I offered dt1000 some assistance, and he accepted. I may be new to Python, EventGhost, and for that matter the home automation scene, but I am a damn good programmer, though out of practice. We haven't talked about many details, but I'm in the process of doing some code cleaning ... encapsulation, commenting, increasing readability, robustness and scalability. This will at least take me a few more days to complete.
Once done, I'll be moving on to increasing its device support, and we'll see about additional GUI features. GUIs aren't my specialty.
Between me and dt1000 we have dimming devices, ICON switches (on/off), KeyPadLinc (6 button on/off), and the SmartLinc (duh). To increase support for Insteon
devices, and to test
this support, we need people to test devices we don't have. All that will be required is using EG, the SmartLinc Plugin, SmartLinc, and your Insteon
devices. I'll want copy/paste debugging statements with SmartLinc communication data from EG, along with a short statement about anomalous/unexpected/failing behavior.
The following are Insteon
devices (I can currently think of) I'd be interested in testing or creating support for:
Photobeam Entry Alert
Garage Door openers
any low voltage devices (sprinkler, open/closed sensors, etc.)
freezer failure detectors
any other devices (the odder, the better)
ANY x10 devices (there is currently NO X10 support in this plugin).
LATER ON, after we expand this plugin's support, I'd interested in bridge devices... but first, Insteon
/ X10.If you'd be interested in helping, speak up! (It will be easy, and you'll likely get support for your device.)
It would be great to see this plugin extended. Most of my house is wired with Insteon
(and some Z-wave) ... I use EG to control almost everything on my HTPC (WMC, XBMC, etc) and would love to see this plugin integrate a Device/Group/Event GUI and web UI for controlling via the web server.
just thinking out loud
Would you tell me more about what you envision? Please be detailed (especially about the web UI... because the SmartLinc has an web UI built in... and it can be modifed (search SmartHome's forum's for that, I think... google found it for me before.)
But, how do you see the Device/Group/Event gui being set up? What do the screens look like that you envision to do this?