* You can now optionally install OpenSSL libraries, if you prefer to use them instead of Window's own SChannel library.
* Fixed a crash if you changed the channel-switcher to Hidden and then back to Top/Bottom.
* Fixed a crash if you left the font-dialog open after closing the setup window.
* Dropped support for Windows 98/ME. XChat now requires at least Windows 2000. This allowed some code simplification, and makes future development easier.
* Added a simple "Check for updates" in the Help menu.