News

buf.pl update available

Posted on September 22nd 2016

An update to the buf.pl script has been released. This release fixes an information disclosure vulnerability. All users should upgrade to this version.

The updated buf.pl script can be found on scripts.irssi.org.

Read the security advisory.

Irssi 0.8.20 Released

Posted on September 21st 2016

Irssi 0.8.20 has been released. This release fixes two remote crash issues in Irssi 0.8.17 and later. There are no new features. All users should upgrade to this version. See the NEWS for details.

This release can be downloaded from our releases page. Binary test packages for various Linux distributions are automatically generated by the openSUSE Build Service and are available for download in the irssi-test repository.

Please check with your distro whether they provide officially updated packages. This is a possibly incomplete list of distros which have applied the hotfix to their stable versions instead of updating to 0.8.20:

Note that the version shown by irssi internally is kept the same, but they are safe to use anyway. The installed version can be verified with dpkg -l irssi in ubuntu and debian.

Read the security advisory.

Those who cannot upgrade right now, but with Perl support enabled in their Irssi, can load this script and add it to ~/.irssi/scripts/autorun as a first aid to mitigating these issues.


Furthermore, we are always looking for testers of the development version. Binaries of the current git development version are automatically packaged in the irssi-git repository. The current development source code can be downloaded from GitHub. Some more information on the Contributing page. Report Issues and do not hesitate to send in Patches!

Remember to follow Irssi on Twitter, discuss this news on reddit or pop into #irssi on Freenode.

The Irssi Team.

Irssi 0.8.19 Released

Posted on March 24th 2016

Irssi 0.8.19 has been released. This is purely a bugfix release addressing the worst regressions in the 0.8.18 release. There are no new features. All packagers are encouraged to package this version. See the NEWS for details.

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Irssi 0.8.18 Released

Posted on February 29th 2016

Irssi 0.8.18 has been released. This release contains many new goodies including native CAP SASL support, “self messages” shown in the correct window, line splitting on spaces, bracketed paste markers support for better paste detection, nick hilighting everywhere in a message, a more robust Config parser, and as usual many fixes, see the NEWS for details. Thanks to everyone who made this possible!

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Irssi 0.8.18-beta2 Released

Posted on January 18th 2016

Irssi 0.8.18-beta2 has been released. Beta 2 has only a few minor changes compared to beta 1 and fixes one regression in /hilight reported from beta 1 testing. Thanks to everyone who helped test beta 1! See our Github repository for details.

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Irssi 0.8.18-beta1 Released

Posted on December 21st 2015

Irssi 0.8.18-beta1 has been released. This beta release awaits your testing and sports 2281 line insertions, and 1014 deletions, compared to 1965 insertions and 604 deletions that were on the road to our 0.8.17 release roughly one year ago. Our top contributor TheLemonMan changed 1937 lines and the up-runner dequis changed 805. There were also several contributions from the community, see AUTHORS for a list of names and our Github repository for details.

New in this release. CAP SASL supported natively. ZNC “self messages” shown in the correct window. Line splitting now splits on space. Bracketed paste markers supported for better paste detection. Nick is hilighted everywhere in a message. Config parser is more robust. And as usual many fixes, see the NEWS for details.

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Irssi website now on Github Pages

Posted on December 14th 2015

The Irssi site is now proudly hosted on github pages, many thanks to Nicolas Kuttler for the initial design and dx for the finishing.

You can now contribute to the website by sending in Github Pull Requests.

Remember to check out Irssi’s Facebook fan page, LinkedIn group, Twitter profile or pop into #irssi on freenode.

The Irssi Team.

The GNOME Foundation Needs Your Help

Posted by Geert Hauwaerts on November 11th 2014

The GNOME foundation trademark is under attack by well funded corporate interests.

As a fellow open source project with a vibrant and passionate user and contributor community, we feel strongly about this issue.

We will not stand by idly while corporate bullies are trying to water down the value and image of open-source projects and their communities, create confusion, and spread FUD.

To this end, our core contributors have donated 1,000 USD to the GNOME Foundation defense fund; we encourage you to do the same!

Remember to check out Irssi’s Facebook fan page, LinkedIn group, Twitter profile or pop into #irssi on freenode.

The Irssi Team.