Dinsdag is er een nieuwe ontwikkelversie van Anope uitgebracht. Anope is een verzameling van irc-services die aan een irc-daemon kunnen worden gehangen. Zo kent Anope onder meer een 'nickserv' en 'chanserv', waarmee respectievelijk gebruikers en kanalen mee te beheren zijn, door zowel de gebruikers als de operators. Ook de irc-server van Tweakers.net maakt gebruik van Anope. De release notes voor versie 1.9.1 zien er als volgt uit:
Anope Development 1.9.1 Released
Almost 6 months to the day since we released a patched build of 1.9.0 (aptly named 1.9.0-p1) and as time has gone on more and more has been achieved from what is proving to be a fast paced development cycle. (I know many people will be pleased to hear that).
Not only have we completed the goals we set out on our road map here we have put in some extra bits along the way in what is in the words of one of our team members Adam's own words what makes this release "BIG".
Some highlighted changes we want to mention:
& many many more.
- Account functionality has been introduced (and will continue to evolve) so you don't have to group every single nickname you use if it's only a temporary fixture such as chaz|birthday, chaz|brbsuicide, etc. A knock on from this means you will need to /NS LOGOUT before you can group nicks to your account but we're looking at whether we can automate this functionality for later.
- Fantasy Commands - We know how much people love our very own Viper's bs_fantasy_ext module and how troubled you all were when it wasn't available for 1.9.x well now you don't even need it, the majority and some more functionality have been put into Chanserv directly, give it a go, tell us if we've missed anything!
- Opertypes - We've listened and responded to people wanting to provide granular access to commands on their own terms, not being stuck to fixed roles as previously so starting with 1.9.1 you will be able to declare your own oper types, assign them specific or blanket permissions and even allow non-opers to use commands on all pseudo clients EXCEPT Operserv (OSOpersOnly enabled by default) which many people wanted to do by allowing help operators perform some tasks that previously only a services oper (and in turn an irc operator) could only do.
- Improved InspIRCd 1.2 Support - We've worked very hard to bring good support for this newly released as stable version of InspIRCd. A big thanks to those guys for being approachable and helping us innovate and build improved platform support together. I can predict a bright future continuing to work with these guys to make it happen.