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Eizzek Bot

Eizzek is a simple g-talk bot built on top of Twisted and Wokkel.

To start just execute the command:

make start

To run tests use:

make unit
make functional


  • Twisted
  • Wokkel
  • PyOpenSSL
  • py.test
  • lxml
  • redis

You need to create a file with some variables:

JID = ''
PASSWORD = 'secret'
PORT = 5222


A plugin is a way to make the bot do something.

Simple Plugins

A simple plugin is just a regex associated with a callabe that returs a defer.Deferred object. There are examples in eizzek/plugins. The first parameter is a dict with connection data (currenty just the message object).

When a message arrives first regex that matches is called.

Session Plugin

A session plugin works a bit different, the client starts a session using the plugin name:

client: math
eizzek: Wellcome to Math plugin

from now on, all the messages are handled by the plugin:

client: 3 + 4
eizzek: 7
client: 4 * 3 - 10 / 2
eizzek: 7
client: end
eizzek: The Math plugin says goodbye

The API is shown below:

class TranslateSessionPlugin(object):
    name = "translate"
    regex = "^translate (?P<from_language>\w+) (?P<to_language>\w+)$"
    def begin(self, connection, from_language, to_language):
        # called when the user types the plugin name
        # returns defer.Deferred()

    def handle(self, connection, message):
        # called for every new message, after begin() was called
        # returns defer.Deferred()
    def end(self, connection):
        # called when the user types "end"
        # returns defer.Deferred()