0.49 is an add-numbered predecessor to what will be 0.50.0.
Please see http://www.infobot.org and peruse the mailing list archive.
N.B.: the Server in 0.49_03 and higher requires POE version 0.0804 or higher.
--- Subject: Infobot 0.49.0 Date: Wed, 22 Dec 1999 09:14:14 -0500 From: Kevin Lenzo
To: firstname.lastname@example.org Hi folks, 1999-Dec-22 I put a horribly underdocumented development version of the infobot up at http://www.infobot.org/src/dev/ It's version 0.49.0, the odd-numbered minor predecessor to 0.50.0. I expect we'll use the 0.5 series up and then go to 1.0. While I've stubbed out perldoc for most things, it is really just that -- stubs -- for the most part. That will all have to be fleshed out. The bot doesn't do IRC right now, nor remote access of any kind. It only does Console and Raw. tar zxvf Infobot-0.49.tar.gz cd Infobot-0.49 perl Makefile.PL make make test If something fails there, let me know! It should be ok with the modules, etc. You can either install system wide with make dist, or just work with it here. perl -MInfobot -e shell or perl -MInfobot -e 'shell(verbosity=>10)' should get you a shell. Note: It will be much prettier if you have Term::ANSIColor.pm. You see here that you can also pass arguments to shell, which it passes on to Infobot::new(). Any parameter can be passed here for initialization. The default verbosity is much lower (3). You can also do perl -MInfobot -e raw or perl -MInfobot -e 'raw("filename")' which is a glitz-free interface. one line in, reply out. no color, no flash. Good for use under a pipe. If it's given a file name, it will operate on the file, otherwise uses STDIN. perl -MInfobot -e raw_quote or perl -MInfobot -e 'raw_quote("filename")' quotes each input line as for mail quoting to STDOUT. Same file dealy. An executable named infobot should be on your system; it's a very simple invocation of the basic setup. THINGS YOU CAN DO try par or parameters which should give you all the current settings at the bot level. modules will list out the active modules. + means active, - means inactive. set Zippy off will turn Zippy off, and set Zippy on well, you get the idea. set par verbosity 10 or set bot verbosity 10 will set the BOT's verbosity. thus set will affect a module, whereas set bot will affect the bot's params. One interesting thing to do is set bot forking 1 (the default is forking 0). The bot should be able to do x is y kinda stuff, plus everything in the modules. Note: Not All Modules have been Ported. Unported modules are not in this release; a couple more days. I apologize for the disarray. I hope to get more of the communication up soon so that these bots will be on the net soon, but i wanted to get the basic console, module, module loader, and structure out to you. Infobot::Entity and Infobot::Entity::Dispatcher are the base classes of everything, and Infobot::Entity::Dispatcher is just an Infobot::Entity that can send and receiver (remote) messages. kevin email@example.com