Home Automation Control GUI interface in XBMC with API - Dimming the Lights and such?
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I've been reading through the XBMC home automation threads, and see that there have been some really interesting ideas. My desired feature is less ambitious than others. I would like my lights (which could either been insteon or z-wave) to dim when I start playing a movie and to fade back up when I stop. It would be fantastic if one of the guys on the developer team had time for this, but I've also been browsing through Trac and I see that this project has a lot of other (and much more pressing) needs.

I'm a developer. I love Java and ruby. I've done professional web development (although that's not likely helpful here other than the mindset) and I'd like to work on this. I just need a push in the right direction.

I see that XBMC has an HTML api and a broadcast service. Would it be wise for me to utilize those services? This doesn't seem to be a Python script, because I don't want to have to launch a script to turn down the lights. It also doesn't seem to be a plugin. I'm leery of diving head first into the source code of a huge project in a language I can (with work and google) decipher, but not necessarily understand.

I'm looking to develop under Linux (where I'm most comfortable), but I have a machine dedicated to each of the other major operating systems.

Any pushes in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.
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Home Automation Control GUI interface in XBMC with API - Dimming the Lights and such? - by nixterrimus - 2008-10-27, 07:20
[No subject] - by topfs2 - 2008-10-27, 08:42
[No subject] - by Geeba - 2008-10-27, 18:25
[No subject] - by Rocketman - 2008-10-29, 05:11
[No subject] - by a_madman - 2008-10-29, 18:14
[No subject] - by nixterrimus - 2008-10-29, 19:22
[No subject] - by Rand Al Thor - 2008-10-29, 19:40
[No subject] - by nixterrimus - 2008-10-29, 20:37
[No subject] - by Rand Al Thor - 2008-10-29, 21:23
[No subject] - by nixterrimus - 2008-11-13, 07:19
[No subject] - by sicon99 - 2008-11-13, 09:08
[No subject] - by nixterrimus - 2008-11-13, 09:12
[No subject] - by waldo22 - 2008-11-16, 16:46
[No subject] - by sicon99 - 2008-11-17, 00:50
Internship - by nixterrimus - 2008-11-17, 23:01
[No subject] - by sicon99 - 2008-11-17, 23:06
[No subject] - by nixterrimus - 2008-11-17, 23:10
[No subject] - by sicon99 - 2008-11-18, 00:19
[No subject] - by ficklma1 - 2008-11-25, 20:53
[No subject] - by Rand Al Thor - 2008-11-26, 00:35
[No subject] - by waldo22 - 2008-11-26, 16:14
[No subject] - by miamiwice - 2008-11-26, 19:18
[No subject] - by Rand Al Thor - 2008-11-26, 22:03
[No subject] - by waldo22 - 2008-11-27, 01:53
[No subject] - by b7ll - 2008-11-27, 13:07
[No subject] - by waldo22 - 2008-11-27, 15:14
[No subject] - by miamiwice - 2008-11-27, 17:53
[No subject] - by waldo22 - 2008-11-28, 03:25
[No subject] - by b7ll - 2008-11-28, 10:16
[No subject] - by miamiwice - 2008-11-28, 20:19
[No subject] - by waldo22 - 2008-11-29, 07:24
[No subject] - by miamiwice - 2008-11-29, 17:18
[No subject] - by waldo22 - 2008-11-29, 17:34
[No subject] - by timdog82001 - 2008-12-03, 14:52
[No subject] - by ToddW7 - 2008-12-18, 03:56
[No subject] - by ahreno - 2009-11-16, 06:13
[No subject] - by nixterrimus - 2009-11-16, 07:39
[No subject] - by ahreno - 2009-11-16, 07:45
[No subject] - by nixterrimus - 2009-11-16, 08:00
[No subject] - by rickardkk - 2009-12-31, 16:02
[No subject] - by giantpopples - 2010-03-26, 01:21
[No subject] - by JabberwockPL - 2010-03-26, 23:54
[No subject] - by giantpopples - 2010-03-28, 16:47
[No subject] - by JabberwockPL - 2010-03-28, 19:27
Home automation system - by user123 - 2010-05-20, 11:31
[No subject] - by giantpopples - 2010-05-23, 18:11
[No subject] - by retret66 - 2011-01-02, 06:13
[No subject] - by XMBC_FREAK - 2011-10-14, 21:21
[No subject] - by Livin - 2011-10-15, 00:17
[No subject] - by XMBC_FREAK - 2011-10-15, 06:25
[No subject] - by XMBC_FREAK - 2011-10-15, 06:43
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