The Ignite Realtime community is happy to announce the release of Spark 3.0.0 version.
We decided to increase major version to 3.x to coincide with a complete UI refresh of Spark which was contributed by Amos . Now Spark uses only FlatLaf Look and Feel. We are very much grateful for his incredible work. Along that Pade Meetings plugin was added by Dele. Spark now uses the latest version of the Smack 4.4 library, thanks Flow. Now Spark works on any Java 8 and more. Improved file transfer compared to Spark 2.9.4 and also updated the HttpFileUpload plugin for file transfer.
Pade Meetings (formerly SparkMeet) plugin is included in this release. You can find it in a chat window, a button with P letter. This plugin works with Openfire Meetings and enables audio and video chat. It was modified by Dele Olajide to use Electron technology. First time a user logs in using this version Spark will download required libraries into user’s profile (it is around 150 MB on Windows, so can take a minute to download). You can also manage all plugins in Spark via Client Control Pluigin and disable them if you want.
For Windows has been added 64bit installer and MSI installer, which will be useful for use in a corporate environment.
For MacOS has been replaced the installer because modern versions require a digital signature.
The release also contains bug fixes and many improvements.
Full list of changes can be found in the changelog .
We encourage users and developers to get involved with Spark project by providing feedback in the forums or submitting pull requests on our GitHub page.
You can download Spark from the Downloads page. Below are the sha256 checksums:
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