- Easy to use wrapper
- Intuitive configuration
- Fully controlled from IRC
- Fully compatable with existing skybot plugins
- Easily extendable
- Thorough documentation
- Muti-threaded, efficient
- Automatic reloading
- Little boilerplate
Get CloudBot at git.io/getcloudbot.
Unzip the resulting file, and continue to read this document.
Before you can run the bot, you need to install a few Python modules. These are
HTTPlib2. These can be installed with PIP (The Python package manager):
sudo pip install lxml
sudo pip install beautifulsoup
sudo pip install mygengo
sudo pip install httplib2
On Debian based systems, you can get pip with
sudo apt-get install pip
.spell to work, we also need a library called
Enchant. On Debian based systems, install it with:
sudo apt-get install python-enchant
In addition, for
.whois to work optimally, you must have
whois installed. Again, on Debian based systems, install it with:
sudo apt-get install whois
For the wrapper to work best, install
sudo apt-get install screen
sudo apt-get install daemon
If you are a user of another Linux disto, use your package manager to install the dependencies, or, for other operating systems, use Google to locate source packages you can install.
Once you have installed the required dependencies, run the bot☩:
It will generate a default config for you. Once you have edited the config, run it again with:
and it will connect to any server(s) you have added to the config. (Config docs at the wiki)
To configure your CloudBot, visit the Config Wiki Page.
To write your own plugins, visit the Plugin Wiki Page.
More at the Wiki Main Page.
The developers reside in [#CloudBot](irc://irc.esper.net/cloudbot "Connect via IRC to #CloudBot on irc.esper.net) on EsperNet and would be glad to help you.
If you think you have found a bug/have a idea/suggestion, please open a issue here on Github.
The developers of CloudBot run two CloudBots on Espernet.
They can both be found in [#CloudBot](irc://irc.esper.net/cloudbot "Connect via IRC to #CloudBot on irc.esper.net).
mau5bot is the stable bot, and runs on the latest release version of CloudBot. (mau5bot is running on Ubuntu Server Oneric Ocelot/11.10 with Python 2.7.2)
neerbot is the unstable bot, and runs on the latest development☩☩ version of CloudBot. (neerbot is running on Debian Wheezy/Testing with Python 2.7.2)
CloudBot runs on Python 2.7.x. It is developed on Debian Wheezy/Testing with Python 2.7.2.
It requires Python modules
daemon are recomended for the wrapper to run optimaly.
Windows users: Windows compatibility with the wrapper and some plugins is broken (such as the ping), but we do intend to add it.☩☩☩
CloudBot is licensed under the GPL v3 license. The terms are as follows.
CloudBot/1.1a Copyright © 2011 Luke Rogers <http://www.dempltr.com/> - <email@example.com> CloudBot is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. CloudBot is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with CloudBot. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.
☩ if you prefer to run the bot with a custom backend/run it manually, or are on Windows, run the bot with
☩☩ or whatever version neersighted is currently hacking on