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Old 04 June 2019, 13:10   #1
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Ami-Express 5.1.0 update released

Available in the Zone now and later on Aminet once it is updated...


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| Ami-Express was a BBS System that ran on the Commodore Amiga series of    | 
| computers and was developed by Lightspeed Technologies in the 1990s.      | 
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| Version 5.1.0                                                             |
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| This is a rewrite of that system written in Amiga E. It is open source    | 
| and has new features and bug fixes in addition to aiming for near 100%    |     
| backwards compatibility with the version 4.x releases.                    | 
|                                                                           |
| I contacted Joe Hodge/LightSpeed Technologies the owner of /X product     |
| in December 2018 and he has given his full approval for me to take over   |
| this software and to continue using the Ami-Express name.                 |
|                                                                           |
| I have also updated the documentation for Ami-Express as many existing    | 
| features were not properly documented. Some of the new features in this   | 
| release are:                                                              | 
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|     * Option to disable daily byte download limit (set it to 0)           |
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|     * Better tracking of flagged files (flag in one conference then       |
|        change conference and flag more files then all can be downloaded   |
|        at the same time.                                                  |
|                                                                           |
|     * Define how conference flags (new file scan, new message scan,       |
|        zoom messages) are set for new users                               |
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|     * Support for upload and download cps values >64k                     |
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|     * User notes feature (sysop can make notes against each user          |
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|     * Support for some S!X host commands                                  |
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|     * Last callers/uploads/downloads in ACP window are persisted          |
|        between restarts                                                   |
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|     * Simplified telser.device suport                                     |
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| All source code is publicly available at:                                 |
|  https://github.com/dmcoles/AmiExpress along with the documentation.      |
|                                                                           |
| Included in this archive are several sample bbs configurations using      |
| tooltype (.info) and config file (.cfg) format. These are aimed at users  |
| wanting to set up a bbs for the first time. There is also a file called   |
| aeicon.json which can be imported using the json import tool or by        |
| selecting the file the first time you start /X with no configuration in   |
| place. This file will create a basic structure similar to the ones        |
| included in the archive.                                                  |
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| If you are a pre-existing /X4 user, the ACP and Express files can just    |
| replace the old versions and should be as close to fully backwards        |
| compatible as possible. Plesae do contact me or raise issues in github if |
| you encounter any problems.                                               |
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|      This release is dedicated to my partner Traci who was taken ill      |
|      unexpectedly at the end of 2018 and passed away after suffering      |
|               lung damage caused by Influenza. RIP Traci xx.              |
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| Version History                                                           |
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| 5.1.0 03 June 2019
        * New features and bugfixes. 
| 5.0.0 23 December 2018                                                    |
|       * First release of this project                                     |
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Old 04 June 2019, 17:15   #2
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That's awesome, Thanks for sharing
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Old 04 June 2019, 20:23   #3
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Fantastic to see this updated and released with the source on Github , thanks!
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Old 04 June 2019, 21:45   #4
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Nice one, its always good to see stuff like this maintained and the original author happy for it to live on.

Good job
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Old 05 June 2019, 10:51   #5
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Thanks guys, i've put a lot of work into this over the last year and a bit. Obviously something like this has a very limited appeal but its good to know people appreciate it.
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Old 05 June 2019, 14:46   #6
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Congratulations on this awesome release. It's amazing to see new versions of the software that was used on almost every good BBS in the entire world.

Since no one else has mentioned it, I'm sorry to hear about your partner.
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Old 05 June 2019, 17:50   #7
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Ami-Express is a big part of what made the Amiga great for me (all those boards), really nice to see it get a second life.
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