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I'm sure that one day, I'll eventually finish this.. sigh.. :P

1 wcc 1.19 News
2 wcc 1.20 Last revised: May 19, 2002
3 wcc 1.21 _________________________________________________________________
4 fabian 1.1
5 wcc 1.21 News
6 fabian 1.2
7    
8 wcc 1.21 What's new? First, read the following documents:
9 fabian 1.4
10 wcc 1.21 INSTALL
11     README
12     doc/BOTNET
13     doc/UPDATES1.6
14     doc/tcl-commands.doc
15 fabian 1.2
16 wcc 1.21 All of these documents combined will fill you in on the latest changes to
17     Eggdrop in version 1.6.x. All files, with the exception of UPDATES1.6, are
18     also available in html format in doc/html/.
19 fabian 1.2
20 wcc 1.21 A lot of things have changed in this version, so at a minimum, read the
21     UPDATES1.6 text file. UPDATES shows what's been added and fixed along the
22     way.
23    
24     If you are upgrading from a pre-1.6 version of Eggdrop:
25    
26     1. Before you start the bot for the first time, BACKUP your userfile.
27    
28     2. DON'T USE YOUR OLD CONFIG FILE. MAKE A NEW ONE!
29    
30     _________________________________________________________________
31 fabian 1.3
32    
33 guppy 1.17 Changes made to Eggdrop 1.6.x from Eggdrop1.4.x:
34 fabian 1.2
35 wcc 1.19 !CHANNELS
36 fabian 1.3
37 guppy 1.17 Support for IRCnet !channels was added to Eggdrop. This might still be
38     a bit buggy. We appreciate bug reports!
39 fabian 1.2
40 wcc 1.19 +/-NODESYNCH
41 fabian 1.4
42 guppy 1.17 This new channel setting replaces the old 'allow-desync' config file
43 wcc 1.19 setting. It is useful if you use some type of ChanServ or if you don't
44     care about your channel being desynched.
45 fabian 1.4
46 wcc 1.19 ASYNCHRONOUS DNS MODULE
47 fabian 1.3
48 wcc 1.19 Eggdrop 1.6 is shipped with a new module, the dns module. It replaces
49     those old dns-lookups performed by Eggdrop which could halt the whole
50     bot during a timeout. We also added a new Tcl command, 'dnslookup', so
51     scripts can now use DNS functions asynchronously, too. See
52     doc/settings/mod.dns for more information.
53 fabian 1.2
54 wcc 1.19 COMPRESS MODULE
55 johoho 1.6
56 wcc 1.19 A new module called compress was introduced to Eggdrop. It provides
57     gzip support to Eggdrop (via Tcl commands) and enables compressed
58     userfile transfer. See doc/settings/mod.compress for more information.
59 guppy 1.17
60 wcc 1.19 SHARE MODULE
61 guppy 1.17
62     The share module has a new setting now (override-bots) which allows
63 wcc 1.19 hub bots to override the leaf bots' bot settings (botaddress, telnet
64     port, and password). Please note that this won't work with a version
65     1.4 or below bot. See doc/settings/mod.share for more information.
66    
67     TRANSFER / FILESYS MODULES
68    
69     The filesys and transfer modules have changed completely. Both can now
70     handle unlimited filename lengths and description sizes. Incomplete
71     downloads from the bot can also now be resumed. The db format of the
72     filesys module was changed to remove the limits imposed by the old
73     format. There's nothing special for you to do, as the old db is
74 guppy 1.17 automatically converted to the new format when you first access it.
75     You won't be able to downgrade to older versions after this, so you
76 wcc 1.19 may want to make a backup first. See doc/settings/mod.transfer and
77     doc/settings/mod.filesys for more information.
78 guppy 1.17
79    
80 wcc 1.19 UPTIME MODULE
81 guppy 1.17
82     This module reports uptime statistics to http://uptime.eggheads.org.
83 wcc 1.19 Go look and see what your uptime is! It takes about 9 hours to show
84     up, so if your bot isn't listed, try again later. See
85 guppy 1.17 doc/settings/mod.uptime for more information.
86    
87 johoho 1.6
88 wcc 1.19 DCC COMMANDS
89 fabian 1.3
90 fabian 1.4 * ".nick" was renamed to ".handle". ".nick" will still be kept
91     up to version 1.8.
92 guppy 1.17
93 fabian 1.4 * ".chnick" was renamed to ".chhandle". ".chnick" will still be kept
94     up to version 1.8.
95 guppy 1.17
96 wcc 1.19 * ".binds" now supports wildcards.
97 guppy 1.17
98     * The 'optimise' file system command was renamed to 'optimize'. The
99     old command will still be kept up to version 1.8.
100    
101     * Eggdrop now counts all of the traffic which it generates and receives
102 wcc 1.19 through IRC, the botnet, scripts, and dcc. You can access these
103     statistics via the dcc command ".traffic". Please note that the counter
104     gets reset every time a restart is done.
105 guppy 1.17
106 wcc 1.19 CHANNEL MODES
107 guppy 1.17
108     Support for IRCnet negative limits and DALnet's +R, +M, and +c channel
109     modes has been added.
110 johoho 1.6
111 wcc 1.19 DOCUMENTATION
112 johoho 1.6
113 wcc 1.19 A lot has happened to the documentation; nearly every file was changed,
114     so take a look at them. Also, we have discovered html, and full html
115 guppy 1.17 documentation is available now in doc/html. Additionally, all possible
116     settings for Eggdrop are documented in doc/settings.
117    
118 wcc 1.19 CONFIG FILES
119 guppy 1.17
120     * eggdrop.conf.dist was replaced with three files: eggdrop.simple.conf,
121     eggdrop.advanced.conf, and eggdrop.complete.conf. This allows users to
122 wcc 1.19 choose how they want to configure their bot. eggdrop.simple.conf
123 guppy 1.17 contains the simplest configuration options, eggdrop.advanced.conf
124     goes more into detail, and eggdrop.complete.conf contains all possible
125     settings.
126 johoho 1.6
127 wcc 1.18 * To support longer nicknames, as some IRC servers do, a new 'nick-len'
128 guppy 1.17 setting was added.
129 fabian 1.2
130 guppy 1.17 * Eggdrop uses strftime now to support different logfile suffixes. The
131     new config file setting is 'logfile-suffix'.
132 fabian 1.3
133 guppy 1.17 * A new 'pidfile' setting was added to allow you to specify the name
134     of Eggdrop's pid file.
135 guppy 1.13
136 wcc 1.19 PENALTY CALCULATION
137 guppy 1.13
138 guppy 1.17 Eggdrop calculates penalty points on IRCnet now, so it won't
139     flood itself off anymore. This feature also works on EFnet and
140     Undernet, and should work on other networks as well.
141    
142 wcc 1.19 TCL COMMANDS
143 guppy 1.17
144 wcc 1.19 * The 'chnick' command was renamed to 'chhandle'. The use of 'chnick'
145     is deprecated. 'chnick' is still accessible if you load compat.tcl.
146 fabian 1.2
147 wcc 1.19 * All three commands to add data to the queues (puthelp, putserv and
148 guppy 1.17 putquick) now support the '-next' parameter which pushes data to the
149     front of the queue.
150    
151 wcc 1.19 * A command to calculate md5 checksums, 'md5', was added.
152 fabian 1.3
153 wcc 1.19 * To support the new asynch dns module, the command 'dnslookup' was
154 guppy 1.17 added.
155 fabian 1.2
156 guppy 1.17 * Four new commands regarding exempts/invites were added: stickexempt,
157     unstickexempt, stickinvite, and unstickinvite.
158 fabian 1.3
159 wcc 1.19 * A new 'wasop' command was added to check if a user had op before a
160 johoho 1.6 mode change.
161 guppy 1.17
162     * Three new Tcl commands were added as part of the compress module:
163     compressfile, uncompressfile, and iscompressed.
164    
165 johoho 1.6 * A new command to check whether the bot's nick is juped was
166 guppy 1.17 added (isjuped).
167    
168 wcc 1.19 * The fileresend command was added to support mIRC's dcc resume
169 guppy 1.17 feature.
170    
171     * A new bind type called 'NEED' was added which triggers when the bot
172     needs op, unban, limit, key, or invite.
173    
174 wcc 1.19 * LOST and TOUT bind types were added.
175 johoho 1.6
176 wcc 1.19 * Two new commands, 'channame2dname' and 'chandname2name', were added
177     to allow scripts to support !channels.
178 guppy 1.17
179     * A new evnt type, loaded, was added.
180    
181 wcc 1.19 * The 'setudef', 'renudef', and 'deludef' commands were added to allow
182     for user-defined channel settings.
183 guppy 1.17
184 wcc 1.19 * A 'traffic' command was added which returns a list of sublists
185 guppy 1.17 containing information about the bot's traffic usage in bytes.
186    
187     * The CTCP bind type now supports wildcards.
188    
189 wcc 1.19 * A 'handlen' variable was added (set to the value of the HANDLEN
190     define in eggdrop.h. 'nick-len' was also renamed to 'nicklen' (the
191     old variable will remain until version 1.8.
192 wcc 1.20
193     * The 'channel get' command was added to allow channel settings to be
194     easily retrieved.
195 wcc 1.19
196 guppy 1.17 For more information about changed or added Tcl commands, see
197 wcc 1.19 doc/tcl-commands.doc.
198 fabian 1.2
199 wcc 1.19 TRAFFIC ACCOUNTING
200 fabian 1.3
201 guppy 1.17 Eggdrop now counts all of the traffic which it generates and receives
202 wcc 1.19 through IRC, the botnet, scripts, and dcc. You can access these statistics
203 guppy 1.17 via the dcc command '.traffic'. Please note that the counter gets reset
204     every time a restart is done.
205     ________________________________________________________________________
206 fabian 1.3
207 guppy 1.14 Copyright (C) 1997 Robey Pointer
208 guppy 1.17 Copyright (C) 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 Eggheads Development Team

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