• Synchronet v3.20 early access

    From Digital Man@1:103/705 to All on Mon Sep 19 20:44:46 2022
    The Git branch 'new_config_format' contains the work-in-progress Synchronet v3.20a. I just started running this full time on Vertrauen and would appreciate more testers/feedback.

    Information on the big major change is here: https://gitlab.synchro.net/main/sbbs/-/blob/new_config_format/docs/newcfgfiles.txt

    There are CI builds of executable binaries for Windows, but I expect early testers will be *nix sysops or Windows sysops that know how to build from source.
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  • From Ragnarok@1:103/705 to Digital Man on Wed Sep 21 00:41:03 2022
    El 20/9/22 a las 00:44, Digital Man escribió:
    The Git branch 'new_config_format' contains the work-in-progress Synchronet v3.20a. I just started running this full time on Vertrauen and would appreciate more testers/feedback.

    Information on the big major change is here: https://gitlab.synchro.net/main/sbbs/-/blob/new_config_format/docs/newcfgfiles.txt

    There are CI builds of executable binaries for Windows, but I expect early testers will be *nix sysops or Windows sysops that know how to build from source.
    }
    cool! nice enhanced!

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  • From Angel Ripoll@2:341/66 to Digital Man on Wed Sep 21 18:25:52 2022
    Hola Digital!

    19 Sep 22 20:44, Digital Man dijo a All:

    The Git branch 'new_config_format' contains the work-in-progress Synchronet v3.20a. I just started running this full time on Vertrauen and would appreciate more testers/feedback.

    Information on the big major change is here: https://gitlab.synchro.net/main/sbbs/-/blob/new_config_format/docs/newcfgf iles .txt

    Good notice :)

    Thanks Rob

    Un saludo,
    Angel Ripoll
    aripoll @ zruspas.org

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  • From Tracker1@1:103/705 to Digital Man on Wed Sep 21 22:26:29 2022
    On 9/19/22 20:44, Digital Man wrote:
    The Git branch 'new_config_format' contains the work-in-progress
    ...
    There are CI builds of executable binaries for Windows, but I
    expect early testers will be *nix sysops or Windows sysops that
    know how to build from source.

    Sweet... does Synchronet watch these files for changes in order to
    restart? Didn't know if it was the cnf or a semaphore for that with scfg.
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  • From Digital Man@1:103/705 to Tracker1 on Thu Sep 22 14:55:13 2022
    Re: Re: Synchronet v3.20 early access
    By: Tracker1 to Digital Man on Wed Sep 21 2022 10:26 pm

    On 9/19/22 20:44, Digital Man wrote:
    The Git branch 'new_config_format' contains the work-in-progress
    ...
    There are CI builds of executable binaries for Windows, but I
    expect early testers will be *nix sysops or Windows sysops that
    know how to build from source.

    Sweet... does Synchronet watch these files for changes in order to
    restart?

    It doesn't currently.

    Didn't know if it was the cnf or a semaphore for that with scfg.

    SCFG touches the appropriate semfiles to issue the recycle(s) when saving changes.
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    digital man (rob)

    Rush quote #23:
    Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose
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  • From Tracker1@1:103/705 to Digital Man on Fri Sep 23 22:15:11 2022
    On 9/22/22 14:55, Digital Man wrote:
    Sweet... does Synchronet watch these files for changes in order to
    restart?

    It doesn't currently.

    Didn't know if it was the cnf or a semaphore for that with scfg.

    SCFG touches the appropriate semfiles to issue the recycle(s) when
    saving changes.

    Gotcha, good to know.
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  • From Digital Man@1:103/705 to All on Mon Oct 24 19:50:06 2022
    Re: Synchronet v3.20 early access
    By: Digital Man to All on Mon Sep 19 2022 08:44 pm

    The Git branch 'new_config_format' contains the work-in-progress Synchronet v3.20a. I just started running this full time on Vertrauen and would appreciate more testers/feedback.

    Information on the big major change is here: https://gitlab.synchro.net/main/sb bs/-/blob/new_config_format/docs/newcfgfiles.txt

    There are CI builds of executable binaries for Windows, but I expect early testers will be *nix sysops or Windows sysops that know how to build from source.

    There's another major change with Synchronet v3.20 that you can now use in the 'new_user_dat' branch (which includes all the changes in the master and new_config_format branches): a new userbase file format

    For details, see https://gitlab.synchro.net/main/sbbs/-/raw/new_user_dat/docs/newuserbase.txt

    After checking-out ('git checkout') this branch and building, you'll need to run the built upgrade_to_v320 utility to complete the upgrade (from user.dat to user.tab).

    After upgrading, any utilities that read or modify the Synchronet user.dat file will need to be replaced (e.g. the Synchronet allusers utility has been deprecated and replaced by allusers.js).
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