|Author:||Bram Matthys (Syzop)|
|Initial Release:||May 1999|
Brief Overview of UnrealIRCd
UnrealIRCd is an Open Source IRC Server. It runs on Linux, BSD, OS X and Windows (XP & later) and is currently the most widely deployed IRCd with a market share of over 50%. As of Dec 23rd, 2017, the latest stable version is UnrealIRCd 4.0.17.
Usability of UnrealIRCd
UnrealIRCd is most commonly known to be used with Anope IRC Services package. UnrealIRCd is also compatible for use with other IRC Services such as Atheme and IRC Services. UnrealIRCd may also be used alongside Extended IRC Services such as Denora and NeoStats, which will provide analytics and statistics for the IRCd Network.
History of UnrealIRCd
The development of UnrealIRCd began in May 1999 by Carsten V. Munk (Stskeeps. The UnrealIRCd development is now under the lead of Bram Mattheys (Syzop). UnrealIRCd is a fork of EliteIRCd. There have been many new improvements to UnrealIRCd since then. From 2008 to 2012 development of UnrealIRCd had slowed down considerably and in 2009 the project saw a number of developers quitting with plans for new major releases (drastic changes or even a total recode from scratch) often changing. In December 2012, it was announced that development had started on a 3.4 version that was expected to be ready somewhere in 2014, until it was then renamed to UnrealIRCd 4.0. As of Dec. 31st, 2016, UnrealIRCd 3.2.x and older will no longer be supported or maintained.