We are pleased to announce the release of Openfire 3.4.0, Openfire Enterprise 3.4.0 and Connection Managers 3.4.0.
Openfire 3.4.0 includes more than 30 new features and more than 30 bug fixes. Amongst the new features we can find Personal Eventing via Pubsub support that can be used to track geo-location of users or know what music other users are listening to. Other highly requested new features are LDAP photos, now users can retrieve their avatar from LDAP, and finally admins can manage users rosters from the admin console. Check out the complete list of changes here. Existing installations that need to update should make sure that they have a database backup since many database changes have been applied to the new release. Openfire will automatically update your database for you. Existing plugins should work fine with the new release except for: Packet Filter, Asterisk-IM, Message Of The Day and Red5. Those plugins will need to provide a new version to be compatible with Openfire 3.4.0.
Openfire Enterprise now provides support for clustering. Openfire allows you to scale to hundreds of thousand of users per machine. Clustering now lets you avoid a single point of failure in your architecture thus giving you a high availability of the XMPP service. In our load tests we were able to reach half a million concurrent connections with just a cluster of 2 nodes. The other nice addition to Openfire Enterprise is SparkWeb. Read the SparkWeb: Next Generation blog post for more information. If you have the sparkweb plugin installed you can remove it since it is now bundled with Openfire Enterprise.
SIP phone support was moved from Openfire Enterprise to the open source edition. Check out the list of available plugins to download the SIP plugin. If you are using Spark check out the list of available plugins from Spark and get the SIP Phone plugin.
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