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2022 Spec round-up 20 Nov 2022

Following our tradition of the annual update, hereโ€™s a summary of everything thatโ€™s been happening since Nov 2021.

Specs ratified ๐Ÿ”—

  • Feb 2022 WHOX - Allows clients to request additional information on other clients.
  • Apr 2022 Bot mode - Allows identifying clients presenting themselves as bot to other clients
  • Oct 2022 Extended monitor - Extends monitor to more commands and notifications

New drafts ๐Ÿ”—

  • Jun 2022 channel-context client tag - Allows sending private messages to clients, while displaying them in the same buffer as a channel
  • Jun 2022 Read marker - Allows several clients of the same user connected to a server or bouncer to tell each other about which messages have been read in each buffer (channel or query)

Specs updated ๐Ÿ”—

On the Roadmap ๐Ÿ”—

Highlights from our ongoing roadmap milestone

  • ratify CHATHISTORY #437
  • userip-tag and userhost-tag #418
  • Add draft account-extban spec #464
  • Message editing and deletion #425
  • Display name client tag spec #452

Other ๐Ÿ”—

We have reorganized the main specifications page to group related specs together in a more logical manner given the recent additions.

Finally, do check the support tables to see how adoption of our specs is coming along, thereโ€™ve been a bunch of busy implementations over the past year; especially Goguma, a new Android client spearheading many draft specifications.