Subject: ANN: EsotericBot 0.0.1
Date: Thursday 21st May 2009 09:36:40 UTC (over 8 years ago)
Hackage: http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/esotericbot See the homepage for online copy of README and example configuration file: http://www.killersmurf.com/projects/esotericbot Esotericbot is a sophisticated, lightweight IRC bot, written in Haskell. Esotericbot launches sub-processes to respond to commands issued by users over IRC. Why would you use esotericbot? For lambdabot-18.104.22.168: spoon@utensil:~/esotericbot$ ps e v PID TTY STAT TIME MAJFL TRS DRS RSS %MEM COMMAND 23433 pts/3 Sl+ 0:00 0 8228 84855 33476 1.6 lambdabot 15040 pts/5 S+ 0:00 0 2171 28804 3292 0.1 ./esotericbot I'm not insinuating that lambdabot sucks in any way, ( for lambdabot is most excellent ) however, my hope is that esotericbot could attain equal functionality through plugins, whilst maintaining its small memory footprint. Esotericbot is small, designed to run on a server with limited memory - typically running at under 5mb of private memory. Features: * Advanced memory and time management options, utilizing POSIX resource management. For example, the memory used by all child processes, can be limited - commands be queued until the memory usage has dropped. * Privileged channel operator commands ( Currently, can be disabled and enabled by channel operators, without kicking. ) * Easy to add new plugins. A C library is included to make writing new plugins/adapting programs in C easy. * Set up through a configuration file. * Multiple channels. * Multi-threaded * Lightweight, typically running at under 5mb of private memory. Cons: * POSIX memory management, process forking, and chroot means that Esotericbot is POSIX only. * Esotericbot is, due to the libraries and extensions used, restricted to being compiled by the Glorious Glasgow Haskell Compiler.