Venstar ColorTouch Thermostat Plugin Discussion

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Venstar ColorTouch Thermostat Plugin Discussion

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Post your questions, suggestions and comments regarding the ColorTouch Server Plugin here.
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Re: Venstar ColorTouch Thermostat Plugin Discussion

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This looks like a great plugin. Thanks for sharing it with folks, and for taking the time to write the extensive documentation for it.
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Fantastic job on both the plugin and the website.
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Re: Venstar ColorTouch Thermostat Plugin Discussion

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I have to second (well, third) the compliments... while I don't have that hardware and thus won't be using the plugin, I am very impressed with the documentation and instructions that you have included on the website - nicely done!

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Re: Venstar ColorTouch Thermostat Plugin Discussion

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Thanks, all. It's been a fun project, and I've learned a lot along the way. I've been pretty impressed with the ColorTouch Thermostat so far. The touchscreen is definitely not as responsive the capacitive screens we've become accustomed to on our phones, but it's functional. On the other hand, I doubt I'll be using it nearly as much as the one on my phone anyway. :wink:
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Re: Venstar ColorTouch Thermostat Plugin Discussion

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This plugin actually isn't working for me. I get the following error in the Log:

Enabling plugin "ColorTouch Thermostat 1.0.0"
Starting plugin "ColorTouch Thermostat 1.0.0" (pid 4475)
ColorTouch Thermostat Error Error in plugin execution InitializeMain:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "plugin.py", line 62, in <module>
<type 'exceptions.ImportError'>: Bad magic number in /Library/Application Support/Perceptive Automation/Indigo 6/Plugins/ColorTouch 12.29.20 PM.indigoPlugin/Contents/Server Plugin/fuddle.pyc

Stopping plugin "ColorTouch Thermostat 1.0.0" (pid 4475)
Stopped plugin "ColorTouch Thermostat 1.0.0"


Any thoughts?
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Re: Venstar ColorTouch Thermostat Plugin Discussion

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@mattyf

As best I can tell, that would indicate that your Indigo installation and mine are running two different versions of Python. I wouldn't have thought that possible. Out of curiosity, what version of Indigo are you using?

In any event, the best solution is almost certainly a minor change to the plugin such that it includes the source file, rather than just the compiled version. If you don't mind, try this beta version (EDIT: link removed; beta no longer available. Download v1.0.1, instead). I feel certain it will clear up the problem, but I would very much appreciate hearing back from you on the matter to be sure. If it works as expected for you, I'll get the fix posted properly right away.

Thanks for the feedback & beta testing!
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Re: Venstar ColorTouch Thermostat Plugin Discussion

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mattyf wrote: /Library/Application Support/Perceptive Automation/Indigo 6/Plugins/ColorTouch 12.29.20 PM.indigoPlugin/Contents/Server Plugin/fuddle.pyc


@mattyf

After reading the error message you posted more closely, I realized that your copy of the ColorTouch plugin appears to be incorrectly named. The correct name for the plugin bundle is 'ColorTouch.indigoPlugin'. The message above indicates that your copy of the plugin bundle is named 'ColorTouch 12.29.20 PM.indigoPlugin'. It would appear that the time has been inserted into the filename, perhaps when the ZIP archive was decoded? Odd. You might simply try disabling the plugin, renaming it properly, then reenabling it. I have no idea if that could be the source of your error message, but seems likely and it's worth a try. You may need to shut down the Indigo server between disabling the plugin and renaming it. Again, I don't know for sure, but it's worth a try. Or you can just try the beta version linked in my previous post.

Either way, good luck and let me know what you find out.
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Re: Venstar ColorTouch Thermostat Plugin Discussion

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Yosemite is actually running Python 2.6 even though we're linked against 2.5 (Apple pulled some trickery). If you're distributing pyc files rather than source you're going to run into a problem.
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Re: Venstar ColorTouch Thermostat Plugin Discussion

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Well, that explains it then. Thanks, Jay!

Version 1.0.1 is now available for download.
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Re: Venstar ColorTouch Thermostat Plugin Discussion

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Cool. But that download link is broken for me... the page still says 1.0.0, also, but clicking on that is a 404.
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Re: Venstar ColorTouch Thermostat Plugin Discussion

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ok, got it. I edited the URL to reflect 1.0.1 and it found the file.

I can also confirm it works like a charm! No errors, no problems communicating or controlling! Awesome!
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Re: Venstar ColorTouch Thermostat Plugin Discussion

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mattyf wrote:Cool. But that download link is broken for me... the page still says 1.0.0, also, but clicking on that is a 404.


I've verified the link - it's correct. You probably just need to refresh your browser after arriving at the updated Home Page, since the site has been modified since your previous visit. Most browsers will display the page from a local cache if you've visited the page recently. As such, recent changes often won't display until you manually refresh the page (or otherwise purge the browser's cache).

Let me know if you experience any further issues.
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Re: Venstar ColorTouch Thermostat Plugin Discussion

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mattyf wrote:ok, got it. I edited the URL to reflect 1.0.1 and it found the file.

I can also confirm it works like a charm! No errors, no problems communicating or controlling! Awesome!


Glad to hear it's working for you!
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Re: Venstar ColorTouch Thermostat Plugin Discussion

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Just wanted to chime in and say thanks for writing this plugin. I'm using it with the new T7850 version (replaces the 5800+Wifi key combo). Works great!
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