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  • #49328

    Wokkeltje
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    I am just wondering if OpenSprinkler is dead? There is not been a real firmware for moths/years.

    Personally I am waiting for the update to be able to schedule a station from sunset till 23h for example and a weather adjustment that will take more than 2 days into account to decice if it needs to water.

    #49473

    nockam
    Participant

    My experience with OpenSprinker is it has been rock solid and does not require regular firmware updates.

    #49476

    Wokkeltje
    Participant

    The firmware is indeed solid, but missing some features that were promised in the past, but never got implemented.
    So it looks like OS is dead.

    #49987

    Ray
    Keymaster

    “So it looks like OS is dead.” — no, not true. You spoke too early. Though we haven’t updated firmware for quite a while (apologies for that), we continue to sell and support all our devices, often going out of our way to support very old devices that are more than 3 years old. We are a very small team and both me and Samer have day time jobs (I teach at a university). During the semesters I generally don’t have time to make a lot of technical contributions, but now summer is here we will work more on releasing firmware. Also please note that we are striving to invent new products, some of them are educational products used for university events, and OpenSprinkler isn’t the only product that we sell. Inventing new products while supporting existing ones, as you can imagine, isn’t easy.

    Coming back to OpenSprinkler itself: the new injection molded enclosure is now ready and we’ve started shipping new hardware revision with this injection molded enclosure. Also, we’ve just finished firmware 2.1.8 with some bug fixes and new features (will be released by this weekend). Not a huge leap, but we do take notes of all user suggestions and continue to work on them with each firmware release.

    #50627

    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I am a seller and installer of the Vera Home Controller (Formally Micasa Verde). Since implementation of V2, there has been a problem with their add on with OS and the two devices currently do not work together. No one seems to want to make the current add on work again so in Vera’s world, Open Sprinkler is dead.
    I have some money invested in OS so I would like to make them work together but at this point, it seems it is easier to get another sprinkler controller that works with Vera than to change my whole home control system.
    If anyone has a way to get these two fine products to work again, there would be some happy appreciative people over at Vera.
    Thank you.

    #50686

    Ray
    Keymaster

    The Vera plug in was never written by us to begin with. I assume that at least it should work with an earlier version of firmware, if not working with the latest firmware. I did buy a Vera Lite at some point thinking I will try out the OpenSprinkler plug in myself, but the Vera controller was so painfully slow that I had to give up in the end…

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