To Ron's credit, the Insteon section on the MH wiki is terribly outdated and doesn't even mention the Insteon branch or the fragile nature of Insteon support in trunk. If you're not familiar with SVN and branching, as I am, you're going to be especially lost.

I'm willing to write updated content there or elsewhere if it makes sense - let me know how and where.

Better explanation of what folks are getting into with the branch, or even Insteon+MH in general, would probably get the branch done faster because less time would be spent managing expectations and fielding questions on stuff that just "isn't there yet".




-- Mark



On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 10:27, Gregg Liming <gregg@limings.net> wrote:
On 6/28/2011 1:20 PM, Ron Blout wrote:
>
>
> Ron Blout wrote:
>>
>>
>> Marc MERLIN wrote:
>>> On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 12:46:55PM -0400, Ron Blout wrote:
>>>>    5.  went into the web interface for MH and brought up the mht file editor
>>>>    6.  under "create" there is no "INSTEON_MOTIONSENSOR"  only
>>>> INSTEON_PLM, Insteon Device(IPLD), Insteon Link(IPLL).
>>>>
>>>> So where is the lastest insteon branch which contains
>>>> "INSTEON_MOTIONSENSOR"?
>>>>
>>>> I must have retrieved an incorrect release/branch of INSTEON.
>>>
>>> No, it's just that none of us use the editor and edit the file by hand.
>>> Simply the editor has not been updated with the new types yet.
>>
>> 1001, 1002, 1003, ... the latest branch defines new insteon types that
>> the editor does not support??? and the editor continues to support
>> obsolete insteon types?  How is one to know this?  I know that a lot of
>> people are making great effort to stabilize the insteon release so I am
>> not meaning to be critical, but how are new users of insteon to have a
>> fighting chance of success if the basics are not in place?
>>
>> mas tequila  :>)
>
> guys disregard the above.  I had not received the "other" posts pointing
> out that I had NOT gotten the latest release.
>
> the "tequila" comment is still valid :>)

The editor hasn't been revised in the branch.  At this point, that's the
last of my concerns and most users that are prepared to use the branch
(which is in alpha state at best) wouldn't use the web editor any way (I
have to be reminded that it even exists).  So, I would say that the
users currently running the insteon branch nominally know that there are
plenty of pieces that don't yet work.  And, in case anyone is
wondering... the insteon branch is definitely not a candidate for the
release that is being discussed.

That being said, I'll see if I can find the place in the web editor so
that I can at least get rid of the old obsolete entries.

Gregg