I'm currently trying to get the big picture of Pluto in order to get ebuilds created for gentoo and get it into portage.
A gentoo port would be awesome!
The links to packaged source code are dead. ... Is there a repository containing particular versions of the packages?
The sources.list for the pluto version of debian has the following sites:http://deb.plutohome.com/debian/
sarge main non-free contribhttp://deb.plutohome.com/debian/
These links should work -they're not dead for me. Maybe someone else can provide the other info you're looking for. (I'm new to this, too. But I'm familiar with Gentoo, so hopefully I can help you out with that.)
Can PlutoHome use arbitrary versions of the other open source projects or do you release your own code modified code for them? (i.e. things like Asterisk, MythTV etc).
From what I understand of pluto (<- read as "better check with an expert!"), they have written wrappers to interface their system with the existing open source projects like Asterisk, MythTV, Xine, Motion, etc. It seems that they pull these programs as-is from the debian repository.
is there any devices that work with PlutoHome for controlling locks (i.e. front door and back door)
I've been looking into this, too, without finding a decent solution for home application. There are a bunch of automatic door locks that are geared towards buildings. Some of the ones that can be also used for homes look way to industrial for my taste. (They're mostly expensive and bulky keypads or finger scanners that lock/unlock the door.) I think a possible solution is to make a motorized (servo) door lock (or use a solenoid) and activate it through an alarm panel's output or a gc100's outputs. I plan on building one this summer so if you're interested I can give you my progress.
ummm... hi? is there anyone about here?
I wonder this, too. Sometimes it is difficult to get a response. :roll: