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Users / Re: zwave dimmable light switches
« on: November 13, 2013, 02:00:48 pm »
I noticed the same thing, however as I always control my lights from custom scenarios which I write (I never use floorplan or list controls in orbiter) it's not a big problem for me.

Users / Re: Kickstarter Campaign to fund a programmer?
« on: September 11, 2013, 12:04:33 am »
Do I think that having Thom dedicate his worktime on LinuxMCE for a year? Absolutely. Do I think that a kickstarter campaign will attract even 10% of Thom's desired goal? Not in a million years.

Let's face it: The people who are using LinuxMCE these days are mainly cheapskates. They use it cause it is free as in beer. Some are here, cause they think they can make a quick buck out of it for clients.

But many of those same cheapskates I bet would pay for a commercial closed source product (IF it existed) with all the polish and finesse that companies with capital could develop. Pluto was ahead of it's time. I think the potential for something like LinuxMCE has grown massively in the last 5 years and none of the major players have stepped in to fill it...yet.

Users / Re: Kickstarter Campaign to fund a programmer?
« on: September 09, 2013, 05:42:56 pm »
A couple thoughts:

1) In the ~5 years I've been following this project I've seen a LOT of faces come and go. I don't know if these are mostly people that get their systems running and the cast off until they hit a problem and come back for help, or mostly people who get frustrated and leave. I don't know what the distribution is.

But it's possible that the number of users that would support such a campaign is larger than the active number of users currently on this forum - IF you can somehow reach them.

2) Pitch the campaign not as a list of upgrades to the existing system but as a Full Software Solution. The current LMCE version would be referred to as a "proof of concept" (although internally the team knows it is so much more). This would make the campaign palatable to people that haven't ever HEARD of LMCE (i.e an audience that's orders of magnitude larger than the current community).

Users / Re: Kickstarter Campaign to fund a programmer?
« on: September 09, 2013, 02:35:16 am »
Maybe you could find people that want extravagant smart home setups.  Let them pay you to build it from the ground up(most rich people love having things they think nobody else does).  Then give it to us for free :)  Then you could have support funding and people asking you questions about stuff all the time and get payed for it(lackies doing most of the work, ME! ME!).  User error is the biggest money maker.

Installers who use Crestron and AMX already have the rich market cornered.

Users / Re: How can I use other devices data in events?
« on: September 04, 2013, 09:41:21 pm »
I took a really bad approach to this in my setup. But it works.

I ended up having my events call a python script which gets the relevant device data or status directly from the mysql database and interacts back with LMCE via MessageSend.

Users / Re: Kickstarter Campaign to fund a programmer?
« on: September 04, 2013, 07:22:36 pm »
I'd be interested. Any initial thoughts on how you would structure it? 

Developers / Re: Chromecast
« on: August 26, 2013, 04:48:52 pm »

Developers / Re: Transmission torrent on LinuxMCE
« on: August 21, 2013, 04:44:15 pm »
What is your level of transmission integration into lmce?  Are you currently using transmission events to trigger notifications?

It's mostly not integrated, except that i have an on-complete script that Tranmission executes when a torrent completes. This on-complete script calls MessageSend which posts a pop-up notification to my orbiters. I started looking into having it also use email notification via LMCE.

Unrelated to LMCE is that I have the on-complete script calling Notify My Android to send push notices to my mobile devices.

Developers / Re: Transmission torrent on LinuxMCE
« on: August 14, 2013, 08:10:38 pm »
Still haven't had a chance to check out your work, but one thing that I did with my setup that you might consider adding in the future is: use Transmission's on-complete events to trigger notifications through LMCE.

Developers / Re: Chromecast
« on: August 13, 2013, 01:47:57 am »
The Chromecast is a little different in that the remote device instructs the Chromecast to stream a particular piece of content after that the remote device merely acting as a remote control. You don't stream to Chromecast.



Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: August 12, 2013, 03:51:02 pm »
I'm interested. Have the ASUS EF201, HTC One, and HTC One X.

Gearing up to have a baby, so a little busy with "nesting" right now, but I usually have some time starting around 10:30PM EST.

Developers / Re: Transmission torrent on LinuxMCE
« on: August 01, 2013, 08:15:34 am »
Excellent, thank you, that's completed the patch for the web admin area (attached), but could you direct me to the correct place to get the /usr/pluto/bin scripts, as I have one to update that area too.

Also, how do I go about the database?  There's a new database added, which I do using the install script in the initial download, create the database, tables and a the new user to access this database?!

Sorry, lots of questions, and I've no idea how many people actually use this, or would even want it?!


I've got my own duct-taped transmission setup going alongside LMCE, so I'm looking forward to checking your work out.

Users / Re: At Home with LinuxMCE: Photos
« on: July 31, 2013, 05:12:20 am »
It's funny, my setup is so clean (much is integrated into furniture/finishes) that there's not much to take pictures of.

Video on the other hand would be a more telling story, so maybe I'll take a stab at some of those.

Users / Re:
« on: July 23, 2013, 02:41:50 pm »
Keep it up.   for vlc,  I recall seeing it in the list of installables within webadmin,  but never succeeded to get it to play anything. Seems it was at least supported at one time.

Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 4 Beta

Users / Re: Funding Drive: ZWave Door Locks
« on: June 26, 2013, 04:07:40 pm »
Hari's working with the OpenZwave project to design the next-generation Z-wave driver which will (presumably) ultimately be folded into LMCE.
From lurking in the OpenZwave google group I discovered that to obtain details on the security protocol implementations Sigma Designs (chip manufacturer) requires an NDA, money, and other arrangements which just aren't practical for non-profit community groups like OpenZwave or LMCE.  Attempts are underway to reverse-engineer the protocol, but there's been no estimate on timeline.

If you really want a remote-controllable door lock in the near-term I'd look at a wired system with relay.

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