funbot: IRC bot for fun, learning, creativity and collaboration.

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One day an idea came up on the #freepost IRC channel: We didn't need much of the serious features IRC bots provide, but we could develop an IRC bot collaboratively, for fun and for learning new skills and languages! I also thought this is a great chance for people to quickly see their code in real use, which is motivating when learning programming, and it's a chance to introduce Haskell to the community.

While the bot is made for and by the Freepost community, it is fully intended for use any anyone else! For experienced Haskell developers, this bot can perhaps provide space for creativity and custom advanced plugins and features.

Since this bot is meant for collaborative development while really running it, the running instance in #freepost is built from the git repository. Occasionally releases will be made to Hackage. If you want to be sure you have all the latest features, check out the git repository (and/or ask us to make a release if you think it's been long enough).

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Versions, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4,, 0.5
Change log ChangeLog
Dependencies aeson, base (>=4.7 && <5), bytestring, feed, feed-collect, HTTP, http-listen, irc-fun-bot (==0.2.*), irc-fun-color, network-uri, settings (<0.2), text, time, time-interval, time-units, transformers, unordered-containers (>=0.2.5), vcs-web-hook-parse [details]
License LicenseRef-PublicDomain
Copyright ♡ Copying is an act of love. Please copy, reuse and share.
Author The Freepost community, see AUTHORS file
Revised Revision 1 made by akrasner at Thu Sep 17 13:08:26 UTC 2015
Category Network
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Source repo head: git clone
Uploaded by akrasner at Thu Sep 10 21:39:39 UTC 2015
Distributions NixOS:0.5
Executables funbot
Downloads 1595 total (19 in the last 30 days)
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Last success reported on 2015-09-10 [all 6 reports]
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An IRC bot for learning, fun and collaboration in the Freepost community. There is a project page here.


See the .cabal file for more info and link to project website and version control.

The official download location is the Git repository:

Occasionally, releases may be made to Hackage, the Haskell package repository. See

Some of the dependency libraries may have recent features not released to Hackage yet. See the guide linked at the bottom for their clone URLs. If you use a released version of funbot, you can safely install all the dependencies from Hackage as usual.

This program is free software, and is committed to software freedom. It is released to the public domain using the CC0 Public Domain Dedication. For the boring "legal" details see the file 'COPYING'.

See the file 'INSTALL' for hints on installation. The file 'ChangeLog' explains how to see the history log of the changes done in the code. 'NEWS' provides a friendly overview of the changes for each release.

Reporting Bugs and Suggesting Features

If you found a bug, or you have an idea, a feature request or a wishlist item, open a ticket for it! Even if you're goint to implement something or try to solve it.

This project uses Rel4tion's ticket system. See the project page for details.

You can open an issue in NotABug if you prefer, and it will then be moved to Rel4tion's ticket system. But it is generally preferred you use that system directly.

User/Contributor Guide

There is a detailed guide for running the bot and creating a development setup. It's here. If anything happens and it's unavailable, there is a (maybe lagging 1-2 hours behind) mirror of the guide source here.

If you're going to implement some feature or fix some bug you found, start by opening a ticket so that other people will know which features are being developed and who does what.