• Synchronet v3.20 progress

    From Digital Man to All on Monday, October 24, 2022 19:59:13
    Want to know what's in-store for Synchronet v3.20?

    In addition to the usual set of enhancements and bugfixes (http://git.synchro.net/gitpushlog.ssjs):

    * A new primary config-file format replacing *.cnf files: https://gitlab.synchro.net/main/sbbs/-/raw/new_user_dat/docs/newcfgfiles.txt

    * A new user database file format replacing the user.dat file: https://gitlab.synchro.net/main/sbbs/-/raw/new_user_dat/docs/newuserbase.txt

    And yes, if you're willing/able to build and run experimental code, you can start the upgrade process now (especially you *nix sysops) by "checking-out" the "new_user_dat" branch at gitlib.synchro.net/main/sbbs (or the mirrors on github.com or gitlab.com).

    The immediate benefits of these fundamental file format changes may not be immediately obvious, but subsequent enhancements are going to be much more practical because of them.

    Early testers/feedback are welcome!
    digital man (rob)

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  • From Digital Man to All on Saturday, November 05, 2022 14:36:33
    Re: Synchronet v3.20 progress
    By: Digital Man to All on Mon Oct 24 2022 07:59 pm

    The Git branch for v3.20a development is now 'v320a_dev'. This includes all the work done on the 'new_config_format' and 'new_user_dat' branches plus new enhancements (e.g. doubled the max length of internal codes) and important fixes: https://gitlab.synchro.net/main/sbbs/-/commits/v320a_dev

    $ git pull
    $ git checkout v320a_dev
    digital man (rob)

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