The ngIRCd project has announced the availability of a new stable version of their IRCd, version 13.
Starting with this release “the leading “0″ is stripped off, so we have “<major>[.<minor>]” now. So ngIRCd 13 is the direct successor of ngIRCd 0.12.1.”
A lot of progress has been made since the last stable release, 0.12.1 – the biggest changes are support for SSL encrypted connections both between servers and clients to servers using either OpenSSL or GnuTLS. The IRCd now also supports local-server channels that are prefixed with & instead of global #-prefixed channels.
For users of the release candidate there don’t seem to be many important changes as the announcement claims:
Since the release candidate 13~rc1 only minor changes have been
committed, mostly to enhance the documentation and to fix the testsuite.
Oh and – here’s the link to the source archive of course
Closing the announcement, the projects head Alexander Barton asks to “let me know if you encounter any bugs or need more/better documentation (best is to file bugs using the bug tracker or to mail to this list).”