ejabberd 1.0.0 released: 'the XMPP compliancy release'
Wed Dec 14 22:30:51 CET 2005
The ejabberd team is pleased to announce the release of ejabberd 1.0.0.
ejabberd celebrated last November its 3th birthday which marks even more
this release as an important milestone.
ejabberd is an instant messaging server, implementing the Jabber/XMPP
(eXtensible Messaging and Presence Protocol) protocol. ejabberd is
developed in Erlang.
Unique in this release is the compliancy with the XMPP standard.
ejabberd is the first Open Source Jabber server claiming to fully comply
to the XMPP standard (XMPP Core and XMPP IM).
Spread the words !
Unique features in ejabberd are:
* HTTP Polling.
* XMPP compliant.
* Modular architecture.
* Translated in 11 languages.
* Publish-Subscribe component.
* Statistics via Statistics Gathering (JEP-0039).
See http://www.process-one.net/en/projects/ejabberd/ for more details.
The download page can be reached at:
Have fun and do not forget to celebrate this important ejabberd milestone!
Specific details for this major release:
14 December 2005
This document describes the main changes in ejabberd 1.0.0. Unique in
this version is the compliancy with the XMPP (eXtensible Messaging
and Presence Protocol) standard. ejabberd is the first Open Source
Jabber server claiming to fully comply to the XMPP standard.
ejabberd can be downloaded from the Process-one website:
Detailed information can be found in the ejabberd Feature Sheet and
User Guide which are available on the Process-one website:
Recent changes include:
Server-to-server Encryption for Enhanced Security
- Support for STARTTLS and SASL EXTERNAL to secure server-to-server
traffic has been added.
- Also, STARTTLS and Dialback has been implemented for
server-to-server (s2s) connections. Detailed information about these
new features can be found on:
- commonName and dNSName fields matching were introduced to ease the
process of retrieving certificates.
- Different certificates can be defined for each virtual host.
- ODBC support has been improved to allow production use of ejabberd
with relational databases.
- Support for vCard storage in ODBC has been added.
- ejd2odbc.erl is a tool to convert an installation from Erlang's
database Mnesia to an ODBC compatible relational database.
Native PostgreSQL Support
- Native PostgreSQL support gives you a better performance when you
Shared Roster groups
- Shared Roster groups support has been enhanced. New is the ability
to add all registered users to everyone's roster. Detailed
information about this new feature can be found on
- The web interface internal code has been modified for better
integration and compliancy with J-EAI, an ejabberd-based Enterprise
Application Integration platform.
- More XHTML 1.0 Transitional compliancy work was done.
- A transport workaround can be enabled during compilation. To do
this, you can pass the "--enable-roster-gateway-workaround" option
to the configure script.
This option allows transports to add items with subscription "to"
in the roster by sending <presence type='subscribed'/> stanza to
user. This option is only needed for JIT ICQ transport.
Warning: by enabling this option, ejabberd will not be fully XMPP
Documentation and Internationalization
- Documentation has been extended to cover more topics.
- Translations have been updated.
- This release contains several bugfixes.
- Among other bugfixes include improvements to the client-to-server
(c2s) connection management module.
- Please refer to the ChangeLog file supplied
with this release regarding all improvements in ejabberd.
Supported Erlang Version
- You need at least Erlang/OTP R9C to run ejabberd 1.0.0.
Installers are provided for Microsoft Windows and Linux/x86.
Note: The Windows installer will be released on december 18, 2005.
Installers can be retrieved from:
- Before any migration, ejabberd system and database must be properly
- When upgrading an ODBC-based installation, you will need to change
the relational database schema. The following SQL commands must be
run on the database:
CREATE SEQUENCE spool_seq_seq;
ALTER TABLE spool ADD COLUMN seq integer;
ALTER TABLE spool ALTER COLUMN seq SET DEFAULT
UPDATE spool SET seq = DEFAULT;
ALTER TABLE spool ALTER COLUMN seq SET NOT NULL;
Contributed tutorials of interest are:
- Migration from Jabberd1.4 to ejabberd:
- Migration from Jabberd2 to ejabberd:
- Transport configuration for connecting to other networks:
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