We have also introduced change in how we build distribution packages (please see Tigase XMPP Server 5.2.0 and later - compilation and generating distribution packages for more information). In principle we switched from Ant to Maven completely and decided to split distribution packages in two flavors - minimal server distribution with server, xmltools and utils and second one with all additional components and dependencies. We also decided to separate stable and SNAPSHOT maven repositories (maven.tigase.org and build.tigase.org/maven) so if you are depending on them please update your configuration accordingly.
Tigase 5.1.0 has been released and we are preparing for work on next version or even versions.
At the moment we are working on the development plan, collecting all the features requested, bugs and figure out what is needed to get this all working together.
You can have a look at what is planned, in which version it is expected and roughly when. Have a look at the project roadmap page. You can contribute to the schedule by submitting your suggestions, recommendations or comments.
During a setup of a test environment on the Tigase XMPP Server runing on JDK7 a client could not connect to the server using TLS/SSL encryption.
After investigation I discovered that the JDK7 supports TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2, a client was using a recent version of the OpenSSL library (version 1.0.1 from Ubuntu 12.04). Knowing that I tried to connect using a command line utility from OpenSSL to connect to a secured port on the Tigase XMPP Server: