Anope 2.0.4 Release

Anope 2.0.4 has been released, which contains bug fixes, and several new features, including support for building on GCC 6.

The notable changes includes:

Add notice rpc method to XMLRPC
Fix access check in cs_updown to not allow actions on users with equal access
Fix randomnews to work when there are more than 'newscount' random news
Fix crash from handling nick introduction collisions on unreal4
Add support for GCC6
Fix handling /join 0 on ratbox
Fix saset display to update the account of the proper user
Fix nickserv/confirm to send account and +r when appropriate
Fix chankill to not add duplicate akills
Allow nickserv/maxemail to disregard gmail style aliases when comparing emails
Fix chanserv/mode when setting listmodes with CIDR ranges
Fix reported expiry time when the time is divisible by 1 year
Clearify botserv repeat kicker help and allow setting repeat times to 1
Send vident/vhost with SASL login
Add support for SASL reauth
Fix log and database backup directories to be properly created by the installer

All users are recommended to upgrade.

MD5 Sum: 63c1c0c617d473e24de21593c529dbc5 anope-2.0.4.exe
MD5 Sum: e5e9ecb5aa5c49850666cf38b6f51b2c anope-2.0.4-source.tar.gz

The news post for the 2.0 branch is reproduced below for those not yet on 2.0. There is no new information here for users already on 2.0.

We are proud to announce that after five years of development our latest stable release, Anope 2.0, is now available for download.

With this release we are deprecating the 1.8 branch and no longer recommend users use it.

Overview of changes from 1.8 to 2.0:

Use an account style system instead of the old NSNickTracking option, which allows you to stay logged in no matter what nick you are on.
Fantasy support for all commands.
Can assign core pseudo clients (such as ChanServ) to channels.
A built in web panel.
Persistent channels, which allows services bots to stay in empty channels.
Channel passwords replaced with founder level access (QOP, or the FOUNDER access level).
OWNER access levels added, defaults to access level 9999.
The option to use a flags based channel access system.
Ability to authenticate via SSL certificates
Autojoin channels on authentication (ns_ajoin)
Significantly more advanced logging system, choose what is logged and where it is logged.
Support for other optional database backends, such as SQL and Redis.
Granular command configuration. Configure which command is on what service, what it's called, and who can use it.
Configurable opertypes, which allows defining new services operator levels (Root, Admin, Oper, etc.) and what permissions each has.
Ability to authenticate users against external databases, such as by SQL or LDAP.
Capability to switch between different encryption methods.
DNSBL support.

Installation instructions for Linux/UNIX:

Anope 2 requires CMake to be built. On most systems you can simply install the package from your package manager, eg. sudo apt-get install cmake or sudo yum install cmake.

First, enable any extra modules you want by executing the 'extras' script. Extra modules generally depend on other libraries, such as MySQL, and are not enabled by default due to their dependencies. Then run:

cd build
make install

Upgrading instructions:

1) Install Anope 2 to a separate directory from your old install (such as ~/services2)

2) Copy 1.8's databases to the 'data' directory of your new install.

3) Configure services, the configuration files are located in the 'conf' directory.

Anope 2 uses a different configuration file format from 1.8, you will have to reconfigure them completely.
Use your old configuration as a reference.

4) While configuring, be sure to load db_old, which loads the old 1.8.x databases, and db_flatfile, which writes out the new Anope 2 database.
Ensure that the hash method in db_old's configuration block is the same encryption method that you are currently using on 1.8.
Load the correct encryption module, which is the same one configured in db_old.

5) Start services. Once you confirm your database has been successfully imported, comment or remove db_old from the configuration file, so that the next time services restart, they will load the newer database.

Third party modules, such as most of the ones found on on the Modsite, that are written for 1.7.x or 1.8.x
will not work with Anope 2. However, many of the features of the most popular 1.8 modules have been included in the Anope 2 release, so you may find you no longer need your extra modules. If it is unclear to you whether or not a given feature is in Anope 2, come ask us.

Join our IRC channel at irc:// for questions or comments.

Posted on Saturday, July 23rd at 23:35:47 by Adam