📣 The Release
We are delighted to announce the next updated version of our website, using a next-generation community platform that is responsive in design and is not only smaller in bandwidth usage but provides more features not available on other platforms. Additionally, we have updated our version of ProvisionIRCd, marking the culmination of an extensive period of testing and refinement. This release is primarily dedicated to addressing various bugs and bolstering performance, ensuring a smoother and more reliable experience for our users.
👨💻 For Users
We were not able to shift over the user database to this new platform, and therefore it will require an additional user registration in order to make a new account. We look forward to seeing you create an account, as the process should be more streamlined and will not require some of the additional checks that were done prior.
For the ProvisonIRCd upgrade, through the next few days, you may notice that various servers split, or are restarted in order to update the IRCd with these releases.
Some of the noticeable changes and bug fixes include the following below, split into each category.
- Improvements to the DNSBL services that are used, which allow for more accurate spammers and drones to be blacklisted on a connection attempt.
- We have shifted datacenter locations for cookies.ca.us.ChatNPlay.org in order to provide a better location with faster response time, and less chances of users pinging out.
- Fixed an issue with some IRCv3 clients and commands not registering or working properly when they are (or aren’t) supported.
- When a netsplit occurs, the correct channel and user modes are set once the servers sync again.
- For legacy clients, the PING & PONG requirement on a connection attempt has been adjusted to be alphanumeric, and at the threshold of 6 characters. Prior, it was 8 and digits only, which resulted in some clients splitting the PONG reply and therefore never being able to connect.
If you run into any issues, please let us know or the developer by either commenting on the project ProvisionIRCd, by creating a new discussion under the tag Help > IRCd, or by joining our network help channel (#Help) and alerting the administration.