HS3, a second peek
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HS3, a second peek

HS3, the (beta) linux binaries are released, so I immediately fiddled with it on my mac :-)

ihomeautomate$ sudo ./go  

Unhandled Exception:
System.TypeLoadException: A type load exception has occurred.
[ERROR] FATAL UNHANDLED EXCEPTION: System.TypeLoadException: A type load exception has occurred.

I guess I needed to upgrade mono, the version I had was :

ihomeautomate$ mono --version
Mono JIT compiler version 2.10.12 (mono-2-10/c9b270d Thu Mar 7 21:38:12 EST 2013)
Copyright (C) 2002-2012 Novell, Inc, Xamarin, Inc and Contributors. www.mono-project.com
TLS: normal
SIGSEGV: normal
Notification: kqueue
Architecture: x86
Disabled: none
Misc: softdebug
LLVM: yes(2.9svn-mono)
GC: Included Boehm (with typed GC)

After upgrading:

ihomeautomate$ mono --version
Mono JIT compiler version 3.2.3 ((no/8d3b4b7 Mon Sep 16 23:46:28 EDT 2013)
Copyright (C) 2002-2012 Novell, Inc, Xamarin Inc and Contributors. www.mono-project.com
TLS: normal
SIGSEGV: altstack
Notification: kqueue
Architecture: x86
Disabled: none
Misc: softdebug
LLVM: yes(3.3svn-mono)
GC: sgen
ihomeautomate$ sudo ./go
HomeSeer Linux starting...
11/11/2013 3:41:50 PM:[Logging]->Result of the attempted creation of a new log database: Log Database Created.
11/11/2013 3:41:50 PM:[Startup]->Loading Settings
11/11/2013 3:41:50 PM:[Startup]->Settings Loaded.
11/11/2013 3:41:50 PM:[Startup]->Current sunrise/sunset values calculated.
11/11/2013 3:41:50 PM:[Startup]->
11/11/2013 3:41:50 PM:[Startup]->********************************************************************************
11/11/2013 3:41:50 PM:[Startup]-> HomeSeer version 3.0.0.42 Edition: HS3 Pro Starting Now
11/11/2013 3:41:50 PM:[Startup]->********************************************************************************
11/11/2013 3:41:50 PM:[Startup]->
...

Bingo! Now let’s play :-)
Although it does start up correctly, it looks like we are missing a text-to-speech utility for osx. Not sure if anyone is capable to free up some time to compile the osx binary for flite? :-)

11/11/2013 8:24:23 PM:[TTS]->Speak ():Welcome to Home-Seer
./speak.sh: line 2: flite: command not found

Next I was looking like crazy to enable HSTouch (Lite), and found it to be disabled in the updater file for OS’s other than Windows. Obviously not visible in the homeseer web interface :-(.
So, why not force it by copying HSPI_HSTOUCH.exe from a windows machine :-).

11/12/2013 7:55:00 PM:[Startup]->Checking for available plug-ins
11/12/2013 7:55:00 PM:[Plug-In]->Found plug-in: HSTouch Server, version: 3.0.0.11

However, when enabling it:

11/12/2013 7:55:24 PM:[HSTouch Server]->Server started on port 10200
Invalid type A.c6dd698c8b2eb6a7b6f5e1c223905bd9b for instance field A.c8ca4444aa67e6a34abece120adc7d915:c19690ea0732a2f261e332e863f8e8b47
11/12/2013 7:55:24 PM:[Error]->Initializing plug-in(2): HSTouch Server Instance::A type load exception has occurred.0STACK: at System.Runtime.Remoting.Proxies.RealProxy.PrivateInvoke (System.Runtime.Remoting.Proxies.RealProxy rp, IMessage msg, System.Exception& exc, System.Object[]& out_args) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0
11/12/2013 7:55:24 PM:[Plug-In]->Finished initializing plug-in HSTouch Server

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