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#121626 - 30/05/05 10:28 AM when is the new version of mirc due?
aussiekanga Offline
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Registered: 30/05/05
Posts: 1
Anychance of knowing when the next version of mirc will see the light of day and look different from all the other versions maybe?

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#121627 - 30/05/05 11:02 AM Re: when is the new version of mirc due?
starbucks_mafia Offline
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Registered: 09/12/02
Posts: 2962
Loc: Norwich, UK
There's a sticky thread currently two posts above yours that answers this question.
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#121628 - 10/06/05 02:47 PM Re: when is the new version of mirc due?
Malby Offline
Mostly harmless

Registered: 10/06/05
Posts: 1
Given the last version came out almost a year ago, I'm guessing that a major version is due out really soon now. Hell, I'd even guess a 7.0 release

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#121629 - 11/06/05 02:01 AM Re: when is the new version of mirc due?
The_Game Offline
Hoopy frood

Registered: 10/12/02
Posts: 1237
Loc: Michigan, USA
Doesn't matter how long it has been since the last release, I believe it was nearly 2 years before 6.11 came out and in between updated due to bug fixes/exploits....yada yada

Also, i'm willing to bet that Khaled is a very busy man at this time which leads mIRC being worked on in his free time. I don't know about you but, I myself wouldn't wanna be parked in front of a personal confuser all day working on mIRC (no offense to the full time scripters laugh), but I would wanna be out enjoying life and being social.

Besides, I think I read somewhere Khaled is back in school getting his masters degree. (can someone confirm this?) I'm not trying to come off as rude, but why not just be patient and it will be out when its ready to be released.

As far as 7.0 goes, I believe that may be the next one....(can someone also confirm this? Too many posts to search laugh)

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#121630 - 11/06/05 02:08 AM Re: when is the new version of mirc due?
tidy_trax Offline
Hoopy frood

Registered: 02/11/03
Posts: 2327
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Besides, I think I read somewhere Khaled is back in school getting his masters degree.


It says that in his FAQ (or it did last time I checked)
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#121631 - 11/06/05 06:49 AM Re: when is the new version of mirc due?
clutz1572 Offline
Fjord artisan

Registered: 16/08/04
Posts: 423
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

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#121632 - 11/06/05 08:29 PM Re: when is the new version of mirc due?
Rounin Offline
Fjord artisan

Registered: 11/02/03
Posts: 372
As Mentality posted about that particular issue:

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From Khaled's FAQ:

Question: Will you be releasing the mIRC source code under CopyLeft/GPL at some point?
Answer: I might, however mIRC is the way I make a living. It only happened by chance, and I've always expected to move on at some point, but it's still hard to give that up.

Another issue is that I've worked on mIRC for many years according to a set of personal beliefs that I know would be inappropriate or inapplicable to others if I release the source code. In an environment that's as commercial as Windows, that's difficult to accept.

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#121633 - 09/11/05 11:47 PM Re: when is the new version of mirc due?
nangoop Offline
Self-satisified door

Registered: 10/02/04
Posts: 4
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Answer: I might, however mIRC is the way I make a living.


Well, actually, he doesn't "make" a living at all, since he doesnt work at all on this client any more. The community is here the one which does all the "work" now, since its the community effect which brings him in new paying users. Today, nobodywould really choose mIRC (and pay for it, when there are such great free alternatives available) without everybody else using it too, and recommending it as practically "the one IRC client".

He, on the other side, ignores them totally. Remember, without its scripting users mirc would neither be as well known, nor as popular in the IRC community. It would be what it is: Just Another IRC Client. (At the time of writing, also an outdated and ugly one.)

mIRC's author, in his delusion of grandeur, chooses to ignore the major selling point of this client: its vast community, and leave the scene in favor of other clients like jIRCii, Xchat, Hydra or Trillian.

Loyal Scriptes who invested so much time on the mIRC platform should punish Khaleds own infidelity towards his community, jump the boat in time, and invest their time in other, free, more promising projects.

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Another issue is that I've worked on mIRC for many years according to a set of personal beliefs that I know would be inappropriate or inapplicable to others if I release the source code.


Thousands of developers release their work under free licences, which includes great IRC clients on windows too. So I dont see how it could be "inappropriate to others" if he released the source of mIRC under a free software licence.

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In an environment that's as commercial as Windows, that's difficult to accept.


This is simply not true.

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#121634 - 10/11/05 12:01 AM Re: when is the new version of mirc due?
Mentality Offline
Planetary brain

Registered: 01/06/03
Posts: 5024
Loc: London, England
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Well, actually, he doesn't "make" a living at all, since he doesnt work at all on this client any more.


One would assume you are a beta tester or you are a self-deprecating Khaled in disguise then? Oh, wait, no, you are just a bitchy speculative user.

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mIRC's author, in his delusion of grandeur


Oh, so you know Khaled then? Oh, wait, no, you don't. You're just speculating on his attitude and personality.

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So I dont see how it could be "inappropriate to others" if he released the source of mIRC under a free software licence.


You don't have to understand how, it's up to Khaled to release the source code or not release it, for whatever reason he wants.

I'm not in the mood for trolls anymore, if you're here to make comments you know are going to cause arguments please just leave now and go back to bitching about Bill Gates, and save me the time of locking the thread. Thanks.

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#121635 - 10/11/05 05:01 PM Re: when is the new version of mirc due?
Mouse_103 Offline
Ameglian cow

Registered: 25/06/03
Posts: 23
I would like Khald to release the source of mIRC.
I guess I will wait for him smile

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#121636 - 10/11/05 06:19 PM Re: when is the new version of mirc due?
Riamus2 Offline
Planetary brain

Registered: 13/10/04
Posts: 8327
Loc: MA, USA
Not going to happen. So, just enjoy it without source.
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