Eggheads: Eggdrop 1.6.16 Release Candidate 1 Released!
Will Buckner (Wcc)
wcc at techmonkeys.org
Fri Apr 9 13:54:15 CST 2004
Eggdrop 1.6.16 Release Candidate 1 has now been released. It can be
downloaded in bzip2 or gzip format from:
Some of the major changes in this release are:
* IPv6 protocol support has been removed. It was poorly implemented in
1.6.15, and it will be done correctly in a later release.
You can still connect to an IPv6 server using 6tunnel.
6tunnel -s VHOST LOCALPORT IRCSERVER PORT
Then, in your config file, make the bot connect to localhost on the
* Many, many bugfixes.
* The eggdrop binary is no longer stripped during the compile process.
This will make bug reports more useful to the development team, and
ultimately will help for a more stable bot. You can still use
./configure --enable-strip to enable stripping, which will create a
* Several more functions have been exported for use by module coders.
* Support for non-x86 platforms and uncommon operating systems has been
improved. doc/COMPILING-FAQ has been updated, and now contains a compile
guide, which will be updated in versions to come as Eggdrop is tested on
* Support for +E/+I modes on EFnet has been added.
* The hand2idx Tcl command works for bots now.
* Added a new Tcl EVNT bind type, "userfile-loaded", which is called after
the bot's userfile has been loaded.
* All users can now .whois their own handle.
* Better support for Mac OS X. This is still not perfect. If you have a
Mac OS X box and experience any problems, please let us know.
* Better support for non-standard "op" prefixes (UnrealIRCD, etc.).
There is now a config file option named "opchars", which will allow you
to configure what prefixes the bot will consider an op.
The default is: set opchars "@"
This will make Eggdrop recognize users with the "@" prefix in a WHO reply
as an op. If you set this to "@&~", users with the "@", "&", or "~" prefix
will be recognized as an op.
* Tcl 8.5 alpha is now correctly detected.
* A long-present bug has been fixed in dnslookup, having to do with the
concatenation of its arguments. It now works the way it has always been
documented in tcl-commands.doc. This could possibly create problems with
* A security flaw reported to bugtraq recently, related to bot linking,
has been corrected.
See the UPDATES1.6 file in the doc directory for more information on things
that have changed since Eggdrop 1.6.15.
We are changing the method used to release Eggdrop, as you have probably
noticed. The way releases will work will be something like this:
* Release Candidate 1 will be released.
* We will then wait a period from 1 to 2 weeks. If no major bugs are
reported, then rc1 will be released as the final version.
* If a major bug is discovered, it will be fixed, and rc2 will be
released. Then the process will repeat.
Will Buckner (Wcc)
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