The Dev Communiqué for April 2022 has been released! Copied below, for your convenience:
April continued to be a slow month for Mellium, but never the less we have some exciting updates to report! But first, the stats!
- 9 commits to [mellium.im/xmpp](https://pkg.go.dev/mellium.im/xmpp) from 2 contributors
- 1 new contributors!
- 3 commits to [Communiqué](https://github.com/mellium/communique-tui)
- $64.43 in donations towards sustaining Mellium development from 2 contributors
The big news this month is the release of [v0.21.2](https://opencollective.com/mellium/updates/new-release-mellium-im-xmpp-v0-21-2), of course. After this **the the work was mostly care work and bug fixes to make sure Mellium remains a high-quality XMPP implementation**. A special thanks goes to new contributor Julien Lavocat who fixed a bug in resource binding when using Mellium on the server! Aside from this a small memory leak was found when establishing connections, the compression package was moved to the new [mellium.im/legacy](https://pkg.go.dev/mellium.im/legacy) module, and an [API was added](https://email@example.com/ibb#Listener.Expect) to allow accepting only specific [in-band bytestreams](https://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0047.html) connections which is needed for protocols that negotiate byte streams out of band such as [Jingle File Transfer](https://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0234.html).
Finally, we have two fun announcements this month! The first is that donations towards the [OMEOM end-to-end encryption project](https://opencollective.com/mellium/projects/omemo) have broken through an arbitrary but fun ceiling and now total over $100 USD! If anyone would like to claim this bounty and has experience with encryption protocols, reach out to us by joining our chat room [firstname.lastname@example.org](https://mellium.chat/) ([xmpp:email@example.com](xmpp:firstname.lastname@example.org?join)).
Secondly, we have launched a new federated space for the XMPP community over at [https://community.xmpp.net](https://community.xmpp.net/)! This is a [Lemmy](https://join-lemmy.org/) instance, a federated forum/link sharing platform in the vein of Reddit. If you're not on it already, be sure to apply for an account and join us over on the [Mellium Co-op Community](https://community.xmpp.net/c/mellium) page, or checkout [all the communities](https://community.xmpp.net/communities) and see if any of your other favorite projects have joined! Remember, it's federated, so you can even follow conversations from a Mastodon, Hometown, or other fedi-software or from another Lemmy instance! We hope this space will be a benefit to the broader XMPP community.
Thanks for reading, we'll see you next month!