A lot has been happening in our Open Source community, igniterealtime.org over the past two months. In case you're not reading the Ignite blog or forums regularly, some highlights:
Openfire 3.3.0, Spark 2.5.1 and Smack 3.0.1 are the latest product releases. In particular, we've continued to polish the VoIP support in the products. We're also experimenting with a release train development process for Spark that may soon be applied to all Jive software product development.
Lots of interesting work is being done with Flash audio and video support via XMPP.
We're preparing a new beta of SparkWeb, our pure HTML/AJAX instant messaging client, which is part of Openfire Enterprise. A final release is due in the near future.
The IM Gateway plugin for Openfire is out of beta with the official 1.0 release. It provides connectivity to AIM, ICQ, Yahoo and MSN.
Asterisk-IM development has been kick-started by community members, lead by Stefan Reuter. Asterisk-IM is an Openfire plugin that provides integration with the Asterisk PBX, such as automatic "on the phone" presence updates.