I am deploying the wildfire server and spark chat client to my company. Is there a way to set up the buddy list that spark will use before hand, so that the tech challeged don’'t have to add contacts to get started using the product. Maybe a XML document or database table?
Have you looked at the “Shared Group” feature in WildFire. This allows you to group users and have them shared immediatly. No restart of Spark needed :).
The shared groups works great for Buddy List roll-out. You can only add a name of users that are already in the users list, so you will have to setup all of the users accounts first.