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Old August 7th, 2006, 07:04 PM
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Talking Stand Alone

I now have the stand alone version. Not to sound too obvious but are all of the newest updates under "Stand Alone" version or would the other updates work? Where would I find the latest update I could use?
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Old August 7th, 2006, 07:56 PM
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The updates that are posted at http://mcsSprinklers.com contain the latest updates for both versions. The difference between the two is mcsSprinklers.exe is the main program vs. Homeseer.exe is the main program. All the logic, except registration and tray icon management, is contained in the hspi_mcsSprinklers.ocx which is common to both versions.

The version status device (now 92) will contain the latest version posted. It will be at http://mcsSprinklers.com/setup.exe or in the Homeseer updater. The interim beta releases that contain newest features and problem fixes will be posted at the top of this thread on this message board with a link to the download file on mcsSprinklers.com.
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Old August 8th, 2006, 11:38 AM
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Standalone

My confusion comes from where it says to click here for standalone version. There is nothing saying what version it is or if it is a newer update. The stand alone version for example comes out as ver .141 yet the individual updates are at .161. By the way when you follow your link to mcsprinkler.com it says that web site is not set up. Should I be using the individual updates at the beginning of this post or continue to go only to the "Standalone" version link you have?
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Old August 8th, 2006, 12:23 PM
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mcsSprinklers.com is setup to only be a repository to support downloads and does not have a "home page". All updates to mcsSprinklers can be used with either version. For interim updates the links to the file will be contained at the top of this thread along with a one-line description of each change.

In your specific case you can download the files that are referenced at the top of this thread to get interim updates for the standalone version. They will be in zip file format and installed by unzipping while maintaining the folder structure.

Today V2.6.262 was put to release status at http://mcsSprinklers.com/setup.exe. It has also bee submitted for inclusion in the HS Updater. It has the same functional capability as the last version linked at the top of this thread.
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Old August 19th, 2006, 02:26 PM
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Fertigation/Rain8UPB/Touchscreen Support

Version 2.6.269 contains new features that will not be immediately usable, but I wanted to introduce them now so a single source code base can be maintained. I've been running several days with this configuration with no ill-effects expected or observed. The one area where independent evaluation is desired is for those that use the rain8net valves under Homeseer rather than mcsSprinklers control. Some changes to support the Rain8UPB involved code changes that is related to this area.

Two new scripting methods are added to support alternate user interfaces such as may be developed for a touchscreen-like UI.

Minutes = RemainingMinutes(DC)
Minutes = ScheduledMinutes(DC)

where access is something like

set mcs = hs.GetPlugins("mcsSprinklers")
Minutes = mcs.RemainingMinutes("#3")

The DeviceCode DC can be any zone DC, Area Status, or Site Status device. The functions will take into consideration manual vs. auto for the currently active mode and the percentage run time for an area with multiple start times.

The DeviceValue for the Area and Site status device has been changed from water consumption value to remaining minutes value. This will be the same value obtained from the RemainingMinutes function but is access via hs.DeviceValue.

The DeviceString for Zone/Area/Site is now multiplexed with different content based upon the ON/OFF status of the device. This is shown in the attachment. When ON the DeviceString will show the remaining minutes and when OFF it will show zone moisture level or Area/Site water consumption.
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Old August 30th, 2006, 01:52 AM
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Min Days and Max Days between watering

The Min Days between watering has been moved from the Restriction page to the Area page to support area-dependent logic for this feature. The old setting in the Restriction page is no longer being used as of V2.6.278.

The Max Days between watering has been enabled and placed on the Area page. This setting does not override the restrictions, but will assure that some minimum level of time-based irrigation will occur. It is primarily intended for the two non-timed control strategy. When a cycle is forced the status device will show this. The projection will also account for this condition.
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Old September 12th, 2006, 11:09 PM
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Communication Test Feature

A Communication test capability has been added for the Rain8Net and Rain8UPB that will continuously request status of each valve and show the running success/fail counts. It is activated from the Rain8/Devices setup page on V2.6.287.

It provides a way to evaluate an install in a more deliberate and faster manner.
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Old September 14th, 2006, 03:07 AM
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Annual Trends Chart

Annual trend charts have been added for all calendar view valves and status. The chart will show weekly readings for the item being viewed to provide a big-picture view of the information that is presented on the calendar in the daily view and in the detail in an hourly view. Update contained in V2.6.289

The last few builds have an "Address Family" error reported that causes mcsSprinklers to abort. Nothing shows up in a source code compare that indicates why it just started happening. The error number is related to Winsock use so I have placed a write to the file "...\Data\mcsSprinklers\mcsSprinklers_Winsock.txt" each time data is sent via a socket to help isolate the cause of the message. If anybody runs with V2.6.289 and gets this error then please post the debug output of this file.
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Old October 12th, 2006, 06:29 AM
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Small style bug
cannot change stylesheet. i change any from other setup page, only see the "stylenobody.css" in action
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Old November 4th, 2006, 01:46 PM
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snowfall my garden... mcssprinkler seasonal shutdown. set on next april...
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Old January 4th, 2007, 09:23 PM
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If anyone is interested in SQL Server as the mcsSprinklers database, then the current versions should support this. http://mcsSprinklers.com/setup_hs.exe. This is a tiered capability implementation with an interview setup process available. To configure to your familiar look and feel go to the Other page and select Expert Mode and Professional Version.
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Old February 2nd, 2007, 05:00 AM
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Little error in touch page:
2007-02-02 09:58:47 - Error - Web Server Error 404, cannot serve file: C:\Program Files\HomeSeer 2\html/mcsSprinklers/buttons/handle_horr.gif;
2007-02-02 10:01:50 - Error - Web Server Error 404, cannot serve file: C:\Program Files\HomeSeer 2\html/mcsSprinklers/buttons/slider.png;

And the IE err message:
Line:80
Char:3
Code:0
Error:'document.getElementById(...)' is null or not an object
URL:http://localhost/mcsSprinklers/mcsSp...asp?Page=touch
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Old February 2nd, 2007, 01:00 PM
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Is this touchpage error consistent or infrequent? What is the version for mcsSprinklers that you are running. It is being updated often, albeit this specific area has not been touched in quite awhile.

The graphical UI puts a strain on the HS server. This is especially true if using the IE7 browser. Another thing I learned about IE is that it does not cache images well. The same graphic for the 3 sliders is downloaded by IE 3 times. While I have not tried other browser, the literature I read indicates that the intent of preloading images is so they will be in the cache.

Did you look at SQL for the database?
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Old February 2nd, 2007, 03:04 PM
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- I never can see touchpad interface my pc
- McsSprinklers.ocx rev 2.7.0.123
- My browsers (ie 6.0 SP2, Maxthon 1.5.9), looking and deleting ie7

-Dont use SQL Server now, mdb using for low memory, and resource...

This breaking html source
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Old February 3rd, 2007, 12:31 AM
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I see the hs log message errors which are due to the trailing semicolon on the file name. I fixed that. I looked at your HTML file and it contained only the javascript elements. Where there any other errors in the hs log that would indicate why the body of the html was not being delivered to the browser? I suspect the easiest way to proceed is with your mcsSprinklers.ini file.
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 11:21 AM
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Cannot switch download internet data from inet to api
Dont write forecast data from ~tempweatherxml to Sensor table
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 01:22 PM
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I see the INET selection problem.

The data downloaded from Weather.com occurs every 30 to 60 minutes. The last record in the database is updated when the contents are different than an internally cached value. Once an hour the last record of the database is replicated and most current values are accumulated in the last record until th e next hour.

I confirmed proper operation of WeatherXML download here. Are the contents of the status devices on the General Status page updating for you with the source showing as Weather.com?
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 03:16 PM
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The mcssprinklers.ini
/homeseerdevices/
strcodearea, strlicense, strpartnerid filled, the ~TempWeatherXML.txt file OK, but Sensors table only SampleDate field filled
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 05:20 PM
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But... Can i use mcstemperature forecast data?
Only little problem is Min and Max temp data
The Mcstemp is 10 devicecode, McsSprinkler is 2 device
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 10:03 PM
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I added a key to the mcsTemperature Forecast.ini in the WeatherXML group called WeatherXMLFilePath. This will allow you to override the default weathercom.xml file. If you put it in you Forecast.ini then you should be able to put the path to the one mcsSprinklers downloads and when mcsTemperature reads it it will parse the forecast into 10 devices.

Version 5.5.2 has the code change to use this key.

Code:
strXMLFile = hs.GetIniSetting("WeatherXML", "WeatherXMLFilePath", hs.GetAppPath & "\data\weathercom_xml\weathercom.xml", ForecastIniFile)
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