Since the announcement last month, has there been any movement on the roles and responsibilities within the community? I’m primarily curious as I’d like to see, and assist if possible, with the next Spark release.
In my opinion, Openfire and Spark represent the best open-source corporate IM solution available. I do believe though, that having no stable release for three years and no movement on the beta for two does significant harm to the image of the software; to be blunt, it looks like a dead project.
So, what’s the roadmap? Who is determining what tasks need to be done to get 2.6 out the door? Is it possible to release a 2.5.9 with no additional features, but with a few minor bug-fixes?
As I said above, I’m willing to do what I can to help the project. In terms of technical skills I’m a bit of a jack-of-all-trades, doing Java development, business analysis, systems analysis and project management. I’m hoping I can fit in about 2-3 hours of work a week.
I’m assuming that there are instances of Openfire up and running which developers can connect to, yes? Can’t think of a better way to test and develop then to actively use the product w/ other developers.