We are planning to upgrade our server with a newer version of Ubuntu, new version of ejabberd and set up a test for transports from Spectrum. Obviously we will need to have some dowtime for these changes, and the longest of these will be when we upgrade the server OS.
The hopes are that this will create more, faster and stable services for you. Pending successful tests we can provision more transport to other networks supported (in varying degree) by Spectrum, like for instance ICQ, AIM, MSN, Facebook, Twitter, Gadu-Gadu, og SIMPLE. IRC is supported directly by ejabberd, but maybe we should look at the functionality and performance on the Spectrum implementation. The best upside is that the Spectrum transport implementation should be much less resource demanding than the Python based transports we are running on now.
More information will come when we get closer to the changes, some more preparations will need to be done first.