[jdev] [ANN] Prosody 0.7.0 released!

Matthew Wild mwild1 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 14 13:18:52 CDT 2010

We did it! We are very pleased to announce the release of Prosody
0.7.0. Many thanks
to the people who made this release possible.

A full announcement for this release can be found at

One of the most significant changes in Prosody 0.7 is the added
support for libevent,
meaning Prosody can efficiently handle large numbers of connections
using epoll, kqueue,
and a range of other mechanisms. There is also now support for Cyrus
SASL authentication.

Download links are at the bottom of this email, but first a summary of
changes in 0.7:

  * New optional libevent backend
  * mod_proxy65: XEP-0065 SOCKS5 Bytestreams proxy
  * SASL: Support for Cyrus SASL backend (allows LDAP, PAM, ...)
  * SASL: Support for SCRAM-SHA-1 mechanism
  * SASL: Forbid insecure PLAIN authentication on unencrypted
connections by default
  * Port multiplexing: Allow multiple services on a single port (XMPP, HTTP)
  * MUC: Room destruction, and other features/fixes
  * Compression: Support stream compression between servers now, as
well as clients
  * SSL: Disable SSLv2 protocol by default as it is insecure
  * PEP: Support for on-demand item retrieval
  * Errors: Show the reason server-to-server connections fail
  * MUC: Add support for non-anonymous rooms
  * BOSH: Cross-domain ('proxy-less') request support
  * mod_privacy: XEP-0016: Privacy Lists
  * MUC: Show precise error when users are kicked from rooms

Feedback is always welcome, and you can give it or find Prosody support via any
of the means listed on http://prosody.im/discuss

Work is already well underway on the 0.8 branch, where we are working
on pluggable
authentication and storage providers, among other things. To get
involved with the
development or testing of the next major release, contact us at the link above!

*** Downloads ***
Windows Installer: http://prosody.im/downloads/windows/ProsodySetup-0.7.0.exe
Windows zip: http://prosody.im/downloads/windows/Prosody-0.7.0.zip

Mac OS X: http://prosody.im/downloads/mac/prosody-0.7.0.dmg (requires
OS X 10.5 or newer, Intel (32bit/64bit) and PowerPC (32bit))

Debian/Ubuntu 32-bit:
Debian/Ubuntu 64-bit:

Source tarball: http://prosody.im/downloads/source/prosody-0.7.0.tar.gz
GPG signature: http://prosody.im/downloads/source/prosody-0.7.0.tar.gz.asc

Happy Jabbering,
The Prosody Team

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