[RELEASE] X10 - lights (Domotica Commander)
(2013-06-26, 18:59)Shoop_NL Wrote:
(2013-06-25, 14:31)finalcut62 Wrote: Shoop_NL: I'm 500% happy with what you've accomplished, but allow me some suggestions for future extensions:

1) 100% Freeformat commands attached to a broader set of XBMC events or non events (like idle). I would like to turn my amp off after some idle time or at a certain time (at 2 am as an example) to make sure no energy is wasted and as I have a very good, but very old amp, I need to send out an IR command (using an Iguanaworks LIRC IR blaster). It would be impossible for you to accommodate every non-domotica tool, but allowing for a free-format item would address that.
2) Extension of events to hook commands to.

Again: thanks very much for your effort!

I have added your suggestions to the wish list
My remarks to your suggestions are;
1) for item 1 xbmc should always be running, else the add-on will not be active
2) Can you explain (or give an example) what you mean by this?

Re 1): yes, XBMC is the main machine that is always running. As this is becoming the central system controlling most of the other devices, keeping it running only makes sense. For instance, I would like XBMC to turn off the beamer (IR) and the amp (also IR) after some idle time, and turn them on after detecting user activity (cursor movement, or even a client becoming active). I was running XBMC on a Raspberry, but performance was just a little too low. Now it's running on a nuc and it's doing just fine.

Re 2): With this I mean being able to activate a total 'light shutdown' after some idle time, saving energy. In my house, the home theatre is indeed a home theatre: it serves no other function as it is built in our cellar. The kids are really amazed by the lights turning off and on, but I like to make sure all electronic components get switched off. For this, I would need to send a separate command line function to either the IR blaster directly or through another device somewhere on the network.

Actually: I just thought that instead of your add-on being just for domotics, it could also very well be used as a universal XBMC extension framework for end users. I found building my own scripts WAY too hard for my capabilities, but would be capable of extending your work. I found little or no other addons that performed the same functions in such a structured and open way as your excellent script!!!

Additionally: Wouldn't it be cool to dim down to zero (instead of turning off) on 'play', simulating the lights turning down in the cinema when starting the movie? ;-)
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[No subject] - by m0v1em4n - 2011-09-19, 22:19
[No subject] - by m0v1em4n - 2011-09-20, 10:10
[No subject] - by m0v1em4n - 2011-09-20, 13:33
[No subject] - by Shoop_NL - 2011-09-20, 17:17
[No subject] - by Livin - 2011-09-20, 17:55
[No subject] - by m0v1em4n - 2011-09-20, 19:28
[No subject] - by Shoop_NL - 2011-09-20, 19:31
[No subject] - by Shoop_NL - 2011-09-20, 19:32
[No subject] - by m0v1em4n - 2011-09-20, 20:33
[No subject] - by m0v1em4n - 2011-09-20, 21:18
[No subject] - by Shoop_NL - 2011-09-20, 21:52
[No subject] - by Livin - 2011-09-20, 23:16
[No subject] - by Shoop_NL - 2011-09-20, 23:39
[No subject] - by m0v1em4n - 2011-09-21, 07:45
[No subject] - by Shoop_NL - 2011-09-21, 15:02
[No subject] - by m0v1em4n - 2011-09-21, 15:57
[No subject] - by m0v1em4n - 2011-09-21, 19:41
[No subject] - by Shoop_NL - 2011-09-21, 20:50
[No subject] - by m0v1em4n - 2011-09-22, 08:52
V0.0.4 Released - by Shoop_NL - 2011-09-25, 14:07
[No subject] - by Shoop_NL - 2011-09-25, 15:57
[No subject] - by m0v1em4n - 2011-09-26, 01:09
[No subject] - by RockerC - 2011-09-26, 12:13
[No subject] - by Shoop_NL - 2011-09-26, 18:55
[No subject] - by m0v1em4n - 2011-09-26, 19:01
[No subject] - by Shoop_NL - 2011-10-01, 15:04
[No subject] - by Shoop_NL - 2011-10-01, 15:14
[No subject] - by m0v1em4n - 2011-10-01, 16:44
[No subject] - by RockerC - 2011-10-03, 12:05
[No subject] - by Kn0wn1 - 2011-10-05, 14:23
[No subject] - by Shoop_NL - 2011-10-06, 19:38
[No subject] - by Kn0wn1 - 2011-10-06, 20:25
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[No subject] - by Kn0wn1 - 2011-10-07, 02:02
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[No subject] - by Shoop_NL - 2011-10-07, 17:57
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[No subject] - by Shoop_NL - 2011-10-30, 10:48
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[No subject] - by Livin - 2011-11-02, 17:49
[No subject] - by baguzzo86 - 2011-11-07, 20:38
[No subject] - by Shoop_NL - 2011-11-12, 10:42
[No subject] - by Shoop_NL - 2011-11-12, 10:46
[No subject] - by Martin75a - 2011-12-14, 22:44
[No subject] - by Shoop_NL - 2011-12-24, 18:25
[No subject] - by Martin75a - 2011-12-30, 14:55
Next Release - by Tophicles - 2012-01-25, 23:14
New version? - by Tophicles - 2012-02-02, 17:22
+1 - by nelsonamen - 2012-02-03, 11:36
[No subject] - by Martin75a - 2012-02-10, 18:17
[No subject] - by Vidman - 2012-02-17, 01:18
V0.0.5 Released - by Shoop_NL - 2012-02-25, 20:37
[No subject] - by Shoop_NL - 2012-02-25, 20:38
[No subject] - by Shoop_NL - 2012-02-25, 20:39
[No subject] - by Shoop_NL - 2012-02-25, 20:45
[No subject] - by Martin75a - 2012-02-26, 11:50
[No subject] - by Shoop_NL - 2012-02-26, 12:22
[No subject] - by Martin75a - 2012-02-26, 12:56
[No subject] - by Shoop_NL - 2012-02-26, 16:57
[No subject] - by Livin - 2012-02-26, 17:44
[No subject] - by Shoop_NL - 2012-02-26, 18:54
[No subject] - by Martin75a - 2012-02-26, 20:42
[No subject] - by Shoop_NL - 2012-02-28, 19:50
[No subject] - by nelsonamen - 2012-02-28, 22:16
V0.0.6 alpha - by Shoop_NL - 2012-03-04, 10:48
V0.0.6 alpha - by Shoop_NL - 2012-03-05, 19:57
[No subject] - by Martin75a - 2012-03-06, 08:20
[No subject] - by Martin75a - 2012-03-06, 19:31
[No subject] - by Shoop_NL - 2012-03-07, 20:22
V0.0.6 alpha updated - by Shoop_NL - 2012-03-07, 21:01
[No subject] - by Martin75a - 2012-03-08, 17:50
[No subject] - by Shoop_NL - 2012-03-08, 21:47
[No subject] - by Martin75a - 2012-03-08, 22:10
V0.0.6 alpha updated - by Shoop_NL - 2012-03-08, 23:17
[No subject] - by Martin75a - 2012-03-09, 09:00
[No subject] - by Shoop_NL - 2012-03-10, 21:36
[No subject] - by Martin75a - 2012-03-11, 11:55
RE: - by Shoop_NL - 2012-08-20, 19:55
RE: - by Martin75a - 2012-08-26, 12:03
RE: [RELEASE] X10 - lights (Domotica Commander) - by finalcut62 - 2013-06-26, 22:04


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