Will the software be platform independent?

Happy to know that software will be available soon :slight_smile:

Are there any plans to have the software for Linux platform, with GUI or (even better) a high-level API (library)?

It would have interesting advantages, like the possibility to use a lightweight (embedded) linux system as master module to drive more advanced functionalities.

If any plan about it, I would be glad to beta-test it.

Chris

I’m sorry, but at this moment the software is not designed to be platform independent and will only run on Windows. Building complex software for both windows and linux is not always feasable.

will this program be open source to build our own User Interface?

Manu

This is a good question. It would be great that U can write your own software for e.g. a PocketPC PDA or so to send commands on the BUS.

Other question: I want to be able to create schema’s line ‘watch television’ where I want to send to the dimmer that it should go to 50%. Is this possible? Up to now with the Velleman dimmers, short push is on/off and long push is dimm…

Bart

Providing a cross-platform (PDA, Linux, Windows) cross-language (.NET, C, VB, Delphi) library is a nearly impossible task for a domotics system.

However, the software provided will be very easy to use. We might even release the Velbus Delphi source code.

[quote=“VEL448”]Providing a cross-platform (PDA, Linux, Windows) cross-language (.NET, C, VB, Delphi) library is a nearly impossible task for a domotics system.

However, the software provided will be very easy to use. We might even release the Velbus Delphi source code.[/quote]

Well I’m a windows .net developper, I just downloaded your tool and it seems great. You told about delphi. Is this tool written in delphi or microsoft .net?
What I was thinkin about, is writing webservices for it and then acces them with flash. So all platforms can use it. Even a Pocket pc. Cant I help in this developpment?

Manu

The applications is written entirely in Delphi 7.

I wouldn’t recommend it. I doubt it would even be possible to implement in a decent way.

The next version of the software will be able to act as a TCP/IP server, accepting and sending packets over TCP/IP. This will allow for other applications to remotely send/receive packets to/from the Velbus network. This would enable someone to write a Windows CE application that connects to the server.

I know, it is maybe too fast, but is there any timeline known for this new software release so that we can do nice things via TCP IP? :smiley:

Greetz,
Bart

The feature might get added quite soon, i can’t give you a date though :slight_smile:

[quote=“bartheungens”]I know, it is maybe too fast, but is there any timeline known for this new software release so that we can do nice things via TCP IP? :smiley:
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Hi Bart,
I’m also looking forward to write nice Flash frontends that communicate with the velbus system … Any progress on that?

I’m a fulltime actionscript programmer, but Delphi/C# knowledge is only very basic. So I hope I can find an easy way to communicate directly from Flash using a server side script as middle tier …

I’m intrested in sharing code in order to learn from each other …

Thanks,
Gert