0.28 Released

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pauln
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0.28 Released

Postby pauln » Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:16 pm

Version 0.28 of the beta firmware has been released. You will see dramatic improvements in linking, robustness, and the UI.

Documentation is pending, but please feel free to post or email with questions.

If you are a member of the beta program and do not receive the firmware by Saturday morning, please email me at paul _at_ simplehomenet.com.

Thanks for your patience and enjoy!

heatvent
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Postby heatvent » Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:48 am

pauln

Mine is not loading. I have v0.19 beta and when I load the image.bin file it says webpage not found. Any thoughts??

heatvent
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Postby heatvent » Sat Dec 15, 2007 1:19 am

I used the ezhomenet utility to flash it, not sure if that was the right thing to do. It now says v .28 in the utility but the username/password of ezserve / simplehomenet no longer works

pauln
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Login

Postby pauln » Sat Dec 15, 2007 6:38 am

You did the right thing.

Did you use case sensitive login and password?

EZServe

Simplehomenet

If you use all lower case, it won't log you in.

heatvent
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Postby heatvent » Sat Dec 15, 2007 9:24 am

Still not working. Is the case something else. I have tried several combinations of caps lowercase and no luck.

Strike that. Should use:

EZServe

simplehomenet

ddamron
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Postby ddamron » Sat Dec 15, 2007 3:23 pm

Paul, I did not get the message..

my email is dan at damron dot ca

thanks.
Dan

heatvent
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Postby heatvent » Sun Dec 16, 2007 12:04 am

Here's my assessment.

Not as much progress as I had hoped, although does seem to be more functional that the last time. I assume all of the work is in the guts and may not be as apparent to the user. There are a couple of must haves in the next few releases, in my opinion, as well as some things that I would like to see in future releases, summarieced below.

1. Probably an OK time to start some preliminary documentation. For example, I am not sure how the groups/links work since there seems to be a need for a group/link for every device whether or not you want it linked to another device.

2. Need to be able to dim in larger increments and also to be able to set the dim level. Changing dimming by using the bright / dim buttons moves at I am guessing 2% each time I hit it. Long way down to 50%.

3. Naming conventions should allow the use of a space so that this starts taking the appearance of a user friendly program.

4. At some point, you will need to think about whether or not to have advanced macros with multiple ifs and multile thens and elses. I don't have an ocelot but I think it's popularity is with what it connects to and how advanced it can be programmed.

5. That brings me to my next point which is not a must have, but if the idea is to be the Ocelot for Insteon (not sure if that's what you are targeting), at some point you will need to start supporting ad-on modules. I realize lets get the basics done first.

6. I have to say I'm not a huge fan of the interface. Maybe because I really haven't been much of a web interface fan historically. I'm not sure if some of the more polished web technology could be used like Java to add things like expanding trees in order to increase the ease of use.

FYI, I haven't really noted any bugs per say because the EZHomeNet beta software really isn't far enough along for me to use as a controller for my HA so I am only at a point of trying it out on a test basis. Really though, there's not that much to it at this point so I'm not sure I could have much more anyway.

ddamron
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Postby ddamron » Wed Dec 19, 2007 9:09 pm

Sorry, I haven't had time to play with the beta..

I've been VERY busy with my linuxmce driver.. it's almost there...
working on 'Spidering' the Insteon network...

Dan


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