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SDBA Revolution

SDBA Revolution is an open-source architecture written in Perl which simplifies and streamlines the process of writing applications that run on an instant messaging network. It features easy scripting of IM responses, session variables which are consistent across messages, session time limits, support for multiple "apps" from one bot, basic security, the ability to use multiple access lists, and capabilities to allow external application integration. It makes writing IM apps very much like writing mod_perl or PHP pages. It currently supports AIM, MSN, ICQ, YIM, and Jabber. The homepage has full tutorials and documentation.

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Recent releases

  •  02 Jul 2004 17:42

    Release Notes: Support has been added for picture display (must use the loose in the zip file). A blank-response bug has been fixed. Support for non-mobile libraries has been added. The picture must be a PNG.

    •  25 Feb 2004 16:06

      Release Notes: It is now possible for external applications to control and integrate with the bot and send messages through it by dropping an XML file in an integration directory. See the tutorial at for details. Minor log file changes were also made.

      •  20 Feb 2004 16:18

        Release Notes: This release adds the ability to pass the protocol, screenname, and password on the commandline, to allow external applications to dynamically start the server under any account.

        •  17 Feb 2004 16:01

          Release Notes: A new function SEND_PAGE was added to initiate messages to MSN mobile devices. Minor bugfixes were made to mobile device support. This release only affects bots running on MSN Messenger.

          •  13 Feb 2004 18:39

            Release Notes: This release fixes the SEND_IM() function to allow for unsolicited messaging on MSN.


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