IRC Plugin

Plugin Information

Plugin ID ircbot
Latest Release 2.19-h-1
Latest Release Date Aug 17, 2012
Sources Github
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Issue Tracking Eclipse Bugzilla

This plugin installs Hudson IRC bot on your choice of IRC channels. You can get notifications via IRC and interact with Hudson via IRC. Note that you also need to install the instant-messaging plugin .
 

Installation Requirements
This plugin needs the instant-messaging plugin. Please ensure that the latest version of this plug-in is also installed.

Features

See the  instant-messaging plugin for a description of protocol-independent features.

IRC-specific features

  • support password-protected chatrooms
  • support NickServ authentication

Known Issues

Please look into the issue tracker for any open issues for this plugin.

Debugging Problems

If you experience any problems using the plugin please increase the log level of the logger hudson.plugins.ircbot to FINEST (see Logging ), try to reproduce the problem and attach the collected logs to the JIRA issue.

Changelog

Version 2.9

  • wait 5 seconds after identifying with NickServ before trying to join channels. Should minimize problems if channels are restricted and the NickServ identification isn't fast enough before the bot tries to join the channels. Refs. HUDSON-6600 , HUDSON-8451

Version 2.8

  • fixed: NullPointerException because of incorrect migration of old configurations. HUDSON-8001
  • new feature: new chat notifier which prints the failing tests, too HUDSON-7035

Version 2.7

  • improvement: bot commands are now extensible and open for other plugins (see class BotCommand).
  • improvement: added an extension point to customize the message the bot sends to chats for notification (see class BuildToChatNotifier).
  • improvement: bot may be invited to channels (issue 6600 )

Version 2.6

  • fixed: disconnects (and no reconnects) when changing the global config (issue #6933)
  • improved behaviour when plugin is disabled. I.e. doesn't log unnecessary stuff.
  • fixed: plugins configure option not visible HUDSON-5978 HUDSON-5233
  • use UTF-8 as encoding for sending/receiving messages (previously used default encoding of the Hudson server)

Version 2.5

  • fixed: notify upstream commiter would have notified committers of 'old' builds (HUDSON-6712)
  • improvement: print useful project names for matrix jobs (HUDSON-6560 )
  • fixed: don't delay Hudson startup (HUDSON-4346 )
  • feature: userstat command for bot (HUDSON-6147 )
  • fixed: don't count offline computer for the executors count (HUDSON-6387)

Version 2.4

  • fixed: bot output sometimes send to wrong user (HUDSON-6484)

Version 2.3

  • allow to pass build parameters with the build command (HUDSON-5058 ) Make sure that instant-messaging 1.7 or later is installed.
  • allow to set NickServ passwords

Version 2.2

  • support password-protected chatrooms

Version 2.1

  • new option to inform upstream committers (HUDSON-4629 )
  • Bot uses /msg command to inform channels/users instead of /notice as before. You can restore the old behaviour in the global configuration. (HUDSON-5087 )

Version 2.0

  • This is the first version which is build upon the instant-messaging plugin. Make sure that instant-messaging 1.3 is installed.
  • This version needs Hudson 1.319 or newer
  • Though much care has been taken to migrate settings from previous versions, because of the amount of the changes it cannot be guaranteed that all old settings are migrated correctly!
  • This version supports all options that the Jabber plugin supports. See there for more info.
  • Command responses are no longer send as private messages to the user. Instead they are send to the channel. If you want private messages then send the command as a private message to the bot.

Usage

When you install this plugin, your Hudson configuration page gets additional "IRC Notification" option as illustrated below:

 
In addition, each project should add a "Post-build Actions"> "IRC Notification" configuration as illustrated below:
 

 
For the project configuration, leave the Channels blank to default to the channels defined in the master IRC configration.

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  1. Jun 02, 2009

    Josh Koenig says:

    Any possible support for per-channel passwords?

    Any possible support for per-channel passwords?

    1. Nov 22, 2009

      Christoph Kutzinski says:

      Should be possible - the biggest problem is how to make the UI for this. Please,...

      Should be possible - the biggest problem is how to make the UI for this. Please, create a new issue tracker item for it.

  2. Jan 08, 2010

    Daniel Lindner says:

    I've begun to write a parser API for 2.X style IRC messages of this plugin. The ...

    I've begun to write a parser API for 2.X style IRC messages of this plugin. The API can be used to further process the messages, it just extracts the data.

    The source code can always be found here: http://github.com/dlindner/hudson.irc.plugin.parser

    The first version was created in context of an Open Source Love Day (OSLD): http://schneide.wordpress.com/2009/12/23/open-source-love-day-december-2009/

  3. Jan 12, 2010

    Case Taintor says:

    I think in the latest upgrade, the "Hudson username" and "Hudson password" field...

    I think in the latest upgrade, the "Hudson username" and "Hudson password" fields were added (I don't remember them before...).  So, when I upgraded, it added two fields to the plugin xml to store this data, but, I never had the chance to set data for that.  So, Hudson would just never start up -- its startup process would freeze after joining the IRC room.  I eventually started poking around and saw the empty fields and filled them in with some user data, which, fixed my problem.  Anyway, someone else is probably having the same problem.  The xml file I edited was hudson.plugins.ircbot.IrcPublisher.xml .  I have a locked down Hudson, but, haven't had problems with the IRC bot in the past.

    1. Mar 13, 2010

      Christoph Kutzinski says:

      Please use the issue tracker to report bugs! I don't monitor the comments.

      Please use the issue tracker to report bugs! I don't monitor the comments.

  4. Jan 21, 2010

    sisko says:

    A feature request ! Support of SSL connections to IRC Servers would be nice ...

    A feature request !

    • Support of SSL connections to IRC Servers would be nice
    • Channelkeys should be supported.
    1. Mar 13, 2010

      Christoph Kutzinski says:

      Please use the issue tracker to report feature requests! I don't monitor the...

      Please use the issue tracker to report feature requests! I don't monitor the comments.