Idea on how to send messages to openfire

I have a user that wants to script something to connect the openfire server using Net::XMPP. He has found sendxmpp, however openfire seems to be affected by the net::xmpp bug that is documented. Can anyone give me ideas on a bot that can be used on *NIX based machines that can be cron’d ?



If you know Python it pretty easy to do something using the Twisted framework.