[Members] Memberbot updates?

Mateusz Biliński mateusz.bilinski at gmail.com
Tue Oct 6 17:18:39 CDT 2009

On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 23:58, anders conbere <aconbere at gmail.com> wrote:
> I proposed a couple features to stpeter today with respect to memberbot.
> 1) Send muc invites when meetings occur
> 2) Alert members of voting periods begin / end
> Mostly I'd just like to have a better idea about when there are events
> occurring that I as a member would like to involve myself in, but have
> probably forgotten about.
> stpeter suggested that the memberbot code was a little bit rotted and
> could use a fresh start. And that there were updates made to it during
> google summer of code last session. I was hoping to get the members
> general opinion of embarking on a memberbot update and maybe some
> other features other folks would want. Basically just get some ideas
> about what more the XSF could provide to members to help make their
> jobs more fun / fulfilling / easier.
> Having not yet seen the current implementation I would say that the
> goals for something like this would be to.
> 1) fulfill a majority of the use cases, at a minimum meeting the
> current feature set
> 2) make the code easy to read and maintain in order to facilitate
> unforeseen use cases and bug fixes
> 3) possibly make the source more easily available to leverage the
> number of bright folks we have in the membership already.

Agree. :)

I'm the person that has rewritten memberbot to act as sleekbot plugin.
There are currently two separate versions of it - chat-based and

With Alex, we agreed that we will focus on the second one and upcoming
votings will have to be done via clients that support both data forms
and ad-hoc commands.

Current implementation needs some final coding (mostly in aggregating
results AFAIR), but as proof-of-concept it works pretty well. I think
that feature (2) is implementable. Feature (1) is not connected with
voting unless you thought of meetings that summarize results of
surveys (if so then it could be implemented, too).

I could place the code on mercurial repo at code.google.com if needed.
Probably it would be reasonable to finish basic functionally before

Mateusz Biliński

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