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Feature requests & roadmap / Community manager?
« on: April 24, 2009, 02:36:45 pm »
Hi guys,

I'm not sure if this has been covered before, but I'm curious if there is any community manager or if this has been discussed.

The frontpage is as good as dead, anyone keep an eye on the progress of LMCE is forced to read on the forums and even then it's not really clear what, if anything, is happening.

News stories on LMCE have dwindled to near nothing. I can't remember last time I saw LMCE mentioned on the frontpage of slashdot or linuxtoday.

Developers are attracted to projects that are active and that show progress, and at the moment there is no visible progress nor activity.

Even the two links the top of the page where i'm writing this (help wanted and roadmap) go to 404's!

My suggestion is (if any consensus at all can be achieved on this), appoint a community manager to; collect updates from developers and post them on the front page, make interviews with the developers and post them, collect information from the message boards and post them, write news pieces for news sites, organize testers and gather feedback for the developers, evangelize in general.

What do you think?

Tor Magnus

Users / Radiator zone valves
« on: September 05, 2008, 12:05:25 pm »
I'm currently renovating a flat and I'm having central heating installed. Unfortunately having a manifold with separate zones would be too expensive to do, so I'm considering getting motorized radiator zone valves that I can add over time, turning each room into a separate zone and using 1-wire thermometers/linuxmce as thermostats. I've looked at what's out there and there seem to be a few options. Either Honeywell (proprietary protocol), Siemens (DDC driven) and others like them.

Does anyone have any experience with integrating this? How have you achieved this? I'd like to control them either by 1-wire or plcbus if possible.

Users / Xanura / A10
« on: January 09, 2008, 10:09:55 am »
This is a repost from Pluto forums but I'm reposting it here as there seems to be more traffic here and linuxMCE and Pluto seems pretty interchangable.

I've been looking at various HA solutions for a while now and Pluto seems to fit most of my requirements so that's probably what I'm going to go with.

The difficult point seems to be what hardware solution to go for. X10 seems to be well supported, but I hear about a lot of problems with it, some are US (110V) only so they're right out (I'm in the Netherlands atm). Some are simply not supported by Pluto yet which would make me have to re-evaluate software solution.

My current favorite is A10 devices from Xanura. They seem well built and the A10 spec seems to be a good improvement on the X10 spec, addressing most of the issues I've noticed. I am however not sure it's supported by Pluto, or whether it would be a big effort to support it. According to the material I've seen it should be X10 compatible, but I assume that is on the databus side, not pc interface. I've had a look at the documentation and the serial interface looks very straight forward (and as far as I know could be compatible with X10 interfaces).

Could someone in the know comment on whether this is supported or whether it would be difficult to implement support?

Tor Magnus

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