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HomeRun: 0.4.1 released - Data Plots, Twitter, better web UI

Control and automation software for the home environment. Written in Java for OS-independence, it also aspires to be multi-protocol (X10, Insteon, Zigbee, etc), and multi-channel (Swing clients, web, J2ME, etc). A home 'operating system'.

HomeRun is happy to announce the availability of a new developer/preview release.

The platform is nearly reaching beta status, and it offers improved usability and 3 new packages:
including notifications via Twitter, Dynamic DNS server names for HomeRun on the web, and recording and plotting of system data like temperatures. ... read more

Posted by Richard Rodgers 2009-02-23

HomeRun 0.4.0 released

HomeRun is happy to announce the availability of a new developer/preview release.

This release greatly improves the web user interface, and introduces a powerful localization architecture.

See the CHANGES file for all the details.

Please note that it is not stable nor near production quality.

Please visit the help or developer forums and share your impressions and criticisms,
or post a bug report if it fails to work as expected, and watch for new releases here.
Developers are also welcome to offer code patches, design suggestions, etc

Posted by Richard Rodgers 2008-10-05

HomeRun 0.3.3 released - WiFi Rabbits and more!

HomeRun is happy to announce the availability of a new developer/preview release.

Another milestone towards 0.4.0, it offers improved usability and some new features,
including the ability to trigger activity from
a calendar, not just the weekly schedule. There are also 3 new packages: support the Nabaztag Wifi
rabbit, IRC notifications, and support for X10 temperature, light, humidity, and air pressure sensors. ... read more

Posted by Richard Rodgers 2008-02-17

HomeRun 0.3.2 released - Web Start Client

HomeRun is happy to announce the availability of a new developer/preview release.

Another milestone towards 0.4.0, it offers improved usability and some new features,
including client availability via Web Start, and new server reliability services - consult
the CHANGES file for details.

Please note that it is not stable nor near production quality.

Please visit the help or developer forums and share your impressions and criticisms,
or post a bug report if it fails to work as expected, and watch for new releases here.
Developers are also welcome to offer code patches, design suggestions, etc

Posted by Richard Rodgers 2007-10-03

HomeRun 0.3.1 Released

HomeRun is happy to announce the availability of a new developer/preview release.

Primarily a milestone towards 0.4.0, it offers improved usability and some new features.
Please note that it is not stable nor near production quality.

Consult the CHANGES file for details.

Please visit the help or developer forums and share your impressions and criticisms,
or post a bug report if it fails to work as expected, and watch for new releases here.
Developers are also welcome to offer code patches, design suggestions, etc

Posted by Richard Rodgers 2007-06-13

HomeRun 0.3.0 Released - Web UI available

HomeRun is pleased to offer a new developer/preview release that continues to
expand the home control and automation system.
Please note that it is not stable or of production quality.

The major change in 0.3.0 is the addition of a web user interface; this greatly increases the flexibility of the system: if you do not have the client software installed, you can use any web browser to access the HomeRun system.... read more

Posted by Richard Rodgers 2007-03-03

HomeRun 0.2.3 Released - Insteon Capable

HomeRun announces a new developer/preview release
providing limited support for Insteon devices.

This should be the final milestone before 0.3 which will
feature a simple web user interface in addition to the
current RMI/Swing one. It improves stability and usability from
previous releases, but note that it is not yet stable
or production-ready.

New functionality includes bright/dim controls for X-10 and Insteon lights
and simplified package installation.... read more

Posted by Richard Rodgers 2007-01-03

HomeRun 0.2.2 released

HomeRun is happy to announce the availability of a new developer/preview release.

Primarily another milestone towards 0.3.0, it offers improved usability and some new features.
Please note that it is not stable nor near production quality.

Changes and new features include:

A new model type - 'value' (in the code called 'Scalar') - has been added.
Value models resemble number (Numeric) models in that they hold a number,
but they are designed to capture measured (physical) quantities.
Therefore, they also contain a unit (type) that qualifies the number (inches, mph, etc).
And since measurement is often imprecise, value models replace the user-defined 'limits'
used in number models with 'ranges'. A range is a minimum and maximum value,
so that it becomes easy to write actions like:... read more

Posted by Richard Rodgers 2006-11-15

Homerun 0.2.1 Released

HomeRun is happy to announce the availability of
a new developer/preview release. Primarily a milestone towards 0.3.0, it offers improved usability and some new features. Please note that it is not stable or of production quality.

New features:

The time model has been expanded to allow representation of any time, not just the present. As a sample use, a 'solar' package has been added so that actions can be triggered against sunrise or sunset.... read more

Posted by Richard Rodgers 2006-10-10

HomeRun 0.2.0 Released - OSGi ready

HomeRun is pleased to offer a new developer/preview release
that greatly advances the home control and automation system.
Please note that it is not stable or of production quality.

Major changes are:

HomeRun has been rewritten as an OSGi application - i.e. a set
of plug-ins that operate in an OSGi framework. In addition to
the powerful life-cycle management facilities OSGi offers, it
is also the de facto standard for remotely manageble home and
other service gateways, so HomeRun can now leverage large
libraries of services written for the OSGi platform.... read more

Posted by Richard Rodgers 2006-08-27

First source code release

HomeRun is happy to announce its first source code offering. While this release is definitely a preview/developer version of the system - a bit wobbly at the edges (and in parts of the center) - it nonetheless expresses a fairly clear model to be articulated. Please join in with criticism, suggestions, code, artwork, or however your creativity expresses itself!

Posted by Richard Rodgers 2006-04-13