October 31, 2019

Minor IM server update

We updated Bopup Communication Server applicationa and released it's new version 5.5.4 This build of the messaging server comes with a newer version of LibPQ runtime files that are needed to support and access to PostgreSQL database servers if they are used instead of Microsoft SQL Server to host the database. So we hope that the new version can avoid issues and possible internal errors persist in older runtime files and make the IM server much stable.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 5.5.4 — Instant messaging server with Active Directory (LDAP) support

October 20, 2019

Great improvements of the secure messenger for Android

We released new major update of Bopup Messenger app for Android platform. It's new version 1.7.0 added support for application automatic launch on device startup for Android 8.0+ OS versions. Previous releases of the application had issues with auto-startup on latest versions of Android. Verison 1.7.0 also fully supports 64-bit devices according to Google guidance and requirements.

Download Bopup Messenger for Android version 1.7.0 — Safe and fast instant messenger for small offices and enterprise networks

October 8, 2019

Bopup Communication Server version 5.5.3 is relesed

New version 5.5.3 of the communication server possible issues with dependencies that are required by it's program files. Now setup packages of the IM server includes and installs Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable package that can be missed on a target system. Both packages for 32- and 64-bit are installed depending on a Windows version.

The new update also fixes critical runtime error on file transfer if Postgres/Postgre SQL database software is used instead of Microsoft SQL Server family to host the program's database.

October 4, 2019

New versions of the IM clients improved checking for simultaneous instances

New updates of Bopup Messenger and Bopup Observer have been released today. Applications added improved check for its' multiple copies running on a computer at the same time. That change solves issues when users could have multiple instances of the messenger running simultaneously that affects to a number of supported connections on a server-side.

Another improvement is related to File Transfer function in the applications. New check for existing data has been added and if destination folder already contains file/folder with same name as a received transfer then the application offers to overwrite it or save the new data under another name.

Download Bopup Messenger version 7.0.10 and Bopup Observer version 6.0.6 — Network messengers for healthcare and corporate environments

August 27, 2019

New IM server update: version 5.5.2

New version 5.5.2 of Bopup Communication Server is available for download. It fixes some minor issues in the software that may cause a critical error in the service module when it suddenly crashes with error related to third-party library for PostgreSQL database server. This may happen even Microsoft SQL Server is used as a host database server.

We revieved a source code and added necessary changes to avoid that from happening. So this recent version of the IM server is a recommended update for all existing customers who already upgraded to version 5.5 released in August 2019.

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August 8, 2019

Minor update of the communication server console

New version 5.5.1 of Bopup Communication Server has been released today. It fixes displaying the number of currently connected users and amount of total delivered messages/files under Activity on the Dashboard view of Management Console. We noticed that previous version 5.5.1 that added support for PostgreSQL database servers mistakenly came with such issue.

As always it is easy to update an existing version of the IM server. Just download a new setup package and launch it on server computer.

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August 4, 2019

Пошаговая инструкция по установке PostgreSQL/Postgres Pro в качестве сервера базы данных для сервера мгновенных сообщений

Мы добавили новую статью на наш вебсайт, которая помогает установить программное обеспечение PostgreSQL или Postgres Pro в роли сервера базы данных для Bopup Communication Server. Начиная с версии 5.5.0 сервера сообщаний была добавлена поддержка семейства серверов баз данных PostgreSQL, которое теперь может быть использовано взамен Microsoft SQL Server. Конечные пользователи в процессе установки теперь могут выбрать какой тип SQL сервера необходимо использовать.

Поддержка Open Source программного обеспечения, а также российских программных продуктов находящихся в Едином реестре российских программ для электронных вычислительных машин и баз данных является одним из важнейших пунктом в программе импортозамещения в сфере информационных технологий. Данный фактор наиболее критичен для государственных и бюджетных организаций РФ.

Bopup Communication Server поддерживает все последние версии программного обеспечения PostgreSQL, поэтому наша документация описывает процесс установки для версий 9.x, 10.x and 11.x.

Инструкция содержит ссылки для загрузки как 32-, так и 64-битный версий SQL Server, описывает все шаги установки включая выбор обязательных компонентов и параметры сервера с настройкой порта и учетной записи суперпользователя. Вторая часть статьи описывать как использовать установленный PostgreSQL из Мастера Установки сервера сообщений для завершения настройки всей системы.

Прочитать пошаговую инструкцию по установке PostgreSQL/Postgres Pro версии 9.x/10.x/11.x в качестве сервера базы данных для сервера мгновенных сообщений Bopup Communication Server

August 3, 2019

Step-by-step guide to install PostgreSQL/Postgres Pro as a host database server for the IM server

Here is a new useful article available on our website that helps to install PostgreSQL or Postgres Pro software in a role of host database server for Bopup Communication Server. Starting from version 5.5.0 of the communication server we added support for PostgreSQL server family that can be now used to host the app database instead of Microsoft SQL Server. Customers are able now choose what type of the SQL Server they need to use during the IM server setup.

Bopup Communication Server supports all recent versions of PostgreSQL database server so our guide contains information for versions 9.x, 10.x and 11.x.

The guide includes download links for 32- and 64-bit versions of the SQL Server, overviews installation steps including selecting necessary components and configuring the server within port and superuser account. Next part of the article describes how to use PostgreSQL from the IM server installation to complete the setup.

Read the Guide on installing PostgreSQL/Postgres Pro version 9.x/10.x/11.x as a host database server

July 29, 2019

Bopup Communication Server added support for Postgres Pro database servers

Today we released new version of Bopup Communication Server, it is version 5.5.0 Among a huge number of improvements and minor fixes this release added support for Postgres Pro database servers that can be now used instead of Microsoft SQL Server family to host the program database.

Now the setup contains a new dialog that offers to choose between Microsoft SQL Server and Postgres Pro server families .

Choosing Postgres Pro database server during installation process

The IM server supports all line of Postgres Pro servers including versions 9.x, 10.x and 11.x We added support for this type of the SQL server according to law regulations in Russian Federation which restrict using foreign commercial software for govemenment and non-profit organizations in Russia.

In the next few days we will prepare and publish a new article on our website that describes steps on how to download and install Postgres Pro server software and then setup Bopup Communication Server on it.

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May 7, 2019

Great improvements of Bopup Messenger for Android platform

We improved our Bopup Messenger for Android application. It's new version 1.6.1 added support for notifications on new messages shown in Status Bar area on top of the device screen. Within a good visible message icon the app includes texts and senders of unread messages.

The latest release of the messenger also changes formatting for displaying group and News messages. Now groups are shown within # sign instead of @ symbol before their names in conversations which is now used for News messages, i.e. vice versa.

There is also many other changes in the messenger interface such as text color and other formatting.

Download Bopup Messenger for Android version 1.6.1 — Small and fast secure messenger for business networks including LAN, Wi-Fi and Internet

May 4, 2019

Bopup Communication Server 5.4.3 is released

We released new update of the self-hosted instant messaging server, it is version 5.4.3 The new release fixes issue with sender's first and last names that can be empty when the message is sent from Bopup Messenger for Android client. So we recommend to update the server software in anyway even mobile clients are not used in the system.

The new update also improves a version upgrade procedure of remote Management Console (Admin mode). Now the setup detects, stops and removes messaging service wrongly installed by prior versions of Bopup Communication Server.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 5.4.3 — Managed self-hosted instant messaging software for small office and large enterprise networks

April 18, 2019

Known issue: Remote Management Console may cause issues on communication server

We discovered some critical bug with installation of remote Management Console. The issue occurs after a upgrade of the remote console installation to a new version. Once the update is installed it registers and runs a service module. That file named bcssrvc.exe is copied too by a mistake because the remote console should not have any running services. As a result customer is having two or multiple instances of the service running on different computers (where the remote console is installed) and all of them connect and use same SQL database. When a computer with such remote console is rebooted it's local IM service closes all opened sessions for users currently connected to working instance of the IM server. This causes showing zero users connected in another consoles at the same time within other critial issues that stops normal operation of the messaging server.

We fixed this issue and all future version of Bopup Communication Server will not install and run the service when only remote console is installed. For existing customers we advise to check for Bopup Communication Server service in the Services panel on all computers with remote Management Consoles, stop it and change the Startup type to Manual or Disabled. Then restart main service module running on primary communication server instance.

The remote management is a built-in feature of the IM server that allows to install only console application to connect and manage the messaging server. In order to use this function a primary instance of the communication server must permit it's remote control using secure password. To install the remote console a user can use same setup package file by choosing "Install the Management Console only" option during installation process.

Choosing installation mode of the IM server

Download Bopup Communication Server version 5.4.2 —  IM server for internal and public use with built-in message encryption and powerful management options