We recently saw our Openfire downloads counter hit seven digits worth of downloads. The Openfire project is close to my heart and I first want to extend a sincere congratulations to my incredible team for developing the project into one that has hit 1 million downloads. Now the family of Ignite Realtime products have hit a collective download total of 3 million. The actual number of downloads is far greater because many of the Ignite products are now included in Linux distributions and are available for download from other sources. We are extremely pleased with the success of these projects and look forward to watching them grow more in the future.
I wanted to pull together numbers to provide some perspective for how significant these download numbers are. The only public number available for the other jabber servers was from ejabberd who is reporting around 160K downloads.
Openfire's ease of use and deep feature set is what's driving the downloads and installs. Here's how the Openfire features stack up vs. the others listed on jabber.org.
No. of Features
No. of XEPs
No. of OSs Supported
Daniel posted about our milestone on the Ignite Realtime community, where one of our community members, Vchat20, had this to say:
Really you guys have a product that greatly stands out here. Granted, apps such as ejabberd for a flagship example have their place, but openfire is in its own class. Makes it TONS easier to configure a jabber system without having to bother digging into xml files and configuring everything from the ground up, has plenty of enterprise-class functionality, modular, and, of course, completely open.
Keep up the work on an awesome app guys.
Great work everybody and thank you to our Ignite Realtime community for all of your support! If you would like to play with our popular realtime communication software, you can download them here: