Wanted to report a few things.
The latest build of openfire references an older version of tinder.jar. It’s pre- 11520 as protected JID jid = null; is missing in AbstractComponent
Having rebuild the latest tinder.jar and updated openfire with this library discovered that the latest changes to JID had messed things up. Namely JID.toString() now returns **null@**component.domain.com for nodeless jids (components) so the components and plugins are pretty much disfunctional. Reverting to older code base for JID.java solved the problem.
If this hasn’t been reported yet looks like #1 is the reason from # didn’t surface right away.