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An Open Source XMPP Client Library written in Java for JVMs and Android
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smack-android Add FinalClass checkstyle check
smack-bosh Rework Proxy API
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smack-core Refactor PEP to use PubSub API.
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smack-extensions Fix MUCRole and MUCAffiliation equal checks in MultiUserChat
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smack-legacy Add checkstyle rule for StringBuilder.append(char)
smack-resolver-dnsjava Add JavadocPackage checkstyle
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smack-resolver-minidns Add JavadocPackage checkstyle
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smack-tcp Rework Proxy API
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Instructions how to use Smack in your Java or Android project are provided in the Smack 4.1 Readme and Upgrade Guide.


Smack is an open source, cross-platform, easy to use, Java XMPP client library.

A pure Java library, it can be embedded into your applications to create anything from a full XMPP client to simple XMPP integrations such as sending notification messages and presence-enabling devices. Smack and XMPP allows you to easily exchange data, in various ways e.g. fire-and-forget, publish-subscribe, between human and non-human endpoints.

Confused? Have a look at the Overview.

Smack - an Ignite Realtime community project.

Bug Reporting

Only a few users have access for for filling bugs in the tracker. New users should:

  1. Read "How to ask for help or report an issue"
  2. Create a forums account (only e-mail is a requirement, you can skip all the other fields).
  3. Login to the forum account
  4. Press New in your toolbar and choose Discussion
  5. Choose the Smack Developers Forum of Smack and add the tag 'bug_report' to your new post

Please search for your issues in the bug tracker before reporting.


The developers hang around in #smack (freenode, IRC) and (XMPP MUC room). Remember that it may take some time (~hours) to get a response.

You can also reach us via the Smack Users Forum if you have questions or need support, or the Smack Developers Forum if you want to discuss Smack development.


If you want to start developing for Smack and eventually contribute code back, then please have a look at the Guidelines for Smack Developers and Contributors. The guidelines also contain development quickstart instructions.



If you find Smack useful and feel like donating, then you can use one of the following systems:

Ignite Realtime

Ignite Realtime is an Open Source community composed of end-users and developers around the world who are interested in applying innovative, open-standards-based Real Time Collaboration to their businesses and organizations. We're aimed at disrupting proprietary, non-open standards-based systems and invite you to participate in what's already one of the biggest and most active Open Source communities.

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