AkariXB v0.4, a Jabber/XMPP bot, released!

June 27, 2016

Back in March, I introduced a new project, AkariXB, which is a bot for the decentralized jabber/XMPP network, and today I’m releasing version 0.4!


The main changes for this release include:

  • New Keyword (dictionary-like) command type.
  • New Alias command type.
  • Basic variable replacement in replies. If a command reply contains {a|b|c}, one of the three characters will replace the whole thing, at random.
  • Basic activity handling.
  • Option to reply to commands always in private.
  • Support for password-protected MUCs.
  • Configurable popup notifications.
  • Configurable XMPP keepalive timeout.


Adding a new keyword-based command

Adding a new keyword-based command

The source code for this release can be downloaded from linux-apps.com, part of the opendesktop.org network.

They’re in the middle of a big migration/renovation, so if the “Download” button doesn’t work for you, scroll down to the “Files” section and get it from there 😉

Development repository is at gitlab.com/akarixb/akarixb-dev.

The main dependencies are Qt and the QXmpp library. Qt 5.x is preferred. Building with Qt 4.8 still works at this time, but it’s not officially supported. Most GNU distributions have QXmpp built for Qt 5 anyway.

I hope this can be included in some GNU distributions soon, but for now, you’ll need to build it yourself 😉


Cheers! o/

Introducing AkariXB, a Jabber/XMPP bot with a GUI

March 9, 2016

Lately I’ve been working on a bot for the decentralized jabber/XMPP network, and I guess it’s time to show it to the world. Well, it’s been available in my git repos from day 0, but still…

Contrary to many other bots out there, this one is built around a GUI to configure and manage it. This means it needs a graphical environment. I might decouple it into GUI and core in the future, but for now…

Adding a custom command

Adding a custom command

It’s only about 2,5 months old, but it can already do a few cool things, such as:

  • Autojoining MUC rooms.
  • Replying to commands. Several types of custom commands can be configured, such as static reply, random string from list, random line from a text file, keyword-based replies, and output of a specified command (this one is on the screenshot).
  • Commands can be set to be used by anyone or just by the JIDs from the administrator list in the settings.
  • Commands can be listed by users using the !commands command. The “!” prefix can be customized.
  • It can, in a way, be used as a regular Jabber client, thought that’s not the intent.

Feedback is welcome. Ideas, too =)

Development code is at gitlab.com/akarixb/akarixb-dev.

The main dependencies are Qt and the QXmpp library.

Cheers! o/

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