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revision 1579 by michael, Thu Oct 18 14:27:36 2012 UTC revision 1580 by lusky, Fri Oct 19 01:00:52 2012 UTC
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1  -- ircd-hybrid-8.0.0 Release Notes  -- ircd-hybrid-8.0.0 Release Notes
2  o) Fixed an off-by-one with spoofs. Spoofs are now also checked for  o) Fixed an off-by-one with spoofs. Spoofs are now also checked for
3     invalid characters.     invalid characters
4  o) Removed general::use_whois_actually configuration directive. This is  o) Removed general::use_whois_actually configuration directive. This is
5     now enabled by default     now enabled by default
6  o) Minor SQUIT handling fixes  o) Minor SQUIT handling fixes
# Line 12  o) Removed general::client_flood configu Line 12  o) Removed general::client_flood configu
12     new 'recvq' configuration directive to class{} blocks.     new 'recvq' configuration directive to class{} blocks.
13     The max size of a receive queue can be seen in "STATS Y"     The max size of a receive queue can be seen in "STATS Y"
14     for each class     for each class
15  o) A server's description can again include the '[' and ']' characters  o) Allow the '[' and ']' characters in server description
16    
17    
18  -- ircd-hybrid-8beta3 Release Notes  -- ircd-hybrid-8beta3 Release Notes
19  o) Fixed wrong syntax of several language files  o) Fixed wrong syntax in several language files
20  o) &localchannels have been removed  o) Removed &localchannels
21  o) /messaging opers@some.server is no longer supported  o) PRIVMSG to opers@some.server is no longer supported
22  o) Fixed bug that would possibly lead to a topic desynchronization  o) Fixed bug that could lead to topic desynchronization
23  o) Removed serverhide::disable_hidden configuration option  o) Removed serverhide::disable_hidden configuration option
24  o) Dropped ircd-hybrid-6 GLINE compatibility mode  o) Dropped ircd-hybrid-6 GLINE compatibility mode
25  o) use_invex, use_except and use_knock configuration options  o) Removed use_invex, use_except and use_knock configuration options.
26     have been removed. These features are now enabled by default     These features are now enabled by default
27    
28    
29  -- ircd-hybrid-8beta2 Release Notes  -- ircd-hybrid-8beta2 Release Notes
30  o) channel::disable_fake_channels now also disables ascii 29 (mIRC italic)  o) channel::disable_fake_channels now also disables ascii 29 (mIRC italic)
31     when set to yes     when set to yes
32  o) Added channel::max_chans_per_oper configuration directive. The old way  o) Added channel::max_chans_per_oper configuration directive. The old way
33     was to let ircops join three times the amount of max_chans_per_user     was to let operators join three times the amount of max_chans_per_user
34  o) Replaced MODLOAD, MODUNLOAD, MODRELOAD, MODLIST and MODRESTART commands  o) Replaced MODLOAD, MODUNLOAD, MODRELOAD, MODLIST and MODRESTART commands
35     with the new MODULE command which can be fed with the LOAD, UNLOAD, RELOAD     with the new MODULE command which can be fed with the LOAD, UNLOAD, RELOAD
36     and LIST parameters.     and LIST parameters.
37     MODRESTART has been entirely removed. Use "MODULE RELOAD *" to reload all modules     MODRESTART has been entirely removed. Use "MODULE RELOAD *" to reload
38       all modules
39  o) Added back server notice when a client tries to obtain a reserved nick name  o) Added back server notice when a client tries to obtain a reserved nick name
40  o) Removed OMOTD module  o) Removed OMOTD module
41  o) Added 'set' to operator privilege flags. Gives access to the "SET" command  o) Added 'set' to operator privilege flags. Gives access to the "SET" command
# Line 43  o) Channel keys/passwords are now case s Line 44  o) Channel keys/passwords are now case s
44    
45    
46  -- ircd-hybrid-8beta1 Release Notes  -- ircd-hybrid-8beta1 Release Notes
47  o) Implemented full services support. Among other things, the following changes  o) Implemented full services support, including but not limited to the
48     have been done for this:     following changes:
49     - Added SVSNICK, and SVSMODE command handlers     - Added SVSNICK, and SVSMODE command handlers
50     - Added service stamps to NICK/UID messages     - Added service stamps to NICK/UID messages
51     - Added SVS to server capabilities (CAPAB). SVS capable servers can     - Added SVS to server capabilities (CAPAB). SVS capable servers can
52       deal with extended NICK/UID messages that contain service IDs/stamps.       deal with extended NICK/UID messages that contain service IDs/stamps.
53     - Usermode +r (registered nick) has been added, as well as     - Changed rejected client notices to go to new usermode +j.  These
54       channelmode +r (registered channel)       previously used usermode +r.
55     - Now that usermode +r has a different function than before, rejected     - Added usermode +r (registered nick) and channelmode +r (registered channel)
      client notices now go to new usermode +j  
    - Various services shortcuts have been added (/NS, /CS, /NICKSERV, /CHANSERV, etc.)  
    - Added channelmode +R (only registered clients may join that channel)  
56     - Added usermode +R (only registered clients may send a private message)     - Added usermode +R (only registered clients may send a private message)
57       - Added channelmode +R (only registered clients may join that channel)
58       - Various services shortcuts have been added (/NS, /CS, /NICKSERV, /CHANSERV, etc.)
59     - Added services{} block to ircd.conf     - Added services{} block to ircd.conf
60     - Added services_name directive to general{} block     - Added services_name directive to general{} block
61     - Added GLOBOPS mainly for services compatibility, but can be used by operators, too     - Added GLOBOPS mainly for services compatibility, but can be used by operators, too
62  o) RKLINE and RXLINE commands have been removed. Regular expression based  o) Removed RKLINE and RXLINE commands. Regular expression based bans should
63     bans should only be added via ircd.conf     only be added via ircd.conf
64  o) Added 'globops', 'restart', 'dline', 'undline' and 'module' operator privilege flags.  o) Added 'globops', 'restart', 'dline', 'undline' and 'module' operator
65     Read doc/example.conf for further explanation of what these flags     privilege flags. Read doc/example.conf for further explanation of what
66     are supposed to be doing     these flags control
67  o) Idle-time klines have been removed  o) Removed Idle-time klines
68  o) Cleaned up modules API. Old modules won't work anymore  o) Cleaned up modules API. Old modules won't work anymore
69  o) Remove general::burst_away configuration directive. AWAY bursts are now  o) Removed general::burst_away configuration directive. AWAY bursts are now
70     controlled via connect::flags explicitly     controlled via connect::flags explicitly
71  o) Introduced new logging subsystem including log rotation based on  o) Introduced new logging subsystem including log rotation based on
72     file sizes. Log timestamp format is ISO8601 now     file sizes. Log timestamp format is ISO8601 now
# Line 75  o) Added usermode +H which is basically Line 75  o) Added usermode +H which is basically
75     hidden_oper operator flags. With usermode +H, irc operator status can now     hidden_oper operator flags. With usermode +H, irc operator status can now
76     be hidden even on remote servers     be hidden even on remote servers
77  o) Added CIDR support for operator{} blocks  o) Added CIDR support for operator{} blocks
78  o) The servlink program has been removed. ircd-hybrid can now make use of SSL/TLS  o) Removed the servlink program. ircd-hybrid can now make use of
79     for inter-server communication.     SSL/TLS for inter-server communication.
80     NOTE: compressed server links are of course still available, but a SSL/TLS     NOTE: compressed server links are of course still available, but a SSL/TLS
81     connection is required, as compression is now handled via the OpenSSL library     connection is required, as compression is now handled via OpenSSL
82  o) Removed 'ssl_server_protocol' configuration directive and  o) Removed 'ssl_server_protocol' configuration directive and
83     added 'ssl_client_method' and 'ssl_server_method' instead.     added 'ssl_client_method' and 'ssl_server_method' instead.
84     Both of these options can now be changed at runtime     Both of these options can now be changed at runtime

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