• Attention all BBS programmers / developers

    From Vincent Coen@2:250/1 to All on Sat Aug 20 16:14:48 2022
    * Originally in ECHOLIST
    * Crossposted in ELIST

    Hello All BBS programmers!

    As you know the BACKBONE.NA file only holds Echo tags and the title for each area - good to be used for auto adding new echo areas into a bbs system but no support for the descriptions.

    A new feature added for the Elist system that also fully supports the BACKBONE.NA and .RPT files sent out monthly is the (Echo) descriptions files that are stored within the descriptions directory and within that is the network followed by the individual echo descriptions themselves, i.e.,

    descriptions
    descriptions/FIDO
    echos within as ECHOTAG.DES

    descriptions/FSXNET
    echos within as ECHOTAG.DES

    etc

    These files can be submitted to myself or direct to 25/21 for those echos in BACKBONE.RPT that currently do not have a description shown.

    For such submissions the Format is AAA.BBB.DES

    and the content is text of up to 75 characters (any more is ignored) and up to 15 lines. Blanks lines are also allowed between lines of text.

    This means that two directories / folders are included within the monthly ELST archive :

    rules
    descriptions

    These descriptions can be used within a BBS system if you program for them in similar way to that of the rules files which are in the form of ECHOTAG.RUL

    Note that the Rules files can be of text lengths of up to 75 characters with an
    unlimited number of lines.

    By using these descriptions where a user say has requested the bbs to list a specific one can make life a little easier for a new bbs user etc.

    If you have any questions regarding the above by all means ask away and I will try and help.

    Vincent

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  • From Rob Swindell@1:103/705 to Vincent Coen on Sat Aug 20 12:12:26 2022
    Re: Attention all BBS programmers / developers
    By: Vincent Coen to All on Sat Aug 20 2022 04:14 pm

    A new feature added for the Elist system that also fully supports the BACKBONE.NA and .RPT files sent out monthly is the (Echo) descriptions files that are stored within the descriptions directory and within that is the network followed by the individual echo descriptions themselves, i.e.,

    ELST2208.ZIP doesn't include this descriptions directory. Is that expected?
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  • From Vincent Coen@2:250/1 to Rob Swindell on Sun Aug 21 00:54:37 2022
    * Originally in ECHOLIST
    * Crossposted in ELIST

    Hello Rob!

    Saturday August 20 2022 12:12, you wrote to me:

    Re: Attention all BBS programmers / developers
    By: Vincent Coen to All on Sat Aug 20 2022 04:14 pm

    A new feature added for the Elist system that also fully supports
    the BACKBONE.NA and .RPT files sent out monthly is the (Echo)
    descriptions files that are stored within the descriptions
    directory and within that is the network followed by the individual
    echo descriptions themselves, i.e.,

    ELST2208.ZIP doesn't include this descriptions directory. Is that
    expected?
    --
    digital man (rob)

    Nope, cocked the script up but have fixed and tested it I hope.

    I have reissued it but it will be a new one on the 1st September

    Give it a day and check again please.

    Sorry about that.

    Vincent

    --- Mageia Linux v8 X64/Mbse v1.0.8/GoldED+/LNX 1.1.5-b20180707
    * Origin: Air Applewood, The Linux Gateway to the UK & Eire (2:250/1)
  • From Vincent Coen@2:250/1 to Rob Swindell on Sun Aug 21 14:03:03 2022
    * Originally in ECHOLIST
    * Crossposted in ELIST

    Hello Rob!

    Saturday August 20 2022 12:12, you wrote to me:

    Re: Attention all BBS programmers / developers
    By: Vincent Coen to All on Sat Aug 20 2022 04:14 pm

    A new feature added for the Elist system that also fully supports
    the BACKBONE.NA and .RPT files sent out monthly is the (Echo)
    descriptions files that are stored within the descriptions
    directory and within that is the network followed by the individual
    echo descriptions themselves, i.e.,

    ELST2208.ZIP doesn't include this descriptions directory. Is that
    expected?

    Fresh one has been hatched and sent out from 09:00 GMT+1.


    Vincent

    --- Mageia Linux v8 X64/Mbse v1.0.8/GoldED+/LNX 1.1.5-b20180707
    * Origin: Air Applewood, The Linux Gateway to the UK & Eire (2:250/1)