Blur is an event-driven IRC-framework written in and for Ruby.

There are a bunch of other well-written, well-running IRC libraries made for Ruby, but for me, they don't quite cut it as the library I wanted to use for my IRC services. That's how Blur came to be.

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Getting started


Documentation is available here


  • SSL/TLS connections
  • Connect to multiple networks in a single process
  • Non-blocking connections (no threading just for networking)
  • Extensible with scripts that are (re)loadable during runtime