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    HS3 on Linux - controller options?

    I forgot about the plugin limitations of HS3 on Linux. I was narrowing down my decision to opensprinkler and etherrain when I realized that the plugins are not available for these systems on Linux. Is Rain8 basically my only options when running HS3 on Linux?

    Also I'm running HS3 as a VM so I think Rain8 requires an RS232 connection. Not sure how I would manage that.

    Any ideas?


    mcsSprinklers runs under Linux and controls EtherRain. In the Linux configuration it manages the hardware with monitoring so this likely will be a problem with a VM configuration. Integration with HS is via mcsXap plugin.

    For a serial connection or Rain8Net an IP to Serial converter can be used. mcsSprinklers manages the native IP interface. If your IP to Serial converter has a Linux COM emulation then you can use any plugin that runs under HS3 that supports the Rain8Net.


      Thanks for the reply.
      I'm not following completely what you said. mcsSprinkler supports linux but since I'm running in a VM then it will not work for me?

      Is my only option to get an IP to Serial converter?