Budabot3.2_RC2

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Budabot3.2_RC2

Postby Tyrence » Wed May 28, 2014 6:09 am

This is the second Release Candidate for Budabot 3.2.

Downloading the new version
The download location for Budabot has changed. From now on you can find Budabot downloads here: https://github.com/Budabot/Budabot/releases

Note that GA versions will be marked with a green "Latest Release" tag while RC versions will be marked with an orange "Pre-release" tag.

In the past we provided both a Windows-specific and a Linux-specific download. For this release, there is only one file and it will run on both Windows and Linux (Budabot3.2_RC2.zip).

This is a Release Candidate. Although this version has gone through lots of testing it is possible that there are still some bugs in the bot--if you happen to find any bugs or if you have any suggestions or improvements for the bot, please post on the forums so that we may help you and so that we may fix the problem for others as well.

Upgrading from a previous version
To upgrade from 3.0_GA copy only the database (/data/budabot.db) to the new bot before starting it, and then go through the setup wizard again to set the username, password, etc. If you use MySQL instead of SQLite, instead of copying /data/budabot.db you will just point the bot to the MySQL database. Since the config file has changed slightly, we do not recommend copying it from the old bot.

To upgrade from 3.2_RC1 copy the database (/data/budabot.db) and your config file (/conf/config.php) to the new bot before starting it. You do not need to go through the setup wizard.

We always recommend making a backup of your current bot before upgrading.

If you are running a version of Budabot before 3.0_GA (this includes any 2.x version or any 3.0_RCx versions), you should upgrade to 3.0_GA first before upgrading to 3.2_RC2.

If you follow these instructions, all settings, guests, admins, alts, quotes, news, etc. should be automatically imported into the new version of the bot.

Changes (since 3.2_RC1):
-fixed various typos and bugs
-various changes to allow better integration and customization by third party modules
-!scout and !forcescout can now accept pasting the ct blob info
-updated text.mdb so that bot can correctly interpret org msg messages
-merged !is into !whois
-new installations will have a slightly updated color scheme
-removed !credz
-removed !doh
-removed !capxp due to low usage
-removed !mobloot due to low usage
-removed !orgranks due to low usage
-removed !spiritssen and !spiritsagi due to low usage
-removed !server since FC hasn't provided server info since merge
-saving profiles now includes command aliases
-limit checks can now notify private and guild channels of failed attempts
-!cmdlist can now optionally show commands based on current access level
-fix so that cron events don't execute multiple times on startup
-removed !orgcities since all cities are now instanced
-!whatbuffs has been rewritten to provide many more items and includes nanos as well
-removed !buffitem
-merged BOSSLOOT_MODULE into ITEMS_MODULE
-core classes can now be overridden

Note that extensive work has been done on this version to allow third party modules to override core bot functionality without actually changing core bot files. When I have time, I will make a separate post with an example showing some of the things that are now possible.

Also, we recommend that all third party modules be installed in extras/. You may need to create the folder first. Installing third party modules in this folder should make upgrading easier.

Enjoy!
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