Vacation is over and VSCP development is up on speed again. The aim now is to bring everything up to a release stable state again. With all the new stuff added and new changes incorporated this is heavy work. So we work on to that goal. Just that
At the moment are some testing under-way for a changed webserver engine. The Civetweb server has been forked and ported and initial tests are good. The advantage here is a MIT license. We try to aim at MIT (or “mitlike”) everywhere if possible to make the system possible to be easily embedded in both commercial and non commercial projects..
Windows support is gone for the VSCP server. At least for the near future. It’s not worth the time it takes to keep it up and running. However the helper lib and VSCP works will still have Windows versions.
Debian install packages will be available for everything in the next release. The different parts will be separated so there will be several install packages. One for the server, one for works, one for each driver etc. That is no need for compiling the system any-more on most targets.
Well of to work… Have fun!
A typical example is in the script above where a CLASS1.CONTROL, Type=5, TurnOn event is sent to Zone=11, Subzone=3 every second.
As scripts can be stored in variables it is possible to remotely and dynamically change the content of the script and therefore also the outcome of the action.
Some custom VSCP functions is available and this list will of course be increased with socket communication and other. It i also possible to load external functionality from disc.
We today got a EUR 300 donation from Bestvpnrating to
the project. Very much appreciated and needed.
Time for a status report again.
My hope was to have a LTS release ready before the summer but I never reached that point. But things are what they are. There are mainly two reasons for the delay. First I don’t want to rush some big changes in the core structure that force me to do incompatible updates later with code needed for update paths. This mostly relate to the database. Next I want to move as much of the code as possible to MIT licensed which means I have to remove and rewrite some stuff. Hopefully something will be available soon after the summer.
The multicast channel support is now fully implemented. This means one can set up groups on the VSCP multichannel group that act as subnets using a specific port. AES128/AES192/AES256 encryption is available. The multicast announce is also fully in place now. Python and c/c++ samples available.
A new UDP interface has been implemented. Also here are AES128/AES192 and AES256 encryption available. Python and c/c++ samples available.
Support classes for encryption and frame packaging has been added to the vscphelper lib to make it easier to handle this new functionality.
pyvscp is a pip installable Python module that add VSCP functionality to Python. The main interfaces is in place but more will come and also more documentation. It’s very easy to interface the VSCP server and VSCP with this module. I personally love it.
The libvscphelper library is now packaged as a deb as the first component that will be available on this form. It is needed to be installed to use most of the functionality of pyvscp. VSCP Works and the vscp server till also be packed in their own deb’s for easy installation.
node.js bindings installable with npm is next and I know there is c# bindings brewing also. Probably have to dig into Java soon also if someone does not volunteer for that job.
A lot of other this to have hap-end of course.
Now I will go on a four-week leave. I am not used to that long vacations and right now I don’t actually know how to survive such a long time without coding. But I have promised my wife to try to to be honest I probably need it. I will check mail occasionally though but wil probably not answer mails on a daily basis.
So all friends out there. Have fun!
The new VSCP multicast interfaces (announce and channels) has been documented. Sample code available. You can find the documentation here.
The new VSCP UDP interface has been documented. Sample code is available. You can find the documentation here.