Reminder: UnrealIRCd 5 is near its EOL-date

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Reminder: UnrealIRCd 5 is near its EOL-date

Post by Syzop »

This is a friendly reminder that UnrealIRCd 5 will be End Of Life after July 1, 2023. After that date, it will be completely unmaintained and won't even get security fixes anymore.

General support period
Whenever a new major version is released, we promise to support the previous major version for at least 12 months. We may choose a longer period, which is what we did: after UnrealIRCd 6.0.0 was released, UnrealIRCd 5 was supported for another 18 months (6 month regular fixes + 12 months security fixes).

The end of UnreaIRCd 5
UnrealIRCd 5.0.0 was released on Dec 13, 2019, so this will conclude the end of 3,5 years of UnrealIRCd 5. The first announcement about the EOL date was in October 2021. For full details and the timeline, see We are also listed at this great website for keeping track of EOL dates:

Are you still using UnrealIRCd 5?
We recommend anyone running UnrealIRCd 5 (or older) to upgrade to UnrealIRCd 6.0.7. UnrealIRCd 6 has proven to be stable and has lots of useful features. Two weeks ago UnrealIRCd 6.0.7 was released and it has been downloaded 300 times already.
Where to start:
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