IRCv3.3 represents the next client protocol version. We are currently accepting new extensions and the protocol is in a very experimental state.
Ongoing work on this version is tracked under the “Roadmap” milestone on GitHub.
The IRCv3 Working Group maintains a registry of “work-in-progress” extensions that have not yet been accepted as part of an IRC protocol version. IRC software vendors may provide additional extensions that have not yet been added to this registry. We recommend that extensions not in the registry use appropriate namespacing as described in the capability negotiation specification and in the message tags specification.
To submit an extension to the extension registry, please contact us via IRC for now (
irc.freenode.net #ircv3). Extension specifications should be submitted in Markdown format.
IRCv3.3 is a work-in-progress and may have major incompatible changes without warning.
These specifications may change at any time and we do not recommend implementing them in production environments.