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    HS4 mnsandler Insteon plugin development chronicals

    All,
    so I picked this project back up; even took some time off of work to get a jump start on it.

    80% of my plugin is generic insteon code. the other 20% is hs specific (ui, triggers, actions, etc). In order to take full advance of HS4 i have to completely rebuild all the UI (my least favorite part of programming).

    So i got the plugin to initialize in HS4 and started on the Settings page, see the first one below.

    I try to update this periodically with my progress and screen shots

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    Mark

    HS3 Pro 3.0.0.534
    Hardware: Insteon Serial PLM | AD2USB for Vista Alarm | HAI Omnistat2 | 1-Wire HA7E | RFXrec433 | Dahua Cameras | LiftMaster Internet Gateway
    Plugins: Insteon (mine) | Vista Alarm (mine) | Omnistat 3 (by Kirby) | Ultra1Wire3 | RFXCOM | NetCAM | MyQ | BLRadar | BLDenon | Jon00 Charting
    Platform: HP h8-1360t, Windows Server 2012 R2, i7-3.4GHz, 16GB memory

    #2
    I still dont have all the UI worked out. I need a couple of feature pages to manage devices and groups; they may look very trivial in the beginning

    I started on the rotuine to create/convert hs3 device to hs4. this is where the real work is.

    the other big lift is converting the existing hs3 events to the hs4 api. this is one time code that i have to write.
    Mark

    HS3 Pro 3.0.0.534
    Hardware: Insteon Serial PLM | AD2USB for Vista Alarm | HAI Omnistat2 | 1-Wire HA7E | RFXrec433 | Dahua Cameras | LiftMaster Internet Gateway
    Plugins: Insteon (mine) | Vista Alarm (mine) | Omnistat 3 (by Kirby) | Ultra1Wire3 | RFXCOM | NetCAM | MyQ | BLRadar | BLDenon | Jon00 Charting
    Platform: HP h8-1360t, Windows Server 2012 R2, i7-3.4GHz, 16GB memory

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      #3
      Does this mean HS 4 does not support Insteon yet?

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        #4
        I have not released an hs4 insteon plugin, but some users are having some luck using my hs3 plugin. But your mileage may vary. Make a backup of all your hs3 setup in case you want to rollback.
        Mark

        HS3 Pro 3.0.0.534
        Hardware: Insteon Serial PLM | AD2USB for Vista Alarm | HAI Omnistat2 | 1-Wire HA7E | RFXrec433 | Dahua Cameras | LiftMaster Internet Gateway
        Plugins: Insteon (mine) | Vista Alarm (mine) | Omnistat 3 (by Kirby) | Ultra1Wire3 | RFXCOM | NetCAM | MyQ | BLRadar | BLDenon | Jon00 Charting
        Platform: HP h8-1360t, Windows Server 2012 R2, i7-3.4GHz, 16GB memory

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          #5
          Originally posted by mnsandler View Post
          I have not released an hs4 insteon plugin, but some users are having some luck using my hs3 plugin. But your mileage may vary. Make a backup of all your hs3 setup in case you want to rollback.
          I finally got HS4 working on my Pi and so far your plugin is working as expected. Thanks.

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            #6
            Just an update from down under...

            - i have been using the insteon HS3 plugin on HS4 for about 2 months now. So far I haven't had any issues.
            I just updated to V3.0.7.29 a couple of days ago - which was a straight forward process and still no issues.


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              #7
              The only issue I have is the page doesn't refresh when using the plugin. A manual refresh works and the devices work.

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                #8
                Originally posted by IanIreland View Post
                The only issue I have is the page doesn't refresh when using the plugin. A manual refresh works and the devices work.
                which page doesn't refresh?
                If you mean the devices pages - the status of devices updates immediately if I turn a device on or off - even the Insteon devices.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Aussie Mate View Post

                  which page doesn't refresh?
                  If you mean the devices pages - the status of devices updates immediately if I turn a device on or off - even the Insteon devices.
                  I should have been clearer! As an example, if you add an Insteon device, the instruction on the page is to wait until the 'Continue' button appears. It never does for me.

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                    #10
                    I'm using your HS3 version on HS4, and I know it's not officially supported, but I wanted to offer an observation since you're working on an update. I believe this is GUI related only. Smarthome's 6 button keypad does not display button A in the gridview. Instead, the mains/load status is displayed there while that is already displayed as the main control. Same with the pop-up for the 4 buttons. There is no button A. I have 2 of these 6 button keypads and they both display the same on both Chrome and the new MS Edge . I do not have an 8 button keypad to try for you. Everything displays and functions properly in list view.

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                      #11
                      I have on/off buttons registering on feature devices

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                      Every insteon device will no have at least two hs devices (1 a root device, and 1 a feature device with controls)

                      comments welcome on this topic only
                      Mark

                      HS3 Pro 3.0.0.534
                      Hardware: Insteon Serial PLM | AD2USB for Vista Alarm | HAI Omnistat2 | 1-Wire HA7E | RFXrec433 | Dahua Cameras | LiftMaster Internet Gateway
                      Plugins: Insteon (mine) | Vista Alarm (mine) | Omnistat 3 (by Kirby) | Ultra1Wire3 | RFXCOM | NetCAM | MyQ | BLRadar | BLDenon | Jon00 Charting
                      Platform: HP h8-1360t, Windows Server 2012 R2, i7-3.4GHz, 16GB memory

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                        #12
                        i have a slider for dimmers. you can slide from Off (0) to On (100)

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                        Mark

                        HS3 Pro 3.0.0.534
                        Hardware: Insteon Serial PLM | AD2USB for Vista Alarm | HAI Omnistat2 | 1-Wire HA7E | RFXrec433 | Dahua Cameras | LiftMaster Internet Gateway
                        Plugins: Insteon (mine) | Vista Alarm (mine) | Omnistat 3 (by Kirby) | Ultra1Wire3 | RFXCOM | NetCAM | MyQ | BLRadar | BLDenon | Jon00 Charting
                        Platform: HP h8-1360t, Windows Server 2012 R2, i7-3.4GHz, 16GB memory

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by mnsandler View Post
                          I have on/off buttons registering on feature devices

                          Click image for larger version

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ID:	1413585

                          Every insteon device will no have at least two hs devices (1 a root device, and 1 a feature device with controls)

                          comments welcome on this topic only
                          I always found the Root device imposed by HS and their Z-wave plugin to be kind of annoying because I didn't like seeing it in device lists. I suppose it makes sense though, for Settings reasons, and it's not a bad idea to be consistent with their Z-wave plugin. Will we be able to access Insteon device settings from this Root device without having to go into the plugin UI?
                          HomeSeer 3, Insteon, Z-wave, USB-UIRT, Google Hub/Chromecasts/Smart Speakers, Foscam cameras, Amcrest camera, RCA HSDB2a doorbell
                          Plugins: BLLAN, BLOccupied, BLUSBUIRT, Chromecast, Insteon, Jon00 Homeseer/Echo Skill Helper, Jon00 DB Charting, MediaController, NetCAM, PHLocation2, Pushover 3P, weatherXML, Z-wave

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by mrceolla View Post

                            I always found the Root device imposed by HS and their Z-wave plugin to be kind of annoying because I didn't like seeing it in device lists. I suppose it makes sense though, for Settings reasons, and it's not a bad idea to be consistent with their Z-wave plugin. Will we be able to access Insteon device settings from this Root device without having to go into the plugin UI?
                            the root device is a requirement now. And you can't have a root device with controls or status; controls and status have to be assigned to a Feature/child device.

                            i haven't decided how i will deal with insteon settings yet;
                            Mark

                            HS3 Pro 3.0.0.534
                            Hardware: Insteon Serial PLM | AD2USB for Vista Alarm | HAI Omnistat2 | 1-Wire HA7E | RFXrec433 | Dahua Cameras | LiftMaster Internet Gateway
                            Plugins: Insteon (mine) | Vista Alarm (mine) | Omnistat 3 (by Kirby) | Ultra1Wire3 | RFXCOM | NetCAM | MyQ | BLRadar | BLDenon | Jon00 Charting
                            Platform: HP h8-1360t, Windows Server 2012 R2, i7-3.4GHz, 16GB memory

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by mnsandler View Post
                              I have not released an hs4 insteon plugin, but some users are having some luck using my hs3 plugin. But your mileage may vary. Make a backup of all your hs3 setup in case you want to rollback.
                              I have a relatively simple system compared to some but for me the HS3 version has been working great in HS4. (Better than some of the HS4 specific features) Insteon only used for Light Switches, Dimmers and a few outlets here.

                              Jeff

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