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Offline clippermiami

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Adventures in UI 7
« on: November 30, 2015, 08:37:09 am »
I currently have two Vera 3 units running UI 5 (1.5.672) communicating with each other over HTTP.

But obviously somewhere down the road UI 7 is in all our futures so I have my original Vera Lite that unit I use for testing and familiarization with UI 7.  Right now its on the latest, greatest UI 7 release as of 29 Nov 2015. Some observations:

- UI 7 is still terrible for layout, screen usage and configuring.
- a completely idle Vera Lite, NO plug ins, no ZWave, nothing shows Memory utilization at 72% and CPU at 1%. I'd expect that CPU but I was shocked by the memory usage.
- I installed the Blue Iris Plug in thinking that I could remove it from my Vera 3 setup and since its basically autonomous it didn't have to be a part of the Vera 3 <=> Vera 3 configuration. My CPU usage sits around 2% as I would expect but my Memory usage is now 144%.

Today is Monday and I still don't like UI 7.
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Re: Adventures in UI 7
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2015, 12:24:32 pm »
But obviously somewhere down the road UI 7 is in all our futures...
WHAT?!?

I hope this is only speculation... I'm counting on leapfrogging to UI9 or UIX.
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Re: Adventures in UI 7
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2015, 12:33:37 pm »
But obviously somewhere down the road UI 7 is in all our futures...
WHAT?!?

I hope this is only speculation... I'm counting on leapfrogging to UI9 or UIX.

By the time we have UI9 everyone will be saying how good and stable UI7 was and how there are so many bugs in UI9   :o
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Offline clippermiami

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Re: Adventures in UI 7
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2015, 12:38:38 pm »
But obviously somewhere down the road UI 7 is in all our futures...
WHAT?!?

I hope this is only speculation... I'm counting on leapfrogging to UI9 or UIX.

Silly boy, you are destined for disappointment :)
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Re: Adventures in UI 7
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2015, 12:40:06 pm »
But obviously somewhere down the road UI 7 is in all our futures...
WHAT?!?

I hope this is only speculation... I'm counting on leapfrogging to UI9 or UIX.

By the time we have UI9 everyone will be saying how good and stable UI7 was and how there are so many bugs in UI9   :o

Given how much time has been spent on the still flaky UI 7 I'd venture there is not enough time left in the universe to reach UI 9 :)
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Re: Adventures in UI 7
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2015, 12:54:43 pm »
Did we already give up on UI8 ('ala UI6)?

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Re: Adventures in UI 7
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2015, 09:00:02 am »
By the time we have UI9 everyone will be saying how good and stable UI7 was and how there are so many bugs in UI9   :o
I hope that's true... of course, by then we'll just use voice-activated drones to fly around our homes and flip light switches on & off. UI-what?

Silly boy, you are destined for disappointment :)
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Re: Adventures in UI 7
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2015, 09:13:38 am »
Did we already give up on UI8 ('ala UI6)?

UI6 ?? Never heard of it!   ;)
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Re: Adventures in UI 7
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2015, 03:43:57 pm »
Did we already give up on UI8 ('ala UI6)?

UI6 ?? Never heard of it!   ;)

It resides in the same corner of the universe as Windows 9.

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Re: Adventures in UI 7
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2015, 01:56:52 am »
You guys are so silly... you all know that if UI7 ever becomes usable/stable we'll all have moved onto a different platform... SmartThings v3 or OpenHAB v3 or Fibaro Home Center 3 or something else

UI5 is a v1.0 product - mostly works and almost stable, serious issues with core design
UI7 is a v0.5 product - does not work properly and not stable, likely same serious issues with core design as in UI5 but probably worse since they added more junk. Like salt in a wound



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Re: Adventures in UI 7
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2015, 08:02:29 am »
You guys are so silly... you all know that if UI7 ever becomes usable/stable we'll all have moved onto a different platform... SmartThings v3 or OpenHAB v3 or Fibaro Home Center 3 or something else

UI5 is a v1.0 product - mostly works and almost stable, serious issues with core design
UI7 is a v0.5 product - does not work properly and not stable, likely same serious issues with core design as in UI5 but probably worse since they added more junk. Like salt in a wound

And despite all that, my UI7 Vera Edge has worked flawlessly since I had it and has accepted every update without grumble.
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Re: Adventures in UI 7
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2015, 04:25:30 am »
I have been with vera quite a while. I haven't been in the forum for more than half a year, now I wanted to see what progress UI7 made during the last few month.

Thank you for the writeup, very funny (or sad)! I am staying with UI5  8)
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