Friday, September 19, 2014

MTGO Library Bot 8.47

Today we release ML Bot 8.47, a major software update we have been working on for almost two weeks.

The updated bot client fixes a number of small & big issues, but the most important changes are under the hood: we redesigned and recoded the internal data structures to be faster and cheaper in ram usage. What does this mean in practical terms?
  • First of all, the bot will easier to maintain and debug. This means a better sofware in the long run, exactly what happened in 2013 with the new website (the new site was easier to maintain than the old one, and this lead to faster development)
  • Ram usage drops from 400 MB to 100 MB. The new bot version uses less ram (see image)

  • Buying mode is slightly faster
  • Next week we will introduce the reload of the prices in background so the bot won't be "stopped" for 1-2 minutes while reloading the prices. This is possible because of the new data structures - this was not possible before
Please note that the pricelist "CardsMTGO.txt" format slightly changed (see here for reference), you may want to adjust your software if you use automated price generation. PersonalPrices.txt and PersonalPercentages.txt did not change.

We hope you'll enjoy the release! 

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