Hi to all,
Freedomotic v5.3.0 is finally out!
It's completely new with many interesting features and improvements.
Now it is more user friendly.
Added a drag&drop environment editor: no need to edit the xml files by hand to define your enviroment.
The objects can now be created and positioned by drag&drop over the environment.
Added a zero-configuration synoptic: a static background image could be used instead of a full description of the environment topology. (For advanced and more detailed environment configuration the vectorial map is still available)
The plugins can be easy installable from a menu without the need of download them manually from the web browser.
Added stomp and websockets connections.
Update the apache ActiveMQ to the last version.
Changed the way automations (scenarios) are defined, now is much easier and intutive thanks to the use of nearly natural language
and much more ....
We have switched to GIT as our main version control system. This allows a better development workflows.
Clone freedomotic at: http://code.google.com/p/freedomotic/
Dailybuilds are created with every change.
Freedomotic.com has also changed its aspect. New logo, new web design and a lot of improvements on the documentation.
Discover its potential. Download from http://freedomotic.googlecode.com/files/Freedomotic_v5.3.0.zip
Our community is growing up with new developers, testers and people interested in building automation, so we want to thank you all.
PROJECTS IN PROGRESS
We have enhanced our framework following your suggestions, now it has better performances, many fixed bugs and new features. The developers of our community have recently added new great plugins like:
OpenWebNet Plugin to communicate with MyHome BTicino systems.
The TV Object and the new Pioneer Kuro TV Plugin to control Pioneer TVs via USB.
Souliss Plugin to communicate with Souliss Arduino library
RestApi plugin to expose Freedomotic evironment data using REST services. This is useful for example to create third party frontends
Web client for controlling the framework with a simple browser and much more...
Check out project todo list at http://freedomotic.com/content/orphan-projects
and if you want to applicate for a project write on the forum or send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
WE WANT YOU
Feedomotic is a collaborative project so we want more people to contribute. We are searching for:
designers (for GUI and project visual layout)
testers (for debugging, improvements, testing on embedded systems)
technical writers (for documentation review)
and anybody who wants to say something about building automation.
Follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Freedomotic-Open-Source-Building-Automatio
...) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/Freedomotic
) and share with your friends to help us grow.
If you want to develop for Freedomotic join our developers mailing list at https://groups.google.com/forum/#%21forum/freedom-domotics
to find kind people ready to help you.
Stay tuned for more news!