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     <ALPHA 1.12 A43 RELEASED -- March 2019>     <ALPHA 1.12 A43 RELEASED -- March 2019>
  
-</code>   +</code> 
 + 
 +===== 1.12 Alpha 44 ===== 
 + 
 +<code> 
 + 
 + + New MPL variable: CfgDefTheme returns the configured default theme 
 + 
 + + New MPL variable: CfgTextFB returns the theme's text fallback theme 
 + 
 + + New MPL variable: CfgScriptFB returns the theme's script fallback theme 
 + 
 + + New MPL variable: CfgFallback returns true or false if default theme 
 +   fallback is enabled for current theme 
 + 
 + + New Python CFG variable: deftheme returns the configured default theme 
 + 
 + + New Python CFG variable: textfb returns the theme's text fallback theme 
 + 
 + + New Python CFG variable: scriptfb returns the theme's script fallback 
 + 
 + + New Python CFG variable: fallback returns the themes' fallback setting 
 + 
 + + Updated default BULLETIN.MPS file to support scanning for bulletins in 
 +   all theme fallback directories. 
 + 
 + ! MPLC was not properly scanning all directories recursively when -ALL was 
 +   supplied.  Additionally, MPLC will now not attempt to compile a .mps file 
 +   that is 0 bytes in size. 
 + 
 + + New Theme system has been implemented.  The default text, menu, and 
 +   scripts directories in the System Configuration have been removed and 
 +   replaced by a single Themes directory.  This directory specifies the root 
 +   directory where all Mystic BBS themes are found Ex: c:\mystic\themes\ 
 + 
 +   THEME.DAT has been depreciated and is no longer used by Mystic BBS 
 + 
 +   Theme prompts are no longer restricted to being 255 characters or less, 
 +   they now have an unlimited length. 
 + 
 +   UPGRADE utility will convert your existing BBS to the new themes structure 
 +   for you so you do not have to do anything. 
 + 
 +   Each theme itself now has a root directory that can be up to 20 characters 
 +   in length, and consists of three subdirectories.  Each theme has a 
 +   theme.ini in the root directory that contains various configuration options 
 +   that can be configured by text editor or the Themes Editor. 
 + 
 +   Each them can also have a prompts.txt which contains one or more Mystic BBS 
 +   prompts.  Any prompts not in prompts.txt are loaded from the theme'
 +   fallback if one is specified, and ultimately the "default" prompt found in 
 +   prompts.dat (new to Mystic BBS). 
 + 
 +   Themes can now contain only the prompts that are actually customized instead 
 +   of requiring ALL prompts to be in a theme's prompt file, and then it can 
 +   fallback and pull inherited prompts or defaults.  This means that you will 
 +   no longer have to update your prompts for every theme when new prompts are 
 +   added or existing prompts that you haven't customized are changed 
 + 
 +   Scripts and menus work the same as prompts do with the capability to fall 
 +   back to another theme and/or ultimately the configured default theme if 
 +   that feature is enabled. 
 + 
 +   The directory structure looks like this: 
 + 
 +      \mystic\themes                                - Root Theme directory 
 +      \mystic\themes\default                        - Default theme directory 
 +      \mystic\themes\default\theme.ini              - Theme settings 
 +      \mystic\themes\default\prompts.txt            - Prompts (optional) 
 +      \mystic\themes\default\text                   - Text/template files 
 +      \mystic\themes\default\menus                  - Menus 
 +      \mystic\themes\default\scripts                - Scripts 
 + 
 +   There is no installation process for a theme as Mystic will detect them 
 +   dynamically.  If you have a Theme and you wish to share it, all you have to 
 +   do is ZIP up the theme directory (default as shown above) and give it to 
 +   whoever you want to share it with.  They just paste the directory into their 
 +   root theme directory and it will instantly appear in Mystic BBS without any 
 +   other work required.  This makes it very easy to create, update, and share 
 +   custom themes. 
 + 
 + + Themes now have an input barrier option, where a character can be defined 
 +   to be displayed on the left and right side of string-based input prompts. 
 +   LeftChar/LeftAttr RightChar/RightAttr can all be defined in theme.ini and 
 +   one or both character can be enabled. 
 + 
 + + New MCI code |IB disables the input barrier for the next string input 
 +   prompt. 
 + 
 + + New Python function "setpinfo(byte, string)" text the prompt info value 
 +   for byte to the text in string. Ex: setpinfo(1, "Hello world!"
 + 
 + + New Python has many new functions for accessing the file listings.  A new 
 +   demo filelist.mpy has been added to the default installation to demonstrate 
 +   these functions.  The following new functions have been created: 
 + 
 +   function "fl_open(basefn)" opens a filelist where basefn is the filename 
 +   for the file base, returning a handle to the filelist  If a filelist does 
 +   not exist one will be created. 
 + 
 +   function "fl_close(handle)" closes an opened filelist 
 + 
 +   function "fl_seek(handle, filenumber, skip)" seeks to a file number. This 
 +   should always be called before cycling through file listing.  If Skip is 
 +   set to true, then Deleted records will not be returned. 
 + 
 +   function "fl_next(handle)" return the next available file 
 + 
 +   function "fl_prev(handle)" return the previous available file 
 + 
 +   function "fl_found(handle)" returns true if a message from the last seek 
 +   or next or prev function has been found 
 + 
 +   function "fileinfo = fl_getfile(handle)" returns a dictionary with 
 +   information about the current file 
 + 
 +   function "filedesc = fl_getdesc(handle)" returns a list that contains the 
 +   file description. 
 + 
 + + BUSYLOG debug logging has finally been disabled. 
 + 
 + + Two new Python functions: 
 + 
 +     function dateu2d(date) : date - This converts a unix date to a DOS 
 +     crunched date used in places in Mystic.  This date format is being 
 +     replaced in Mystic but it still exists in some areas. 
 + 
 +     function dated2u(date) : date - This converts a DOS crunched date to a 
 +     Unix timestamp 
 + 
 + + New Python function: function acsnogroup(access string) : boolean 
 +   Process an access string but returns "true" for all group checks regardless 
 +   of the user's group membership.  Returns true or false is user has access 
 + 
 + + New Python function: procedure setprompt(number, text) 
 +   This sets a theme prompt to the value of text for the duration of the user'
 +   session or until they change or reload the theme.  The change is not 
 +   permanent. 
 + 
 + + New Python function: function msg_stats(msgbase) 
 +   This function works by passing the handle of an already opened message 
 +   base (msg_open).  It calculates and returns 4 results: Total messages, 
 +   new messages for the current user, number of messages addressed to the 
 +   user, and the unix date of the last post in the message base.   This 
 +   function may cause problems if used within a message reading loop, so 
 +   msg_seek may need to be called afterwards in that case.  Example: 
 + 
 +     total, new, yours, lastpost = msg_stats(msg) 
 + 
 + + New Python function: function getnetaddr(number) 
 +   This function returns a network address configuration passed as number to 
 +   the function.  The result is a dictionary with the following elements: 
 + 
 +      zone, net, node, point, desc, domain, primary, addr 
 + 
 +   Primary is a 0 or 1 value, 1 being true.  Addr is a string representation 
 +   of zone, net, node, point. 
 + 
 + + File Base Editor now shows Network address on the list window, and also 
 +   allows sorting by Base Name, File Name, and Network. 
 + 
 + + Expanded node messages from 79 characters to 245 characters. 
 + 
 + + Template prompts no longer have a length limit of 255 characters, they now 
 +   have no maximum length. 
 + 
 + + File Base Index lister (file_index.ini) now has a sort option which allows 
 +   bases to appear in alphabetical order or by order of appearance in the 
 +   group editor.  See the default file_index.ini for example. 
 + 
 + + Some minor changes to the menu editor, mostly cosmetic and some text 
 +   changes to help clarify what options are when editing a commmand.  You can 
 +   now also use Page Up/Down to move between menu commands without having to 
 +   exit back out to the list of all menu commands.  You can now use CTRL+V to 
 +   simulate a menu while editing an actual menu command. 
 + 
 + + New MCI code for prompt #2: &1=User handle &2=Location 
 + 
 + ! Fixed year 2020 bug that caused some wrong day calculations in a couple 
 +   of places.  The next bug should be 2038, so we have a few more years to get 
 +   that addressed before it becomes an issue. 
 + 
 + + MPLC now has a -T option which will attempt to read MYSTIC.DAT either in 
 +   the current directory or using the mysticbbs environment variable to get 
 +   the Theme path, and then it will recursively compile any scripts found in 
 +   the Theme directory tree.  You can optionally supply the path to Mystic 
 +   BBS root directory if you have multiple installations.  Example: 
 + 
 +      mplc -t         - Attempts to read mystic.dat from current directory or 
 +                        mysticbbs environment variable, and then uses Themes 
 +                        path to compile. 
 + 
 +      mplc -t /mybbs  - Attempts to read mystic.dat from the supplied root 
 +                        directory, and then uses Themes path to compile 
 + 
 + + MPLC now has a -F option which will attempt to read the Theme path and then 
 +   compile any files matching the supplied mask contained in any directories 
 +   under the Theme directory. Example: mplc -f bulletin* 
 + 
 + + Improved detection of time expiration and connection loss during message 
 +   and file scans. 
 + 
 + ! SEEN-BY lines should now include the net number at the start of new lines 
 + 
 + ! Mystic SMTP client now resends "EHLO" after upgrading connection to SSL. 
 +   Some servers work without this step so it slipped through testing. 
 + 
 + + MIS and FIDOPOLL now save the last dates they interacted with an echomail 
 +   node.  This value is now displayed in the Echomail node editor when 
 +   highlighting a node (Last Inbound=MIS, Last Outbound=FIDOPOLL). /R can be 
 +   used inside the node editor to reset stats. 
 + 
 + ! Mystic was not using a 0-based month in PKT file headers.  Fixed. 
 + 
 + + New prompt editor!  There is now a Reset function which will reset a prompt 
 +   back to the system default prompt.  The Undo function has been enhanced to 
 +   save the last 100 changes and will allow you to undo prompt changes 
 +   starting from the newest change of a prompt to the oldest if you have made 
 +   many changes.  The source of a prompt in the editor is now shown with the 
 +   following values: 
 + 
 +     Current Theme  - Prompt is customized by the current theme 
 +     System Default - Prompt is not part of any theme, using system default 
 +     <Theme Name>   - Prompt was inherited from <Theme Name> 
 + 
 +   Only current theme prompts are saved in the theme's prompts.txt. 
 + 
 + + All theme prompts have had their maximum length in expanded from 250 
 +   characters to 8192 characters per prompt. 
 + 
 + + Themes now have an ACS string that can be used to hide themes from the 
 +   listing.  Keep in mind when configuring your BBS to allow theme selection 
 +   on connect: There will not be a user known at that time so any security 
 +   will cause the theme not to show. 
 + 
 +   The ACS is for the listing only.  The purpose is mostly to hide themes 
 +   while they are in development.  Themes can still be selected regardless 
 +   of ACS using using a menu command: 
 + 
 +      Command: GE (Edit User Settings) 
 +         Data: 14 mytheme 
 + 
 + + The GE suboption 14 menu command (select theme) now has a /RELOAD option 
 +   which causes the current theme prompts to refresh: 
 + 
 +      Command: GE (Edit User Settings) 
 +         Data: 14 /reload 
 + 
 + + Themes now have an "Order" property which determines which themes are 
 +   listed first.  Values can be between 1-65000 with the lowest numbers 
 +   being listed first.  Themes will also be listed in the Themes editor using 
 +   this value. 
 + 
 + ! Fixed a bug that could cause protocol downloads to get stuck on a 
 +   connection drop 
 + 
 + + MUTIL's MsgPurge now validates that messages are from or addressed to valid users 
 +   if the base type is Private or the base allows for Private replies within 
 +   the base. 
 + 
 + + By request, Mystic no longer shows the OS and Node number when initially 
 +   connecting to the BBS.  If you wish to add this back you can use MCI codes 
 +   or tell me why you think it needs to be reverted! 
 + 
 + ! Fixed a bug where MSGID could result in 0:0/0 when zone matching a Netmail 
 +   base with no address assigned to it. 
 + 
 + + Mystic no longer logs the actual bad password text.  This should have 
 +   been removed a long time ago but I always liked seeing what the scripted 
 +   bots tried to log in with when they found my BBS. 
 + 
 + + Rewrote all of the FLO add/remove functions with improved file locking to 
 +   address potential race conditions. 
 + 
 + ! Fixed an issue with a file resume race condition in BinkP client/server 
 + 
 + ! Fixed an memory leak introduced in A43 that could cause a rescan to give 
 +   corrupt message(s) in a packet. 
 + 
 + + Msg/File base global editors now ask you if you want to abort when pressing 
 +   escape to exit. 
 + 
 + + Echonode editor now warns you if you edit a node and save it with a 0:0/0 
 +   address or a missing domain. 
 + 
 +   <ALPHA 1.12 A44 RELEASED -- 4 Feb, 2020> 
        
 +</code>
 +
 +===== 1.12 Alpha 45 =====
 +
 +<code>
 +
 +
 + ! Fixed bug in Python setprompt function.
 +
 + ! Rewrote some old DOS compatibility wrappers so that Mystic no longer
 +   localizes the file times in BinkP sessions.
 +
 + ! Similar to BinkP Mystic no longer localizes the system time in the Path
 +   portion of a TIC file.
 +
 + ! Fixed a bug with Lightbar/Grid style menus that was causing them to not
 +   handle extended key jumps properly.
 +
 + ! Fixed a bug in the nodelist browser that could cause some results to show
 +   the wrong Net number.
 +
 + + Menu Command: GE option 17 (Change file list type) can now have an option
 +   of 0 or 1 (0=standard 1=lightbar) to set the type without prompting
 +
 +      Command: GE (Edit user settings)
 +         Data: 17 1
 +
 + + Menu command: GE option 20 (Change message reader type) can now have an
 +   option of 0 or 1 (0=standard 1=lightbar) to set type without prompting
 +
 +      Command: GE (Edit user settings)
 +         Data: 20 1
 +
 + + Revamped the MUTIL startup code so that it provides better details in the
 +   errors.log should it fail to start up for any reason.
 +
 + ! Fixed broken outbound SSH (Menu command IS)
 +
 + + When entering Echomail addresses, Mystic will now automatically assign the
 +   Primary address if one isn't defined.  Primary flag will also be removed if
 +   an address is set to 0:0/0 with primary flag.
 +
 + + Mystic BINKP server now sends an M_ERR frame and aborts the session if it
 +   receives what looks to be nonsense from the remote client.  Previously it
 +   would wait until timeout.
 +
 + + When Mystic's Firewall has blocked a connection it will now detect if the
 +   connection was intended to be BINKP and send a "BUSY" flag with a note that
 +   says the connection is blocked.  FIDOPOLL will now detect this as well.
 +
 + ! Fixed a bug where a user's scan settings for a base could get "stuck" in
 +   Forced mode if a base was forced and then changed.
 +
 + + Mystic now has an "Auto Whitelist IP" option in Login/Matrix settings. This
 +   option can have two values: "User Flag", or "All Users".
 +
 +   When set to "User Flag" Mystic will check a flag on the user's account
 +   called "Whitelist IP" and if its set, it will automatically whitelist the
 +   IP of the user who logged in if it is not already whitelisted.
 +
 +   When set to "All Users" Mystic will automatically whitelist the IP
 +   of all users who successfully log into the BBS.
 +
 +   <ALPHA 1.12 A45 RELEASED -- 18 Feb, 2020>
 +   
 +</code>
 +
 +===== 1.12 Alpha 46 =====
 +
 +<code>
 + + Mystic Linux version no longer uses command line options for password
 +   during RLOGIN and SSH sessions.  It now privately passes using a 512
 +   bit hash.
 +
 + - The old MI Message Index Reader has been removed and replaced with the
 +   newer Index reader.  This "new" index reader has been in Mystic to be
 +   tested under the M! menu command for more than a year so it is time to
 +   get rid of the old.  The default template is msg_index so you should
 +   copy msg_index.ans and msg_index.ini during upgrade if you haven't yet.
 +
 + + Mystic's BINKP server now has an "SSL Port" option which when set to a
 +   non-zero value will also run the BINKP server in direct SSL mode.
 +
 + - Removed the Opportunistic BINKP SSL/TLS extension support as Mystic was
 +   the only known software to support it and it was unlikely other software
 +   would adopt it.  Maybe I'll bring it back someday as I do prefer this
 +   method of BINKP server.
 +
 + + Mystic's BINKP server now allows the "Port" option to be set to 0 to
 +   disable non-SSL connections when used in combination with the SSL Port
 +   option, so that Mystic will only accept SSL BINKP connections.
 +
 + + FIDOPOLL and EchoMail node entries now have a "Use SSL" option which flags
 +   whether or not the node being configured for BINKP is an SSL BINKP node or
 +   not.  Note: The default port for BINKP SSL is 24553.
 +
 + ! Fixed a bug where stale .BSY files were not getting deleted properly.
 +
 + ! Fixed a potential incompatiblity issue with some versions of Cryptlib.
 +
 + ! Fixed an issue where a file that contains "file_id.diz" in its filename but
 +   is not an exact match could get left in the temp directory when uploading
 +   files.
 +
 + + MIS now has a replacement for FIDOPOLL built into it and is accessible by
 +   the "POLL" command line.  This still supports BINKP, BINKPSSL, FTP and
 +   Directory connections and has the "send "force" and poll by address lookup
 +   options contained in the original.
 +
 +   The benefits here besides having one less binary as part of the Mystic
 +   package is that it has a better user interface, better logging, and can
 +   have an unlimited number of concurrent outbound connections (defaulting
 +   to 5, configurable under Servers > General Options).
 +
 +   For example if you have 2 FTP uplinks and 5 BINKP nodes that all have mail
 +   you can run the "mis poll send" command line it will attempt to send to all
 +   7 nodes at the simultaneously instead of one after the other.
 +
 +   Eventually FIDOPOLL will be replaced so it may be a good idea to switch
 +   over to using this sometime soon.
 +
 + + When attempting to connect to an outbound mail server, MIS will now wait
 +   only 6 seconds, down from 10 before assuming the connection is unavailable
 +
 + + MUTIL MsgLink no longer spams every single message base into the logging
 +   regardless of loglevel.  Only the base name will be shown if there were
 +   messages actually linked within that base (level 2) and a list of the
 +   actual links (level 3)
 +
 + + MIS POLL now tracks send and receive file statistics (number of files and
 +   size) for FTP-based FTN transmission.
 +
 + + MIS POLL now tracks connection errors for outbound connections for both
 +   FTP and BINKP style connections.
 +
 + + New MUTIL function [EchoNodeTracker] can be used for various HUB-related
 +   utilities to automate downlink management.  Features include:
 +
 +      - Suspending echomail nodes based on days of inactivity
 +          - Optionally unlinking message/file base subscriptions
 +          - Optionally deleting their entire outbound mail queue
 +      - Changing mail and filebox crash nodes to hold-only after a set
 +        number of failed outbound connection attempts
 +      - Automated resetting of echomail tracking statistics after X days
 +
 +   See default MUTIL.INI [EchoNodeTracker] stanza for more information.
 +
 + + When changing a node from "Inactive" to "Active" in the Echomail node
 +   editor, Mystic will now ask if you'd like to reset the node's statistics.
 +
 + + EchoNode editor now shows a "Crash Errors" statistic which is the number
 +   of failed outbound connect attempts since last reset.
 +
 + + CHATx.DAT files now include the Process ID of the current process running
 +   the node and the updated field now uses a Unix timestamp.
 +
 + + Users now have a new flag that when set to Yes will always log them in as
 +   invisible, bypassing the login as invisisble prompt when set to Yes.
 +
 + ! Fixed a bug with BINKP where Mystic could send a 0 byte length data frame
 +   if a file size was exactly evenly divisible by the buffer size.
 +
 + + Mystic now allows the -Nx command line to be supplied to force a specific
 +   node number if you want to log into it.  You should still not use this and
 +   let Mystic manage the number numbers itself, but I've added this for those
 +   that seem to be trying to do this for some reason.
 +
 + ! Fixed a bug with SSL and BINKP where the data frame size could be
 +   improperly calculated under severely throttled/poor latency connections.
 +
 + + Two new Python functions: msg_getlr and msg_setlr to get and set the
 +   lastread pointer for the currently opened message base.
 +
 +     Syntax: msg_getlr (msgbase, userID) returns last read message
 +         Ex: lastread = msg_getlr(msgbase, user["id"])
 +
 +     msgbase is the open message base pointer returned by msg_open
 +     userID is the user's unique ID found in the "id" field of a user
 +     lastread is a signed 32-bit integer of the last read message which can
 +     be passed to msg_seek, for example.
 +
 +     Syntax: msg_setlr (msgbase, userID, userHandle, lastread)
 +         Ex: msg_setlr (msgbase, user["id"], user["handle"], lastread)
 +
 +     The user handle should always be passed (not the real name) as this value
 +     will be hashed as required when a new last read record needs to be added
 +     for the user.
 +
 + ! When deleting an Echomail node, Mystic was not delinking the nodes from
 +   file bases causing an "Unknown node" message to appear in file bases.
 +
 + + Revamped group configuration.  Group names have been expanded to 80
 +   characters.  Groups now have new ShortName field (40 characters).  Groups
 +   now have a InfoFile field (40 characters), and each group's Hidden boolean
 +   has been changed to a flags field.
 +
 + + New MCI code: <pipe>FS returns the current file group short name
 +
 + + New MCI code: <pipe>MS returns the current message group short name
 +
 + + MPL groups now have "groupshort" and "groupinfo" and "groupflags" variables
 +
 + + Python groups now have "shortname" "infofile" and "flags" entries in the
 +   group dictionary.
 +
 + + MIS.LOG now has configurable log rolling in the System Configuration >
 +   Servers > Logging section.
 +
 + + POLL.LOG now has configurable log rolling in the System Configuration >
 +   Servers > Logging section.
 +
 + + When using GOSUB/RETURN with Lightbar menus, Mystic will now remember your
 +   last selected item and return the cursor position to it when returning.
 +   If you want to reset the cursor, use /CURSOR on the data field of your GR
 +   menu command.
 +
 + ! MIS was not refusing to run if the Mystic BBS data files did not match the
 +   version of MIS.
 +
 + ! When in the text editor in view only mode, the backspace key was still
 +   working in edit mode.
 +
 + ! Mystic was being way too aggressive with SSL read/write timeout values
 +   which may have caused some errors in SSL BINKP.
 +
 + + New option: "Ask Message Post" in message settings, when set to yes or no
 +   determines if Mystic will ask users if they'd like to post after reading
 +   a message base.
 +
 + + Mystic's message readers will now print all the maximum column width per
 +   line instead of columns - 1.  This means that your message reading
 +   template will need to not use the bottom line of the user's terminal for
 +   message text or it will cause the user's terminal to scroll.  This may be
 +   reverted back, but we'll see how it goes and how it effects people.
 +
 + ! When toggling show kludges (V) in the standard message reader, Mystic was
 +   not automatically displaying the message.
 +
 + + Max number of simultaneous poll connections is now configurable in the
 +   Servers > General Options section of System Configuration
 +
 + + When tossing TIC files, the dir_prefix can now be defined by source address
 +   as with other settings.
 +
 + + New command line option -AUTH <user> <password> checks the supplied user
 +   and password and prints TRUE if the user exists and password matches or
 +   FALSE otherwise and then immediately exits.
 +
 + ! Fixed a bug in Linux versions where Mystic would couldn't find files in the
 +   file base when hatching a file, despite it actually existing.
 +
 + ! Fixed a bug that could cause some long lines in echomail packets to get
 +   truncated at 255 characters when tossing messages.
 +
 + ! Fixed a bug in the FTP server that would confuse some FTP clients when
 +   closing a data connection (sending two 226 responses after successful
 +   transfer).
 +
 + + Mystic now allows a single message base to be assigned to a QWK network
 +   when operating as a hub, and a FidoNet style network.  Gating will be
 +   automatic when configured for both.
 +
 + ! Fixed a bug when copying an event in the event editor that would cause it
 +   to have the same unique ID as the original event.  This could cause some
 +   events to save incorrectly.  When editing an event, all IDs should be
 +   unique (the ID is shown at the top of the edit window). Review your events
 +   and if you have any that have a duplicate ID you should either make a copy
 +   and then delete the original or just delete the original and remake it so
 +   all events have a unique ID.
 +
 + + MUTIL ImportEchomail now has a bad_packet setting which defines a directory
 +   where bad packets are moved to when an error occurs during import.
 +
 + + New Python function: flush().  This forces any data currently in Mystic's
 +   outbound buffer to be sent to the remote client.  In almost all
 +   circumstances Mystic handles this for you so this will not be needed.
 +
 + + New Python function: purgeinput().  This clears out any input currently in
 +   Mystic's input buffer.  In most cases when doing any IO with the user Mystic
 +   will handle this on its own.
 +
 + ! Mouse support was not working in Lightbar menus.  Not sure when this was
 +   broken but it was probably when I changed how NetRunner mouse support
 +   worked in Beta 19.
 +
 + + Msg listing and file listing was not working properly with mouse support
 +   but I also changed it to allow clicking an already selected message or
 +   file to read the message or flag the file respectively.
 +
 + + New MCI codes for setting high intensity background colors ON or OFF for
 +   compatible terminals like NetRunner and SyncTerm:
 +
 +      CY - Turns iCE colors ON
 +      CN - Turns iCE colors OFF
 +
 + + New Menu Command: XV.  This option allows the user to validate their
 +   e-mail address from the Matrix login menu.
 +
 + + Users can now be created in the User Editor by using the CTRL+A hotkey
 +
 + + Updated the defaults for Matrix login so it no longer uses a Matrix
 +   password by default.
 +
 + ! Fixed a bug in the QWKPOLL FTP client and the FTN FTP client that was
 +   causing non-passive mode to fail.
 +
 + ! Fixed a display bug in the From field of routed Netmail messages.
 +
 + ! MIS was not resolving the "Country" of the connection when the IP address
 +   was whitelisted.
 +
 + + Area/Filefix both now accept %QUERY which works the same as %LINKED
 +
 + ! Fixed a bug with the MPL compiler and the DateValid fuction
 +
 + + New users can now be created from the command line using the -NEWUSER
 +   option followed by a series of attributes in any order:
 +
 +     mystic -newuser handle=myhandle "name=real name" pass=mypass
 +     email=mysticbbs@gmail.com level=10
 +
 +   Mystic will print TRUE or FALSE to STDIO depending on if the user was
 +   successfully created or not.  The command line MUST have a handle, name,
 +   and password attribute at a minimum for the create to succeed.
 +
 +   The level value will accept anything less than 250.  Any new user created
 +   with a level of 250 or higher will be rejected.
 +
 + + The "hackwarn.txt", "newletter.txt" and "sysletter.txt" automatic messages
 +   will now be sent from/to the "Feedback To" setting instead of using the
 +   SysOp name setting.
 +
 + + When searching for a user name, typing "SYSOP" will now translate to the
 +   "Feedback To" user setting instead of the SysOp Name.
 +
 + ! MUTIL PostTextFile was not using the default Origin line when the base's
 +   origin line was blank.
 +
 + + When executing an archive, MIS and MUTIL will now automatically append
 +   2>nul redirect to prevent leaking error messages.
 +
 + ! Did a review of the FTP server code which resulted in a bug fix and a fix
 +   of a memory leak when using passive and extended passive modes.  Server
 +   stability has also been (hopefully) increased.
 +
 + ! Fixed a bug with QWK packet generation when message text lines are longer
 +   than 255 characters.  This bug existed both in the BBS and the QWK
 +   Networking engines.
 +
 + + Mystic-DOS "EDIT" command now also accepts "nano" and "notepad" for those
 +   of you who have that stuck in your head.
 +
 + + Two new MCI codes to show message status of E-mail base:
 +
 +      MW : Shows the number of messages in your e-mail box
 +      MU : Shows the number of unread messages in your mailbox
 +
 +   Note that these values are set to 0 until the MC (Check E-mail) menu
 +   command is executed.  The values are calculated at that time.
 +
 + + New optional data option for menu command MC (Check E-mail): /SCAN
 +   If /SCAN is supplied the MC command will only calculate the current
 +   mailbox stats (total messages and unread messages) without having any
 +   display or interaction with the user.  These values will be stored in
 +   the MU and MW MCI codes.
 +</code>
 +
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