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Willie

The Python IRC Bot

A project of Nerdfighteria Network

Introduction

Willie is a simple, lightweight, open source, easy-to-use IRC utility bot, written in Python. It's designed to be easy to use, easy to run, and easy to make new features for.

Willie comes with a ton of ready-made features for you to use. It can leave notes for people, give you reminders, check RSS feeds, and much more.

Willie also comes with a fully-documented and easy-to-use API, so you can write your own features. There's also an easy tutorial you can follow along with, to help you learn.

Developing for Willie is a great way to familiarize yourself with Python. It's easy to start, but there's no limit to the cool things you can do with it.

Willie is available in the Fedora package repositories, Arch User Repository, the Python Package Index, and in a tarball.

Features

Project History

Sean Palmer was the original creator of the bot, which he called phenny.

Michael Yanovich improved it, and changed the name to jenni.

Edward Powell improved it even more, with a lot of help from Dimitri Molenaars and Elad Alfassa, and renamed it to Willie. This is the current and most advanced version of the bot, which is supported by Nerdfighteria Network.

A number of other people have helped out along the way, and they can be seen in the CREDITS file in Willie's source code.

Frequently Asked Questions

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willie.dftba.net by Edward Powell is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.