I'm François Stephany, one of the five Squeak gsoc students.
The goal of this project is to build a framework for developing IRC bots. At the moment, the squeak related irc channels rely on non smalltalk bots (who said Lisp?) to provide the needed services. As smalltalkers, we like to eat our own dog food and have special needs. A bot written in smalltalk could have some smalltalkish functionalities (explore image, monticello tracking,...) that would be a bit tricky to provide in other languages.
Squeak already has a client: IRCe, it will be used (and refactored if needed) as a starting point.
The basic functionalities:
- channel logging
- channel administration
- storage bot/infobot
If you have any suggestion/wish for the bot, don't hesitate to tell !
See you all on IRC (#squeak)
[nick: fstephany on freenode -- Thanks Randal :]