BurgieBot is a project that was started early 2008 by Nicolas Trangez and had some short bursts of development since. Its purpose since has been to run inside a small IRC-channel, logging, and more importantly hosting trivia games.
The trivia plugin is the most important feature of BurgieBot, and the one I enjoyed most over the last months. I didn’t announce it back then because it had some small bugs that needed fixing. Those are fixed now, and the bot runs quite nicely. There’s a lot that I wanted to fix/change before releasing it, but following the release early, release often philosophy, I’m releasing it now.
- Easy to extend with plugins
- Trivia plugin
- Automatic reloading of plugins without restarting the bot
- No i18n, most strings are in Dutch
- No docs…
- Automatic reloading of plugins sometimes fails
- Python 2.5 or higher
- SQLAlchemy 0.4.4 or higher
- pyinotify (used for reloading modules on the fly)
How to run it
Create a settings.py file in the folder containing the burgiebot.py file containing:
channels = ['#demochannel',]
host = 'irc.demoserver.org'
port = 6667
nick = 'BurgieBot'
dsn = 'sqlite:///file.db' # Use an sqlite db
colors = True # Display messages in color
And run the bot using
You can browse the code here (yes, that’s a Django-based gitweb-like interface, which is WIP and unreleased ), or clone the git repository from