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1 wcc 1.19 News
2 wcc 1.23 Last revised: June 13, 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 wcc 1.23 * ".halfop" and ".dehalfop" have been added.
99    
100 guppy 1.17 * The 'optimise' file system command was renamed to 'optimize'. The
101     old command will still be kept up to version 1.8.
102    
103     * Eggdrop now counts all of the traffic which it generates and receives
104 wcc 1.19 through IRC, the botnet, scripts, and dcc. You can access these
105     statistics via the dcc command ".traffic". Please note that the counter
106     gets reset every time a restart is done.
107 guppy 1.17
108 wcc 1.19 CHANNEL MODES
109 guppy 1.17
110     Support for IRCnet negative limits and DALnet's +R, +M, and +c channel
111 wcc 1.22 modes has been added. Eggdrop now also supports halfops (+h).
112 johoho 1.6
113 wcc 1.19 DOCUMENTATION
114 johoho 1.6
115 wcc 1.19 A lot has happened to the documentation; nearly every file was changed,
116     so take a look at them. Also, we have discovered html, and full html
117 guppy 1.17 documentation is available now in doc/html. Additionally, all possible
118     settings for Eggdrop are documented in doc/settings.
119    
120 wcc 1.19 CONFIG FILES
121 guppy 1.17
122 wcc 1.18 * To support longer nicknames, as some IRC servers do, a new 'nick-len'
123 guppy 1.17 setting was added.
124 fabian 1.2
125 guppy 1.17 * Eggdrop uses strftime now to support different logfile suffixes. The
126     new config file setting is 'logfile-suffix'.
127 fabian 1.3
128 guppy 1.17 * A new 'pidfile' setting was added to allow you to specify the name
129     of Eggdrop's pid file.
130 guppy 1.13
131 wcc 1.19 PENALTY CALCULATION
132 guppy 1.13
133 guppy 1.17 Eggdrop calculates penalty points on IRCnet now, so it won't
134     flood itself off anymore. This feature also works on EFnet and
135     Undernet, and should work on other networks as well.
136    
137 wcc 1.19 TCL COMMANDS
138 guppy 1.17
139 wcc 1.19 * The 'chnick' command was renamed to 'chhandle'. The use of 'chnick'
140     is deprecated. 'chnick' is still accessible if you load compat.tcl.
141 fabian 1.2
142 wcc 1.19 * All three commands to add data to the queues (puthelp, putserv and
143 guppy 1.17 putquick) now support the '-next' parameter which pushes data to the
144     front of the queue.
145    
146 wcc 1.19 * A command to calculate md5 checksums, 'md5', was added.
147 fabian 1.3
148 wcc 1.19 * To support the new asynch dns module, the command 'dnslookup' was
149 guppy 1.17 added.
150 fabian 1.2
151 guppy 1.17 * Four new commands regarding exempts/invites were added: stickexempt,
152     unstickexempt, stickinvite, and unstickinvite.
153 fabian 1.3
154 wcc 1.19 * A new 'wasop' command was added to check if a user had op before a
155 johoho 1.6 mode change.
156 wcc 1.23
157     * 'washalfop', 'ishalfop', and 'botishalfop' have been added.
158 guppy 1.17
159     * Three new Tcl commands were added as part of the compress module:
160     compressfile, uncompressfile, and iscompressed.
161    
162 johoho 1.6 * A new command to check whether the bot's nick is juped was
163 guppy 1.17 added (isjuped).
164    
165 wcc 1.19 * The fileresend command was added to support mIRC's dcc resume
166 guppy 1.17 feature.
167    
168     * A new bind type called 'NEED' was added which triggers when the bot
169     needs op, unban, limit, key, or invite.
170    
171 wcc 1.19 * LOST and TOUT bind types were added.
172 johoho 1.6
173 wcc 1.19 * Two new commands, 'channame2dname' and 'chandname2name', were added
174     to allow scripts to support !channels.
175 guppy 1.17
176     * A new evnt type, loaded, was added.
177    
178 wcc 1.19 * The 'setudef', 'renudef', and 'deludef' commands were added to allow
179     for user-defined channel settings.
180 guppy 1.17
181 wcc 1.19 * A 'traffic' command was added which returns a list of sublists
182 guppy 1.17 containing information about the bot's traffic usage in bytes.
183    
184     * The CTCP bind type now supports wildcards.
185    
186 wcc 1.19 * A 'handlen' variable was added (set to the value of the HANDLEN
187     define in eggdrop.h. 'nick-len' was also renamed to 'nicklen' (the
188     old variable will remain until version 1.8.
189 wcc 1.20
190     * The 'channel get' command was added to allow channel settings to be
191     easily retrieved.
192 wcc 1.19
193 guppy 1.17 For more information about changed or added Tcl commands, see
194 wcc 1.19 doc/tcl-commands.doc.
195 fabian 1.2
196 wcc 1.19 TRAFFIC ACCOUNTING
197 fabian 1.3
198 guppy 1.17 Eggdrop now counts all of the traffic which it generates and receives
199 wcc 1.19 through IRC, the botnet, scripts, and dcc. You can access these statistics
200 guppy 1.17 via the dcc command '.traffic'. Please note that the counter gets reset
201     every time a restart is done.
202     ________________________________________________________________________
203 fabian 1.3
204 guppy 1.14 Copyright (C) 1997 Robey Pointer
205 wcc 1.25 Copyright (C) 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 Eggheads Development Team

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