I just released biboumi 2.0.
It is now possible to send raw IRC commands to the server. This is useful for example when biboumi, or your XMPP client, doesn’t support a specific feature.
You can for example send a message like
to the JID firstname.lastname@example.org, to whois a user.
Of course you could do everything with this feature (like send messages using the PRIVMSG command), but you need to know the IRC protocol a little bit. biboumi does not check if the entered command is valid or not, so you should be careful when using it.
If you send a message to some user (let’s say you want to identify, by sending a message to NickServ), the following NOTICES that user will send to you will be forwarded as private messages to you, instead of a server message, as it was done before. NickServ’s responses will now appear in the conversation where you’re sending your commands.
Joining key-protected channels
You can now join channels that have the +k mode set, just by specifying a password using your XMPP client.
Fixed IRC server
Biboumi’s administrator can configure it to allow its users to only access one single IRC server. When this mode is used, a JID like #email@example.com is equivalent to #firstname.lastname@example.org
Read the documentation regarding the fixed_irc_server configuration option for more details.