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Perl modules for the xPL Home Automation Protocol
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xPL Perl ======== These modules are intended to provide a framework for writing xPL applications (see http://wiki.xplproject.org.uk/) in Perl. A number of sample applications are also provided including a hub, a logging client, a bridge and a command line message sender. In order to ensure that the applications stay running, I run the applications using Dan Bernstein's "daemontools" from: http://cr.yp.to/daemontools.html You could also use runit (http://smarden.org/runit/) or just using wrappers and /etc/inittab. When looking at the code, particularly the code for the message schemas, you will notice that there isn't much of it. This is intentional. I don't generally like writing the same code more than once and would rather get Perl to generate it. Also, I'd like eventually to parse a schema definition directly to generate the classes representing that message schema. This is an early release of the API and it likely that it will still change a little over the next few weeks and months. Example xPL clients are provided for: X10 using heyu (http://www.heyu.org/), Phaedrus VIOM IO controllers, Milford DMX transmitters, 1-wire, EasyDAQ USB relay controllers, Dawn and Dusk, CTX35, Current Cost Energy Meters, Free Desktop (D-Bus) Notifications, LIRC, RFXCOM RF transmitters and receivers, W800 RF receivers, sending SMS messages, UDIN USB relay controllers, X11 On-screen display nofitications, Wake-on LAN, X11 virtual keyboard for faking key presses, and more INSTALLATION To install this module type the following: perl Makefile.PL make make test make install (Note, there are a couple of timing issues that occasionally cause a few tests to fail. Try repeating the tests if you get failures.) DEPENDENCIES Most of the required modules are distributed with recent versions of Perl. Some of the more elaborate clients require additional modules from CPAN. DEBIAN PACKAGES The repository at http://debian.temporalanomaly.com/ contains Debian packages for xPL Perl. MAILING LISTS See https://github.com/beanz/xpl-perl/wiki/MailingLists for details of mailing lists for xPL Perl. COPYRIGHT AND LICENCE Copyright (C) 2005, 2011 by Mark Hindess This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.8.7 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.