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Mystic BBS v1.05 - What's New

Every Mystic BBS archive contains a WHATSNEW.TXT file that tracks the development of Mystic BBS for the version related to that archive.

This page contains notes from the author (g00r00) during the development of Mystic BBS v1.05

It outlines what is a new or changed feature, a bug fix, or something that has been removed.

In order to interpret each entry below, the following key explains the nature of each change that has been noted in the WHATSNEW.TXT for this version of Mystic BBS.

! = Bug fix
+ = New or changed feature
- = Removed

Use the Table of Contents on the right hand side of this page to quickly jump between the notes that relate to each version of Mystic BBS during this development cycle.

If you spot something you think looks amiss with these notes please contact us using the contact info found on this Wiki.

Version 1.05a

 ! Mystic was not updating the user's total message posts if they were
   posting via a REP offline mail packet.

 ! Mystic was not pausing on a screen full when displaying a text file!
   I was testing some code right before the 1.05 release and I left the
   page pausing stuff commented out.  Duh... =)

 + Mystic now allows message bases to be defined as "mandatory" in the
   scan setting.  This means that users will never be able to toggle the
   base off in their scan settings.

 ! When executing an MPE program, the arrow key functions would stop working
   after a call to the MenuCmd procedure.

 + Mystic now displays "None" for the user's current message and file base
   if they have never selected a message base instead of just blank spaces.

 + New MCI code: IL.  This code returns either ON or OFF depending on the
   user's node invisibility status.

 + Mystic now allows file bases to be defined as "mandatory" in the scan
   base's scan setting.  This means that users will never be able to toggle
   the base OFF in their scan settings.

 + New command option for the MN (Message New Scan) option.  When supplying
   /M on the command line, the MN command will only scan bases that are
   tagged as mandatory ("Always").  I will probably be re-writing the
   MN and FN commands completely sometime in the near future...

 ! The percentage bar in MIDE would get corrupt when compiling a .MPS file
   larger than 32,000 bytes.  Fixed!

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| June 9th, 1999 -> Mystic BBS v1.05a - RELEASED |
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Version 1.05b

 ! Fixed a bug in the Message Base Editor of MCONFIG.EXE which caused the QWK
   Index to get corrupted.  This caused QWK packets to be corrupted when
   created via Mystic BBS.

 ! Fixed a bug in the File Base Editor of MCONFIG.EXE.  The Default New Scan
   field was not allowing file bases to be set to "Always Scan".

 + The full screen editor quote window now saves the current text position
   after quoting, and will resume at that position if a user opens the quote
   window again.

 + In the user editor, the [ and ] keys now wrap around to the first/last
   record into the user database.  This makes things a little easier...

 + The search function in the user editor now allows a record number to be
   entered.  If a record number entered, Mystic will automatically jump to
   that record.

 + Added a new menu hotkey: TAB.  When "TAB" is entered as a hotkey, the
   menu command will be ran when/if a user presses the TAB key.

 + The DF mci code in language prompts can now have text after it.  After
   a DF is encountered, Mystic will look for a space or the end of the
   prompt.  For example, "|CL|DFhello more text here" will now be displayed
   as expected.

 + Added four new menu command hotkeys: RIGHT, LEFT, UP, and DOWN.  These
   only work in non-lightbar menus and are used to detect arrow key input
   in standard menus.

 ! Fixed carrier detection problems in the OS/2 native version.

 ! MIDE.EXE and MPLC.EXE were not always catching undefined variables in
   MPS source code.

 ! When using the Matrix login system, if the Matrix menu was not found,
   Mystic would loop over and over printing: "Menu not found.  Loading
   fallback."  Mystic will now exit with an error if the Matrix menu is
   not found.

 ! Other stuff... =)

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| July 6th, 1999 -> Mystic BBS v1.05b - RELEASED |
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whats_new_105.txt · Last modified: 2016/05/22 04:49 by avon