Minerva V2.7.0 Released

Minerva is a complete, easy to use home automation suite. It allows you to switch your on lights from anywhere using a mobile phone or PC, email your video, check CCTV footage, control your central heating, and much more. It relies on command line and can therefore be run from virtually any platform (smart phone, PDA, laptop, or remote PC) with identical functionality. The architecture consists of three parts: input, output, and process. Each is completely distinct, meaning you can control any of the house processes from any supported input conduit such as a Web browser, remote control, or SMS. Reports or notifications can be sent to any of the available output conduits.

Platform : Linux
Changelog V2.7.0 :

  • Introduction of ‘minty’, a timeout system where devices will auto-turn off if not used within N seconds
  • Introduction of a ‘cache’ conduit to save processor time when requests (like train times) are called for
  • Introduction of ‘routine’, a system for processing N timed events from an intial trigger point. e.g. a ‘wake up’ routine, which turns on lights, starts showers, plays alarm, caches train times
  • Introduction of ‘yaks’, a control system for processing arbitrary messages (from X10) into Linux-bound commands
  • Changes to vox scripts to direct output into a WAV, then playing it. This means voice and music can happen simultaneously.
  • Inclusion of usr script in bin
  • Twitter script updated to use oauth
  • Fixes in human time reading script
  • Introduction of the ‘homedevice’ script, in preparation of ZigBee control
  • Unified the logging of Bearskin commands into the ‘minlog’ script.
  • Unified the audio stings into an ‘sfx’ script. Allows for easier audio skins.
Read more in here : http://www.minervahome.net