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Added support for halfops (channel mode +h). Test this! :P

1 News
2 Last revised: June 09, 2002
3 _________________________________________________________________
4
5 News
6
7
8 What's new? First, read the following documents:
9
10 INSTALL
11 README
12 doc/BOTNET
13 doc/UPDATES1.6
14 doc/tcl-commands.doc
15
16 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
20 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
32
33 Changes made to Eggdrop 1.6.x from Eggdrop1.4.x:
34
35 !CHANNELS
36
37 Support for IRCnet !channels was added to Eggdrop. This might still be
38 a bit buggy. We appreciate bug reports!
39
40 +/-NODESYNCH
41
42 This new channel setting replaces the old 'allow-desync' config file
43 setting. It is useful if you use some type of ChanServ or if you don't
44 care about your channel being desynched.
45
46 ASYNCHRONOUS DNS MODULE
47
48 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
54 COMPRESS MODULE
55
56 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
60 SHARE MODULE
61
62 The share module has a new setting now (override-bots) which allows
63 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 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 may want to make a backup first. See doc/settings/mod.transfer and
77 doc/settings/mod.filesys for more information.
78
79
80 UPTIME MODULE
81
82 This module reports uptime statistics to http://uptime.eggheads.org.
83 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 doc/settings/mod.uptime for more information.
86
87
88 DCC COMMANDS
89
90 * ".nick" was renamed to ".handle". ".nick" will still be kept
91 up to version 1.8.
92
93 * ".chnick" was renamed to ".chhandle". ".chnick" will still be kept
94 up to version 1.8.
95
96 * ".binds" now supports wildcards.
97
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 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
106 CHANNEL MODES
107
108 Support for IRCnet negative limits and DALnet's +R, +M, and +c channel
109 modes has been added. Eggdrop now also supports halfops (+h).
110
111 DOCUMENTATION
112
113 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 documentation is available now in doc/html. Additionally, all possible
116 settings for Eggdrop are documented in doc/settings.
117
118 CONFIG FILES
119
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 choose how they want to configure their bot. eggdrop.simple.conf
123 contains the simplest configuration options, eggdrop.advanced.conf
124 goes more into detail, and eggdrop.complete.conf contains all possible
125 settings.
126
127 * To support longer nicknames, as some IRC servers do, a new 'nick-len'
128 setting was added.
129
130 * Eggdrop uses strftime now to support different logfile suffixes. The
131 new config file setting is 'logfile-suffix'.
132
133 * A new 'pidfile' setting was added to allow you to specify the name
134 of Eggdrop's pid file.
135
136 PENALTY CALCULATION
137
138 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 TCL COMMANDS
143
144 * The 'chnick' command was renamed to 'chhandle'. The use of 'chnick'
145 is deprecated. 'chnick' is still accessible if you load compat.tcl.
146
147 * All three commands to add data to the queues (puthelp, putserv and
148 putquick) now support the '-next' parameter which pushes data to the
149 front of the queue.
150
151 * A command to calculate md5 checksums, 'md5', was added.
152
153 * To support the new asynch dns module, the command 'dnslookup' was
154 added.
155
156 * Four new commands regarding exempts/invites were added: stickexempt,
157 unstickexempt, stickinvite, and unstickinvite.
158
159 * A new 'wasop' command was added to check if a user had op before a
160 mode change.
161
162 * Three new Tcl commands were added as part of the compress module:
163 compressfile, uncompressfile, and iscompressed.
164
165 * A new command to check whether the bot's nick is juped was
166 added (isjuped).
167
168 * The fileresend command was added to support mIRC's dcc resume
169 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 * LOST and TOUT bind types were added.
175
176 * Two new commands, 'channame2dname' and 'chandname2name', were added
177 to allow scripts to support !channels.
178
179 * A new evnt type, loaded, was added.
180
181 * The 'setudef', 'renudef', and 'deludef' commands were added to allow
182 for user-defined channel settings.
183
184 * A 'traffic' command was added which returns a list of sublists
185 containing information about the bot's traffic usage in bytes.
186
187 * The CTCP bind type now supports wildcards.
188
189 * 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
193 * The 'channel get' command was added to allow channel settings to be
194 easily retrieved.
195
196 For more information about changed or added Tcl commands, see
197 doc/tcl-commands.doc.
198
199 TRAFFIC ACCOUNTING
200
201 Eggdrop now counts all of the traffic which it generates and receives
202 through IRC, the botnet, scripts, and dcc. You can access these statistics
203 via the dcc command '.traffic'. Please note that the counter gets reset
204 every time a restart is done.
205 ________________________________________________________________________
206
207 Copyright (C) 1997 Robey Pointer
208 Copyright (C) 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 Eggheads Development Team

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