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    Default xAP and Linux

    Cross post from the xAP mail lists xap_automation @ yahoo

    (The xAP Group tries to cross-post answered questions here as a resource to automatedhome users)

    Question: (by Steve)

    I'm currently running misterhouse on a Freebsd box, it's my only machine running 24/7.

    I've been told that misterhouse may be able to act as the xAP hub, is this true?


    Answer: (by Patrick)

    I'm not sure off hand if Mister House can act as a hub or not, however
    you can find the source for a linux hub here:

    http://patrick.lidstone.net/ha/Downl...ap-hub_src.zip

    you will also need:

    http://patrick.lidstone.net/ha/Downl...xaplib_src.zip

    to build it.

    There is some documentation here:

    http://patrick.lidstone.net/ha/xAP/x...astructure/hub

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    Default Re: xAP and Linux

    I think the answer to this is No, but MrHouse will talk to a xAP hub.

    The changelog for v2.76 says:

    "Updated the xAP code to work with Patrick's latest hub."

    And I can find no reference to MrHouse acting as a hub itself.

    There are various other references to xAP/xPL in the change log too ...

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    Default Re: xAP and Linux

    misterhouse has the hub code embedded in the xap/xpl modules, but I think that is a really BAD thing. I like to have hubs running in their own environment so if, for example, misterhouse were to crash, other applications won't die. The misterhouse code will detect if there is a hub running and, if so, will adjust. I have found that the misterhouse code for xap and xpl is seriously broken for real applications.

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    Default Re: xAP and Linux

    For the xPL side of things, Misterhouse appears horribly, horribly broken.

    We have been asking them to fix it for over a year with pretty much no response.

    Basically, Misterhouse can be made to send xPL Messages in script, and listens for some xPL messages on the wrong port - although you can change the port to the right one (and therby not have any xap functionality, which is hardly ideal!)

    We have a couple of Misterhouse users on the ukha_xpl yahoo group, and *may* even have a developer, but there's no formal communication between the misterhouse and xPL projects...

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    Default Linux, xAP and Mythtv

    I tried the links from Patrick and all seems to be broken. Is there any further documentation to implement xAP on linux and develop a plugin to mythtv? Anyone with experience on that? Thanks

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    Default Working links

    Patrick has re-organised his site so those (5 year old) deep links are broken but everything is there if you go higher up e.g., hubs are http://patrick.lidstone.net/haweb/ht...structure.html

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