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2016

Hello fellow Eggheads!

It has been far too long, but the long awaited first release candidate (RC) of Eggdrop version 1.8.0 is finally here!
Among literally hundreds of smaller fixes, the biggest changes were including SSL and IPv6 support. These additions mean extra config file settings to use them, so while your old config file will still work, you may want to consider using the new eggdrop.conf included with this release.

Speaking of the config file, we've also brought back an old feature - eggdrop-basic.conf. This file is a simplified version of the standard eggdrop.conf targeted towards new users to make the first run a little less daunting. While this file is good for a quick start, we still strongly recommend you use the full eggdrop.conf to take advantage of all the features of Eggdrop.

If you were worried, fear not - Tcl-scripts written for v1.6 should still function with the v1.8 series of Eggdrop. While the core functionality of most 3rd party modules should still work, many are hard-coded to only run on a v1.6 Eggdrop. We have assembled a variety of popular third-party modules at ftp://ftp.eggheads.org/pub/eggdrop/modules/1.8/ and edited them to remove this restriction, thus allowing them to function with v1.8.

As this is an RC, we're depending on you to help us find those last few bugs before we declare 1.8.0 as stable. Please use it and report any bugs you find to https://github.com/eggheads/eggdrop/issues or visit us on #eggdrop on Freenode. We plan on leaving this comment period open for 2-3 weeks.

The full ChangeLog can be found at https://github.com/eggheads/eggdrop/blob/release/1.8.0/ChangeLog

Finally, in celebration of our first release in five years, we have also given the Eggheads webpage a much-deserved makeover. We hope you like it!

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2011

Hello people!

Tonight we release 1.6.21, the last of the 1.6 versions. All new development is going towards the 1.8 version.

You can get it from ftp://ftp.eggheads.org/pub/eggdrop/source/1.6/

You can see what work has been done here.

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Hello again,

Here is the first pre-release candidate for 1.6.21! You have roughly 2 weeks to let us know if we missed anything.

You can get it from ftp://ftp.eggheads.org/pub/eggdrop/source/1.6/RC/

You can see what work has been done here.

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Hey SSL and IPv6 lovers,

We know you want SSL and IPv6. But you have to stop using bad patches, like Rootie's. They cause problems, like crashing for no good reason on DCC chat. Read through the heated discussions at forum.egghelp.org if you want more details.

People who report bugs on their eggdrops after applying any third-party SSL or IPv6 patches will be laughed at, and then told to use the development version of eggdrop, 1.8.0, from http://www.eggheads.org/devel/, which support both SSL and IPv6 natively.

You'll have to modify your existing .conf files by pasting the SSL and IPv6 options from the new default eggdrop.conf, and using 'vhost4' and 'vhost6' instead of 'my-ip', but that's far easier than trying to apply buggy patches.

Also, the more people that help us test it, the sooner it will be released as an official version! You want that to happen, right?


2010

Hello again,

We here at Eggheads are happy to announce the release of Eggdrop 1.6.20, the first official release of the new team. Hopefully with the experience I gained with RC1 and RC2, I'll get this one done properly!

You can get it from ftp://ftp.eggheads.org/pub/eggdrop/source/1.6/

Please see doc/Changes1.6 for information on things that have changed since Eggdrop 1.6.19+ctcpfix

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Hello!

Here is the next (and hopefully last) pre-release look at 1.6.20, which we will release soon, unless more bugs are found.

A nice list of what has changed since the last release is here.

You can get it here:
eggdrop1.6.20rc2.tar.gz
eggdrop1.6.20rc2.tar.bz2
Hi everyone!

Guess what? Eggdrop development is not dead after all!

Here is a pre-release look at 1.6.20, which we will release in 2 weeks, unless you find us some more bugs to fix =)

A nice list of what has changed since the last release is here.

You can get it here:
eggdrop1.6.20rc1.tar.gz
eggdrop1.6.20rc1.tar.bz2


2009

Hi folks,

We're pushing out a small release to fix an urgent bug in 1.6.19 -- please upgrade as more information will follow in a few days.

You can grab it from ftp://ftp.eggheads.org/pub/eggdrop/GNU/1.6/ or http://www.geteggdrop.com.


2006

Hi folks,

I'm pleased to announce the release of Eggdrop 1.6.18 -- which is primarily a bug fix release; however, that doesn't mean it isn't sexy!

Please see the UPDATES1.6 file in the doc directory for information on things that have changed since Eggdrop 1.6.17.

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588 days since the release of Eggdrop 1.6.17, we are pleased to announce the release of Eggdrop 1.6.18rc1. You can download it from ftp.eggheads.org.

Some of the changes include:
  • Fixed several build problems on Mac OS X, NetBSD, and OSF1.
  • Dns.mod should compile on Mac OS X now. Thanks to Netscrape @ EFNet for testing.
  • 'channel get' Tcl command now works for stopnethack-mode.
  • Many improvements to the notes and bind code.
  • Added support to MSGM, PUBM, NOTC, and WALL binds to support bound procs returning 1 to prevent logging of the trigger message text.
  • Added the 'exclusive-binds' setting. If this is set to 0, MSGM and MSG binds, PUB and PUBM binds, etc. are both triggered when a matching event occurrs.
See the UPDATES1.6 file in the doc directory for more information on things that have changed since Eggdrop 1.6.17. If all goes well, in a couple of weeks -- the official version of 1.6.18 will be out. If not, you might see another release candidate :)

Before I end this e-mail I'd like to personally thank everyone who is involved in making Eggdrop what it is. The developers who are never properly thanked for their work ... and the helpers in support channels .. all you do an amazing job. You are all very talented and it has been a pleasure to work with each and every one of you. Even as the development of Eggdrop slows -- I hope you all continue to have great success in your lives.

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2008

Hi folks,

I'm pleased to announce the release of Eggdrop 1.6.19 -- which is the first release in a _long_ time and hopefully I didn't mess it up :)

You can grab it from ftp://ftp.eggheads.org/pub/eggdrop/GNU/1.6/

Please see the UPDATES1.6 file in the doc directory for information on things that have changed since Eggdrop 1.6.18.

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2004

Eggdrop 1.6.17 has been released! You can download it from http://www.geteggdrop.com, or http://www.eggheads.org/downloads/.

Some of the major changes in this release are:
  • The compiling errors (and the crash) that were discovered shortly after 1.6.16 was released are now fixed.
  • We now compile (with modules!) on Mac OS X and NeXT Step.

    Note that there still may be issues with the DNS module, but we were unable to reproduce them.
  • An improved Compiling Guide / FAQ in doc/COMPILE-GUIDE.
  • Many improvements to the build/compile process.
  • Added a "stripcodes" Tcl command for efficiantly removing control codes from strings (see doc/tcl-commands.doc).
  • Several bugfixes.
  • Op (+o) implies halfop (+l) now.

    A note about this one:

    Due to a bug in versions of Eggdrop prior to this one, these versions see the +l user flag and the +l bot flag as one-and-the-same. On botnets with userfile sharing, this can cause old bots to incorrectly think that every halfop'd bot is a leaf. If you experiance problems, upgrade your bots to 1.6.17, as this is a bug in 1.6.16 and earlier.
  • Added support for Quakenet channel modes.
  • Added a set of Finnish language files and a Finnish MOTD.
  • Fixed Tcl encoding issues with .tcl and .set.
  • Detect Tcl in $HOME/lib and $HOME/tcl/lib first, as to make it easier to allow users to override the system's Tcl version.
  • Bot idx's are now considered valid to the "valididx" Tcl command.
See the UPDATES1.6 file in the doc directory for more information on things that have changed since Eggdrop 1.6.16.

As some of you may know, this is my last 1.6 release. We have renamed the former Eggdrop 1.7 development tree to Eggdrop 1.9, which will become 2.0.0 ( http://www.eggheads.org/news/2004/06/20/30). We will be starting a new development tree, known as 1.7. This is where things such as IPv6, SSL, and dynamic channel mode support can be added. It will allow Eggdrop to grow and develop a bit while we're waiting for 2.0, and at the same time, allow us to keep 1.6 stable. I will be maintaining the 1.7 tree, and Paladin (#eggdrop@Undernet) will become the new maintainer for 1.6.

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We have renamed Eggdrop 1.7 to 1.9 -- this is because when 1.9 is ready it will be released as Eggdrop 2.0.0 because of the significant changes. It might be a bit confusing when 2.0.0 is released because the previous development had a project called Eggdrop2 which did not turn out so well. We are making every effort to not follow in their footsteps and to build a program that we are proud of and that you can be proud of too.

Eggdrop1.9 would not be anywhere near where it is without the outstanding development work of stdarg (#eggdrop@Undernet). We are designing Eggdrop1.9 with flexibility in mind -- this is most notable in the ability for multiple scripting languages to co-exist (Perl, Tcl, Javascript, etc ...). Modules are being reworked so that they actually make sense and are no longer the ugly hack that they are in Eggdrop 1.6.

Feel free to check it out and explore -- however, at this point in time it is not ready for anything other than development. Unless you have a handle on program development and are comfortable using the auto* tools -- you should not use this tree.

We are looking for people to help get Eggdrop 1.9 to completion. If you want to get involved -- please contact eggdev@eggheads.org. There is a lot of work yet to be done. You still have time to put into place ideas you have that would make Eggdrop a better product. The motto we've had for too many years of "well, this is how it has been done in the past" is gone. We all know Eggdrop has a lot of bloated and uncomfortable code -- this is the time to for you to trim it.

We are always looking for people to help us. Coding is just one of the many ways that help can be delivered.

Don't like the way the botnet is? Redesign it.

Don't like the way userfile sharing works? Fix it.

Don't like the way Eggdrop looks at you in the morning? Go see a head Doctor.
A few people have had some issues compiling Eggdrop 1.6.16 with Tcl 8.0. If you get an error compiling Eggdrop, similar to this:

...
botmsg.c: In function `tandout_but':
botmsg.c:50: `va_list' undeclared (first use in this function)
botmsg.c:50: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
botmsg.c:50: for each function it appears in.)
botmsg.c:50: parse error before "va"
...
There is a simple fix. Simply add the following line to "config.h" in the eggdrop1.6.16 directory AFTER running ./configure:

#define HAVE_STDARG_H 1
And then continue compiling Eggdrop normally. This should fix the problem.

Sorry for any inconvenience.
We have recently registered eggdrop.ca -- totally by fluke. I was up early before work one morning checking on the progress of securing eggdrop.net when I accidently did a whois on eggdrop.ca and saw it was available. For the time being, eggdrop.ca will just point to Eggheads.org; however, in the future we might actually use it for something. I'm open to suggestions!
Eggdrop 1.6.16 has been released! You can download it from http://www.geteggdrop.com, or http://www.eggheads.org/downloads/.

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 specified port.
  • 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 smaller binary.
  • Several more functions have been exported for use by module coders.
  • Support for non-x86 platforms and uncommon 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 more platforms.
  • 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 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 some scripts.
  • A security flaw reported to bugtraq recently, related to bot linking, has been corrected.
  • Updated Undernet nicklen to 12.

See the UPDATES1.6 file in the doc directory for more information on things that have changed since Eggdrop 1.6.15.

Thanks to everyone who tested RC1 and CVS and reported bugs.

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Eggdrop 1.6.16 Release Candidate 1 has now been released. It can be downloaded in bzip2 or gzip format from:

ftp://ftp.eggheads.org/pub/eggdrop/source/1.6/RC/

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 specified port.
  • 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 smaller binary.
  • Several more functions have been exported for use by module coders.
  • Support for non-x86 platforms and uncommon 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 more platforms.
  • 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 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 some scripts.
  • 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.

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2003

Eggdrop 1.6.15 has been released, as 1.6.14 was a dud. You can download it from http://www.geteggdrop.com, or http://www.eggheads.org/downloads/.
Hey,

Eggdrop 1.6.14 has now been released. It can be downloaded in bzip2 or gzip format from http://www.eggheads.org/downloads/ or http://www.geteggdrop.com. Some of the major changes in this release are:
  • Support for the IPv6 protocol.
  • Many bugfixes related to the transfer and filesystem modules.
  • Several more functions have been exported for use by module coders.
  • Updated UnderNet's max bans to 45, and EFnet's to 25.
  • The nick bind is now triggered even if the nick is not on any channels (ie if the bot's nick changes before it's on a channel).
  • Removed strict-servernames -- $server is now always the server's realname and $serveraddress is it's server list entry.
  • Merged use-console-r and debug-output into one new setting named raw-log.
  • Updated recommended Tcl version to 8.3.4.
  • User-punishing and tcl_maskhost nor use matching banmasks regardless of strict-host.
  • Updates to the 'autobotchk' script.
See the UPDATES1.6 file in the doc directory for more information on things that have changed since Eggdrop 1.6.13.

PGP key: http://www.techmonkeys.org/gpg/jeff_personal.pub
This guy I work with hates Eggdrop. Here's his site. Tell him you think he's wrong.

Oh yeah -- His site says I'm lying -- but I'm really not.


2002

Hey,

Eggdrop 1.6.13 has been released. You can get it in either bz2 or gz format from http://www.eggheads.org/downloads/ or http://www.geteggdrop.com. Some of the major changes in this release are:
  • There is now only one config file, named eggdrop.conf.
  • The ban-time, invite-time, and exempt-time settings are now channel specific settings which can be set via the .chanset command, instead of a global setting in the config file.
  • Fixed a few bugs that have been present since as early as version 1.1.5.
  • Eggdrop should compile on older versions of SunOS properly now.
  • Better dynamic library detection on Mac OS 10.
  • User lookup functions should be much faster now.
  • Fixed utf-8 handling for config file strings (such as realname).
  • Loads of other bugfixes.
See the UPDATES1.6 file in the doc directory for more information on things that have changed since Eggdrop 1.6.12.

I would also like to note that versions of UnrealIRCd earlier than 3.2 beta 11 have a bug which does not show halfop status symbols in who info. If the bot does not recognize that certain users have halfops when they really do, this is an IRCd problem, not an Eggdrop bug.

Wcc
Hey folks, On the heels of innovation from being able to do "wget geteggdrop.com" and get the latest copy of eggdrop -- you can now "wget eggheads.org" and do the same thing. Also, as soon as Ryan can add a DNS entry for me you will also be able to "wget bz2.eggheads.org".

Also, I wanted to show you how busy the little uptime daemon makes the MySQL server at eggheads.org:

Uptime: 41 days 6 hours 39 min 36 sec
Threads: 20 Questions: 212091106 Slow queries: 5 Opens: 159 Flush tables: 1 Open tables: 64 Queries per second avg: 59.470


212 million queries!!!! 59 queries per second!!!

Jeff.
Hey folks

It has been a long time since I kept you up to date with the current happenings. For starters -- I am now part of the working world and this is keeping me rather busy. I'm working as a Network Analyst for a small web hosting company here in Regina, Saskatchewan and that is keeping me extremely busy. Also I'm planning my wedding and basically keeping busy with the real world -- can't stay on the computer forever now can I? :)

On the Eggdrop front ... I have stepped down as the maintainer of the Eggdrop 1.6 series. To fill my shoes Wcc has been appointed my replacement by me. He is doing a wonderful job and is even managing to fix long standing legacy bugs no one even remembers. Eggdrop1.7 is still progressing; however, at a slow pace but that is alright. If anyone wants to help on the development of it please contact me and I'll point you in the right direction. I'm going to hack on some stuff for the ftp now,
Jeff
Hello everyone

I was sitting here with Jen looking at the site and decided to write a little entry praising Mohammad for bringing life to Edward :) He did such an amazing job I can't even begin to describe how great Edward is.

Now if only Edward wasn't so geeky looking since it makes us look geeky! And we aren't, right? <g>

If you haven't taken a look at Moe's site .. I suggest you do.

Jeff.
Sorry about this,

Eggdrop 1.6.12 has been released to fix the dud release of 1.6.11 ..

I'm running it now :P~

[12:19] <LamestBot> I am LamestBot, running eggdrop v1.6.12: 121 users (mem: 190k)
[12:19] <LamestBot> Online for 00:01 (background) CPU 00:00 cache hit 20.0%
[12:19] <LamestBot> Admin: guppy (guppy@techmonkeys.org)
[12:19] <LamestBot> Config file: lamest.conf
[12:19] <LamestBot> OS: Linux 2.4.18
[12:19] <LamestBot> Tcl library: /usr/lib/tcl8.3
[12:19] <LamestBot> Tcl version: 8.3.3 (header version 8.3.3)

As usual http://www.eggheads.org/downloads/ to download this version.

Jeff
Hey folks,

Eggdrop 1.6.11 has been released and comes in two flavours, yet you are only charged the price of one. You can get it in either bz2 or gz format -- amazing huh? Anyways, some of the bigger changes to this release are:

  • uptime.mod won't screw up if you .restart your bot anymore
  • halfops support was added (blame Wcc if it breaks)
  • need-[limit/invite/unban/key] were fixed
  • sentinel.tcl was updated to slennox's latest version
  • 15000 bugs were added j/k
  • and a whole sack full of other goodies.
Download URL:

     http://www.eggheads.org/downloads/

     (saves me from having to repeat all his information again <g>)

Enjoy,
Jeff

Update: This release is now considered a dud and cannot be downloaded .. expect 1.6.12 shortly.
Hello again,

I've added the beginnings of both a Support page and a Development page. I have long been a fan of online support via IRC channels; however, I also like to see people read documentation that comes with a program. After all the best way to learn is by figuring out the problem you are presented with and if you still can't solve it after a few hours .. ask someone.

I am still working on the Search page -- currently working on redoing my FTP spider and figuring out exactly how the frontend will work. Along with the FTP spider will come Eggheads.org user accounts so that people will be able to register file descriptions and such. I don't want to give a date on which I will finish because I will most likely skip that date. Canadians hate deadlines.

Anyways,
Bedtime.
Being that I had some spare time today I felt it was time to bring http://uptime.eggheads.org into the mix of things. I redid the code for the site to make it look like the new Eggheads.org site.

Everything should hopefully work on it including the new dying link which will show you a list of bots that are about to fall off the list. People for some reason like seeing all this weird and useless information.

Anyhow, off to 7-11 and then to Jen's house,
Jeff.
Hello folks,

     Well the web site bug took a bite out of my ass tonight and got me working on the site again. Most of the site works except for:
  • the Development area
  • the Search area
  • the Support area
I expect these to be finished in 7 to 8 years if not longer .

I also cleaned out the old news database because I have changed the format of the table so I don't need as much crud in it. I am still working on the entire "Members" section of the web site; however, right now my time is very limited because I am looking for a job (hire me? please!). This section will be mainly geared towards Eggdev members at first, but I would like to eventually tie it into some other features for non-Eggdev people. For example:
  • User comments on news/articles
  • Descriptions of files found in using the as of yet non-existent FTP search engine
  • Setting comments on your bot(s) if listed on http://uptime.eggheads.org (this depends on a few other technical issues not related to the website, like the release of eggdrop1.6.11)
  • Filing bug reports and/or feature enhancements
  • Other whizbang stuff not yet invented
Either way for now ... I am heading off to have a good 5 1/2 hour sleep and then continue looking for work.

Goodnight,
Jeff.