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Offline tomgru

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comparison to OpenHab?
« on: October 28, 2015, 10:15:21 am »
Following this with great interest.... seems awesome!

My question is how is this different from OpenHab, at least in spirit?  seems like more platform choice... and easier!

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Re: comparison to OpenHab?
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2015, 10:23:51 am »
I don't have direct experience of OpenHAB, but it certainly has a large and vibrant community.  The down side, for me, was
  • a whole different ecosystem to learn (I have nothing against learning, but I do see some people struggling a bit.  Perhaps they would with openLuup too.)
  • Java implementation, speed and size.
The biggest thing I have Vera to thank for is introducing me to the Lua language, which I didn't previously know.  I have used Java, but now that's not for me. 

openLuup is pure Lua.  I can use existing plugins and have a pretty extensive system running in a few megabytes.  It's fast and small and runs easily on an Arduino Yun (which I also have configured as a gateway to MySensors Arduinos.)  Java wouldn't do that too well.

Its genesis can be traced back to this post, where @d55m14 asked if one of my other plugins (DataYours) could be run on a RaspberryPi.
http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php/topic,31078.msg220330.html#msg220330

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Re: comparison to OpenHab?
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2015, 10:31:40 am »
Thanks.. your first bullet is me completely 😃

I'm a Windows guy... look forward to seeing how this keeps getting better