DuckClient 5.5 is out! It will automatically become available in the Chrome Web Store as soon as it passes review, and standalone builds are available in the downloads directory for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

This version features one new feature -- Tor support. This is experimental and shouldn't be relied on for serious security, but it's still potentially useful for keeping your IP private from servers, or keeping the servers you use private from your ISP. Be sure to read the help for more information.

The following bugs have been fixed:

  • links are blacklisted from URL preview, to avoid unexpectedly playing audio
  • DuckClient now waits longer for telnet negotiation to complete before trying to actively probe the server. Often it can get server type information from MSSP or guess it based on what options the server offers, and in those cases DuckClient will no longer send the @version command.
  • To improve privacy in the standalone version, nw.js's launch settings have been changed to avoid phoning home to Google. These connections were pretty innocuous but they were also unnecessary.