Welcome to Eggheads.org
Eggheads.org is the official home of Eggdrop development and the Eggdev team.
A Bit of History
The domain name Eggheads.org was registered in December 1998 by Jeff "guppy" Fisher and served
as the official website of the #eggdrop@undernet
In early 1999, it was announced that
group would cease development on Eggdrop after the release of v1.3.23, and focus their work on the
now defunct Eggdrop2 (this was an intended rewrite in C++).
With growing concerns from the Eggdrop community and an ever mounting pile of unofficial patches for
Eggdrop v1.3.23, it was decided that a small group of people would release their own independent
version to incorporate these patches. The release was named Eggdrop v1.3.24i (where "i" stood for
independent), and it came under a lot of criticism from the old development group; however, a large
majority of the community fully accepted this release as an official Eggdrop version.
As more bugs were discovered and fixed, the need for another release was soon realized and work
began on v1.3.25i; however, the community felt it was appropriate to drop the "i" and begin
releasing official _new_ versions of Eggdrop.
Somewhere around 2006, eggdrop development slowed down, and some claim it died. Jeff (guppy)
released his last version (1.6.19+ctcpfix) on 14 May, 2009. Later that year, he gave ownership of
the domains and project to Jonathan Rudolph (simple).
After the release of 1.6.21 in 2011, development again appeared to stall as the team began to
focus their work towards eggdrop 1.8, adding new major features such as ipv6, ssl, and proper
codepage handling (think utf-8). While never fully stopping, development picked back up in late
2015, releasing 1.8.0 in December of 2016. With 1.8.0 and its subsequent releases, Eggdrop development is again running at full speed!
The Eggheads Development Team
Many dozens of people have given time and effort to Eggdrop to make it a success. The current
AUTHORS file contains a complete list.
Current Developers (in alphabetical order, as of March 2021):
- Cizzle aka Christophe Beauval
- Geo aka Geo Van O
- mortmann aka Micheal Ortmann
- simple aka Jonathan Rudolph
- thommey aka Thomas Sader
Thanks go to all the people who have made individual contributions to the Eggdrop project by
sending bug-reports, patches, and otherwise have supported the project. Patch contributors are
listed in the doc/Changes* files.
The current webpage design was made possible by the generous donation of time and skills from Poppabear aka Mike Wiley