Irssi 0.8.13 has been released and no, this is not an April fool’s joke.

Check out http://www.irssi.org/ for more information and remember to read the NEWS- and ChangeLog-file.

New Features:

  • Reject some obviously invalid values in /set.
  • Add perl bindings for Window::get_history_lines()
  • Use an io channel to write the config file.
  • Use memory slices instead of memory chunks for text buffer.
  • Remove methods to create/destroy TextBuffer and TextBufferView and low level api to add/remove lines, scripts should be fine using Window::print_after and TextBufferView::remove_line.
  • Add print_after method to Window perl object analogous to gui_printtext_after but which also expands formats and forces a full line.
  • Better mapping of signal parameters to Perl. All signals used in scripts now need to be registered with Irssi::signal_register.
  • Add public header with interfaces to manage statusbar items (bug #535)
  • Recode: assume utf-8 encoding for an ascii string in which no escape character occurs (bug #392).
  • Allow /BAN, /UNBAN, /KICKBAN, /KNOCKOUT if channel is not synced. Requesting ban lists from an unsynced channel will ask them from the server, banning a user whose u@h irssi does not know will ban nick!*@* and only bans irssi knows about can be removed.
  • Allow storing multiple “other” prefixes such as +q and +a (original patch by JasonX)
  • Add /set autolog_ignore_targets for cherry-picking targets that shouldn’t get logged.
  • Add support for 16 colors. Formats KBGCRMYW and mirc colors are now mapped to colors 8-15. fe-text translates colors 8-15 to bold/blink+0-7 if the terminal supports only 8 colors. If your theme uses one of the high color formats and you really want bold you can change %FMT<string> to %fmt%_<string>%_, it will work fine in all irssi versions.
  • Better 005 PREFIX support (bug #580).
  • Display 407 numerics other than “duplicate channel”.
  • Fix display of ratbox-style operspy whois.
  • Recode outgoing irc away messages (bug #412).
  • Recode outgoing irc quit messages.
  • Remove scrollback_levelclear_levels setting and add a ‘level’ option to sb levelclear to specify a comma separated list of levels.
  • Add perl __WARN__ handler for scripts (bug #427).
  • Add Irssi::command_parse_options function to parse options for a command.
  • Revert recode changes introduced in 0.8.12.
  • Add completion for /WINDOW SERVER.
  • Support for reading kicks/msgs from TARGMAX/MAXTARGETS 005 tokens.
  • Enhancements to the redirections code.
  • Support for RPL_WHOISACTUALLY (338 numeric) for both ratbox and ircu (bug #428).
  • -idle option of /notify is gone.
  • /layout save now makes window-channel bindings instantly effective (bug #35).
  • /ping without arguments does not send anymore a CTCP ping to a channel (bug #542).
  • Track IRC operator status of nicks a bit better.
  • New actlist_names option to add active items names in ‘act’ statusbar item.
  • New word_completion_backward command to scroll backwards in the completion list.
  • Add ‘list’ option to /bind to print all the available commands.
  • Show setter/time in +I lists
  • Apply -usermode before -autosendcmd (bug #548).
  • Reduce memory usage of the scrollback buffer and make the display in /sb status more accurate (higher).
  • Fix data getting dropped when a lot is sent at a time (e.g. when attaching to irssi-proxy, bug #528).
  • Introduce the type Irssi::Irc::Client and signals to communicate with proxy clients to allow for scripting parts of the irssi-proxy.
  • Add sb_search.pl, a script for /SCROLLBACK SEARCH

Bugfixes:

  • Fix /NOTIFY list when nick is seen joining (bug #642).
  • Include hostmask in 001 event sent by proxy (bug #650).
  • Be more power-friendly: don’t run any always-on less-than 1s timers (bug #641).
  • Don’t get confused by a failed /JOIN -window (bug #644).
  • Properly initialize embedded Perl (PERL_SYS_INIT3).
  • Replace invalid utf-8 bytes with U+FFFD when drawing a line.
  • Properly unload the original script when using /script load to reload it. (bug #525, patch by Lukas Mai)
  • Clean up script loading in general.
  • Fix NETSPLIT_SERVER_REC in signals for Perl.
  • Remove buggy /SCROLLBACK redraw and /SET scrollback_save_formats.
  • Always preserve the active mainwindow when resizing.
  • Ignore DNS not found errors when considering reconnect.
  • Do not strip the comma in a mirc color if it is not followed by a digit (bug #250).
  • Fix building perl module with perl-5.10 (bug #630).
  • Fix leak with $L expando.
  • Fix possible crash with /script reset.
  • Ignore exceptions take precedence over ignores in all cases.
  • Honour -channels preference for ignore -replies (bug #227).
  • Fix mode display in whois with unreal (379 numeric) (bug #479).
  • Fix regressions that prevented external modules from building/working (bugs #537 #539).
  • Fix /set hilight_level not taking effect immediately (bug #598).
  • Fix bold, blinking and indentation in /LASTLOG and buf.pl.
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