irker - submission tools for IRC notifications

irkerd is a specialized IRC client that runs as a daemon, allowing other programs to ship IRC notifications by sending JSON objects to a listening socket.

It is meant to be used by hook scripts in version-control repositories, allowing them to send commit notifications to project IRC channels. A hook script, irkerhook.py, supporting git, hg, and Subversion is included in the distribution; see the install.txt file for installation instructions.

The advantage of using this daemon over individual scripted sends is that it can maintain connection state for multiple channels, avoiding obnoxious join/leave spam.

The file install.txt describes how to install the software safely, so it can't be used as a spam conduit.

Please read the files security.txt and hacking.txt before modifying this code.

Eric S. Raymond September 2012