Budabot releases
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Postby Tyrence » Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:13 am

This is the General Availability release of Budabot 3.4. This release contains some bug fixes, some updates for the 18.7 patch, and a few new commands. We recommend that all users upgrade to this newest version.

In 3.3_GA we added the !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.

We have tested aoitems.com support in both release candidates for 3.4 for the !items command and it is now the default provider for item searches. 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.

Although we cannot predict the future, we anticipate that this will be the last Budabot version. For that reason, we recommend that all Budabot users upgrade to 3.4_GA so you may take advantage of the latest features and bug fixes.

Note: If you are installing a brand new install of Budabot 3.4 (not upgrading) you may see an error in your logs relating to trickle when the bot starts up. Additionally, the !trickle command may not work.

To fix this issue:
1) start your bot
2) wait about 60s
3) run this command:
!executesql create table trickle (id int DEFAULT 0)
4) then restart your bot.

Thanks to Kilmanagh for alerting me to this problem.

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, 3.4_RC1 or 3.4_RC2, copy the database (/data/budabot.db) to the new bot before starting it. The config file format has not changed 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 before upgrading, and especially the database. 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 upgrading. 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_GA. In order to prevent database "mangling", you will no longer be able to upgrade from a version before 3.3_GA so it is highly recommended that you keep your bot up to date with the latest GA version as soon as a new one is released.

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 3.3_GA):
-fixed !bio (thanks Daniel Grim)
-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
-added !gmi
-removed !quote stats
-!items now defaults to using aoitems.com for search results
-added !litems to force items lookup using local items db
-added !citems to force items lookup using remote items db (aoitems.com by default)
-added enhanced search capabilities to several commands including !findplayer, !cluster, !premade, !bossloot, !boss, and !playfields
-removed !onlineirc
-removed some settings from VOTE_MODULE
-fix for using Budabot with MySQL 5.1 or earlier (thanks d0ttd0tt)

AO Forums: http://forums.anarchy-online.com/showth ... GA-Release
(thanks to MDK for cross-posting for me and MrPete for including the changes)
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