ever wished you could tell your bot to give custom replies if certain conditions were met? for example, ignoring mentions by a certain user, replying with something special when someone used a keyword... your dream will eventually become a reality with #FediBooks!!
bear in mind that this is far from finished yet, but i'm working on it. you can check out the progress at https://github.com/Lynnesbian/FediBooks.
this is by far the biggest programming project i've ever worked on, so it might not be done for a while, especially with uni coming up soon.
it will, of course, be free (gratis and libre), with an option to provide donations if wanted. the software won't nag you to donate or anything annoying like that! i want this to be as easy, intuitive, and viable as possible for everyone on the fediverse!
the reason it's called "FediBooks" rather than "Mastodon Ebooks" or similar is because i'm going to be putting in work to make sure it's compatible with as many fediverse clients and servers as possible. i'm only one person and i can't make any promises, but i'll do my best!!
i've never done anything on this scale before so let's hope it goes well
i'm using qt designer to make the GUI, and i'll be choosing between pyside and pyqt5 once it's time to write the code. there's no major differences between the two, apart from licensing, and because i'm using the AGPLv3+ license, there's no issue there.
oh and it'll run on and and even
Umm, uhhh, I think the bots should have a toggle for lasers and explosions and stuff
@lynnesbian perhaps an option to add templates like i had on mine with the american stores & drugs?
@citrustwee oh that's an alright idea
@pea that'd be nice ;p
@greg it supports regex find and replace so you can do that
@lynnesbian god this is so much... you've put so much into this sort of work. thank you for working so hard to make this accessible to everyone
@lynnesbian (i don't have any ideas I just wanted to say you're wonderful for devoting so much time on this project for the community, and thank you so much for doing so )
@lynnesbian i want the computer to say funni things
@lynnesbian this kind of makes me a little sad, is there any chance someone else could pick up the app code and work on it?
@awilfox it still exists but it'd be a monumental effort to get it working, which is why i abandoned it in the future
the fedibooks webapp does the essentials and i'm planning to add more features eventually, such as being able to "chat" with the bots and set blacklisted words
but the app's code is out there if anyone wants to try it, but again i reeeally don't recommend it: https://github.com/Lynnesbian/OldFediBooks
@lynnesbian CLI t?
@audrey command line interface, typing things into a terminal rather than clicking buttons
@firstname.lastname@example.org's anti-chud pro-skub instance for funtimes