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Oragono is a modern IRC server written in Go. Its core design principles are:

* Being simple to set up and use
* Combining the features of an ircd, a services framework, and a bouncer
  (integrated account management, history storage, and bouncer functionality)
* Bleeding-edge IRCv3 support, suitable for use as an IRCv3 reference
  implementation
* Highly customizable via a rehashable (i.e., reloadable at runtime) YAML config

Other interesting features of Oragono include:

* Advanced internationalization support, including UTF-8 nicknames and
  channel names
* Support for running as a Tor onion service ("hidden service")

                              https://github.com/oragono/oragono

                                 chat at #oragono on Freenode

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~=~ Installing and Using ~=~ To install Oragono, download the latest release here: https://github.com/oragono/oragono/releases Extract it into your favourite folder, along with the example config file. Copy the example config file to ircd.yaml with a command like: $ cp oragono.yaml ircd.yaml Modify the config file as you like. To generate passwords for opers and connect passwords, you can use this command: $ oragono genpasswd Run these commands in order -- these will setup each section of the server: $ oragono initdb $ oragono mkcerts $ oragono run And you should be running Oragono! ~=~ Updating ~=~ If you're updating from a previous version of Oragono, checkout the CHANGELOG for a shortlist of important changes you'll want to take a look at. The change log details config changes, fixes, new features and anything else you'll want to be aware of! These commands will backup and update your database, if that's been updated: $ cp ircd.db ircd.db.bak $ oragono upgradedb After this, you should be fine to launch and use Oragono!