RFXCOM plugin and Indigo 2022.1 / Python 3

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Thu May 12, 2022 9:38 am
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RFXCOM plugin and Indigo 2022.1 / Python 3

Hi, I am reviewing the state of all my plugins before I move to Indigo 2022.1. Has this plugin been tested with Indigo 2022.1 / Python 3? I see that the last release has been almost 4 years ago so not sure if it still has anyone maintening it.

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Thu May 12, 2022 10:18 am
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Re: RFXCOM plugin and Indigo 2022.1 / Python 3

Neither of us have that hardware any more, so we can't test it. However, you can certainly go ahead and upgrade to 2022.1 and check it out yourself (we don't think there would be any reason it wouldn't work). If you find a showstopper for you, you can always just shut down 2022.1 and then start 2021.2 back up while you work out any issues.

Over the next few months, we'll be working with our developer community to get plugins updated that are more widely used, so this one will definitely be on the list of plugins to look at.

UPDATE: Glenn has done a lot of work on this plugin, including adding Python 3 support for future compatibility with Indigo 2022. The latest version is on the plugin store.

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Thu May 12, 2022 12:03 pm
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Re: RFXCOM plugin and Indigo 2022.1 / Python 3

OK thanks Jay. I don't have much hooked to this plugin, just 3 thermostats/humidity sensors and an energy meter. But they are working fine hence I see no point in replacing them with something more modern. The old adage "if it ain't broke don't fix it!" applies... :mrgreen:

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Re: RFXCOM plugin and Indigo 2022.1 / Python 3

I’ve got one of these and the current plugin is working fine with 2022.1


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Thu May 12, 2022 12:57 pm
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Re: RFXCOM plugin and Indigo 2022.1 / Python 3

Just upgraded and indeed confirmed as working! :D

Is there any way to mark these "old" plugins that are unlikely to be updated as "Tested and working on Indigo 2022.1"? It might help other users giving some confidence in upgrading to Indigo 2022.1 .

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TBH, we have yet to find any "old" plugins that don't work, so the assumption at this point is that they all work with 2022.1. If we find one that doesn't and there's demand, we will do whatever we can to either fix the issue or get it updated to Python 3.

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Re: RFXCOM plugin and Indigo 2022.1 / Python 3

Yes everything seems to work fine. I was expecting more trouble :D

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Fri May 13, 2022 4:29 pm
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RFXCOM plugin and Indigo 2022.1 / Python 3

Hi Jay

Happy to take this plugin on if orphaned. It gets multiple usages a day in my house…

I had updated, and added a couple of new features a while back to properly support Dooya Blinds, amongst others.
Here:
https://github.com/Ghawken/rfxcom-plugin
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https://github.com/IndigoDomotics/rfxco ... -674348865

I suspect python3 conversion may be a slow process given the low level bytes/strs/chars and the lengthy RFXCOM library….

But also can confirm works fine currently so no crashing rush…

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Re: RFXCOM plugin and Indigo 2022.1 / Python 3

Hi Glenn,

Thank you so much for adopting this plugin. Your work in the Indigo-world is tremendous!
We have been using this plugin for over 10 years now for the 14 weather modules (temperature, humidity, barometer, UV, rain, wind), the RFX water-meter and for the different kind of Brel-blinds.
So, for us (and I think also for other users) it’s an essential part of Indigo and a requirement to update to future Indigo versions.
We hope it will be possible to make a Python 3 version soon.

Thanks again for all your work!

John

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McJohn wrote:
Hi Glenn,

Thank you so much for adopting this plugin. Your work in the Indigo-world is tremendous!
We have been using this plugin for over 10 years now for the 14 weather modules (temperature, humidity, barometer, UV, rain, wind), the RFX water-meter and for the different kind of Brel-blinds.
So, for us (and I think also for other users) it’s an essential part of Indigo and a requirement to update to future Indigo versions.
We hope it will be possible to make a Python 3 version soon.

Thanks again for all your work!

John
Hi John

Nice to hear from you again.

The python3 updated version is currently here:

https://github.com/Ghawken/rfxcom-plugin/tree/Python3

Running it through a few tests, well actually installed it and all seems to work fine - and haven’t come across any issues as yet. Hopefully the blinds function as expected - I have updated to support other blinds so hopefully doesn’t affect your other blinds (shouldn’t do!)

Will have to merge or fiddle with where ends up I guess…


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Re: RFXCOM plugin and Indigo 2022.1 / Python 3

Glenn, you are so fast again!
Thank you so much for the reassuring words, you just secured our Indigo future :D
We shall give it a try and let you know the results asap.

John

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Thu Jun 02, 2022 6:23 am
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Re: RFXCOM plugin and Indigo 2022.1 / Python 3

Many thanks Glenn! I have updated to the Python 3 version and so far so good. No warning on startup, plugin now it's green and devices are updating normally. I will report if I see any errors/issues.

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Re: RFXCOM plugin and Indigo 2022.1 / Python 3

Thank you Glenn !!!

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Re: RFXCOM plugin and Indigo 2022.1 / Python 3

Glenn, I want to say a huge thank you for all your tremendous work.
Thanks to you, our migration to Indigo 2022 with OS 12.4 went smoothly.
All your plugins are working perfectly, big compliments!

If you lived in the area I would bring you a box of Dutch stroopwafels! :D

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Re: RFXCOM plugin and Indigo 2022.1 / Python 3

Many Thanks, GlennNZ!
I have been using this plugin to control a trio of Somfy RTS blinds for some years and was worried one of the next versions of Indigo (post 2022.1) would eventually cripple this plugin.... No more, thanks to you volunteering to carry this plugin ahead.
Many thanks again.

Cesar

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