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WWIV 5.6 GA release

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@wwiv wwiv released this 23 Apr 17:24
· 587 commits to main since this release

We are happy to announce a GA of WWIV 5.6 is available
as the stable release of WWIV BBS for Linux and Windows.

WWIV 5.6 is the 6th major release after the long-awaited 5.0 release and in addition to native
WWIVnet support (no more DOS dependencies) on all platforms, supports native Fido Technology
Networking (FTN) Support.

System Requirements:

Win32: Windows 7 or later using MS Visual C++ 2019 Community Edition.
Linux: GCC 8.3 (or later) on (Debian10, Centos7 with SCL, or Ubuntu 20.04)
CMake 3.13 or newer

Title Link
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Upgrade notes.

Please run wwivconfig to update any data files to 5.5 format.
Many changes have been made to datafiles in this release, feedback from the upgrade process is welcome.

New Features/Changes

+ Added wwivutil users asv command.  This can increase user attributes to match
  those specified in the Auto Validation list defined in wwivconfig.
* Don't MPL on mmkey long text input. It makes the UI go wonky
* Don't crash when doing a title scan when the subtype is not 2.
* fix title display for curses windows with longer titles than contents
* Add wwivutil users asv
* fix display of autoval in wwivconfig
* Add more error handling (#1354)
* Check conf not area tags when checking for empty conf list. (#1358)
* Write out BUSY reason when returning BUSY from WWIVd. (#1357)
* Use - not / when calling network on UNIX (#1366)
* Add AR/DAR to usereditor. (#1370)
* Save statusrec after general page in wwivconfig (#1373)
* Use size of dirs in conference, not all dirs to find last dirnum. (#1371)