Long time, no talk!
I thought about switching over to MisterHouse completely and will be running some tests with it. So you're suggesting to run both simultaneously? I'm not sure...has anyone tried this?
If I were to use MisterHouse, I'd probably just use that exclusively since I know how to code with Perl and it seems that MisterHouse has a good following with helpful people. Probably the only thing that I like about Pluto over MisterHouse is the streaming media, but that shouldn't be too difficult to do with MisterHouse and Perl. Tying in security cameras with Motion should be pretty easy too.
I'll private message you with my email address so that we can discuss.
well in my vision I see MH and Pluto combo in this way: Pluto is nice GUI frontend and partly backend part of system, MH si backend and rapid prototyping environment for everything that is missing in Pluto....
I think if you are about to write perl scripts, then it's better to include them in stripped MH setup. It's quite easy for MH to connect to Pluto and receive events for special device , group ogf devices or everything. It would also be not so hard to write layer in MH that would expose all its devices to be controlled from Pluto GUI interfaces....
I've done some dirty examples, and that is where my Perl coding abilities end, but I am willing to help as much as I can... There will always be things that are missing from Pluto and can be quite easily coded under Misterhouse....
If you ask me, then best way would be to have Perl bundled in Pluto (like Ruby is in GSD, so one can write event handlers and similar modules in Perl and using Misterhouse libraries). That's ideal, till then maybe running Pluto and Misterhouse as separate apps would be fine.