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Offline reneboer

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Suggestions
« on: February 22, 2016, 05:15:05 am »
Hi,

If you have suggestions for additional functionality please post them here.

Note: Sorry, it is not possible to control Vera (Z-wave) devices directly with the plugin. There is an other topic with options for that.

Cheers Rene
2xVeraLite, VeraEdge, openLuup, ALTUI, 20 switches, 10 dimmers, 20 sensors, 10 scene controllers, 1 Harmony Hub, many plug-ins. Not enough time.

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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2016, 05:09:11 am »
Two features on the to-do list for a post 2.6 release.
- Have the plugin respect the 'disabled' attribute so you can disable it in case of PD etc. March 5 update; this is in V2.7.
- Investigate the option to support channel selections that require a series of digits or an option to have a series of any commands under a single key press.

Cheers Rene
« Last Edit: March 05, 2016, 01:32:06 pm by reneboer »
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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2018, 02:49:16 pm »
Hey Rene,

Not many feature requests here so maybe nobody else needs this, but it would be useful to have a "CurrentActivity" variable as well as the existing "CurrentActivityID" variable to use in watches.  CurrentActivity variable would use the name value from whatever the activity was set up with.

Likewise if the StartActivity call_action command could take that same text name to initiate the activity that would be cool.

Use case is for example when integrating with third party systems via xAP, MQTT, HTTP, etc ..... so you can use the actual Activity names as opposed to having to maintain a list of Activity name to ID mappings.


Possible?

Martyn

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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2018, 06:28:16 am »
Hey Rene,

Not many feature requests here so maybe nobody else needs this, but it would be useful to have a "CurrentActivity" variable as well as the existing "CurrentActivityID" variable to use in watches.  CurrentActivity variable would use the name value from whatever the activity was set up with.

Likewise if the StartActivity call_action command could take that same text name to initiate the activity that would be cool.

Use case is for example when integrating with third party systems via xAP, MQTT, HTTP, etc ..... so you can use the actual Activity names as opposed to having to maintain a list of Activity name to ID mappings.


Possible?

Martyn
Hi Martyn,

Thanks for the suggestion. This now possible with version 3 and up.

Cheers Rene
« Last Edit: January 21, 2019, 12:19:11 pm by reneboer »
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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2019, 05:07:45 pm »
Hey Rene,
Was thinking about when you start or turn off an activity, that time between when all devices are being powered on or off, would it be possible to have some indication that the hub has received the command and is in process. For example when I click the 'Off' command and 'watch tv' is on, both buttons (off and watch tv) could be green to signify that the hub is turning off the activity but hasn't completed the command yet, then once everything is off just the 'off' button is green.  I don't know if that already exists because occasionally the remote icon changes colour, but not always or consistently. Let me know if you understood what I have written, a little hard to explain  :P

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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2019, 04:30:37 am »
Hi Pabla,

I think I know what you mean, but that does not seem feasible with the Vera as GUI. I attempted this by the Ok acknowledge interval. If you set that two two seconds you should always see the icon change color to give some indication.

As you say the buttons appear to light up inconsistently today, but in the underling code they are switched on of about the same time all the time. It is the GUI that does not always pick that up. I know the idea sounds nice, but I do not think it is the purpose of the Vera or any of the plugins. The idea is that you automate as much as possible, the GUI is just to configure it all and then you no longer look at it (well it should be).

Cheers Rene
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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2019, 12:16:34 pm »
Makes sense! Thanks for the clarification Rene!