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

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