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mIRC 7.53 Released

Postby Handle With Care » Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:50 pm

From Khaled:

Khaled: mIRC 7.53 released
Dear mIRC User,

mIRC v7.53 has been released today.

This release includes improvements, changes and fixes to a number of features, including:

Added support for voice selection to speech options dialog.
Added support for CPRIVMSG and CNOTICE if listed in numeric 005.
Updated OpenSSL library to v1.0.2p and CA root certificates cacert.pem file.
Extended/drawpic and $pic() to enable access to multi-frame icons/GIFs.
Extended /set -g and /unset -gl switches to enable use of local/global variables.
Changed all time-related features to use 64bit time values.
Add/Fixed features/issues in a number of identifiers including $encode(), $decode(), $ctime(), $readini(), $cb(), $var().
Changed udpate check/other features to avoid insecure SSL protocols in HTTP requests under Windows XP.
Added support for numeric 005 STATUSMSG=@+ and WALLVOICES and commands /vmsg, /vnotice, and /wallvoices.
Changed channel mode parsing to handle channel keys hidden from non-ops only on the Undernet ircd.
Changed CAP packet-size request to use 2048 bytes if available.
Added $eventparms identifer that returns event-specific parameters passed to an executed command in a script.
Changed perform/joins on connect to be delayed if nickserv request is sent during logon.
Updated PCRE regex library to v8.42 and TagLib sound library to latest fixes.
Changed script editor editbox to allow longer lines before it starts wrapping.
Added support for IRCv3 nested batches beyond basic batch support.
Changed default hash table hash function to modified FNV-1A for improved distribution.
Added support for dynamic-resizing in hash tables for better performance.

In total, there have been over 60 changes since the last release.

How to upgrade?
mIRC is distributed in an installer that installs mIRC on your computer for you. Simply download and run the installer from the download page on the mIRC website. Follow the instructions the installer gives to you. When upgrading all your old settings and scripts will stay as they were, if you want that. Read the questions the installer asks with care and nothing can go wrong. You will be chatting with the new mIRC in no time. If you get stuck or if you want to find out more about a certain feature, just click on a Help button or browse the Help file and you should find lots of hints to help you out.

Where to download?
As always, the latest version of mIRC can be downloaded from the download page on the mIRC website.

Registering mIRC
As you know, mIRC can be downloaded freely and evaluated for 30 days. If you find that you enjoy using mIRC, it would be great and much appreciated if you registered your copy. This licenses you to keep your copy of mIRC and helps to support our continued work on mIRC. You can find out how to register here.

Full list of Fixes, Changes and Additions.
For a more detailed list of recent changes, please see the whatsnew.txt file. You will need to read through the help file to learn more about these changes and their impact. Some changes are obvious, some need getting used to - please take your time to play with them and see how they work. May we invite you to use these forums for all questions you might have? The forums offer great help with everything related to mIRC!

Thanks for using mIRC, have fun on IRC!

http://www.mirc.co.uk/versions.txt for all changes from the day Khaled said, "Let there be mIRC"
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