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Postby Tyrence » Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:49 pm

This is the second Release Candidate of Budabot 3.4. This release contains some bug fixes and some updates. We recommend that all users upgrade to this newest version.

We re-added aoitems.com support for the !items command in 3.4_RC1 and except for a few small hiccups it seems to have worked well so we will leave that support in going forward. Note that the local items db is still included in the bot, and if you would rather use that you can change the setting in the ITEMS_MODULE. However, we may not provide items db rips in the future so if you choose to use the local items db you should become familiar with the Budabot Items Extractor tool so that you can create your own db rips.

In 3.3_GA we added a !feedback command to allow players to submit feedback to the Budabot team from in-game. This is just a reminder that that command exists for people who would like to submit feedback to the Budabot team but don't want to post on the forums. Note that the forums are still the recommended way for contacting the Budabot team. The Budabot team accepts any type of feedback including bug reports, feature requests, praise, and criticism.

It is anticipated that the next Budabot release will be 3.4_GA and should follow this release within 3 or 4 weeks.

Downloading the new version
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.

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 Budabot forums so that we may help you and so that we may fix the problem for others. You may also submit bug reports using the new !feedback command.

Upgrading from a previous version
To upgrade from 3.3_GA, copy the database (/data/budabot.db) to the new bot before starting it. The config file format has not changed since 3.2_GA so you can copy it (/conf/config.php) from your current bot to the new bot (before starting it for the first time), or you can go through the setup wizard if you prefer.

If you use MySQL instead of SQLite, instead of copying /data/budabot.db you will just configure the new bot to use the same MySQL database as your current bot. If you go through the setup wizard on the new bot instead of copying the config file, choose "yes" when it asks if you if you want to setup the database manually, and then choose the options for your MySQL server.

We always recommend making a backup of your current bot (especially the database) before upgrading. We put forth a lot of effort to ensure that the upgrades happen without data loss. However, we would like to emphasize the importance of making backups before major upgrades such as this. You ignore this suggestion at your own risk.

If you are running a version of Budabot before 3.3_GA (this includes any 3.3_RC* versions), you should follow the instructions for upgrading to 3.3_GA first before you upgrade to 3.4_RC2.

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

Changes (since 3.4_RC1):
-items db updated to 18.08.10
-!waypoint can now optionally take coordinates pasted from F9 (thanks Javier Cornejo)
-removed !inspect
-overhauled TIMERS_MODULE to allow custom callbacks (thanks equi for the request)
-updated !about, logon banner, and Budabot "system ready" message
-removed !heal, !check prof, and !check org due to /assist changes
-fix for AOChatProxy not restarting when Budabot restarts
-improved checks when upgrading Budabot versions to prevent database mangling
-added support for type=, slot=, and ql= parameters to !items when using aoitems.com
-added !runas and removed !altsadmin, !logonadmin, and !logoffadmin
-!gmi can now accept item links
-fixed !gmi
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