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 ====== Release Notes NetHomeServer 0.9 ====== ====== Release Notes NetHomeServer 0.9 ======
 +This is a list of the news and changes in the 0.9 release. These changes has been available for a while in the nightly builds, but now they are formally released. 
  
 ===== CUL Support ===== ===== CUL Support =====
-Added support for the CUL stick with the CULTransceiver-item. The CUL stick is a small USB-device with a programmable radio transmitter and receiver which can be used to control any lamp switch using the 433.92MHz-band. This includes for example Nexa and X10. The CUL stick can be bought at  +Added support for the [[cul|CUL stick]] with the [[cultransceiver|CULTransceiver]]-item. The CUL stick is a small USB-device with a programmable radio transmitter and receiver which can be used to control any lamp switch using the 433.92MHz-band. This includes for example Nexa and X10. The CUL stick can be bought at [[http://busware.de/tiki-index.php?page=CUL | www.busware.de]] and works on both Windows, Linux and MAC OSX.
  
 +The NetHome CUL driver currently only supports sending, I have not been able to get good enough quality on the reception.
  
 +===== PowerMid =====
 +The CUL stick can also be used for sending IR-signals via the [[powermid|PowerMid IR extender]]. PowerMid is intended for extending the range of ordinary IR remote controls via a radio link. the NetHome CUL-drivers can tap in on that protocol, and use the PowerMid for transmitting any IR signals specified as Pronto Codes.
  
-Currently only supports sending+===== Support for MAC OSX ===== 
 +NetHome now officially supports MAC OSX. Some minor fixes and a specific start script was all that was needed.
  
 +===== Added Weather Items =====
 +The Items [[upmrainfall|UPMRainFall]], [[upmwinddirection|UPMWindDirection]] and [[upmwindspeed|UPMWindSpeed]] presents data from the UPM weather station, and uses the same reception hardware as the [[upm|UPM-thermometers]]. These Items were contributed by Fredric Moestedt - Thanks Fredric!
  
 +===== Added GenericProntoCommander Item===== 
 +With the [[genericprontocommander|GenericProntoCommander]] you can configure your own command buttons matched to Pronto-codes which can be sent as RF via [[cultransceiver|CULTransceiver]] or [[audioprotocoltransmitter|AudioProtocolTransmitter]] or IR via CUL and PowerMid.
  
  
-  * 1096 Support for MAC OSX +===== Added ProntoLamp Item =====  
-  * Added items UPMRainFall, UPMWindDirection and UPMWindSpeed for the UPM weather station. These were contributed by Fredric Moestedt +[[prontolamp|ProntoLamp]] is a new lamp Item which uses Pronto Codes to specify signals. It can be used with [[cultransceiver|CULTransceiver]] or [[audioprotocoltransmitter|AudioProtocolTransmitter]]. 
-  * 1094 Support for sending IR via PowerMid and CUL + 
-  * 1090 GenericProntoCommander - you can configure your own command buttons matched to Pronto-codes which can be sent as RF via CUL or IR via CUL and PowerMid + 
-  * New Item ProntoLamp which uses Pronto Codes +===== Added Room Item ===== 
-  Added Room-item used to group other items in rooms +The [[room|Room]] Item is used to group other items so you can create groups of Items that are located in the same room. Rooms are listed in the WEB GUI just like Item categories. 
-  * 1055 Added possibility to start server with option -nogui, which starts without SWT-GUI, which gives wider OS compatibility and possibility to start without window manager + 
-  New Icons in all GUI, both the Windows GUI and WEB GUI +===== Disable GUI ===== 
-  * 1112 Added handling of losing connection with USB sound card. Checks connection with sound card on regular intervals and restarts if connection is lost. +Added possibility to start server with option -nogui, which starts without the SWT-GUI. This gives wider OS compatibility and possibility to start without window manager. 
-  * 1116 WEB GUI now works in InternetExplorer + 
-  * Added "unsubscribe"-command to TCPCommandPort +===== New Icons =====  
-  * 886 TCPCommandPort now supports multiple connections +Brand new icons in all GUI, both the Windows GUI and WEB GUI 
-  * 1112 Added handling of losing connection with USB sound card. Checks connection with sound card on regular intervals and restarts if connection is lost. + 
-  * 1103 Improved logging, now located at users home directory, file called HomeManager0.log, max size limited to 1MB then rolls over to alternate file. +===== More Robust Audio Sampling ===== 
-  * 1070 Cleaned up the Demo configuration senn on first install +Added handling of losing connection with USB sound card. Checks connection with sound card on regular intervals and restarts if connection is lost. This means that if you unplug the USB sound card that NetHomeServer uses, it will reconnect when you plug it back in
-  * 1066 Added a welcome screen in WEB-GUI on first system start + 
-  * 1059 Changed handling of the default configuration file. Now loads demo.xml first time, but then saves to default.xml and uses that if it exists. +===== Improved TCPCommandPort ===== 
-  * 850 Added possibility to configure PulseWidthModification and MaxRepeat in AudioProtocolParser. +  * Added "unsubscribe"-command 
-  * Default WEB GUI URL is changed to http://ssgserver2:8020/gui+  * TCPCommandPort now supports multiple simultaneous connections 
 + 
 +===== Improved Logging ===== 
 +The application log file is now located at users home directory, which is /home/<username> in Linux and C:\Documents and Settings\<username> in Windows. The file is called HomeManager0.log, max size limited to 1MB then it rolls over to an alternate file (HomeManager1.log). 
 + 
 +===== Other minor improvements ===== 
 +  * WEB GUI now works in InternetExplorer 8 
 +  * Cleaned up the Demo configuration seen on first install 
 +  * Added a welcome screen in WEB-GUI on first system start 
 +  * Changed handling of the default configuration file. Now loads demo.xml first time, but then saves to default.xml and uses that if it exists. 
 +  * Added possibility to configure PulseWidthModification and MaxRepeat in AudioProtocolParser. 
 +  * Default WEB GUI URL is changed to http://localhost:8020/gui
   * Added event distribution statistics calculation in BridgeBroker   * Added event distribution statistics calculation in BridgeBroker
  

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