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Linux bots? (Bots)

Linux bots? // Bots

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eep

May 20, 2000, 9:43am
Are there any bots that can run on Linux? Considering some world servers are run on Linux it would also be nice to have a bot or 2 running along with them. Perhaps some of the Windows-based bots could be Linux-runable but with the Windows GUI to control them.

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faber

May 20, 2000, 6:26pm
That would only be possible if an linux AW SDK would be released.

This is not the case, and therefore no bot programmer can provide a linux bot.

Faber

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cotarr

May 21, 2000, 12:55am
As someone who's been running eggdrop bots for years in the unix
environment, I'll ask.... so why not a precompiled sdk for linux? The
source could remain proprietary. For simple tasks, like changing the
background file at night, a couple lines of c and you could drop it
right in on the same machine as the server forked in the background.

Is there any reason there are linux and sun versions of the server,
but not the sdk?
-cotarr

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>This is not the case, and therefore no bot programmer can provide a linux bot.
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>Faber
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who

May 21, 2000, 8:50am
I have had some successes running Xelagots under Wine (windows emulator
for linux). However, the response isn't all that good but might be
usuable merely for things like changing world attributes etc.

Remember Wine requires some sort of X Windows system to be running (not
common on a strictly server machine).

Soon there should be some major advances in this area. The latest Wine
gives relatively good support for running the Xelagot, Wine is improving
especially as Corel have jumped on board to help them out this year as
they are looking at combining some windows emulation with their Debian
Linux/KDE distributions to support their word processing products etc.
As such, Wine development is leaping ahead, the difference between a
version 6 months ago and todays version is staggering.

If I ever get allowed to run bots in worlds again, I might explore the
linux setup further.

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