InspIRCd 2.0.24 Released
18 May 2017
This release contains minor bug fixes, including fixes to the build system and module manager to work on newer perl versions (>5.24.1) which are common on newer systems. All users are recommended to upgrade.
17 May 2017
Updates include notification improvements, new commands and a slew of IRCv3 capabilities.
Weechat 1.8 released
15 May 2017
As usual, many new features and bug fixes, see ChangeLog for detail.
Important: please read the release notes if you are upgrading to this version (from any other version).
UnrealIRCd 4.0.12 released
12 May 2017
Fixes a number of bugs and adds new user mode +Z (allow only SSL users to message you)
mIRC 7.48 released
24 Apr 2017
A few updates of note, including SASL/NickServ support, CAP support for extended-join, account-notify, away-notify, account-tag, invite-notify, and chghost, and various SSL/TLS improvements.
22 Apr 2017
Version 1.7.1 is available, it fixes a security problem: a crash can happen in IRC plugin when parsing the filename received via DCC.
PIA and freenode joining forces
12 Apr 2017
As announced on the freenode blog, VPN provider Private Internet Access (PIA), a longstanding sponsor, are deepening their involvement with the IRC network today as they join the board of the non-profit that runs it. christel, freenode’s project lead, is also joining PIA full time, with an operating budget and duties to continue running the project, alongside a role as Director of Sponsorship and Events at PIA.
Asked in #freenode IRC whether this represents a change of ownership or management for the network, christel replied:
21:15:22 PIA has joined the board of directors of the not for profit entity and will be providing funding,we will continue to operate as an NFP and existing sponsors have been aware of the announcement ahead of time, so far none have chosen to part ways with us
21:16:03 (i remain a director of the NFP alongside a PIA representative)
21:16:20 they will not be involved in day to day operations
She also had this to say about the future of the network:
21:26:38 [i trust PIA] and i like to think that i am making the right decision for me and for freenode in doing so and i very much hope that we will prove that we’re here for the greater good :)
Irssi 1.0.2 Released
11 Mar 2017
This release fixes a remote crash issue in Irssi 1.0 as well as a few bug fixes, the most notable a regression that broke incoming DCC file transfers. There are no new features.
Xtheme 7.5.2 Released
15 Feb 2017
This release fixes a security vulberability in SASL and adds some ZLINE/AKILL features. Reconmended upgrade for all.
IRCCloud adds IRCv3 Strict Transport Security
11 Feb 2017
This means we’ll verify that IRC servers support STS, and always use secure connections with servers that do.
Read the IRCv3 draft spec here: ircv3.net/specs/core/sts-3.3.html
UnrealIRCd crash fix: 4.0.11
10 Feb 2017
UnrealIRCd versions 4.0.8 - 4.0.10 on *NIX can be crashed by a remote user.
A patch is available to hotfix this issue without a restart.
Textual 6.0.7 released
09 Feb 2017
The latest release of Textual is out adding context menu items for ignoring users, improved performance and bug fixes.
Irssi 1.0.1 Released
05 Feb 2017
Bug fix release for irssi 1.0
Most importantly, a mistake that broke tab completion of settings and aliases has been corrected, as well as a memory leak during SASL found by Joseph Bisch.
kiwiirc/webircgateway: Websocket gateway to IRC networks
30 Jan 2017
Simple http/websocket gateway to IRC networks for web clients
Security update for UnrealIRCd 4.0.10 for Windows
30 Jan 2017
A security issue with ECDSA certificates in LibreSSL has prompted a quick update to be released for UnrealIRCD 4.0.10 on Windows. The issue doesn’t affect default RSA certificates.
Bitlbee 3.5.1 Released
30 Jan 2017
BitlBee 3.5.1 is out, fixing one remote crash issue with bitlbee-libpurple.
via @BitlBee on Twitter.
Anope 2.0.5 Released
29 Jan 2017
Anope 2.0.5 has been released, which contains bug fixes, and several new features
irccloud/irccat: cat to IRC
28 Jan 2017
A reimplementation of irccat, the original ChatOps tool, in Go. irccat lets you easily send events to IRC channels from scripts and other applications.
thoj/go-ircevent PR #94: IRCv3 capability negotiation and tag parsing
28 Jan 2017
Pull request to add IRCv3 CAP and tag support to the go-ircevent IRC library for Go.
Introducing Willow Chat
28 Jan 2017
Sky Welch’s new umbrella for IRCv3 enabled projects, including a client library and plans for a new bouncer and macOS/iOS client.