This is a version of GitHub's Campfire bot, hubot. He's pretty cool.
This version is designed to be deployed on heroku.
% git clone https://github.com/github/hubot.git % cd hubot % heroku create --stack cedar % git push heroku master % heroku ps:scale web=1
Hubot needs four environmental variables set to run and to keep him running on heroku.
Create a separate user for your bot and get their token from the web UI.
% heroku config:add HUBOT_CAMPFIRE_TOKEN="..."
Get the numeric ids of the rooms you want the bot to join, comma delimited.
% heroku config:add HUBOT_CAMPFIRE_ROOMS="42,1024"
Add the subdomain hubot should connect to. If you web URL looks like
http://mysubdomain.campfirenow.com then you'd add it like this.
% heroku config:add HUBOT_CAMPFIRE_ACCOUNT="mysubdomain"
The Web Host
In order to keep hubot running, he needs to trick heroku into thinking
he's constantly getting web traffic. Hubot will automatically ping his
HTTP endpoint if you set the
HUBOT_WEB_HOST variable. You can get the
web endpoint by running
heroku info and getting the hostname from the
Web URL. Be sure to remove the
http:// prefix from it.
% heroku config:add HUBOT_WEB_HOST="galaxy324.herokuapp.com"
Restart the bot
You may want to get comfortable with
heroku logs and
if you're having issues.
It's easy to test scripts locally with the shell:
% bin/hubot -a stdio