Message Relay Now Available on #parrot
(Adapted from Will Coleda's posting on our mailing list Aug 29 2007.)
purl in #parrot now supports message relay, thanks to Masque++.
To send a message to another user via purl, you can (either in private conversation with purl or in #parrot), type:
19:15 <@Fred> msg Coke The frobulator is borken. 19:15 <+purl> Message for coke stored.
Note that your msg entry does not begin with the forward slash character (/) which other IRC commands begin with.
Then, when purl sees the recipient unidle, she will send them a private message:
19:16 <purl> You have 1 message waiting.
Respond to the private message with:
19:16 <Coke> messages 19:16 <purl> You received the following messages: 19:16 <purl> Fred [Wed Aug 29 16:15:57 2007] said: The frobulator is borken.
When you're done, don't forget to erase the messages (still in private:)
19:16 <Coke> messages erase 19:16 <purl> Messages erased
Note that timestamps are based on purl 's time zone, not yours.
Note that gossipbot (née messagebot) was a completely separate code base developed by Infinoid (based on a throw away idea from me); As this was being tested, purl started responding to some of the automated messages, and masque was prompted to fix purl's messages. gossipbot is now frozen in an svn repository somewhere; long live purl!
svnbotl on #parrot
svnbotl is our intermittently functioning SVN log bot. The following instructions in operating svnbotl are non-definitive and not guaranteed to work for you. (Isn't that reassuring!)
You must have an account on the feather server. Log in to feather.
Open a screen session.
Enter this command:
pugs -I/home/audreyt/pugs/blib6/lib /home/audreyt/pugs/examples/network/svnbot.pl svnbotl irc.perl.org:6667 300 http://svn.perl.org/parrot true true #parrot
Once the bot is operating, you can detach from your screen session.
Then, on #parrot, enter:
/invite svnbotl #parrot
And it might work! Note: snvbotl has historically had a tendency to leave the channel when processing commits with many files.