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New Anope stable: 1.8.4

Anope developer chaz announced the immediate availability of a new Anope services release in their stable branch which is now at version 1.8.4.

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The new release contains a number of “fixes and some further compatibility with InspIRCd 1.2″ but also some new features like tracking of deletes and clearings of XOP access lists and tracking of permanent channels have been introduced.

chaz reveals that there will be some new functionality for their module repository shortly which will “mass build” modules for each new release so prospective users don’t need to rely on the modules author to supply a pre-compiled version of his work.

Furthermore, he announces some of the changes one can look forward in an upcoming 1.9.2 development release which will have a new socket system and finally something that’ll closely resemble live SQL in the form of a “sensible and easy to use commands table which Anope will process at intervals so you can in theory do anything via SQL that you could do from an IRC client”.

In an unusual move, chaz dedicates this release to developer Adam who he says is “not only [...] a development machine but he’s a genuinely nice guy and we’re very grateful for the time and effort he puts into the project” and goes further to commend him to anyone looking for a developer: “If anyone in the real world is looking for a young developer with an incredibly bright future get in touch; he’s definitely worth your time”.

Closing the announcement he writes that “if you are interested in helping / working with us in any way please do get in touch (chaz [at], & thank you of course to our sponsors for their selfless kindness” and wishes “Happy Easter to those who celebrate it”.

The downloads can be found here and the full changelog is available here.

Happy Easter from IRC-Junkie to all our readers!

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