[mythtv] Home Automation Module

Joe Thielen joe at joethielen.com
Thu Jul 1 10:28:51 EDT 2004

Yes this can be done.  But it would be pretty cool to have it built into 
the MythTV interface.  This would make it very simple for people to use 
if all they had to do was use their remote to control their home!  
DRACONi Automation is targetted towards one audience, but I think a 
MythTV module could reach a whole new audience.

Kristof Pelckmans wrote:

>Can't you just use the browser module for MythTV ? This enables you to run your
>interface on both MythTV and other web based devices.
>Quoting Joe Thielen <joe at joethielen.com>:
>>Hello out there in MythTV land!
>>I the author of DRACONi Automation, a GPL'd web-based home automation
>>interface to several home automation controllers and media players.
>>Someone on our forum mentioned it'd be cool to have this built as a
>>module for MythTV.   After taking a look at the MythTV website and
>>instantly deciding it was worthy :), I now need to investigate how hard
>>is would be to create a MythTV module.  I've looked at the
>>documentation, but can't find any info on creating a module.  I did a
>>quick search on the list, and basically everything says to read the code.
>>While I agree that's basically the best bet, I'm wondering if there is a
>>quicker way?  Has anyone created a simple 'template' module that I can
>>look at and build upon?
>>Now, I don't have MythTV running, basically right now I'm investigating
>>how hard this is going to be.  I think it'd be AWESOME to have a home
>>automation interface in MythTV.  I've got PHP programming experience as
>>well as some very old limited C++ experience.  What is MythTV written
>>in, and can modules be written in any language, or do they need to be
>>written in the same language?
>>Anyway, that's where I'm at.  Any hints to the right direction would be
>>greatly appreciated!
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