UnrealIRCd released

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UnrealIRCd released

Post by Syzop »

Unfortunately we had to release a fix 2 days after 5.0.5 release. This reverts the previously mentioned UTF8 support in Spamfilter. The reason for this is that there is currently a bug in the PCRE2 regex library which causes the IRCd to hang/freeze on certain regexes, in particular ones which use () groups. Once PCRE2 has fixed this issue and has done more tests, we may be able to reintroduce the issue in a future version, but for now it is gone.

UnrealIRCd 5.0.5(.1) mainly focuses on new features, while also fixing a few bugs. See the release notes for full details.

UnrealIRCd 5!

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
As always, you can download UnrealIRCd from https://www.unrealircd.org/

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.
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