Spark

Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 3 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.6.3
  • Total Downloads:
    33,870
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 01, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    39.19MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    240
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #28 in Chat

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2 stars

"Buggy and Resource-intensive"

November 10, 2011  |  By obhayden

 |  Version: Spark 2.5.3

Pros

Interface is clean and simple.

Cons

It takes over 100mb of memory while running, and uses considerably more network bandwidth and CPU cycles than other chat clients (such as pidgin or trillian).

It often requires manually quitting before logging off or shutting down Windows, since Windows doesn't seem to be able to terminate the app. It also hangs up about 20% of the time when closed, requiring manual termination of the process using task manager.

Archiving features are meager and customizability of interface and features such as timestamp aren't up to snuff.

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4 stars

"Great corporate IM solution"

March 05, 2009  |  By Scorpion909

 |  Version: Spark 2.5.3

Pros

* Easy to use and install
* Administrator control over many features
* No ads, games or unneeded add-ons
* Ability to store conversation and availability logs for specified time periods

Cons

* Unable to lock down a couple of features from end users

Summary

Very good open source based corporate IM. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because I can't figure out how to lock down some of the features from end users like setting idle time. It may be possible but I haven't figured it out yet. I am serving this from my own machine to 100 end users and it hasn't effected performance on my end at all.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.6.3
Version 2.6.3 fixed issues with login screen shows disabled fields, search in history is not working, and NPE when exiting a chat window with ESC.
General
Publisher Jive Software
Publisher web site http://www.jivesoftware.com/
Release Date July 01, 2011
Date Added July 01, 2011
Version 2.6.3
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Chat
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 39.19MB
File Name spark_2_6_3.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 33,870
Downloads Last Week 240
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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