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Ignite Realtime is the community site for the users and developers of Jive Software's open source Real Time Communications projects. Your involvement is helping to change the open RTC landscape.
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Dele Olajide

Candy plugin for using new Openfire fileupload plugin

Guus has generously provided a new Openfire plugin that implements XEP 0363 and shows off the flexibility of having the Jetty web server embedded in Openfire. If you want to perform file upload/download from the Candy Chat web application and other Strophe based web applications, then take a look at this Candy Chat plugin.

You can either drag and drop the files into the conversation window directly or click on the paperclip icon in the toolbar to select files. It then does the following:

  • Requests for an upload/download pair of URLs (called a slot) from the Openfire httpfileupload plugin
  • Does an HTTP PUT request to upload the file using the given slot
  • Pastes the slot?s GET url into the room conversation and converts it into a clickable link on receipt.

The candy upload plugin is now available in Pd 0.1.15.


You can also upload/download from a video-conference using Jitsi Meet in Pd. Only drag and drop is supported for uploading. Drag the file and drop anywhere on the conversation panel to upload the file. When the load is uploaded, a clickable link appears in the conversation.

Tags: openfire 1
Dele Olajide

Openfire Meetings Desktop/Screen Sharing using Pd

Screen sharing with Openfire Meetings is a bit tricky no thanks to Google?s WebRTC security policy to use Chrome extensions for trust. This means you have to develop a personalised chrome extension to white-list your domain as trusted. I don?t use Firefox and consequently have no idea of the user experience.

With Pd version 0.1.13, I have tried to improve the experience as follows:

  • If you use ofmeet from Pd exclusively, then you can screen/desk share from any domain. No extra work involved.

  • If you still use the ofmeet 0.3.x version, then you can use Pd to provide screen/desk-share from any domain as well. You should check ?Desktop Share mode only? in the options screen

  • If you are using the ofmeet latest 0.9.x version, then you have to white-list your domain in order for Pd to support it. To do this, you can either raise a PR on the Pd repository at GitHub or raise an issue and I will add it manually. When the next Pd release is made, your domain should be supported.

Please note that your domain name will be exposed. This should not be a problem for a private network, but could expose your server if your domain is on the Internet. In that case, write your own chrome extension for Openfire Meetings or pay someone to do it or simply use Pd :slight_smile:

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daryl herzmann

Openfire 4.2.1 Release

The Ignite Realtime Community is thrilled to announce the availability of Openfire 4.2.1. But wait, you may wonder why Openfire 4.2.0 was not announced nor blogged about. The answer is that after a soft release of Openfire 4.2.0, we noticed a number of folks hitting a database schema issue that would cause logins to fail. We decided to turn around a fix for that issue and now fully announce the new release.

So what has changed with Openfire 4.2? A lot! Some highlights:

  • XEP-0237 Roster Versioning
  • Server to Server (s2s) is more robust
  • The websocket functionality, previously in a plugin, was merged into core
  • The Admin Console now has a Pub-Sub administration interface
  • You can now manually test a Server to Server connection on the Admin Console
  • XEP-0198 Client Resumption is now available
  • A lot of polish and new handy functionality was added to the Admin Console
  • Openfire plugin loading is much more robust

The changelog denotes the full listing of Jira issues addressed in this release and 4.2.0.

Here is a listing of sha1sum values for the release binaries, which can be found on our download page.

a038d417784f6d623014ba88013407f3d36792ac  openfire-4.2.1-1.i686.rpm
6c8886834b9b7d2ce6144d7ce23d3e47bbff91bd  openfire-4.2.1-1.noarch.rpm
34bb23661c77b27a37572532fa23a0f8c6459015  openfire-4.2.1-1.x86_64.rpm
8a66b230323a9231dc2aca6ae7288186e56d5315  openfire_4.2.1_all.deb
bcf543c65c1bf22da8c05413646230f30a60b378  openfire_4_2_1_bundledJRE.exe
947ef8ee8c08c527d1c3932bec7ea580b3c08956  openfire_4_2_1_bundledJRE_x64.exe
a4ec386f9eb6cf4078b505ec57d007c799853034  openfire_4_2_1.dmg
922bb44ed7b72b75d781f1091978cb4759575112  openfire_4_2_1.exe
750524d79a18e8c6c38702f980dec961fa102f82  openfire_4_2_1.tar.gz
6d04e462bc7a5b39701d7dd1538c5508bdeff339  openfire_4_2_1_x64.exe
e918dfbfcd91d6f0562d20aa0600266db5f855e7  openfire_src_4_2_1.tar.gz

Please let us know of any troubles you find by either visiting our webchat or creating posts in our Discourse Openfire Dev Forum. Thanks for using Openfire!

Tags: release, planetjabber, openfire 0
Florian Schmaus

Smack 4.2.2 released

Smack 4.2.2 was tagged and released recently to Maven Central.

We like to thank everyone who contributed to this release. This not only includes the various contributors shown below, but also everyone who reported an issue or suggested an improvement.

$ git shortlog -sn 4.2.1..4.2.2                                                                                                                                           >> ~/data/code/smack
    39  Florian Schmaus
     5  Ingo Bauersachs
     2  Dmitry Deshevoy
     2  damencho
     2  vanitasvitae
     1  iachimoe

The list of fixed bugs can be found in the Smack 4.2.2 changelog. Or have a look at the github comparison of the 4.2.1?4.2.2 tags.

Tags: planetjabber 0
Dele Olajide

Introducing Project Pd- Openfire Meetings

Pd is the Yoruba word for ?Meet? and is also the name of a new project here at Ignite. Pd (the ?p? is pronounced explosively) is the renamed Openfire Meetings Chrome Extension.

To install, visit the Google Chrome Store

You will need at least the following four openfire plugins to use it.

  • ofmeet
  • offocus
  • bookmarks
  • websocket (not needed if using OF 4.2)

Pd will fetch the logged in user?s contact roster as well as all the bookmarks configured for the user. To see, the contacts, conference rooms and web page urls, right click on the Openfire icon.

A normal left click on the Openfire icon causes Pd to open into a Jitsi Meet video-conference with the currently selected contact or multi-chat room.

If the meeting is with a contact, then the meeting url is sent to the contact as a standard chat message. When Pd receives such a message, it displays a notification to the user.

Accepting the invitation opens the Jitsi Meet video-conference window.

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