X10MMS 0.0.5 reviewDownload
X10MMS is a software suite that provides support for the X10 CM19A USB home automation transceiver under Linux
X10MMS is a software suite that provides support for the X10 CM19A USB home automation transceiver under Linux. X10MMS project allows users to both control the device directly, sending and receiving basic on/off commands, and also includes a sample application that allows XMMS to be remotely controlled using the CM19A transceiver and an X10 palmpad remote.
Two main versions of the suite exist. The older version was written using libusb, and is somewhat cantankerous to use. The new version is implemented as an actual kernel module and is much more reliable, although it requires an up-to-date 2.6.x kernel.
x10mms is present in both versions. It launches an instance of XMMS and allows you to control its operation using a CR12A or CR14A remote control. (Others likely are supported, but I haven't tested them) The program is completely user configurable via a straightforward text file, so you can assign any supported function to any toggle key on the remote.
The code in both driver versions is centered on a rewrite of some working sample code Neil Cherry over at the LinuxHA project kindly provided me with. He's doing some great work over there!
What's New in This Release:
Support for lamp dimmer module commands (dim and brighten) was added.
Support for Ninja Pan'n'Tilt camera commands (left/right/up/down) was added.
The internal command structure was changed, but existing command syntax was retained and extended.
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