The Anope project just announced the availability of another release in their stable tree, version 1.8.3
New in this release is the official support for InspIRCd version 1.2 which the services have been lacking before.
Other than that, lots of bugs as well as a few memory leaks have been fixed and 3 language files have been updated (French, Turkish and German).
Developer chaz writes in the announcement that they have “taken the decision to move to Visual Studio 2008 for our precompiled Windows versions” and that “this means that if you do not already have 2008 Runtimes you will need those but as several module authors have already moved to this version you may already have them”.
He cautions to “take a known good back up and perform testing in a testnet environment with your current databases and modules before considering upgrading your live network. We would however recommend anyone using any versions of 1.6, 1.7 or 1.8 to update as soon as possible”.
Closing his announcement he writes: “We would like to extend our thanks to the networks which helped us test this new version and would welcome anyone else to get in touch to help us form a ‘Release Testing Team’ in order to provide a more structured and efficient testing and release pattern”.