After more than 6 months of hard work, UnrealIRCd 5 is now our "stable" branch. In particular I would like to thank Gottem and 'i' for their source code contributions and PeGaSuS and westor for testing releases.
When we transitioned from 3.2.x to 4.0.0 there were 175,000 lines of source code added/removed during 3 years of development. This time it was 120,000 lines in only 6 months, a major effort!
A short summary of release highlights is available here. The full release notes are available here. If you have some spare time, we recommended reading the full release notes (the new and changed sections, anyway) so you don't miss out on anything.
If you are upgrading from 4.x to 5.x, then it would be wise to read Upgrading from 4.x. In any case, be sure to upgrade your services package first! (if you use any). UnrealIRCd 5 is known to work with the following services:
- anope (version 2.0.7 or higher) - with the "unreal4" protocol module
- atheme (version 7.2.9 or higher) - with the "unreal4" protocol module
UnrealIRCd 4 is still supported
UnrealIRCd 4 will be maintained until 31 December 2020 (security fixes only). After that date UnrealIRCd 4 is no longer supported. Admins are recommended to upgrade to UnrealIRCd 5 somewhere in the first half of 2020.