We’ve just released the second version of Tinder, the new XMPP library that was introduced two months ago. This release focusses on Java concurrency (threading) issues and fixes a number of important bugs from 1.0.0. More detailed information is available in the release notes.
'scuse my ignorance, is this a replacement for smack/smackx libs or is it something else entirely?
Tinder is something different indeed. Smack is an library tailored towards IM client implementations. Tinder is a more low level library that provides basic XMPP entities (such as JID and stanza implementations). There’s more detailed information available in a previous blogpost that I did: Introducing Tinder, an XMPP object implementation library