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mIRC beta #225704 08/09/10 10:12 AM
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The mIRC beta is a version of mIRC that is not yet ready for public use and is being made available for testing purposes only.

We need feedback to resolve any issues in the beta before we can release a final, stable version of mIRC for public use.

You should only download the beta if you are willing to spend time dealing with bugs and submitting bug reports.

Please see the following post, if there is one, for the latest beta release and a list of changes.

Re: mIRC beta [Re: Khaled] #265827 04/11/19 01:19 PM
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The latest beta is mIRC v7.57.3014 and can be downloaded here. It includes the following changes:

Beta v7.57.3014 changes:
1.Item 47, added.
2.Item 48, changed.
3.Item 45, updated.
4.Item 49, https://forums.mirc.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/266265
5.Item 50, added.
7.Item 51, made a number of internal changes to SSL support.

Beta v7.57.2822 changes:
1.Item 41, changed to $true/$false.
2.Changed floating point detection back to previous method that allows
numbers to start with a decimal point.

Beta v7.57.2712 changes:
1.Item 44, added extra check for identical color values in different
color indexes.
2.Item 45, updated. Removed networks whose addresses no longer resolve
or redirect to different networks. Added new networks, some of which
only allow connections via SSL. Some networks also now allow
connections on 6667 but then use STS to redirect to SSL. Changed most
networks to use the default port of 6667 as quite a few of the port
ranges, which were set a long time ago, did not work. Note that this
list will likely change again before release.
3.Item 46, changed. Some networks use certificates with multi-label
wildcards in SAN, eg. see /server irc.us.dal.net:+6697. Older versions
of mIRC flag this as an invalid certificate.

Beta v7.57.2638 changes:
1.Item 43, updated.
2.Item 44, added. This uses a luminosity/contrast algorithm to determine
which foreground colors will work on a particular background color.
Auto-color excludes colors already being used by other items in your
nick color list. This allows you to use specific colors for some users
and auto-color for everyone else.

Beta v7.57.2425 changes:
1.Item 41, added. Tested under Windows XP/7/10.
2.Item 42, updated. Mostly affects APIs that return HRESULT values.

Beta v7.57.2269 changes:
1.Item 36, https://forums.mirc.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/266054
2.Item 37, https://forums.mirc.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/266138
3.Item 38, added.
4.Item 39, fixed.
5.Item 40, https://forums.mirc.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/264540
This change affects $comchan(), if isop/isvoice/ishelp/isowner, and
the channel Command Editbox handling of modes.

Beta v7.57.2183 changes:
1.Item 33, https://forums.mirc.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/266076
Also made several other changes to /list to make it work correctly
when multiple queued list requests are sent.
2.Item 34, required changes to the treeview code.
3.Item 35, https://forums.mirc.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/266097
Required a rewrite of most MODE parsing code. This change means that
mIRC's mode parsing is now more dependent on the CHANMODES token, MODE
events, and numeric events. It also needs to handle the "Hide channel
key" option in the Options/IRC dialog. This also affects user mode
parsing and $chan().mode/key/limit.

Beta v7.57.1965 changes:
1.Item 30, added.
2.Item 31, changed. Previous implementation did not allow window names
that contained . periods. Change should be backwards compatible.
3.Item 21, made a few more changes. Now has a 30 second time-out and
handles other issues.
4.Item 32, updated.

Beta v7.57.1701 changes:
1.Item 18, fixed.
2.Item 20, fixed.
3.Item 21, fixed. Note that this change may mean that $url no longer
works with older browsers.
4.Item 22, https://forums.mirc.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/266007
5.Item 23, https://forums.mirc.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/266011
This means that features that previously required &binvar names
of two letters or more in length now allow just &.
6.Item 16 and 19. Re-ran CppCheck. The main issue with static code
analyzers is the large number of false positives. Each warning needed
to be checked to determine whether there really was an issue. In most
cases, there was not. Issues were found relating to portability,
optimizations, dereferences, pointer arithmetic, sprintf() parameters,
32bit/64bit variables, and so on. Changes were made to 140+ files.

Also installed Visual Studio 2019. For now, it is only being used for
testing purposes, not for compiling the beta or release version. Required
a number of code changes to make mIRC compile.

Beta v7.57.965 changes:
1.Item 11, another partial rewrite of the code used by /run, /exit -nr,
/url, etc. Note that /run may or may not report an error if a file
cannot be run, depending on the version of Windows. Also, /url now
uses a simpler method of opening the default browser.
2.Item 17, https://forums.mirc.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/265915

Beta v7.57.669 changes:
1.Item 11, https://forums.mirc.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/265834
Partial rewrite of code that affects /run, /url, /exit -nr, opening
DCC Files received folder, etc. The /exit -nr command needs to call
ShellExecute() synchronously, the opposite of other commands which
were fixed for https://forums.mirc.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/265736
2.Item 12, added.
3.Item 13, fixed.
4.Item 14, fixed.
5.Item 15, fixed.
6.Item 16, performed CppCheck on the source code.

Several issues were fixed, though most were mitigated in other ways so
were unlikely to cause issues, and others required specific, unlikely
contexts to be triggered.

A large number of 32/64bit portability issues identified which will
need to be changed over time for 64bit version.

Beta v7.57.528 changes:
1.Item 1, https://forums.mirc.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/265799
2.Item 2, changed.
3.Item 3, https://forums.mirc.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/265806
4.Item 4, https://forums.mirc.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/265805
5.Item 5, https://forums.mirc.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/263520
6.Item 6, https://forums.mirc.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/265812
7.Item 7, optimized.
8.Item 8, fixed.
9.Item 9, added. A large amount of DPI-related code has been added,
including detecting DPIs on different monitors for different windows
and on different versions of Windows, detecting DPI changes for top
level windows, scaling/resetting fonts to match DPI changes, changes
to dialog tabs to handle different size fonts, and so on.

However, most of the code is currently disabled as more work is
needed. mIRC uses a number of DPI APIs, some of which are only
available in the latest update to Windows 10.

10.Item 10, fixed. If files are present, such as with a new install,
they are used. If no files are present, the internal defaults point
to $mircdir. This is partly necessary for backwards compatibility
but the method has been improved.

1.Fixed $+ not correctly reporting string too long errors.
2.Changed installer setting to make it DPI aware.
3.Changed $findfile() to preserve multiple spaces inside a wildcard
4.Fixed /reload interacting incorrectly with Script Editor when a new,
unedited file is created.
5.Fixed $parms returning incorrect values in some contexts.
6.Fixed DCC trust user list bug that prevented autoget from working
correctly for trusted users.
7.Optimized SendMessage() processing to use less memory.
8.Fixed SendMessage() gpf bug where recursive calls result in a stack
9.Updated several features to be DPI aware.
10.Fixed incorrect default location for alias, popup, and remote
scripts when no files are present.
11.Fixed /exit -nr not restarting mIRC.
12.Added /run -a switch to request running as administrator.
13.Fixed script editor bug that was wrapping excessively long lines,
resulting in script errors, instead of truncating them.
14.Fixed SendMesage() handling of negative indexes.
15.Fixed richedit control handling bug that may have caused some
editbox-related code to behave incorrectly if the richedit control
failed to load.
16.Fixed a number of issues identfied by CppCheck relating to range
checking, memory initializations, optimizations, portability, and
pointer dereferences.
17.Fixed script #group parsing bug for invalid group definitions.
18.Fixed $decode() gpf buf.
19.Updated more routines to use 32/64-bit compatible types as step in
preparing for a 64bit version of mIRC.
20.Fixed text file writing bug that could have caused the UTF-8 BOM to
be set incorrectly.
21.Fixed $url not working with newer versions of Chrome.
22.Changed /msg to no longer check for channel/nick prefixes due to some
networks using identical prefixes for both.
23.Changed all &binvar supporting features to allow single character &
as a binvar name for consistency.
24.Fixed $findfile() not freeing handles in some contexts. This also
affected other features that retrieve file lists.
25.Fixed /ignore/protect/aop/avoice gpf bugs.
26.Fixed 64bit time calculations in several features.
27.Fixed memory HDC allocation error check in line marker.
28.Fixed $did().csel potential gpf bug when freeing memory.
29.Changed compiler settings to disable string pooling and enable whole
program optimization.
30.Added /logview -nN switch to scroll view to line number.
31.Changed /play to improve handling of window/file names.
32.Updated OpenSSL library to v1.1.1d.
33.Added 421 numeric check for server disabled LIST command.
34.Changed server list and favorites list listboxes to use full line
35.Updated channel mode parsing and display based on CHANMODES token.
36.Fixed /window -r not restoring a hidden non-min/max window.
37.Changed $ctime() to return $null for invalid input and to handle
commas as separators.
38.Added support for IRCv3 message-tags token and msgid feature.
39.Fixed $N parameter bug that caused inconsistent handling of text
appended to the $N parameter, such as text that contained numbers
or dashes.
40.Fixed handling of channel nickname mode 'q' in some contexts.
41.Added $isadmin identifier that returns current elevation status.
42.Updated error handling for a number of APIs to use consistent methods
across all features.
43.Updated CA root certificates cacert.pem file.
44.Added auto-color nickname option to nick color list.
45.Updated servers.ini list. Around forty networks now use valid SSL
certficates. These networks are now listed with only port +6697 to
ensure secure connections.
46.Changed SSL hostname validation method when matching against
certificate CN and SAN. Multi-label wildcards are now allowed.
47.Added $sslcertvalid that returns $true/$false if the SSL certificate
is valid or not for the current SSL connection.
48.Changed /dns to show all resolved IP addresses for a hostname, not
just the first IP address.
49.Optimized $bfind().text search method.
50.Added $bfind().textcs property for case-sensitive search.
51.Optimized SSL support.