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1 fabian 1.4 News - Updated 02 April 2000
2 fabian 1.3 ------------------------------------------------------------------------
3 fabian 1.1
4 fabian 1.3 Whats new, first read the following documents:
5 fabian 1.2
6 fabian 1.3 INSTALL
7     README
8     BOTNET
9     UPDATES1.5
10     tcl-commands
11 fabian 1.2
12 fabian 1.3 All of these documents combined will fill you in on the latest changes to
13     eggdrop in version 1.5.xx. Further down the file is changes made from the
14 fabian 1.4 1.3.xx to the 1.4.xx version of eggdrop. All files are also available in
15 tothwolf 1.5 html in doc/html/.
16 fabian 1.4
17     A lot of things have changed in this version so at a minimum read the
18     UPDATES1.5 text file. UPDATES shows whats been added and fixed
19     along the way.
20 fabian 1.2
21    
22 fabian 1.3 CAUTION:
23 fabian 1.2
24 fabian 1.3 1. Before you start the bot for the first time BACKUP your
25     userfile if this is an upgrade from a previous version.
26    
27     2. DON'T USE YOUR OLD CONFIG FILE.. MAKE A NEW ONE.........
28    
29     Changes made to Eggdrop 1.5.xx from Eggdrop1.4.xx
30 fabian 1.2
31     !CHANNELS
32 fabian 1.3
33     Support for IRCNET !channels was added to eggdrop. Also this
34     might be still a bit buggy, it should work basically. We
35     appreciate bug reports!
36 fabian 1.2
37 fabian 1.4 +/-NODESYNCH
38    
39     This new channel setting replaces the old 'allow-desync' setting
40     from global to channel functionality. This setting is usefull if
41     you use some kind of chanserv or if you don't care about your
42     channel being desnych.
43    
44 fabian 1.2 ASYNCHRONOUS DNS MODULE
45 fabian 1.3
46     Eggdrop 1.5.1 is shipped with a new module, the dns module. It
47     replaces those old dns-lookups performed by eggdrop which could
48     halt the whole bot during a time-out. We also added a new tcl
49     command 'dnslookup', so scripts can look up IP's and hostname now
50     asynchronously, too.
51 fabian 1.2
52 fabian 1.4 COMMANDS
53 fabian 1.3
54 fabian 1.4 * ".nick" was renamed to ".handle". ".nick" will still be kept
55     up to version 1.8.
56     * ".chnick" was renamed to ".chhandle". ".chnick" will still be kept
57     up to version 1.8.
58 fabian 1.2
59     NICK LENGTH
60 fabian 1.3
61     To support longer nicknames as some irc servers do (dalnet I
62     think) a settings was added for this one (nick-len).
63 fabian 1.2
64     PENALTY CALCULATION
65 fabian 1.3
66     Eggdrop calculates penalty points on IRCNET now, so it won't
67     flood itself off anymore.
68 fabian 1.2
69     SHARE MODULE
70 fabian 1.3
71     Share module got a new setting now (override-bots) which allows
72     hub bots to override the leafs bot setting (botadress, telnet
73     port and password). Please note, that this won't work with a 1.4
74     or even 1.3 bot.
75 fabian 1.2
76     TCL COMMANDS
77 fabian 1.3
78     * All three commands to add stuff to the queus (puthelp, putserv
79 fabian 1.4 and putquick) support the '-next' parameter now which pushes
80     data to the front of the queues.
81 fabian 1.3 * An command to calculate md5 checksums was added (md5).
82     * To support the new asynch dns module, the command 'dnslookup'
83     was added.
84 fabian 1.4 * chnick was renamed to chhandle. The use of chnick is deprecated
85     chnick will is still accessible if you load compat.tcl
86 fabian 1.2
87     TRAFFIC ACCOUNTING
88 fabian 1.3
89     Eggdrop counts the whole traffic which it generates and receives
90     through irc,botnet and dcc now. You can access these statistica
91     via the dcc command '.traffic'. Please note, that the counter
92     gets reset every time a restart is done.
93 fabian 1.2
94     TRANSFER / FILESYS MODULE
95 fabian 1.3
96     The filesys and transfer modules have changed completely. Both
97     can handle now unlimited filename lengths and description sizes.
98     Incomplete downloads from the bot can be resumed now.
99     The db format of the filesys module was also changed to remove
100     the limits imposed by the old format. There's nothing special for
101     you to do as the old db is automatically converted to the new
102     format when you first access it. You won't be able to downgrade
103     to older versions after this though, so maybe you'll want to make
104     a backup first.
105    
106     Changes made to Eggdrop 1.4.xx from Eggdrop1.3.xx
107    
108     SHARING
109    
110     Sharing has changed a little. You will notice that a resync
111     buffer is kept for share bots when they disconnect. This allows
112     for them not to have to send the entire userfile again when they
113     reconnect. This is a much more effient approach to syncing the
114     user files.
115    
116     BOTFLAGS
117    
118     Bot flags have changed. It is recommended that you read the
119     BOTNET document to learn more about linking bots. Major changes
120     in how you configure a passive and aggressive bot.
121    
122     USERFLAGS
123    
124     User flags have changed. You still have the basic flags but
125     others have been added. Some changes to this are that if someone
126     has a global +n they will automatically be given all the global
127     flags available. You will also notice there are no more capital
128     letters; each flag has its own unique letter. An example is the B
129     flag, in previous versions, it stood for a botnet master. The new
130     flag is t. For more information on these changes, see the .help
131     whois for a list of all flags. 1.3.24 introduces a new flag for
132     +stopnethack procedure flexibility: +w.
133    
134     LANGUAGES
135    
136     Almost everthing the bot says now is in language file. This
137     should allow the bot to be more versatile for other people that
138     do not speak english. As soon as we start getting the
139     translations in there will be a directory on ftp.eggheads.org
140     that will contain ready to use language files. Look for it real
141     soon.
142    
143     COMMANDS
144    
145     .voice and .devoice commands where added in dcc chat. This will
146     voice a user on a channel if the bot is oped. Likewise for the
147     .devoice command.
148     .email is now support in userinfo1.0.tcl so if you want emails to
149     work, use this :)
150    
151     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
152     (c) 1997 Robey Pointer
153     (c) 2000 Eggheads Development Team
154    
155    

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