NuHeat plugin issues

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Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:42 am
Archerpilot offline
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NuHeat plugin issues

I've upgraded my NuHeat system to include the Signature thermostat. It's up and running well. However, when I tried to use the Indigo plugin, no luck. After installing the plugin and adding the type and model information, I couldn't go any further. Clicking on the Edit Device Settings opened up a small window. It didn't show the thermostat or allow me to add any additional information. Even the Read Me file wouldn't open. My computer thought it was a Moneydance financial file.

If you have some additional information, I'd be grateful to receive it.

Thanks!

/ap

Posted on
Fri Mar 03, 2023 12:54 pm
dduff617 offline
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Re: NuHeat plugin issues

I realize I'm replying to a stale thread here...

Here's a summary of plugin status:

NuHeat Thermostat plugin has been mostly working for me for several years now. My NuHeat device reports settings and status and settings can be changed from Indigo.

I have previously noticed and reported that the plugin occasionally gets into a broken state. It is not clear exactly what causes it, but I notice it occasionally - roughly every month or two. In this state, it will spit a lot of error messages to the logs. I can recover from this state simply by doing a reload on the plugin.

Additionally, I have recently noticed another problem whereby it seems that my existing NuHeat devices that I've already set up are working, however it seems that when I go through process of setting up a thermostat, the plugin doesn't "see" any available thermostats and the pulldown menu where you would normally select one is empty. (looks like the same problem reported below by Archerpilot).

Finally, I can see that the Indigo Plugin Store shows this device as potentially EOL and not supported by the next Indigo version after 2022.2 - presumably due to it not being ported to Python 3?.

A quick check seems to indicate that the author (who has contributed some valuable plugins) hasn't been active on these forums for a while. The last visible code change I can see on GitHub is from late 2017.

So I definitely don't want to overstep, but I am curious if there are ideas about the future path of this plugin? Would the author perhaps like to open it up to someone else adopting it?

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Fri Mar 03, 2023 2:55 pm
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Re: NuHeat plugin issues

dduff617 wrote:
Finally, I can see that the Indigo Plugin Store shows this device as potentially EOL and not supported by the next Indigo version after 2022.2 - presumably due to it not being ported to Python 3?


Correct.

Note that this plugin is on Github without a license, but it does contain compiled python 2 code without the source. So, while you could probably fork it and attempt an update, without the required source it won't work (the compiled code will not run in Python 3 - it's version specific). Feel free to contact the author there as well to see if he's willing to add the source and open it up for others to contribute to.

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