Welcome to the fourth issue of our newsletter. This month we look into the new developments in instant messaging, as well as highlight important announcements concerning XMPP. You can subscribe to the XMPP Radar newsletter and receive it in your inbox at the end of each month. Here are the links we found interesting in November:
This new version of ejabberd improves the cluster management to make it simpler to use. It fixes issues some may have faced when setting cluster with ejabberd 15.09 and 15.10. The commands join_cluster and leave_cluster do not depend on external scripts anymore.
The Ignite Realtime Community is pleased to announce the release of version 3.10.3 of Openfire. This release continues our effort to produce a stable 3.10 release series of Openfire while we work toward the next major release of Openfire.
Grapherl is a GSOC project providing a metric and analytics system for ejabberd, but also other Erlang projects. It was completed successfully by Vanshdeep Singh and is available on Github.
Our now popular XMPP online video Q&A session is back for a third session on December 16th. The goal of the XMPP Academy is to help developers get the big picture and get XMPP architecture and design tips from 15-years-experience XMPP experts.
Tumblr has launched a feature that its user base has wanted for some time: messaging. The blogging platform has long offered an inbox feature and way for its users to ask each other questions, but now it has added threaded, instant messaging as well.
Due in a few days, Libervia is a decentralized blogging engine and social network based on XMPP. The authors are crowdfunding the development of desktop and Android client apps.
Conversations is a Jabber/XMPP client for Android 4.0+ smartphones that has been optimized to provide a unique mobile experience. It’s open source, so you can compile it and use it for free, but if you want to support the project, you can also buy it via the Google Play Store.
While Tumblr is a social network adding instant messaging, Movim is a social network based on instant messaging. This project is open source, decentralized and fully based on XMPP. Definitely worth checking out.