[mythtv-users] Slightly OT: MythTV as Senior Project?

Josh Burks dotnofoolin at gmail.com
Sat Mar 5 16:17:56 UTC 2005

On Sat, 05 Mar 2005 15:51:25 +0000, Martin Ebourne <lists at ebourne.me.uk> wrote:
> On Fri, 04 Mar 2005 16:43:06 -0800, Brad Templeton wrote:
> > There are probably other programs out there, but if somebody wants
> > to code this, I wrote a C program long ago that controls the x-10 serial
> > controller on linux that could be used.    Certainly for people who want
> > to show off a home theatre effect it would be cool.  The serial controller,
> > unfortunately, does not let you bring lights down.  If you ask it to set
> > a given dimmer setting, it first makes the light full bright, then drops
> > it down to the dimmer setting.  So you can bring the lights down but only
> > bring them full up fast.  Different hardware is less restrictive.
> If anyone is interested in this sort of thing then I'm writing an
> automation server with which I'm planning to do pretty much everything
> people have asked for here. (Including integration with mythweb and myth
> itself at some point.)
> It's fully event based, written in C++ with embedded Python for
> scripting, and is GPL. It's still alpha at the moment and therefore
> unreleased, but it works in my house. Only does X10 at the moment, but
> plenty of other stuff planned.

With all the talk of home automation/integration, don't forget about
MisterHouse, http://misterhouse.sourceforge.net/. It's written in
perl, and controls a variety of X10 devices. Might be a good place to
look for ideas, or even wrap MisterHouse with the Myth menus and


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