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memory leak bug fix Xelagots (Bots)

memory leak bug fix Xelagots // Bots

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xelag

Nov 13, 2002, 7:58pm
All xelagots have been patched for a slow memory leak, please upgrade
your bot too:

http://www.imatowns.com/xelagot/xlgwhatsnew.html

Alex

strike rapier

Nov 13, 2002, 8:07pm
*poke poke* You really should add an EXE auto update thing into it if you have time.

- Mark
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ananas

Nov 14, 2002, 3:44am
Not a very good idea. Actually even a very bad idea, as
some might want to keep their version. There isn't only
ActiveWorlds but a lot of universes, all with different
universe and world server versions.



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lord fett

Nov 14, 2002, 4:14am
Well it can be made into an option. Maybe it could even be in a menu
somewhere so that you can click it and it will run an updater program.
Otherwise, it would just do the normal stuff it does when started.

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ncc 71854

Nov 14, 2002, 9:47am
Could be like with AW, asking you to upgrade and you can select either OK or
Skip.

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grimble

Nov 14, 2002, 11:40am
Or alternatively XelaG can post about the availability of a patch and people
download and apply it.

Does it REALLY take that much effort for some people to apply a patch?

Grims

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ncc 71854

Nov 14, 2002, 6:36pm
Could you add CompID to the Category in the Bot auto-ejection list?

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builderz

Nov 14, 2002, 7:48pm
Just a suggestion... XelaG has said more than once in the past that if
you have any feature requests or bugs to report, please do so via
e-mail. You can e-mail him at xelag at 3dee.nl or xelag at digitalspace.com.
He probably does not have the time to read each user's reply in the
newsgroups or to read and reply to everyone's personal telegrams. I have
e-mailed him in the past and have received very quick responses.

-Builderz

strike rapier

Nov 16, 2002, 8:47am
Not really, but its easier to have something run in the background auto on load up, than to goto a web page, download, unzip, etc...

- Mark
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grimble

Nov 16, 2002, 9:16am
When I were a lad .....

.... you used to have to send a postal order to a man in a seedy shop in the
middle of the Black Country and he'd send you a 5 1/4" floppy disk with the
new software on it heh. Life is so mean to people these days. (just playing
with ya).

Grims

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ananas

Nov 16, 2002, 9:28am
What about asking someone to move your mouse
and click the keys for you?


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ananas

Nov 16, 2002, 9:29am
I've seen that (5.25") *g

ptolemy

Nov 16, 2002, 5:31pm
Ooooh remember text based bbs's and downloading using the awe inspiring
2400k modem :-)

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shred

Nov 16, 2002, 8:06pm
Since you have to redownload the entire program (including a lot of files that aren't even modified), then is it really considered a patch? It makes more sense to me to just have a simple upgrade utility download only the upgraded files and install them rather than senselessly (re)downloading the whole kit-n-kaboodle.

[View Quote] > Or alternatively XelaG can post about the availability of a patch and people
> download and apply it.
>
> Does it REALLY take that much effort for some people to apply a patch?

grimble

Nov 17, 2002, 5:35pm
Well you obviously believe in other people making your life redulously easy
at the expense of their own (often precious) spare time. I'm glad I'm not
one of your friends. Words like "senselessly" in the context you use it are
very disrespectful.

Grims.


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shred

Nov 17, 2002, 6:53pm
Um, I wasn't trying to be disrespectful to anyone. I just asked a question and explained what made sense to me in terms of good design. I never meant to offend anybody, and if I did, then I'm sorry.

As for my believing in people making my life ridiculously easy and your being glad that you aren't my friend:

You don't know me, you've never even talked to me, so you're hardly fit to judge me from one post. If you think that you are, then you must have en ego the size of Jupiter.

Take a few deep breaths, relax, and don't be so defensive, okay? Otherwise, don't be so ready to jump on people when they haven't done anything to you.

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grimble

Nov 17, 2002, 7:04pm
Sorry ... the tone struck me (and still does) as blunt and "expectant". Too
tired to bite my tongue on such things right now ...live with me or ignore
me. <shrug>.

Grims.
P.S. "ego the size of Jupiter"?? That's just silly. Barely bigger than
Alaska last time I checked. ;o)

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j b e l l

Nov 17, 2002, 8:47pm
*sigh*

The TRUE Good Ol' Days...

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technozeus

Nov 17, 2002, 9:07pm
You mean back when everybody wished they had the stuff we're glad we don't have to put up with? :)

TechnoZeus

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xelag

Nov 25, 2002, 3:29am
LOL, Ananas.

The reason is quite simple:

I update the bot at random moments, when I have time or when I
discover a bug which needs inmediate attention.

There are tens of versions of x1 and other xelagots around, making a
separate patch for each (or one that covers all) is not practical.
Some people run several versions on their computer or servers, so you
see the mess of making this automatic upgrade system... Compare with
the aw browser: if you have missed a few upgrades, you have to
download several times patches... if I did that, you might want to
download 30 patches from version 2.999999 or so to the current one :)

Anyway, I don't have time for this, I prefer to dedicate the time I
have to enhance the Xelagot :)

Alex

[View Quote] >What about asking someone to move your mouse
>and click the keys for you?
>
>
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xelag

Nov 25, 2002, 3:32am
Thanks Builderz, you put it very clearly :)

Alex

[View Quote] >Just a suggestion... XelaG has said more than once in the past that if
>you have any feature requests or bugs to report, please do so via
>e-mail. You can e-mail him at xelag at 3dee.nl or xelag at digitalspace.com.
>He probably does not have the time to read each user's reply in the
>newsgroups or to read and reply to everyone's personal telegrams. I have
>e-mailed him in the past and have received very quick responses.
>
>-Builderz

bowen

Nov 25, 2002, 5:17am
> There are tens of versions of x1 and other xelagots around, making a
> separate patch for each (or one that covers all) is not practical.
> Some people run several versions on their computer or servers, so you
> see the mess of making this automatic upgrade system... Compare with
> the aw browser: if you have missed a few upgrades, you have to
> download several times patches... if I did that, you might want to
> download 30 patches from version 2.999999 or so to the current one :)

Only in beta do you download a whole group of different upgrades. It's not really a
patch system per se from what I can tell, it just replaces all the key files with the
newer versions? Maybe my knowledge of what patches are is backwards.

--Bowen--

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