Ho Ho Ho, Eggheads!
Looks like you got an early Christmas present this year! On the tail of 1.9.3, we’re already putting out 1.9.4! We wanted to get this out quickly because, as some of you noticed, we inadvertently moved some internal functionality that affected advanced Tcl scripts. Additionally, we FINALLY tracked down one of our most notorious bug, an issue where an improperly tracked DNS lookup would sometimes cause Eggdrop to stop responding to telnet connections.
One last big addition for 1.9.4: Eggdrop finally has a systemd service installer! @PeGaSuS-Coder contributed a service file that we incorporated into the autobotchk script. To install the service, use the autobotchk script and add simply add the “-systemd” flag to the end of the command. This will install a systemd job that can be controlled with the start, stop, restart, reload, enable, and disable commands (and as we’re trying to point out everywhere we can, the systemd ‘reload’ command will actually run a ‘rehash’ on the Eggdrop, not a reload. Please don’t get confused!). This feature is still considered beta and will possibly/likely change again prior to the next stable release, but this has been a highly-requested item for quite some time and we wanted to provide it to you as quickly as possible.
PLEASE BE AWARE: If you are upgrading an existing instance of Eggdrop, you will need to manually copy autobotck from the source directory into the installation directory (‘make install’ will not overwrite an existing copy).
You can read more about all of the enhancements and fixes in the NEWS file included with the source, its a quick read, we promise.
As always, thank you to all the Eggheads who continue to use and support the Eggdrop community. We encourage you to join us on Libera in #eggdrop, where you can ask questions, troubleshoot issues, or just generally hang out with other users. Also, we ask that if you enjoy using Eggdrop, please give this repository a star! Thank you for support, and we look forward to the next Eggdrop release.
You can follow development and report bugs on https://github.com/eggheads/eggdrop and/or visit us on #eggdrop on the Libera IRC Network.
Eggheads Development Team
Downloads: Eggdrop v1.9.4: https://ftp.eggheads.org/pub/eggdrop/source/1.9/eggdrop-1.9.4.tar.gz (SHA256sum: 0c287e37e87b5c189d49c9e5d88f5cc3386c98c07431d3e6033803c1890296d1) Signature: https://ftp.eggheads.org/pub/eggdrop/source/1.9/eggdrop-1.9.4.tar.gz.asc (SHA256sum: 138ce007e558bfcab9479821b2a71f50842414ebf3c51617ff9570751d630e40) PGP key: https://www.eggheads.org/gpg/eggheads.pub