[IRCServices Coding] Some points for 5.1

Andrew Church achurch at achurch.org
Sun Jan 15 13:57:41 PST 2006

>- I enabled encryption for the first time when using 5.1, and dumped
>the XML output to file immediately afterwards to see the results
>(after saving the databases, obviously). I noticed that all the
>channel founder passwords had "cipher=md5" included in the XML tag,
>even when the passwords were still unencrypted. (The nickname
>passwords appear to be fine though.) If you want me to, I can
>privately send you the XML file so you can see what I'm talking about
>- it's not very big (only 3 nicks and 10 channels).

     I'll take a look into this, thanks for the report.

>- Is there any way that news items can be included in the XML dump? I
>don't know about the rest of the users out there, but I personally
>find it very annoying having to manually re-enter them after restoring
>corrupt databases, transferring my data between versions 5.0 and 5.1,

     I did not initially include news items because I couldn't think of a
case where they'd be handy; since you give some here, I'll look into adding

>- I can understand your reasons for removing support for the channel
>owner mode, but I think that there might be some controversy over this
>one. Would it be possible for third party module coders to add support
>for this mode? (For the record, the aforementioned module coder won't
>be me; I don't know any C :P)

     Yes, the necessary callbacks and exported functions are present (or
should be, anyway, and I can fix things if not).

  --Andrew Church
    achurch at achurch.org