I have the same problem as reported in this thread http://www.igniterealtime.org/forum/thread.jspa?messageID=139817𢈩
I am running the released version of Spark 2.5 on Windows Vista. No text shows in the message conversation window – only time stamps with no carriage returns between them. I am receiving errors regarding emoticon files in the logs, but these are file not found exceptions and don’‘t seem to be related to proxies at all (which we don’'t use anyway).
Apr 5, 2007 9:44:27 AM org.jivesoftware.spark.util.log.Log error
SEVERE: Error unzipping emoticon pack
java.io.FileNotFoundException: C:\Program Files\Spark\xtra\emoticons\POPO.adiumemoticonset.DS_Store (The system cannot find the path specified)
I can manually navigate to these files and unzip them.
I also noticed that there is an Appearance option in the preferences, that is inactive. I don’'t know if the two issues are related.
Version 2.08 was running on this machine without any problems.
Any help will be appreciated.