well, we all have lives to some extent... hehe. and why should khaled be any different?. it's true that, it's been about a good year since the last release and i'm sure khaled is well aware of it too. i don't know if he keeps up on the forums here, but i do trust he's informed of the general consensus of mirc supporters. and when the time is right he'll release the next version. in addition (imo) mirc most likely will be released s open source when khaled retires from codeing......... smirk