Install Spark IM 2.8.2 – Instant Messaging Client on Linux

28/12/2020

Spark IM is an Open Source, cross-platform IM client messaging app optimized for businesses and organizations. It comes with built-in support for group chat, telephony integration, and strong security. It also offers a great end-user experience with features like in-line spell checking, group chat room bookmarks, and tabbed conversations.

Spark IM 2.8.2 Changelog

Bug

  • Spark should not let open profile edit by clicking the avatar if profile changing is disabled
  • Systray icon changes to online when one opens the chat window
  • Spark shouldn’t add Offline status when a user goes invisible
  • Unfiled group appears when contact goes online
  • Fix links opening in KDE environment (updated)
  • Shouldn’t freeze when using unsupported plugins
  • Can’t switch back to online presence after turning invisible on
  • Shouldn’t allow broadcast to selected users when it is disabled in Client Control

New Feature

  • Add LittleLuck skin
  • Modify Spark to work with new Openfire Client Control plugin settings

Task

  • Update bundled JRE with the latest version
  • Update Smack to the latest version (4.1.9)

Improvement

  • Default to Name field as nickname when adding a contact
  • Add Polish Spelling option
  • Change Accept all certificates option to disabled by default
  • Add additional default properties to control GUI settings
  • Update Polish & Italian translation

How to Install Spark IM 2.8.2 on Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04

------ Install Java ------  sudo apt-get update    sudo apt-get install default-jre    ------ Install Spark IM ------  wget http://download.igniterealtime.org/spark/spark_2_8_2.tar.gz    sudo tar -zxvf spark_2_8_2.tar.gz -C /opt/    sudo mv /opt/Spark/ /opt/spark    cd /opt/spark/    sudo wget https://dl.dropbox.com/u/50880014/spark.png    sudo apt-get install vim    sudo vim /usr/share/applications/spark.desktop
  • Copy and Paste the following lines into spark.desktop created earlier
[Desktop Entry]    Name=Spark  Version=2.8.2  GenericName=Spark  X-GNOME-FullName=Spark  Comment=ignite realtime Spark IM client  Type=Application  Categories=Application;Utility;  Path=/opt/spark  Exec=/bin/bash Spark  Terminal=false  StartupNotify=true  Icon=/opt/spark/spark.png  TargetEnvironment=Unity
  • Install missing libraries if prompted
sudo apt-get install libxtst6:i386 libxi6:i386 libxrender1:i386
  • Start Spark IM from the directory “/opt/spark”
./Spark

Note: You need to have setup Openfire to be able to create accounts

Note:  it looks like Spark is not saving settings on Advanced menu, if a user has never opened it. For such users “Accept all certificates” setting will be disabled after updating to 2.8.2 from any version. They will have to go to Advanced menu and enable it, if they encounter “Unable to verify a certificate” error.

ONET IDC thành lập vào năm 2012, là công ty chuyên nghiệp tại Việt Nam trong lĩnh vực cung cấp dịch vụ Hosting, VPS, máy chủ vật lý, dịch vụ Firewall Anti DDoS, SSL… Với 10 năm xây dựng và phát triển, ứng dụng nhiều công nghệ hiện đại, ONET IDC đã giúp hàng ngàn khách hàng tin tưởng lựa chọn, mang lại sự ổn định tuyệt đối cho website của khách hàng để thúc đẩy việc kinh doanh đạt được hiệu quả và thành công.
Bài viết liên quan

How to use parted on Linux

Parted is a command line tool for managing disk partitions on Linux. Parted can be used to work with both MSDOS and GPT...
29/12/2020

Top Linux Software for Professional Translators

Translation market is becoming more competitive everyday both for companies and language service providers. While working...
29/12/2020

BẢNG GIÁ MUA PROXY VIỆT NAM và PROXY US

DỊCH VỤ THUÊ PROXY PRIVATE DEDICATED ONET IDC cung cấp dịch vụ IP Proxy Private giúp quý khách sử dụng...
09/11/2022
Bài Viết

Bài Viết Mới Cập Nhật

Mua Proxy V6 Nuôi Facebook Spam Hiệu Quả Tại Onetcomvn
03/06/2024

Hướng dẫn cách sử dụng ProxyDroid để duyệt web ẩn danh
03/06/2024

Mua proxy Onet uy tín tại Onet.com.vn
03/06/2024

Thuê mua IPv4 giá rẻ, tốc độ nhanh, uy tín #1
28/05/2024

Thuê địa chỉ IPv4 IPv6 trọn gói ở đâu chất lượng, giá RẺ nhất?
27/05/2024