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Revision 1131 - (show annotations)
Fri Apr 8 16:56:32 2011 UTC (9 years, 4 months ago) by michael
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- we are finally 7.3-STABLE

1 -- ircd-hybrid-7.3.0 Release Notes
2 o) Added Bulgarian language file provided by Borislav Borisov
3 o) Server hostmasking has been removed due to TS6 requirements
4 o) Fixed broken IPv6 detection
5 o) Minor code optimizations. Reduced memory consumption
6
7
8 -- ircd-hybrid-7.3-rc1 Release Notes
9 o) Major 64-bit cleanups and portability fixes.
10 o) Fixed bug where unregistered clients were not able to complete registration
11 process with /quote PONG <ping_cookie> in case the client was assigned a
12 zero value ping-cookie. This may only happen with general::ping_cookie
13 being enabled.
14 o) "STATS z" now shows the actual amount of memory consumption being
15 used by channel bans/excepts/invites.
16 o) Fixed archaic bug where bursting servers with missconfigured NICKLEN were
17 able to desync the network's nickname database.
18 o) The PCRE library has been removed from the ircd sources. ./configure will
19 now automatically detect an already installed version of the PCRE library.
20 o) Various resolver improvements and fixes
21 o) Implemented GUNGLINE (global ungline)
22 o) Completely rewrote build system. We're now using automake and libtool
23 o) Added support for SHA-256/512 encrypted passwords to mkpasswd. Whether
24 passwords hashed using these algorithms will work depends on the system's
25 crypt() implementation. For example, SHA-256/512 is available in glibc since
26 version 2.7.
27 o) Added ssl_server_protocol configuration option to servinfo{}.
28 Valid flags are 'sslv3' and 'tlsv1'
29 o) Added new 'server' option to listener::flags. Listener with that flag
30 set may only accept server connections.
31 o) Fixed occasional core when placing RESVs on channel names
32 o) Fixed topic desynchronization which sometimes may
33 happen during netbursts
34 o) WATCH support implemented. Known from other irc-daemons, such
35 as Dreamforge and Bahamut. The general::max_watch configuration directive
36 has been added in order to allow run-time configuration of how many
37 watch entries a single client may have on its watchlist.
38 o) Fixed bug which would cause invalid invisible counts on oper-up in case
39 operator::umodes and/or general::oper_umodes contains 'invisible'
40 o) Removed broken LazyLinks
41 o) Removed --disable-gline-voting configure option
42 o) Minor code optimizations and cleanups
43 o) ACCEPT now supports nick!user@host masks
44 o) Unregistered clients are no longer allowed to request the server's motd
45 o) general::dot_in_ip6_addr configuration option is obsolete and no longer exists
46 o) Dropped support for old style 'operflag = yes|no;' format
47
48
49 -- ircd-hybrid-7.2.3 Release Notes
50 o) Added ircd-italian.lang language file
51 o) Added -full to etrace
52 o) Added +C for opers
53 o) Fixed core in temp channel resv
54 o) Fixed CHALLENGE to work with user=IP
55 o) Misc fixes to TESTMASK and TESTLINE
56 o) Added support for nick masks to TESTMASK
57 o) Fixed /modlist to show up whether or not a module is resident
58 o) Fixed command line arguments handling to allow more than one switch
59 o) Fixed numeric delivery for mixed TS5 target on the other side of a TS6 server.
60
61
62 -- ircd-hybrid-7.2.2 Release Notes
63 o) Added channel::disable_fake_channels config directive
64 o) Fixed broken FORCEJOIN (contrib)
65 o) Added missing documentation for connect::vhost
66 o) Fixed problem with G-Line voting
67 o) Fixed "STATS ?" so it doesn't report negative traffic statistics
68 o) Fixed core in m_mkpasswd.c (contrib)
69 o) Reduced memory usage for channel members
70 o) Added general::stats_e_disabled which simply disables "STATS e"
71 for other operators and administrators
72 o) Ignore signal SIGXFSZ to prevent the daemon from dying on missconfigured
73 file size limits
74 o) Slight optimizations to the block allocator
75 o) Fixed harmless bug that could result in incorrect bytes sent statistics
76 in "STATS t"
77 o) "STATS y|Y" now shows whether a class is active or disabled
78 o) Added ircd-brazilian_pt.lang language file
79 o) Misc. ACCEPT fixes. E.g. don't remove an accept record if a client is
80 changing between equivalent nicknames like 'nick' and 'NiCk'.
81 o) Minor resolv.conf parser fixes. Added missing support for ';' comments
82 o) Fixed core on MODRESTART
83
84
85 -- ircd-hybrid-7.2.1 Release Notes
86 o) Fixed build on SRV4
87 o) Fixed problem where ircd would disconnect all SSL connections
88 o) Added initial CAP support. Additional documentation can be found
89 in doc/technical
90 o) Speeded up command parsing
91 o) Fixed occasional core dump on UN*LINE
92 o) Fixed bug where particular clients would always receive
93 "Load is temporarily too heavy" message
94 o) Improved memory consumption, i.e. memory consumption has
95 been reduced for remote clients
96 o) Fixed possible core in case default_cipher_preference directive isn't set
97 o) Fixed "CHANSERV INVITE" bug with anope services
98 o) Updated example configuration files to reflect new topicburst flags
99 directive in connect{} blocks
100 o) Fixed core if using the operator::umodes directive
101 o) Don't allow shared k-lines to be set without a valid reason
102 o) Improved channel ban match processing. This also fixes CIDR bans
103
104
105 -- ircd-hybrid-7.2.0 Release Notes
106 o) Fixed broken operwall = yes;
107 o) Added 'umode' directive to oper{}. List of modes to get on /OPER.
108 This behaves exactly like H6's sixth O line field
109 o) Fixed a WHOIS bug
110 o) Fixed bug where we would increase Count.invisi even
111 if general::invisible_on_connect is turned off
112 o) Removed invite_ops_only, controlled by paranoid (+p) now
113 o) Better DDoS protection
114 o) Fixed va_list bug on amd64
115 o) Fixed /dev/poll
116
117
118 -- ircd-hybrid-7.2rc1 Release Notes
119 o) ircd can dynamically change all its client/fd limits at runtime
120 o) Added epoll as the primary I/O engine under Linux
121 o) Local channels will not show up in remote /WHOIS
122 o) Added hidden_name which allows customized hidden server names
123 o) Added restrict_channels to define a static channel set
124 o) Added --disable-gline-voting to disable G-Line votes
125 for small networks or people who don't want it.
126 o) Allow accumulating more ip= entries in an exempt{} block
127 o) Various improvements and bugfixes
128 o) Make win32 build usable
129 o) Fixed ban caching bug
130 o) Cosmetical fixes to TIME
131 o) Get "KLINE nick" to work with clients that have a spoof
132 o) Fixed RESV/XLINE bug in conjunction with names that include escaped
133 characters such as \*, \?, \#.
134
135
136 -- ircd-hybrid-7.2beta1 Release Notes
137 o) Usermode +G, like +g, but allow messaging from people on common channels
138 o) Usermode +D - "deaf", don't receive channel messages
139 o) RXLINE and RKLINE - commands for setting perl compatible regular expression
140 based K and X lines
141 o) Join flood is now detected and reported to +b opers
142 o) Re-added REJECT_HOLD - lock clients for a while before throwing away
143 o) ping_warning, a class{} option to notify opers before "Ping timeout"
144 o) New hooking system, modularized: usermodes, iauth, message filtering etc.
145 o) Network I/O speedups
146 o) Various cleanups and bugfixes
147 o) Support for client SSL
148 o) Support for services (contrib/m_services.c)
149 o) IP cloaking module (contrib/ip_cloaking.c)
150 o) Native win32 build
151 o) The password set in auth::password can now be encrypted
152 o) Introduced new listen::flags directive. Currently available flags are
153 'ssl' and 'hidden'. Please read example.conf for further details
154
155 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
156
157 BUGS: Major bugs in this release are listed in BUGS
158
159 BUG REPORTS: If you run this code and encounter problems, you must report
160 the bug by EMAIL to bugs@ircd-hybrid.org
161 Please include a gdb backtrace and a copy of your config.h and
162 ircd.conf with any report (with passwords and other sensitive
163 information masked).
164
165 DISCUSSION: There is a mailing list for discussion of hybrid issues,
166 including betas. To subscribe, use this link:
167 https://lists.ircd-hybrid.org/mailman/listinfo/hybrid
168 This is the proper place to discuss new features, bugs, etc. Posting here
169 is much more likely to get something done than ranting on #TZ.
170
171 Questions/comments directed to bugs@ircd-hybrid.org
172
173 Other files recommended for reading: BUGS, README, INSTALL
174
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