Smack 4.3.0-beta2 has been released. As always the release artifacts are available on Maven Central.
This release includes important fixes and improvements. The full list of resolved issues can be found in our issue tracker. We are aware that Smack 4.2 introduced some big but necessary API changes, hence you may be happy to hear that the changes between Smack 4.2. and 4.3 are much smaller. Users are encouraged to apply Smack 4.3.0-beta2 in the beta versions of their software.
It also marks an important milestone in Smack’s development cycle as the ‘4.3’ branch was created, meaning that there are no major API changes to be expected. We hope to end the beta period within the next weeks with the first release candidate for Smack 4.3. Until then, please use Smack’s community forums for feedback and suggestions.