The ircbase keeps track of the most recent events, so when he does this, he will automatically receive its "scrollback buffer", so he can quickly catch up with what has happened just before he arrived. This is also an advantage if his modem is unstable and often drops the connection, since this way he won't miss anything, no matter how thoroughly the user machine itself crashes (provided he comes online again before the buffer is completely flushed, of course, but this buffer can be arbitrarily sized).
Since ircbase allows scripts to run unattended at all times, it is meant to be able to replace any dedicated bots. Bots are a menace to the net, with their use of resources better spent on human clients, and the net would do so much better without them. With this system, even the most diehard childish moronic obnoxious bot-lover can do without them, simply because our design is superior, when completed.
A system for interconnecting ircbases into an op-net (to replace the traditional bot-net) is also planned.
export CVSROOT=:pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/local/pubcvs cvs login Password: anoncvs cvs -z3 checkout ircbase cvs -z3 checkout irccliAnd every time you want to update, just go into your ircbase or irccli dirs and type
cvs -z3 update -PAdIf you want commit permission (fix bugs, develop stuff yourself), just email me and tell me what you plan to do.
An old version (Windows-only) of irc (the user client) can be downloaded
here. Currently the interface is similar to other
popular Windows IRC clients, but it is possible to select an ircII-like mode.
Last update: May 21, 1998, 17:00 CEST.
A new Windows version of the user client based on the same C++ code base as the UNIX
user client is under development and will eventually replace the old version above,
since using the same code base for all platforms will make it even easier to develop
the user clients. Compiled with Borland C++ 5.02 using OWL, download it
Last update: Oct 10, 1998, 09:00 CEST.
Note that you may need some additional DLL files.
Sources for user clients can be downloaded here.
This includes a ncurses-based UNIX version in addition to the sources for the above
Borland C++ client.
For unices without gunzip, try here
For DOS systems with pkunzip, try here
Last update: Nov 13, 1998, 10:00 CET.