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Re: AHP to HG helper app
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2019, 04:33:32 PM »

There's no need to write to the cm15. Upload the AHP config to HG and it runs on the Pi.
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Re: AHP to HG helper app
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2019, 08:44:56 PM »

Right, it would help the X10 user that wants to convert from AHP to something else.  Tuicemen wrote about uploading timers etc which I was saying would be of little benefit when using the CM15A with an HA package (e.g., HomeGenie).  In my experience with HG and helping new users get started, any time macros or timers exist on the Cm15A memory, it causes HUGE issues with new users.  The first thing that needs to be done when starting with HG (or any HA software really) is to clear the memory on the controller.  You do NOT want the HA software trying to compete with the controller's built in commands.  It just won't end well.

A way to recover a list of devices in AHP and automatically have it set up in HG would be very valuable though.  I have zero confidence that the macros could be added.  But, the timers shouldn't be all that difficult.

I don't know if Gene has volunteered to incorporate that capability, but if that's something people would like, it should probably be added to the GitHub list of requests.  Adding an example file (if attachments are possible) would be very helpful.  I don't know if Gene uses X10 at this point and even if he does I'm positive he doesn't have AHP installed or configured.
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Re: AHP to HG helper app
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2019, 09:02:45 PM »

My statement about uploading timers and macros was in reference to racerfern stating the AHP code would be require to recover ones AHP setup. The only benefit of having the AHP code (in my opinion) was that feature.
 That feature isn't needed here and was never a benefit  except for the few that ran disconnected from a PC, even still a reconnect was required periodically.
We all are in an agreement, a way to easily move ones AHP setup over to HG would be a really beneficial tool.
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Re: AHP to HG helper app
« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2019, 01:07:11 AM »

Can AHP recover your timers and macros from a CM15A?  I never used them on the device.

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Re: AHP to HG helper app
« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2019, 07:18:16 AM »

Can AHP recover your timers and macros from a CM15A?  I never used them on the device.
No, I don't no why that was never built in.
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Re: AHP to HG helper app
« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2019, 10:56:31 AM »

The way these are stored on the CM15A is likely raw bits rather than variables. It would be very difficult to download these (if they are even exposed) and convert them back without knowledge of how they were generated. But that information would have been available to X10 since they wrote it in the first place. My assumption is the storage is exposed to write but not read.
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