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Updated NEWS file to refer to 'doc/html/' instead of 'doc/web_docs/'

1 News - Updated 02 April 2000
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3
4 Whats new, first read the following documents:
5
6 INSTALL
7 README
8 BOTNET
9 UPDATES1.5
10 tcl-commands
11
12 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 1.3.xx to the 1.4.xx version of eggdrop. All files are also available in
15 html in doc/html/.
16
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
21
22 CAUTION:
23
24 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
31 !CHANNELS
32
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
37 +/-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 ASYNCHRONOUS DNS MODULE
45
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
52 COMMANDS
53
54 * ".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
59 NICK LENGTH
60
61 To support longer nicknames as some irc servers do (dalnet I
62 think) a settings was added for this one (nick-len).
63
64 PENALTY CALCULATION
65
66 Eggdrop calculates penalty points on IRCNET now, so it won't
67 flood itself off anymore.
68
69 SHARE MODULE
70
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
76 TCL COMMANDS
77
78 * All three commands to add stuff to the queus (puthelp, putserv
79 and putquick) support the '-next' parameter now which pushes
80 data to the front of the queues.
81 * An command to calculate md5 checksums was added (md5).
82 * To support the new asynch dns module, the command 'dnslookup'
83 was added.
84 * chnick was renamed to chhandle. The use of chnick is deprecated
85 chnick will is still accessible if you load compat.tcl
86
87 TRAFFIC ACCOUNTING
88
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
94 TRANSFER / FILESYS MODULE
95
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 :)
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152 (c) 1997 Robey Pointer
153 (c) 2000 Eggheads Development Team
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