• WWIV 5.3 GA Released!

    From Mark Hofmann@1:261/1304 to All on Wednesday, July 04, 2018 14:16:18
    Major Changes include:
    New Features

    wwivd- Replaces wwivserver and is consistent on all platforms.

    wwivd now offers fakemailer mode and is now has (mostly) feature parity
    with wwivserver.exe on windows. wwivserver.exe is deprecated
    with the 5.3 release and will be removed for 5.4

    INIT has been renamed to WWIVCONFIG. Please delete init.exe or
    ./init when you upgrade to 5.3

    wwivutil dump will now display control characters (like [^A]
    for control-A)

    wwivconfig has some new parameters for how it works with 4.x
    WWIV installs. --4xx will launch a menu with only the items
    that work with 4.x (like wwivd editor and network.json editor)
    run "wwivconfig --help" for the latest list of command-line parameters.

    **!!!!*! You need to update the outbound sub by recreating the
    network node it's under in subedit (J, then M, then the letter, usually
    A, then retype the echo tag, or just edit data/subs.json and replace
    32675 with 32765 everywhere prettymuch (it's under host section))

    WWIVbasic interpreter is available. The menu command is
    "RUNBASIC". Also you can run a script from the logon event
    by using @basic:[scriptname.bas] for the LOGON_CMD in wwiv.ini
    (eventually many other commands will allow you to specify a
    script to run instead of an external command).

    subs.json is now the source of truth for subs data (before, subs.dat
    and subs.xtr were both used as source of truth, although subs.json has
    been written on save since 5.2)

    Removed internal menueditor, use the one in init if needed.

    handling type main_type_sub_list is implemented now, so receiving
    SUBS.LST from netup for WWIVnet type networks should work in net53.

    Removed internal usereditor, use the one in init if needed.

    WWIVd now exports connection information to HTTP as a JSON object.
    on the http port defined on init, URL: "/status"
    Example output:
    { "status": [ { "num_instances" : 3 }, { "used_instances": 0 } ] }

    Added %I when running commands to point to the path to the temporary

    BinkP Fix (thanks apam) where all FTN addresses were not being presented
    when answering.
    CMake is now the source-of-truth build system on all platforms.
    to build use "cmake --build . -- -j8" and not make or msbuild

    Thanks to everyone who helped by testing, providing feedback and otherwise helping with the release.

    On to 5.4...


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