InspIRCd is a modular C++ Internet Relay Chat (IRC) server for UNIX-like and Windows systems.
InspIRCd is supported on on the following platforms:
Most recent BSD variants using the Clang or GCC compilers and the GNU toolchains (Make, etc).
Most recent Linux distributions using the Clang or GCC compilers and the GNU toolchain.
The most recent three major releases of macOS using the AppleClang, Clang, or GCC (not LLVM-GCC) compilers and the GNU toolchains.
Windows 7 or newer using the MSVC 14 (Visual Studio 2015) compiler and CMake 2.8 or newer.
Alternate platforms and toolchains may also work but are not officially supported by the InspIRCd team. Generally speaking if you are using a reasonably modern UNIX-like system you should be able to build InspIRCd on it.
If you encounter any bugs then please file an issue.
master branch contains the latest development version. If you are running a server then you probably want the
insp20 branch. You can obtain this from the releases page or by running
git checkout $(git describe --abbrev=0 --tags insp20) if you are installing via Git.
Most InspIRCd users running a UNIX-like system build from source. A guide about how to do this is available on the InspIRCd wiki.
Building from source on Windows is generally not recommended but a guide is available if you wish to do this.
Some distributions ship an InspIRCd package in their package managers. We generally do not recommend the use of such packages as in the past distributions have made broken modifications to InspIRCd and not kept their packages up to date with essential security updates.
InspIRCd is licensed under version 2 of the GNU General Public License.