Exciting news for infobot-lovers everywhere:
We’ve just released flooterbuck v1.2, which is the first
release in Quite Some Time. No more of this “Don’t get the release, get
a CVS checkout”, no sirree — 1.2 is the first release of a Release Early, Release Often strategy that will hopefully last longer than one release.
A list of changes in 1.2 is available. Note that there is a
good chance you missed 1.1 if you only watched the webpage and not the files
area on Sourceforge, since both Dagbrown and I missed it, and we’re
two of the three people actively working on the project — so be sure to note the 1.1
part of the changelog too.
For those just tuning in, flooterbuck is an infobot, very closely based on Kevin
Lenzo’s original, which is explicitly not a huge rewrite project
— just a matter of fixing bugs and trimming bits here and there and
refactoring when a block of code becomes sufficiently offensive that
there is no other way. The goal is a fun bot to play with while avoiding
second-system effect and vaporware.
Halfjack, Fimmtiu — don’t suppose you’d
be interested in basing pea on floot? If, y’know, you’re bored. The more
testbots I use regularly, the merrier, and since part of the idea of floot
here is “make adding functionality straightforward”, it’ll be easy
to keep pea-specific bits pea-specific.