite Realtime web site for some basic documentation on the SPark client and am yet to find any. There’s a ReadMe and a Changelog document for each release, but that’s got nothing about the program in it, just about the actual release.
I’ve loaded Spark 2.5.8 on my Vista Ultimate x86 machine and it fails to run - it starts, you can see it in Task Manager, then it unloads immediately. Nothing is entered into the event logs.
Does the Spark client require an OpenFire server to be on the network before it will load? Does it even require an OpenFire server at all - ie, can Spark be run as a standalone multi-protocol client like Pidgin can? Does Spark even run under Vista?
Some documentation outlining what Spark can do, how it needs to be configured and what it runs under would be handy. I’m sure a lot of others would appreciate it as well. I did find it a little disconcerting that there’s no real information about it anywhere on the website.