[sword-devel] Jabber/MSN/Googletalk/ICQ/Yahoo/AIM/etc. Bible chat bot

Eeli Kaikkonen eekaikko at mail.student.oulu.fi
Tue Mar 21 05:11:31 MST 2006

I announced the Jabber Bible chat bot earlier in sword-devel list. Now
it has been developed further and tested (thanks to Andre Braselmann for

The bot works natively in Jabber/XMPP network. It works also natively in
Google Talk because G.T. actually uses Jabber/XMPP protocol. Through
special gateways or transports it works also with other IM systems. I
have tested it with MSN 1-to-1 and groupchat. It should work with
Yahoo!, ICQ, AIM etc. Basically it's possible that the bot hangs on an
IRC channel but it would require more work.

If you want to run the bot on your machine you need Python >= 2.3 and
jabber.py library. It's easy to set up and runs in Linux, WinXP and
probably other systems.

If you want to chat with the bot, you have to know an IM adress of some
running instance. Then you can add it to your buddy
list/roster/contacts, start a chat and type e.g. "help" or "joh1:1".

The bot has a diatheke frontend which can be used also independently
from command line. It's quite nice if you need to read Bible in text

The bot can use all the modules diatheke can use. Module options
(strongs etc.) work, Unicode characters work.

See http://iki.fi/eelik/jabberbiblebot/ . There are software packages
and some old screenshot and a conversation log. A project is pending on

Ask me if you want to know more, but first download the (small) package
and read the README. The bot has quite extensive online help system.

	Eeli Kaikkonen (Mr.), Oulu, Finland
	e-mail: eekaikko at mailx.studentx.oulux.fix (with no x)

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