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1 wcc 1.1 $Id: NEWS,v 1.32 2004/08/02 18:50:46 wcc Exp $
2    
3     News
4     Last revised: April 16, 2003
5     _________________________________________________________________
6    
7     News
8    
9    
10     What's new? First, read the following documents:
11    
12     INSTALL
13     README
14     doc/BOTNET
15     doc/UPDATES1.6
16     doc/tcl-commands.doc
17    
18     All of these documents combined will fill you in on the latest changes to
19     Eggdrop in version 1.6.x. All files, with the exception of UPDATES1.6, are
20     also available in html format in doc/html/.
21    
22     A lot of things have changed in this version, so at a minimum, read the
23     UPDATES1.6 text file. UPDATES shows what's been added and fixed along the
24     way.
25    
26     If you are upgrading from a pre-1.6 version of Eggdrop:
27    
28     1. Before you start the bot for the first time, BACKUP your userfile.
29    
30     2. DON'T USE YOUR OLD CONFIG FILE. MAKE A NEW ONE!
31    
32     _________________________________________________________________
33    
34     Changes made to Eggdrop 1.6.x from Eggdrop1.4.x:
35    
36     !CHANNELS
37    
38     Support for IRCnet !channels was added to Eggdrop. This might still be
39     a bit buggy. We appreciate bug reports!
40    
41     +/-NODESYNCH
42    
43     This new channel setting replaces the old 'allow-desync' config file
44     setting. It is useful if you use some type of ChanServ or if you don't
45     care about your channel being desynched.
46    
47     ASYNCHRONOUS DNS MODULE
48    
49     Eggdrop 1.6 is shipped with a new module, the dns module. It replaces
50     those old dns-lookups performed by Eggdrop which could halt the whole bot
51     during a timeout. We also added a new Tcl command, 'dnslookup', so scripts
52     can now use DNS functions asynchronously, too. See doc/settings/mod.dns
53     for more information.
54    
55     COMPRESS MODULE
56    
57     A new module called compress was introduced to Eggdrop. It provides
58     gzip support to Eggdrop (via Tcl commands) and enables compressed
59     userfile transfer. See doc/settings/mod.compress for more information.
60    
61     SHARE MODULE
62    
63     The share module has a new setting now (override-bots) which allows
64     hub bots to override the leaf bots' bot settings (botaddress, telnet
65     port, and password). Please note that this won't work with a version
66     1.4 or below bot. See doc/settings/mod.share for more information.
67    
68     TRANSFER / FILESYS MODULES
69    
70     The filesys and transfer modules have changed completely. Both can now
71     handle unlimited filename lengths and description sizes. Incomplete
72     downloads from the bot can also now be resumed. The db format of the
73     filesys module was changed to remove the limits imposed by the old
74     format. There's nothing special for you to do, as the old db is
75     automatically converted to the new format when you first access it.
76     You won't be able to downgrade to older versions after this, so you
77     may want to make a backup first. See doc/settings/mod.transfer and
78     doc/settings/mod.filesys for more information.
79    
80    
81     UPTIME MODULE
82    
83     This module reports uptime statistics to http://uptime.eggheads.org. Go
84     look and see what your uptime is! It takes about 9 hours to show up, so
85     if your bot isn't listed, try again later. See doc/settings/mod.uptime
86     for more information.
87    
88    
89     DCC COMMANDS
90    
91     * ".nick" was renamed to ".handle". ".nick" will still be kept up to
92     version 1.8.
93    
94     * ".chnick" was renamed to ".chhandle". ".chnick" will still be kept up
95     to version 1.8.
96    
97     * ".binds" now supports wildcards.
98    
99     * ".halfop" and ".dehalfop" have been added.
100    
101     * The 'optimise' file system command was renamed to 'optimize'. The old
102     command will still be kept up to version 1.8.
103    
104     * Eggdrop now counts all of the traffic which it generates and receives
105     through IRC, the botnet, scripts, and dcc. You can access these
106     statistics via the dcc command ".traffic". Please note that the counter
107     gets reset every time a restart is done.
108    
109     * ".modules" now works locally as well as remotely.
110    
111     CHANNEL MODES
112    
113     Support for IRCnet negative limits and DALnet's +R, +M, and +c channel
114     modes has been added. Eggdrop now also supports halfops (+h).
115    
116     DOCUMENTATION
117    
118     A lot has happened to the documentation; nearly every file was changed,
119     so take a look at them. Also, we have discovered html, and full html
120     documentation is available now in doc/html. Additionally, all possible
121     settings for Eggdrop are documented in doc/settings.
122    
123     CONFIG FILES
124    
125     * To support longer nicknames, as some IRC servers do, a new 'nick-len'
126     setting was added.
127    
128     * Eggdrop uses strftime now to support different logfile suffixes. The
129     new config file setting is 'logfile-suffix'.
130    
131     * A new 'pidfile' setting was added to allow you to specify the name
132     of Eggdrop's pid file.
133    
134     * The 'strict-servernames' setting was removed.
135    
136     PENALTY CALCULATION
137    
138     Eggdrop calculates penalty points on IRCnet now, so it won't flood
139     itself off anymore. This feature also works on EFnet and Undernet, and
140     should work on other networks as well.
141    
142     TCL COMMANDS
143    
144     * The 'chnick' command was renamed to 'chhandle'. The use of 'chnick' is
145     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 added.
154    
155     * Four new commands regarding exempts/invites were added: stickexempt,
156     unstickexempt, stickinvite, and unstickinvite.
157    
158     * A new 'wasop' command was added to check if a user had op before a
159     mode change.
160    
161     * 'washalfop', 'ishalfop', and 'botishalfop' have been added.
162    
163     * Three new Tcl commands were added as part of the compress module:
164     compressfile, uncompressfile, and iscompressed.
165    
166     * A new command to check whether the bot's nick is juped was
167     added (isjuped).
168    
169     * The fileresend command was added to support mIRC's dcc resume 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 to
177     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 define
190     in eggdrop.h. 'nick-len' was also renamed to 'nicklen' (the old variable
191     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     * The 'server' variable now contains the server's realname instead of its
197     serverlist entry regardless of the 'strict-servernames' setting.
198    
199     * The 'serveraddress' variable was added, which contains the server's
200     serverlist address and port.
201    
202     * The 'onchan', 'botonchan', 'botisvoice', 'botisop', 'onchansplit',
203     'isop', 'isvoice', and 'handonchan' commands no longer require an
204     argument.
205    
206     * Added a "stripcodes" command to remove control codes/etc from strings.
207    
208     For more information about changed or added Tcl commands, see
209     doc/tcl-commands.doc.
210    
211     TRAFFIC ACCOUNTING
212    
213     Eggdrop now counts all of the traffic which it generates and receives
214     through IRC, the botnet, scripts, and dcc. You can access these statistics
215     via the dcc command '.traffic'. Please note that the counter gets reset
216     every time a restart is done.
217     ________________________________________________________________________
218    
219     Copyright (C) 1997 Robey Pointer
220     Copyright (C) 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 Eggheads Development Team

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