[ANN] Autumn Leaves - Ruby IRC bot framework

Autumn Leaves is a full-featured framework on top of which IRC bots can
be quickly and easily built. It features a very Ruby-like (and
poignant!) approach to bot-writing, a complete framework for loading and
daemonizing your bots, multiple environment contexts, and painless
logging support.

Features

  • Convention over configuration: Less configuration and more getting
    straight to coding. Autumn Leaves, like Ruby on Rails, is “smart,” and
    can fill in the blanks for the tedious parts of writing a bot.

  • Rich IRC library: Simple, straightforward methods give you high-level
    control of your bot without having to worry about the nitty-gritty
    details of IRC.
    Persistent data support: Bots can write data to a file, to be available
    even when restarted. (No database support … yet …)

  • Familiar Rails-like approach: Concepts like filters, environments, and
    a standardized directory structure, all familiar to Rails programmers,
    are employed.

  • Multiple environments and extensive configuration: Bots can run in
    testing and production environments, or whatever configurations you see
    fit. Support for global, environment-specific, and bot-specific
    configuration.

  • Built-in logging: An extensible logging class logs at multiple
    severity levels and partitions logs by environment.

Example Implementation:
http://code.google.com/p/autumn-leaves/wiki/YourFirstBot
Download: http://code.google.com/p/autumn-leaves/downloads/list
Wiki: http://code.google.com/p/autumn-leaves/w/list
API: http://www.shutupgeorge.com/al-docs/

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