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Offline tomtcom

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Re: Upcoming 7.29 Core Firmware Release - Advanced Notice
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2019, 07:51:09 pm »
Thanks Melih and team!

Would you expand on details of this item: Firmware has been stabilized, ... , and day to day functionality of your system ...

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I tried to explain in the previous post about Update to the old firmware vs building new firmware....
This release we launched above is the update to the old firmware.
Thanks Melih, appreciate it!

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Re: Upcoming 7.29 Core Firmware Release - Advanced Notice
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2019, 08:08:50 pm »
I think one of the sore points has always been updates that fail and brick the unit requiring people or SSH in and run some obscure code to get it going again.  I am an engineer and computer nerd and it?s challenging.  Typical user would be lost.  It would good if you could resolve these issues


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Re: Upcoming 7.29 Core Firmware Release - Advanced Notice
« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2019, 08:11:40 pm »
Thanks Melih and team!

Would you expand on details of this item: Firmware has been stabilized, ... , and day to day functionality of your system ...

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I tried to explain in the previous post about Update to the old firmware vs building new firmware....
This release we launched above is the update to the old firmware.
Thanks Melih, appreciate it!

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Anytime!
We appreciate your support.

This is only the start! We have an amazing engineering organization that is firing in all cylinders. Product management team will continue to release updates on regular basis and give you insights into how we are making things happen and how we will make home automation great!

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Re: Upcoming 7.29 Core Firmware Release - Advanced Notice
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2019, 12:12:11 am »
...give you insights into how we are making things happen and how we will make home automation great! ...

Make home automation great again!!     ;D
Looking forward to seeing the new firmware. I hope my patience will be rewarded. Ultimately, I'd like to buy a much faster controller (from you guys perhaps?), but reliability is key. There is almost nothing more embarrassing than talking about your automation system to friends and then everything falls apart when they visit you.  :-[  Or even worse would be getting locked out of your own place. Thankfully I've put all "mission critical" tasks on another system.

This brings hope. Thanks.
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Re: Upcoming 7.29 Core Firmware Release - Advanced Notice
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2019, 04:41:19 am »
Nice work!!
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Upcoming 7.29 Core Firmware Release - Advanced Notice
« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2019, 09:20:37 am »
Thunderbirds are GO!

P.s crap did I just say that...

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Re: Upcoming 7.29 Core Firmware Release - Advanced Notice
« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2019, 10:27:57 am »
They had me at the rather definitive statement: "Firmware has been stabilized."

I have my practical concerns, of course (e.g. how fast I'm going to have to move making any plugin changes needed and getting them approved/released in time), but my much greater reaction to this is just being a bit giddy with anticipation to see what comes. If this statement is just half true, we all likely stand to get a lot of relief from some long-standing, vexing annoyances. I think that's really what the majority of us want more than anything. There's no pet device that can be added to the support list that compares, IMO, at least for the moment. First pants, then shoes as they say. Stability has to be #1.

I'm also quite sure this list is far from comprehensive, as improving stability likely involves hundreds or thousands of changes too small (or too internally technical) to be worth mentioning here. It's almost a shame that entire list isn't posted, however, as I think it would be a real public testament to the efforts of the developers and QA in the time spent.
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Re: Upcoming 7.29 Core Firmware Release - Advanced Notice
« Reply #22 on: February 15, 2019, 01:00:49 pm »
I have a very simple system with Vera turning lights on and off based on times of day and sunset etc.  I have no current issues with Vera and all the devices I have are fully intergrated.  Will it be worth me upgrading or should I wait until the new rewrite FW?

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Re: Upcoming 7.29 Core Firmware Release - Advanced Notice
« Reply #23 on: February 15, 2019, 01:14:19 pm »
I have a very simple system with Vera turning lights on and off based on times of day and sunset etc.  I have no current issues with Vera and all the devices I have are fully intergrated.  Will it be worth me upgrading or should I wait until the new rewrite FW?
If you are happy with your system and don't plan to expand it at the present time, I would suggest leaving it as is. The old saying "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," comes to mind.

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Re: Upcoming 7.29 Core Firmware Release - Advanced Notice
« Reply #24 on: February 15, 2019, 05:45:06 pm »



Vera 7.29 New Device Integrations:

   
  • GoControl WO15EMZ5-1 Smart Wall Outlet
  • Zooz ZEN15 Power Switch for Heavy Duty Appliances
  • Zooz ZEN06 Smart Plug
  • Fibaro FGCD-001 CO Sensor
  • Philio PAN04 In Wall Dual Relay (1 way) Switch
  • Philio PAN06 In Wall Dual Relay (1 way) Switch
  • MCO Home Fan Coil Thermostat    MH8-FC
  • MCO Home Fan Coil Thermostat    MH8-FC4
  • Stelpro SMT402 Maestro Thermostat
  • Linear GD00Z-5 Z-Wave Garage Door Controller
  • Bosch RFPR-ZB Radion PIR Wireless Motion Detector
  • Bosch RFDL-ZB Radion Tritech Wireless Motion Detector
  • Sengled E12-N14 Element Classic Bulb
  • Sengled E11-G13 Element Classic Bulb
  • Added support for device detection for 2GIG range of devices

I am using 9 of MCO Home thermostat, so exited you included it to the list, I hope we can control the fan speed on this update.

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Re: Upcoming 7.29 Core Firmware Release - Advanced Notice
« Reply #25 on: February 15, 2019, 06:02:19 pm »
Pleased to see the Phillo dual relays added, now we need to see the smart energy meter to complete the home environmental control.
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Re: Upcoming 7.29 Core Firmware Release - Advanced Notice
« Reply #26 on: February 16, 2019, 03:11:05 pm »
Great news, thanks for the hard work.

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Re: Upcoming 7.29 Core Firmware Release - Advanced Notice
« Reply #27 on: February 18, 2019, 04:54:08 am »
Is the new firmware repartitioning the NAND flash?

This is something I would also like to know since I found out that my VeraPlus is really close to the edge and needs a hard reboot at least once a month to function properly:

Filesystem                Size      Used Available Use% Mounted on
rootfs                    8.6M      8.4M    208.0K  98% /
/dev/root                10.0M     10.0M         0 100% /rom
tmpfs                   124.8M    376.0K    124.4M   0% /tmp
/dev/mtdblock7            8.6M      8.4M    208.0K  98% /overlay
overlayfs:/overlay        8.6M      8.4M    208.0K  98% /
tmpfs                   512.0K         0    512.0K   0% /dev
/dev/mtdblock10          50.0M     11.5M     38.5M  23% /storage
/dev/mtdblock10          50.0M     11.5M     38.5M  23% /etc/cmh-firmware
/dev/mtdblock10          50.0M     11.5M     38.5M  23% /etc/cmh-backup
/dev/sda1               465.7M      4.6M    432.7M   1% /tmp/log/cmh
/dev/mtdblock9           10.0M     10.0M         0 100% /mios

Rebooted:
Filesystem                Size      Used Available Use% Mounted on
rootfs                    8.6M      8.2M    404.0K  95% /
/dev/root                10.0M     10.0M         0 100% /rom
tmpfs                   124.8M    340.0K    124.4M   0% /tmp
/dev/mtdblock7            8.6M      8.2M    404.0K  95% /overlay
overlayfs:/overlay        8.6M      8.2M    404.0K  95% /
tmpfs                   512.0K         0    512.0K   0% /dev
/dev/mtdblock10          50.0M      1.6M     48.4M   3% /storage
/dev/mtdblock10          50.0M      1.6M     48.4M   3% /etc/cmh-firmware
/dev/mtdblock10          50.0M      1.6M     48.4M   3% /etc/cmh-backup
/dev/sda1               465.7M      5.0M    432.2M   1% /tmp/log/cmh
/dev/mtdblock9           10.0M     10.0M         0 100% /mios
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Re: Upcoming 7.29 Core Firmware Release - Advanced Notice
« Reply #28 on: February 18, 2019, 01:57:29 pm »
A few months ago I contacted Vera about the Honeywell T6 Pro Z-Wave Thermostat. Although I got this to be recognized by add a generic z-wave device, not all of its capabilities are supported. At the time the reply stated  that they already had a request to integrate the device. I'm a little disappointed that it doesn't appear on the list. The GetVera page claims to support every certified partner device. I don't have a great number of device but I do have this thermostat and a Centralite smart outlet. These are both from certified partners and neither are really supported. It's a pretty big ding to Vera's credibility.

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Re: Upcoming 7.29 Core Firmware Release - Advanced Notice
« Reply #29 on: February 18, 2019, 04:36:28 pm »
^^^ A few months, many of us having been waiting for years...
One thing I have learnt is that Vera runs on Island time, sometime maybe...
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