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30th December 2005
     dopewars-1.5.12 released. This really fixes the potential exploit against
the Windows server, which was not correctly fixed in 1.5.11.

30th December 2005
     dopewars-1.5.11 released. This is largely a security bugfix release,
fixing a potential exploit against the Windows server when running as an
NT serivce.

24th October 2004
     dopewars-1.5.10 released. This is largely a bugfix release, fixing a
server DOS and some minor bugs in the text-mode client.

7th June 2003
     dopewars-1.5.9 released. This is largely a bugfix release, fixing a
crash on pressing the "drop drugs" button, and adding minor improvements
to the text-mode client.

21st October 2002
     dopewars-1.5.8 released. The Windows and GTK+2.0 builds now have fairly
complete Unicode support. A default set of sounds is now provided, and
Windows XP is better supported.

25th June 2002
     dopewars-1.5.7 released. There is now sound support (ESD and/or SDL
on Unix systems, WinMM on Win32) although you have to provide your own WAVs
(musicians take note - if you can provide suitable copyright-free sounds,
then they can be included in future releases). Some minor bugs have been
fixed, and overall security has been tightened up.

29th April 2002
     dopewars-1.5.6 released. This corrects some problems with the GTK+2.0
client in non-UTF8 locales, fixes a server memory corruption bug, and adds
extra sanity checks to the server to foil cheating clients.

13th April 2002
     dopewars-1.5.5 released. The code should now compile with GTK+2.0,
and several minor glitches have been fixed.

3rd March 2002
     dopewars-1.5.4 released. This fixes bugs observed on the PPC platform,
and adds a configuration file editor to the graphical client.

4th February 2002
     dopewars-1.5.3 released. This fixes several bugs and annoyances in the
Windows version, and supports running the Windows server as an "NT Service".
The Unix server is now also more daemon-like.

16th October 2001
     dopewars-1.5.2 released. This features a new networking subsystem, with
HTTP/1.0 and SOCKS4&5 support, and now has a familiar install/uninstall
program for Windows systems.

19th June 2001
     dopewars-1.5.1 released. This fixes a few minor bugs, and supports the
"new" metaserver on SourceForge.

13th May 2001
     dopewars-1.5.0 released. This improves on 1.4.8 by adding a graphical
client, and features many security and usability fixes.

29th April 2001
     Second beta release of 1.5.0, fixing several bugs that were reported
with the first beta.

9th April 2001
     Beta release of the new dopewars version, 1.5.0, which features a
graphical client, internationalisation, and rewrites of many parts of the code.

10th September 2000
     The dopewars project, previously hosted solely at
http://bellatrix.pcl.ox.ac.uk/~ben/dopewars/ now has an additional home at
SourceForge! This is to allow developers easier access to development codes
(by CVS) and to take advantage of SourceForge's mailing lists and forums.
Translators are particularly needed for translation of the development
version of the dopewars code into other languages!

2nd August 2000
    The German translation now has its home at
http://www.ideenpark.de/dopewars/. This site also mirrors the original
English version of the program.  

28th July 2000
    A German translation of dopewars is now available, at
http://www.rLUG.de/files/dopewars-german/.

9th July 2000
     dopewars 1.4.8 released. This features a complete revamp of the
metaserver interface - new servers now report game data, such as current
number of players and high scores, to the metaserver. Several bugs, mainly
in the Win32 networking code, have been fixed.

2nd July 2000
     A mirror in the US is now available for dopewars downloads. Follow the US
links (as opposed to the UK links) on the download page to download from this
site.

14th January 2000
     dopewars 1.4.7 released. This now uses autoconf to build on a variety
of "odd" Unices, and also "out of the box" under Cygwin (Win32). Servers for
which the IP is incorrectly resolved by the metaserver can now set a
preferred hostname with the "MetaServer.LocalName" variable.

31st Decemeber 1999
     The Polish version of dopewars has moved to http://dresswars.mtl.pl/

12th November 1999 
     dopewars 1.4.6 released. This fixes a few minor bugs with 1.4.5, and is now
also available on the popular Windows platform. A Win32 binary can be downloaded
from the download page,
http://bellatrix.pcl.ox.ac.uk/~ben/dopewars/download.html.

8th November 1999 
     A translation of the dopewars pages and dopewars client software into
Polish is now available at http://naboo.mtl.pl/~dopewars/.

21st October 1999 
     dopewars 1.4.5 released. Client players can now be instructed to connect to
the metaserver, to present a "nice" list of available servers for the user to
select from; more configuration options; metaserver almost works with web
proxies now.

11th October 1999 
     Snapshots of the latest in-development version of dopewars are now made
available on a semi-regular basis at the main download page. HTML documentation
is also now available.

16th September 1999 
     dopewars 1.4.4 released. This handles connection to the new metaserver
automatically, so that the list of dopewars servers can be easily kept up to
date. Other minor changes fix small bugs from earlier versions.

15th September 1999 
     Servers can now be registered by completing the form at 
http://bellatrix.pcl.ox.ac.uk/~ben/dopewars/serverform.html. The upcoming
version 1.4.4 of dopewars will be able to handle the connection to the web and
the completion of registration details automatically.

23rd June 1999 
     dopewars 1.4.3 released. This adds many new features (while hopefully not
adding any new bugs) such as much better fight handling, and the ability to
customise dopewars servers and clients.

16th May 1999 
     dopewars 1.4.2 released. This version fixes numerous minor bugs and makes
many small improvements - most noticeable is the support for AI players in
multiplayer games (dopewars -c).

28th April 1999 
     Interim release of dopewars 1.4.1b, which fixes a segfault problem with the
server.

28th April 1999 
     Interim release of dopewars 1.4.1a, which corrects a few minor bugs in
"antique" mode.

27th April 1999 
     dopewars 1.4.1 released. This fixes a bug with the loan shark, which was
discovered by several people quick off the mark; dunno how that slipped past my
team of beta testers here at Oxford - they're obviously too busy doing "real"
work!

27th April 1999 
     First GPL release of dopewars (1.4.0)