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1/5 Announcement: Major Chat Changes!

Postby HoodedMan » Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:51 am

On February 1, 2008, a number of major changes will be made to the Shadowed Corner IRC Network's architecture, many of which will affect Nightscrawlers Chat users. The most pertinent are:

1.) The concept of a server lobby will be deprecated. When clients connect to the Nightscrawlers Chat server, they will therefore no longer be automatically forced to join the #nightscrawlers channel. If users do wish to automatically join #nightscrawlers, they must configure their client to do so. HOWTOs for all major clients are forthcoming.

2.) Server passwords may be used to identify to NickServ. When setting up a connection to an IRC server, most clients will allow specification of a server password for private servers. All servers on the Shadowed Corner IRC Network are public; therefore, we are deviating from this standard in the interests of usability. If a server password is specified upon connection, it will be used to identify to NickServ immediately. This saves users the trouble of creating a script or setting up a client event to automatically or manually identify themselves. We anticipate our users finding this behavior very convenient.

3.) All servers' software will be changed to a new "bleeding edge" branch of the codebase. This branch is where all the development of the software is, and we are assisting development by beta-testing the branch. Documentation of what exactly this will mean in terms of server functionality is forthcoming, but it is anticipated that this change will be transparent to users and be nothing but beneficial.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to post them in this thread.

Thank you,

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1/5 Announcement: Major Chat Changes!

Postby HoodedMan » Fri Jan 11, 2008 2:03 am

Upon further consideration, the Executive Committee has decided that there is no reason to delay switching server software, as services databases will be unaffected by the change. Also, please note that Network servers will indeed be transferred to use different server software, not a different version of the same server software.

The change will be made as soon as possible without being disruptive. Please reply with any comments, questions, or concerns about the new server software in this thread once the change has been made.

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1/5 Announcement: Major Chat Changes!

Postby HoodedMan » Mon Jan 14, 2008 8:08 am

The change in server software has been made. Services will shortly be online. Clients are no longer forced to join the "lobby" (#nightscrawlers); if you want to set up your client to automatically join #nightscrawlers, be assured that HOWTOs are indeed forthcoming.

If there are any comments, questions, or concerns, please post a reply to this thread.

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1/5 Announcement: Major Chat Changes!

Postby HoodedMan » Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:03 am

Services are taking an extended break, due to what seems to be a bug in the server software. I'm looking into it. Channel operators should try to find an online IRC operator to op them. I'm signing off and shall be back on in a few hours with news.

I apologize for the inconvenience.

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1/5 Announcement: Major Chat Changes!

Postby HoodedMan » Mon Jan 14, 2008 7:17 pm

Services are back online. This root is an idiot.

kthx,

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Postby JSherlock » Mon Jan 14, 2008 7:21 pm

You're not an idiot. You totally rock at this kind of tech stuff!
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