I'm excited to announce the 0.2.0 release of Perpetually Talking Online!

This is the second release of Perpetually Talking Online, an IRC frontend to Matrix. PTO implements an IRC daemon with the Matrix network as its backend allowing communities to turn their walled gardens into semipermeable membraned gardens.

This is a pre-1.0 release. The design of PTO is unstable until 1.0. This release contains a number of improvements and bugfixes:

  • SRV Record probing of DNS names for easier configuration
  • SSL is turned off on loopback addresses
  • Long-running matrix polls would sometimes crash the client
  • Improvements to the IRC protocol parser, bringing support to more clients

Many thanks to @vberger for their contributions to the IRC parser!