The Ignite Realtime community is pleased to announce the release of Smack 4.4.0-alpha5.
We decided for another alpha release after some minor issues have been found with the last release. Fixes for all found issues are now in 4.4.0-alpha5, and we additionally improved the DNS server lookup mechanism on Android (although, this is an improvement within minidns-android21, not Smack itself, to be precise).
If no major blockers are found, then we will in around 4 weeks create the ‘4.4’ branch in Smack’s git repository and prepare the first beta release. If there is a feature or API change you like to see in Smack 4.4, then you should use that merge window to get your changes into Smack.
More information about Smack 4.4 can be found in the release’s README.