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1 News - Updated 08 November 2000
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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
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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.
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150 Copyright (C) 1997 Robey Pointer
151 Copyright (C) 1999-2004 Eggheads Development Team

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