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General Discussion / Лучшие стрим
« Last post by StevenPhamy on January 16, 2017, 10:33:27 am »
Лучшие стримы на игру rust 2017 - http://domovoy27.ru/
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General Discussion / Re: What's next?
« Last post by BracketNova on January 14, 2017, 12:19:31 am »
Agreed, I have iPads that I won't update as a result of this.
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General Discussion / Re: What's next?
« Last post by peadard on January 12, 2017, 02:07:51 am »
Nicely said Bob, I agree with you in all aspects.
Would be great to get the IOS app up and running again also as it is a huge part of the system.
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General Discussion / Re: What's next?
« Last post by bpwwer on January 10, 2017, 11:01:25 am »
John,

None of those issue sound terribly difficult when looked at individually. Reviewing the licensing is obviously time consuming so possibly a small group of us could split the work and take that off your plate.  All we'd need is the open source license (or licenses) that you'd be comfortable with and access to the source.   Github does allow for private repositories (although that does have a monthly cost) where you could control who has access.  I'm not sure if there are other similar hosting services, maybe someone else has a suggestion.  I'd be willing to host a git repository with limited access if need be.

Updating to support newer Visual Studio is something that could happen after the code is released.  Current build requirements are good whatever they are.

One of the advantages of open source is the ability for more people to review and fix security issues if they exist.  Right now anyone using Elve is vulnerable to any security issues with no recourse to get them fixed.

I can understand your reluctance to hand over any control of something you put so much effort into. I'd feel the same way. 

Bob

An analysis of the code and various open source licenses would need to take place to ensure there are not conflicts with open source licenses.

Additionally I think a few drivers which require 3rd party installations would need to be removed... possibly just JR Media Center  Active Home SDK.

Modifications might also be needed to get it to compile in more recent versions of visual studio and .net libraries.

Releasing the source could also expose any "potential" security vulnerabilities.
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General Discussion / Re: Alexa and or IFTTT Integration
« Last post by peadard on January 10, 2017, 01:34:01 am »
Cool. Thanks for that info. I will look into the RZCOP. I don't know if this helps but i find its easier with Alexa to send the commands directly to the M1 and bypass Elve. Its simple to do with the bridge just let me know if you want to know how to do it.
Whole house audio would be interesting.. I currently have a raspberry pi set up as a airplay receiver with the Aux out sent to my amp, the audio out from this then runs out to my M1 through a series of outputs that allow me to turn on and off speakers as I wish. I also added this to Alexa and I can ask her to "turn on  or off the outdoor speaker" etc (also controllable by Elve). I did think about using the Dot because it has an Aux out for this purpose. I think its going to be difficult with the Echo as it has no aux out or Bluetooth out :(
I'd be interested in the Squeezserver skill if it came out
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General Discussion / Re: Alexa and or IFTTT Integration
« Last post by magrann on January 09, 2017, 04:21:54 pm »
Good to know about the siri control too.  I connect the Z-wave to Elk with the RZCOP.  I use the RZCPG(primary controller) remote to add the Zwave device to the network and then update the RZCPG as a second controller.  I then add it to the Elk lighting module via Elk RP.  It then is available to me thru the Elk driver in Elve.  Most rules and automation is done through Elk M1 and Elve is just for front end use.

I thought about upgrading to the ViziaRf plus model but not yet clear if I would need a plus RZCOP and RZCPG.  I think the only advantage for ViziaRf plus is two way communication which with voice control may not be as important.  When controlling from a tablet it can become annoying or confusing that lights don't always show current state.

I am following another forum where someone is developing a squeezeserver skill I believe.  I am also trying to figure out a way to get Amazon Music to play through my whole house audio.

Cheers
Mike
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General Discussion / Re: Alexa and or IFTTT Integration
« Last post by peadard on January 09, 2017, 03:18:46 pm »
Hi Mike.
Happy new year mate. I also tried using IFTTT last year and you are correct it works but is not very scalable.
I ended up using the HA bridge and have been using it for some time running on a raspberry pi.
It works great and I also run a HomeKit bridge and exposed the Hue Bridge to it as a Phillips Hue hub and now Siri can also control the Elve stuff.
https://github.com/bwssytems/ha-bridge/issues/159

I noticed you are using Zwave for the Lighting. I am currently using X-10 and am looking to move away from it. How are you connecting Zwave to the M1? or are you controlling it from Elve directly?
Cheers.
Peadar.
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General Discussion / Re: Alexa and or IFTTT Integration
« Last post by magrann on January 06, 2017, 02:55:00 pm »
Well I made even more progress.  I was able to find a program (ha bridge) that emulates a Philips Hue system.  I am using this bridge to have the echo talk directly to my elve system.  So far I am able to control lights, tv and music.


Echo controls...Zwave LightsHA Bridge & Elve - Elk Driver
MultiRoom AudioHA Bridge & Elve - Monoamp Driver (I built it but haven't released it)
SageTvAlexa SageTv Skill (thanks to tmiranda on SageTv forum) 
Whats next...Logitech Media ServerElve - Logitech  Driver
HVACProbably HA Bridge & Elve - Elk Driver

Cheers
Mike
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General Discussion / Re: What's next?
« Last post by John Hughes on January 05, 2017, 07:06:28 pm »
An analysis of the code and various open source licenses would need to take place to ensure there are not conflicts with open source licenses.

Additionally I think a few drivers which require 3rd party installations would need to be removed... possibly just JR Media Center  Active Home SDK.

Modifications might also be needed to get it to compile in more recent versions of visual studio and .net libraries.

Releasing the source could also expose any "potential" security vulnerabilities.
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General Discussion / Re: Alexa and or IFTTT Integration
« Last post by magrann on January 01, 2017, 08:34:17 pm »
So I was able to get this to work thru IFTTT.  Of course it is not very scaleable since I don't see a way to add any variables.  At least I can hard code a few basic commands and scene triggers for the time being.  I will begin research into building an Alexa Skill or worst case buying maybe a smart hub to connect.

Cheers
Mike
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