[hybrid] [coders] ircd-hybrid release notification - ircd-hybrid-8.0.2

Michael Wobst wobst.michael at web.de
Thu Dec 20 07:59:45 EST 2012

9875f19ff59164970084d339401c1943  ircd-hybrid-8.0.2.tgz

-- ircd-hybrid-8.0.2 Release Notes
o) Minor updates to the build system
o) Fixed broken --enable-assert configure switch
o) Fixed bug where timed events stopped from working if the system's
    clock is running backwards
o) STATS q|Q now shows how many times a resv{} block has been matched
o) Fixed contributed WEBIRC module
o) IRC operators may now again see server generated nick rejection notices

-- ircd-hybrid-8.0.1 Release Notes
o) Fixed broken CIDR support for CHALLENGE based irc operator logins
o) Fixed class limits not properly applying to oper{} blocks
o) Fixed possible TBURST desynchronization with services
o) Fixed TBURST sending server's name to clients if it's a hidden server

-- ircd-hybrid-8.0.0 Release Notes
o) Fixed an off-by-one with spoofs. Spoofs are now also checked for
    invalid characters
o) Removed general::use_whois_actually configuration directive. This is
    now enabled by default
o) Minor SQUIT handling fixes
o) Fixed bancache not being updated on CHGHOST/CHGIDENT

-- ircd-hybrid-8rc1 Release Notes
o) Removed general::client_flood configuration option and added the
    new 'recvq' configuration directive to class{} blocks.
    The max size of a receive queue can be seen in "STATS Y"
    for each class
o) Allow the '[' and ']' characters in server description

-- ircd-hybrid-8beta3 Release Notes
o) Fixed wrong syntax in several language files
o) Removed &localchannels
o) PRIVMSG to opers at some.server is no longer supported
o) Fixed bug that could lead to topic desynchronization
o) Removed serverhide::disable_hidden configuration option
o) Dropped ircd-hybrid-6 GLINE compatibility mode
o) Removed use_invex, use_except and use_knock configuration options.
    These features are now enabled by default

-- ircd-hybrid-8beta2 Release Notes
o) channel::disable_fake_channels now also disables ascii 29 (mIRC italic)
    when set to yes
o) Added channel::max_chans_per_oper configuration directive. The old way
    was to let operators join three times the amount of max_chans_per_user
    with the new MODULE command which can be fed with the LOAD, UNLOAD, 
    and LIST parameters.
    MODRESTART has been entirely removed. Use "MODULE RELOAD *" to reload
    all modules
o) Added back server notice when a client tries to obtain a reserved 
nick name
o) Removed OMOTD module
o) Added 'set' to operator privilege flags. Gives access to the "SET" 
o) Improved TS6 support
o) Channel keys/passwords are now case sensitive

-- ircd-hybrid-8beta1 Release Notes
o) Implemented full services support, including but not limited to the
    following changes:
    - Added SVSNICK, and SVSMODE command handlers
    - Added service stamps to NICK/UID messages
    - Added SVS to server capabilities (CAPAB). SVS capable servers can
      deal with extended NICK/UID messages that contain service IDs/stamps.
    - Changed rejected client notices to go to new usermode +j.  These
      previously used usermode +r.
    - Added usermode +r (registered nick) and channelmode +r (registered 
    - Added usermode +R (only registered clients may send a private message)
    - Added channelmode +R (only registered clients may join that channel)
    - Various services shortcuts have been added (/NS, /CS, /NICKSERV, 
/CHANSERV, etc.)
    - Added services{} block to ircd.conf
    - Added services_name directive to general{} block
    - Added GLOBOPS mainly for services compatibility, but can be used 
by operators, too
o) Removed RKLINE and RXLINE commands. Regular expression based bans should
    only be added via ircd.conf
o) Added 'globops', 'restart', 'dline', 'undline' and 'module' operator
    privilege flags. Read doc/example.conf for further explanation of what
    these flags control
o) Removed Idle-time klines
o) Cleaned up modules API. Old modules won't work anymore
o) Removed general::burst_away configuration directive. AWAY bursts are now
    controlled via connect::flags explicitly
o) Introduced new logging subsystem including log rotation based on
    file sizes. Log timestamp format is ISO8601 now
o) Added support for remote D-lines
o) Added usermode +H which is basically a replacement for the 
hidden_admin and
    hidden_oper operator flags. With usermode +H, irc operator status 
can now
    be hidden even on remote servers
o) Added CIDR support for operator{} blocks
o) Removed the servlink program. ircd-hybrid can now make use of
    SSL/TLS for inter-server communication.
    NOTE: compressed server links are of course still available, but a 
    connection is required, as compression is now handled via OpenSSL
o) Removed 'ssl_server_protocol' configuration directive and
    added 'ssl_client_method' and 'ssl_server_method' instead.
    Both of these options can now be changed at runtime
o) Oper login IDs are no longer limited to NICKLEN*2
o) Removed channel::burst_topicwho configuration option. Topicsetters are
    now sent by default
o) "STATS Y|y" now reports CIDR limits as well
o) Added m_webirc.c to contrib/
o) Overall code cleanup and speed improvements


BUGS: Major bugs in this release are listed in BUGS

BUG REPORTS: If you run this code and encounter problems, you must report
  the bug by EMAIL to bugs at ircd-hybrid.org
  Please include a gdb backtrace and a copy of your config.h and
  ircd.conf with any report (with passwords and other sensitive
  information masked).

DISCUSSION: There is a mailing list for discussion of hybrid issues,
  including betas.  To subscribe, use this link:
  This is the proper place to discuss new features, bugs, etc.  Posting here
  is much more likely to get something done than ranting on #TZ.

Questions/comments directed to bugs at ircd-hybrid.org

Other files recommended for reading: BUGS, README, INSTALL

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