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autoconf [svn] - needed due to changes Mar 5, 2007
contrib protocol: remove hybrid support Feb 28, 2016
dist dist/atheme.conf.example: do not load httpd and xmlrpc by default Jan 19, 2017
doc protocol: remove ShadowIRCd support Feb 28, 2016
email/default email templates: Fix leading whitespace Oct 9, 2016
help libathemecore: rm redundant check, add opt-out Oct 28, 2016
include bump to 7.2.8 Feb 4, 2017
libathemecore logger.c: refactor how sourceinfos are rendered Feb 4, 2017
libmowgli-2 @ 12c57bf libmowgli-2: update submodule to a more recent commit Mar 6, 2016
m4 Remove gender-specific pronouns Dec 1, 2013
modules Revert "saslserv/main: Fix use after free during impersonation" Feb 6, 2017
po make update-po Oct 19, 2016
scripts makerelease: fix handling of modules/contrib Apr 19, 2012
src ecdsasign: do not print key info when signing Jan 16, 2014
tools Remove all trailing whitespace Jul 8, 2014
.gitignore Add createburst to .gitignore Oct 14, 2013
.gitmodules gitmodules: change URLs to https:// Mar 7, 2016
.mailmap Add Shockk to mailmap file Jan 16, 2015
.travis.yml .travis.yml: install libssl-dev, move to containerized builds Apr 3, 2016
ABOUT-NLS [svn] - add some documentation on gettext Mar 13, 2007
BSDmakefile Add a stub BSDmakefile that redirects to gmake. Jan 30, 2013
COPYING Update copyright notices for 2015. Jan 3, 2015
GIT-Access GIT-Access, README: also upgrade Github URLs Mar 7, 2016
INSTALL docs: clarify how to obtain atheme Jun 14, 2016
Makefile buildsys: move mkhooktypes to include build phase, as well as serno.h… Oct 14, 2012 bump to 7.2.8 Feb 4, 2017 Fix typo Jun 14, 2016
TODO Discontinuation notices Nov 10, 2014 build: respect evaluation order in .pc file Jun 6, 2012 autogen: Remove the cd to $LAST_DIR as well as it's wrong now. Jun 23, 2011 build: Fix dependency tracking. Mar 23, 2013 build: Fix dependency tracking. Mar 23, 2013
configure bump to 7.2.8 Feb 4, 2017 bump to 7.2.8 Feb 4, 2017 buildsys: check for libqrencode Jan 15, 2014 mingw-build: --disable-nls no longer needed Feb 25, 2012


Atheme is a set of services for IRC networks designed for large IRC networks with high scalability requirements. It is relatively mature software, with some code and design derived from another package called Shrike.

Atheme's behavior is tunable using modules and a highly detailed configuration file. Almost all behavior can be changed at deployment time just by editing the configuration.

Obtaining atheme

You can either git clone or download a package via our website at -- Please do not click the Download buttons on GitHub as they lack needed submodules, etc.

If you are running this code from Git, you should read GIT-Access for instructions on how to fully check out the atheme tree, as it is spread across many repositories.

basic build instructions for the impatient

Whatever you do, make sure you do not install Atheme into the same location as the source. Atheme will default to installing in $HOME/atheme, so make sure you plan accordingly for this.

$ git submodule update --init
$ ./configure
$ make
$ make install

If you're still lost, read INSTALL or GIT-Access or check out our wiki ( for hints.

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