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1 tothwolf 1.1 News - Updated 08 November 2000
2     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
3    
4     Whats new, first read the following documents:
5    
6     INSTALL
7     README
8     BOTNET
9     UPDATES 1.5/1.6
10     tcl-commands
11    
12     All of these documents combined will fill you in on the latest changes to
13     eggdrop in version 1.6.x. All files are also available in html in doc/html/.
14    
15     A lot of things have changed in this version so at a minimum read the
16     UPDATES1.5 and UPDATES1.6 text file. UPDATES shows whats been added and fixed
17     along the way.
18    
19    
20     CAUTION:
21    
22     1. Before you start the bot for the first time BACKUP your
23     userfile if this is an upgrade from a previous version.
24    
25     2. DON'T USE YOUR OLD CONFIG FILE.. MAKE A NEW ONE.........
26    
27     Changes made to Eggdrop 1.6.x from Eggdrop1.4.x
28    
29     !CHANNELS
30    
31     Support for IRCNET !channels was added to eggdrop. Also this
32     might be still a bit buggy, it should work basically. We
33     appreciate bug reports!
34    
35     +/-NODESYNCH
36    
37     This new channel setting replaces the old 'allow-desync' setting
38     from global to channel functionality. This setting is usefull if
39     you use some kind of chanserv or if you don't care about your
40     channel being desynch.
41    
42     ASYNCHRONOUS DNS MODULE
43    
44     Eggdrop 1.6 is shipped with a new module, the dns module. It
45     replaces those old dns-lookups performed by eggdrop which could
46     halt the whole bot during a time-out. We also added a new tcl
47     command 'dnslookup', so scripts can look up IP's and hostname now
48     asynchronously, too.
49    
50     COMPRESS MODULE
51    
52     A new module called compress was introduced to eggdrop now. It
53     provides gzip support to eggdrop (via tcl commands) and enables
54     compressed userfile transfer.
55    
56     DCC COMMANDS
57    
58     * ".nick" was renamed to ".handle". ".nick" will still be kept
59     up to version 1.8.
60     * ".chnick" was renamed to ".chhandle". ".chnick" will still be kept
61     up to version 1.8.
62     * .binds supports now wildcards
63    
64     DOCUMENTATION
65    
66     A lot has happend to the documentation, nearly every file was changed
67     or modified, so keep a look at them. Also we discovered html now and
68     full html documentation is avilable now in doc/html.
69     Additionally all possible settings in eggdrop are documented in
70     doc/settings
71    
72     EGGDROP.CONF.DIST
73    
74     eggdrop.conf.dist was replaced with three files, eggdrop.simple.conf,
75     eggdrop.advanced.conf and eggdrop.complete.conf. This allows users to
76     choose how detailed they want to configure their bot. eggdrop.simple.conf
77     just contains the simplest configuration options, where
78     eggdrop.advanced.conf goes more into details and eggdrop.complete.conf
79     contains all possible settings.
80    
81     LOGFILES
82    
83     Eggdrop uses strftime now to support different log files suffixes. The
84     new setting is 'logfile-suffix'
85    
86     NICK LENGTH
87    
88     To support longer nicknames as some irc servers do (dalnet I
89     think) a settings was added for this one (nick-len).
90    
91     PENALTY CALCULATION
92    
93     Eggdrop calculates penalty points on IRCNET now, so it won't
94     flood itself off anymore. This feature also works on Efnet and
95     Undernet. Should work on other networks, too
96    
97     SHARE MODULE
98    
99     Share module got a new setting now (override-bots) which allows
100     hub bots to override the leafs bot setting (botadress, telnet
101     port and password). Please note, that this won't work with a 1.4
102     or even 1.3 bot.
103    
104     TCL COMMANDS
105    
106     * chnick was renamed to chhandle. The use of chnick is deprecated.
107     chnick will is still accessible if you load compat.tcl
108     * All three commands to add stuff to the queus (puthelp, putserv
109     and putquick) support the '-next' parameter now which pushes
110     data to the front of the queues.
111     * A command to calculate md5 checksums was added (md5).
112     * To support the new asynch dns module, the command 'dnslookup'
113     was added.
114     * Four new commands regarding exempts/invites were added
115     stickexempt/unstickexempt, stickinvite/unstickinvite
116     * New command wasop was added to check if a user had op before a
117     mode change.
118     * Three new tcl commands came with the compress module
119     compressfile/uncompressfile and iscompressed
120     * A new command to check whether the bot's nick is juped was
121     added (isjuped)
122     * binds NOTC and PART were upgraded so msg in them can be kept now.
123     * fileresend command was added to support mIRC's dcc resume feature
124     * a new bind called 'NEED' was added which can be used to trap
125     events like need-op or need-unban but via a bind
126    
127     For more information about this changed or added tcl commands see
128     doc/tcl-commands.doc
129    
130     TRAFFIC ACCOUNTING
131    
132     Eggdrop counts the whole traffic which it generates and receives
133     through irc,botnet and dcc now. You can access these statistica
134     via the dcc command '.traffic'. Please note, that the counter
135     gets reset every time a restart is done.
136    
137     TRANSFER / FILESYS MODULE
138    
139     The filesys and transfer modules have changed completely. Both
140     can handle now unlimited filename lengths and description sizes.
141     Incomplete downloads from the bot can be resumed now.
142     The db format of the filesys module was also changed to remove
143     the limits imposed by the old format. There's nothing special for
144     you to do as the old db is automatically converted to the new
145     format when you first access it. You won't be able to downgrade
146     to older versions after this though, so maybe you'll want to make
147     a backup first.
148    
149     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
150 tothwolf 1.2 (C) 1997 Robey Pointer
151     (C) 1999, 2000, 2001 Eggheads Development Team
152 tothwolf 1.1
153    

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