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