UnrealIRCd 5.0.0-alpha4 released

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Syzop
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UnrealIRCd 5.0.0-alpha4 released

Post by Syzop » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:47 am

Hi everyone,

The fourth alpha version of UnrealIRCd 5 is now available for download. This is not a stable version, it is for testing only and the server may misbehave. Some planned functionality for UnrealIRCd 5 is still missing, but about 90% is there. UnrealIRCd 5 alpha versions are there to give users an early opportunity to see what the current state of UnrealIRCd 5 is. For those users who do dare to run it, feel free to report any issues you may find or comment on the many U5 features on https://bugs.unrealircd.org/.

Most people will only want to read the release notes, rather than run or even test this version. That's perfectly fine. Be prepared for a long read.

The full release notes are available here, they are now in markdown format.

Here are the changes between 5.0.0-alpha3 and 5.0.0-alpha4:
  • Various I/O engine changes to reduce CPU usage and make things more efficient
  • Many(!) code cleanups again
  • Support for IRCv3 draft/labeled-response-0.2
  • set::allowed-channelchars now defaults to only allowing utf8 in channel names (see release notes for more information)
  • Websockets now support type 'text' and you have to explicitly enable them per listen block (see release notes for more information)
  • Use generic numeric 531 to signal a blocked message to a person
As always, you can download UnrealIRCd from https://www.unrealircd.org/

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