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Create comparison chart of jenni and phenny. #85

ghost opened this Issue Apr 8, 2013 · 10 comments


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ghost commented Apr 8, 2013

Someone walking into a store. They know they want a bot, but they are not sure what brand they want. The salesmen are on coffee break for the 10th time today and now the customer has search for the differences between two products. Now the customer is getting mad cause he or she can't find the comparison chart for the two bots. Now the customer just gets mad and leaves the store only to go to another store and gets a Supybot.

tl;dr .. would be nice to be able to compare features of the two bots.

Hawxy commented Apr 8, 2013

But, Jenni is basically Phenny with bug fixes and more modules. Its like choosing an upgrade package on a car, not comparing two different cars.


myano commented Apr 10, 2013

Well I wouldn't say it is only bug fixes. In fact the one bug of the double message and then quit is still present but seems to come around less often. Though I would describe jenni as phenny with more features, if anything else. A good comparison chart between jenni, phenny, and Willie would be interesting to see.

elad661 commented Apr 20, 2013

A good comparison chart between jenni, phenny, and Willie would be interesting to see.

First item for this chart: the bug of "double message and then quit" is fixed in Willie. See embolalia/willie issue #63 for details.

Willie also has a much different (and may I say, more compact and simple) config file format, and seems to be the only one of the trio that supports SSL.

@ghost ghost assigned myano Apr 23, 2013


myano commented May 10, 2013

I'm pretty sure the disconnect part of saying something twice is fixed in jenni. I can't figure out specifically which commit. It seems to have stopped when the "raw" functionality was added to __write in irc.py. (for .write in admin.py) jenni still occasionally does the double message, but she doesn't disconnect when it happens.


myano commented May 11, 2013

I think a good place to start in finding a comparison of IRC bots would be this page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Internet_Relay_Chat_bots


ghost commented May 13, 2013

I was thinking something like this. https://sites.google.com/site/xchatwdk/home/comparison

I just whipped this up real quick. I focused mainly on the stuff we've added to Wilie in the past couple versions. I don't know as much about the difference between jenni and phenny. Feel free to fill that out more, if you like.

@myano myano referenced this issue Nov 8, 2013


Why the fork? #75

I've updated that page to show Supybot and Eggdrop as well (and some features coming in Willie v4.1.0 when it's released soon) though since their documentation isn't great and I haven't really used them, they're a bit lacking. (Feel free to update, if you know more.)


myano commented Nov 10, 2013

@embolalia awesome! thanks for the update! :)


myano commented Jan 8, 2014

I'm closing this issue since this page has solved this, https://github.com/embolalia/willie/wiki/Comparison-to-other-bots

@myano myano closed this Jan 8, 2014

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