The new release adds a few new features, configuration options and “massive helpfile updates”.
The developer team implemented a server-side /CYCLE (also called /HOP in some clients) command which parts and rejoins the user from the channel he specifies.
A lot of management-commands like those pertaining to modules (like MODLOAD) can now be executed remotely, remote stopping or restarting the IRCd through DIE and RESTART has been introduced as well.
Configuration options like a settable timeout for ident checking have been added, static QUIT and the removal of PART messages are now an option too. The flood protection for opers can now fully be turned off instead of just increasing the limit by 4 times like before – the changelog however warns to be “extremely careful” since this option allows to “flood channels/users”.
Another feature worth mentioning is the addition of HELPCHAN / HELPURL: When those are configured a user doing /QUOTE HELP will be pointed to the networks help channel or a website whereas he otherwise would get just the default help index.