The PennMUSH dev team is happy to announce the release of PennMUSH 1.8.2, the latest "stable" series release. As in the past, even-numbered versions are maintained for bugfixes only, and odd-numbered versions get both bugfixes and new features.
1.8.2 represents the conclusion of the feature development in 1.8.1, and includes a large number of new functions over PennMUSH 1.8.0. as well as the refinement and expansion of existing features. This includes multiple aliases per player, multiple search and sort related utility functions to simplify common processes, the decompose function for recreating the original version of parsed strings, the movement of the Home command to a standard command enabling it to be @hook'd and other such behavior, the movement of the FIXED restriction of Home into restrict.cnf, and many other functions, substitutions, and updates.
If you are a 1.8.0 user, your best upgrade path is to get the 1.8.2 tarball and apply any local changes to a 1.8.2 base. If you rely upon the FIXED behavior of Home, you will need to update your restrict.cnf with the restriction available restrictcnf.dst.
If you are a 1.8.1 user, your best upgrade path is either to proceed as for 1.8.0 or to apply the patch from 1.8.1p10 to 1.8.2p0 which is on the web site. For 1.8.1 users, this is only an incremental upgrade. A later patch, from 1.8.2 to 1.8.3, will be available when the new 1.8.3 development series starts up.