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ngIRCd 16 has been released

Alexander Barton of the ngIRCd project just announced on their mailing-list the immediate availability of version 16 of their IRC daemon.

After 1 month of testing and 2 release candidates, the final release is available to download and use.

The most notable changes since ngIRCd version 15 according to the announcement are various fixes to the build system and code cleanups, a new numeric (RPL_STATSCONN 250) that displays a few enhanced connection statistics to clients on connect and adding the missing documentation for the “Password” variable.

ngIRCd has gained WEBIRC support that is used for various Webchat-clients such as Mibbit and the limit that previously restricted the number of possible IRCOps has been removed.

Channelmode +z has been introduced as well – with that mode set only clients that are connected over a SSL-encrypted connection can join that channel, clients that already are present on that channel are not checked and therefore are allowed to stay – the same goes for clients joining from a remote server that does not support CMODE +z.

The download for ngIRCd 16 can be found here and the changelog is available here.

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ngIRCd version 13 released

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.

Also, as of 13~rc1, ngIRCd added support for services with IRCServices by Andrew Church being the first one available.

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.

A full changelog can be found here – you can also have a look at every single change that has been committed to the IRCd’s GIT repository.

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).”