Does it make a sence to fix bugs in branch smak_4.2 instead of master?
I mean issues with contacts etc since new smack uses Jid and in general it;s incompatible with old versions
Well, the state is that master will be released as stable at some point. And when that is done, we will merge smack_4.2 into master and will move jitsi-desktop from java7 to java8.
We need smack 4.2 as all other components using jitsi-desktop (jicofo, jigasi …) are using actually this branch.
So I would say that fixes that are committed in master should go also into smack 4.2, so we do not forget about them …
Thanks for your reply!
And in general for whole your help!