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This week the BlackTools TCL project celebrates its 10th anniversary. Back in 2008, Daniel V. (aka BLaCkShaDoW), an enthusiastic student of computers and programming, revealed his intentions to write a manipulation tcl script which in its structure to contain all the necessary functionalities in managing IRC channels and giving it free to use to the eggdrops lovers. The script had to be developed in such a way that people no longer needed to use any other tcl scripts for different functionalities. And so, on February 15th, 10 years ago today, BLaCkShaDoW announced the availability of the 1st version of “BlackTools” script on Undernet IRC Network (later on, the tcl to becomes "a very popular one"). Since its public release the project has been evolving in many ways, being tested and used by a lot of people. Their new ideas and suggestions were so many, that he needed assistence in adding new features to the script architecture. That's why, between 2009 and 2012, BLaCkShaDoW collaborated with Time2Go to define the script new vision and improve users experience. Thanks to this collaboration BT’s has become more conventional for users, and various functions have become more efficient to manage channels and easy to use. But more importantly, they got a much better idea how people want this script to be 'designed'. Over the years, BlackToos amassed a huge amount of new features designed for all kinds of users and practical commands (general channel management, channel protections, etc.) based on users feedback. In the past two years BLaCkShaDoW and Florian been working hard on making BlackTools a complete channel management script. The new 2.5.x series made us rewrite or at least tweak pretty much every part of BT’s source code. Fortunately, this work is nearing completion, and you’ll soon be able to benefit from all the changes that it’s bringing. To celebrate the 10th anniversary, we release two last updates to end the 2.5.x series of BlackTools. Newly released BT versions 2.5.2 (will be released on 17/01/18) and 2.5.3 (will be released on 02/03/18) includes some much needed improvements, fixes for bans support in CIDR, various user commands improvements, BUGs build system fixes, translation updates and many more changes. At the end of 2017, thanks to all recent updates and various re-delelopments, BlackTools has become the most popular and most-used tcl script. With this last release, we shall complete the BlackTools TCL Project for public audience. When it’s done and out, we shall finally be able to get started on some very exciting and private solutions. Please read this link for more details. For more info about updates, read release notes. ------------------ Kind regards, TCLscripts Team E-mail info [at] tclscripts [dot] net with any suggestions or comments TCLscripts URL: http://www.tclscripts.net BlackTools URL: http://blacktools.tclscripts.net