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Offline Kaizen

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Hi All,

It seems that I am being pushed to make a move to UI7 on my Vera3 due to plugin support (primarily for the Philips Hue) and I would appreciate any feedback from the community.

My setup is very simple:
- ZWave only (Except for the Hue controller)
- 40 devices (switches, dimmers, remotes and sockets)
- I use a ramp up script for gradual illumination

That's pretty much it. My home has been rock solid for over 5-years and I make changes very infrequently. Wife Acceptance Factor is through the roof so the last thing that I need is for everything to come crashing down after an upgrade.

Thank you in advance.

Offline RichardTSchaefer

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Re: Any reason to not upgrade? Simple Vera3 deployment UI5 to UI7
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2016, 09:05:24 am »
If it works ... do not change!

Offline akbooer

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Re: Any reason to not upgrade? Simple Vera3 deployment UI5 to UI7
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2016, 09:33:07 am »
So your username means  "change for better"...

...in which case you probably shouldn't bother.

Do, however, investigate the use of AltUI as a better interface (unless you're using that already!)
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Offline Kaizen

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Re: Any reason to not upgrade? Simple Vera3 deployment UI5 to UI7
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2016, 10:23:18 am »
So your username means  "change for better"...

...in which case you probably shouldn't bother.

Do, however, investigate the use of AltUI as a better interface (unless you're using that already!)

Good call on the "kaizen" reference  ;)

It's unfortunate that Ui5 no loner works with my Philips HUE but I'll definitely look into the AltUI. Thank you for the pointer!