ircII project news


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New ircII release out now The ircII version 20140824 has been made available for public release. See the ircII ftp server for more details.

this version adds support for HTTP proxy and SSL IRC servers.


New ircII release out now The ircII version 20131230 has been made available for public release. See the ircII ftp server for more details.

this version includes the UTF-8 support again.


New ircII release out now The ircII version 20131228 has been made available for public release. See the ircII ftp server for more details.


New ircII release out now The ircII version 20111115 has been made available for public release. See the ircII ftp server for more details.


New ircII release out now The ircII version 20110228 has been made available for public release. See the ircII ftp server for more details.


New ircII release out now The ircII version 20060725 has been made available for public release. See the ircII ftp server for more details.


New ircII release out now The ircII version 20060721 has been made available for public release. See the ircII ftp server for more details.


New ircII release out now The ircII version 20060705 has been made available for public release. See the ircII ftp server for more details.


ircII version 20050921 now supports utf8 languages.


New ircII release out now The ircII version 20040820 has been made available for public release. See the ircII ftp server for more details.


New ircII release out now The ircII version 20040212 has been made available for public release. See the ircII ftp server for more details.


New ircII release out now The ircII version 20030709 has been made available for public release. See the ircII ftp server for more details.


New ircII release out now The ircII version 20030315 has been made available for public release. It fixes several display problems introduced in 20030314. See the ircII ftp server for more details.


New ircII release out now The ircII version 20030314 has been made available for public release. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS VERSION CORRECT SEVERAL BUFFER OVERFLOWS. All of these flaws require server access, and can not be attacked by other irc users, only servers. See the ircII ftp server for more details.


New ircII release out now The ircII version 20021103 has been made available for public release. See the ircII ftp server for more details.


New ircII release out now The ircII version 20020912 has been made available for public release. See the ircII ftp server for more details.


New ircII release out now The ircII version 20020403 has been made available for public release. See the ircII ftp server for more details.


STATUS_CLOCK bug fixed! The bug that causes the status-line clock to rarely update has finally be fixed! You can depend on it only being a few seconds out now!


New ircII release out now The ircII version 20020322 has been made available for public release. See the ircII ftp server for more details.


New ircII release out now The ircII version 20020310 has been made available for public release. See the ircII ftp server for more details.


/WINDOW CREATE fixed! The next release of ircII will include complete support for multi-session displays via either screen(1) for text geeks, or xterm(1) for graphics heads. There are also a lot of other random bug fixes. See the NEWS file for details.


New ircII release out now The ircII version 20011210 has been made available for public release. See the ircII ftp server for more details.


New ircII release out now The ircII version 20010612 has been made available for public release. See the ircII ftp server for more details.


Colour support now fixed!


New ircII release out now The ircII version 20001231 has been made available for public release. See the ircII ftp server for more details.


New ircII release *really* coming soon! The ircII version 20001231 has been made available for beta testing the next release, due out very shortly. See the ircII ftp server for more details.

Note that ircII releases are no longer named via X.Y versions, but simply a date in the format of YYYYMMDD.


bzip2 compressed used for archives the bzip2 compression program is now used for distribution, reducing the size by 25%. old gzip versions will be made available for some time but not ever.


scrolling fixed this feature has never worked properly. until now! see 4.4O or later for this.


IPv6 support integrated Arkadiusz Miskiewicz provided support for IPv6 IRC that has been integrated into the master sources.


ICB support added 7 years after the first request for ICB support was received, it finally becomes a reality! See the ircII-current support below for where to get ICB enabled ircII! This client allows multiple IRC/ICB connections from the one client, includes some of the normal ircII /ON hooks. The /load icb has also been provided add familiar ICB commands. See the ICB and LOAD ICB help files.


New ircII release coming soon! The ircII 4.4M beta version has been made available for beta testing the next release, due out shortly. See the ircII ftp server for more details.


CAST-128 Encryption added ircII 4.4I also includes CAST-128 encryption for both normal messages (private or channel) and for dcc chat sessions. There is no key management and thus it is very important that keys be synchronised outside of ircII in a secure fashion. If someone can eaves drop your key, why bother encrypt?


Many bugs fixed in ircII-current. Since the successful ircII 4.4 release, several serious bug reports have been received, and acted upon. Most of these new bugs are fixed in ircII-current (and all of the serious ones have been). Check out ircII-current.


ircII 4.4 was released on the 7th of December, 1997, the first release of ircII in more than 2.5 years, since the April 1995 ircII 2.8.2 release.

ircII is included as a package in NetBSD the highly portable multi-platform operating system.


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