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 15	<li><a href="#mister_house_announcement_list">Mister House Announcement List</a></li>
 16	<ul>
 17
 18		<li><a href="#changes_in_the_current_test_version">Changes in the current test version</a></li>
 19		<li><a href="#version_2.82_posted_on_07/06/2003">Version 2.82 posted on 07/06/2003</a></li>
 20		<li><a href="#version_2.81_posted_on_06/01/2003">Version 2.81 posted on 06/01/2003</a></li>
 21		<li><a href="#version_2.80_posted_on_04/20/2003">Version 2.80 posted on 04/20/2003</a></li>
 22		<li><a href="#version_2.79_posted_on_03/09/2003">Version 2.79 posted on 03/09/2003</a></li>
 23		<li><a href="#version_2.78_posted_on_02/07/2003">Version 2.78 posted on 02/07/2003</a></li>
 24		<li><a href="#version_2.77_posted_on_01/17/2003">Version 2.77 posted on 01/17/2003</a></li>
 25		<li><a href="#version_2.76_posted_on_01/12/2003">Version 2.76 posted on 01/12/2003</a></li>
 26		<li><a href="#version_2.75_posted_on_12/23/2002">Version 2.75 posted on 12/23/2002</a></li>
 27		<li><a href="#version_2.74_posted_on_12/01/2002">Version 2.74 posted on 12/01/2002</a></li>
 28		<li><a href="#version_2.73_posted_on_11/09/2002">Version 2.73 posted on 11/09/2002</a></li>
 29		<li><a href="#version_2.72_posted_on_10/12/2002">Version 2.72 posted on 10/12/2002</a></li>
 30		<li><a href="#version_2.71_posted_on_09/21/2002">Version 2.71 posted on 09/21/2002</a></li>
 31		<li><a href="#version_2.70_posted_on_08/22/2002">Version 2.70 posted on 08/22/2002</a></li>
 32		<li><a href="#version_2.69_posted_on_07/03/2002">Version 2.69 posted on 07/03/2002</a></li>
 33		<li><a href="#version_2.68_posted_on_05/28/2002">Version 2.68 posted on 05/28/2002</a></li>
 34		<li><a href="#version_2.67_posted_on_05/04/2002">Version 2.67 posted on 05/04/2002</a></li>
 35		<li><a href="#version_2.66_posted_on_03/31/2002">Version 2.66 posted on 03/31/2002</a></li>
 36		<li><a href="#version_2.65_posted_on_03/01/2002">Version 2.65 posted on 03/01/2002</a></li>
 37		<li><a href="#version_2.64_posted_on_01/23/2002">Version 2.64 posted on 01/23/2002</a></li>
 38		<li><a href="#version_2.63_posted_on_01/19/2002">Version 2.63 posted on 01/19/2002</a></li>
 39		<li><a href="#version_2.62_posted_on_12/16/2001">Version 2.62 posted on 12/16/2001</a></li>
 40		<li><a href="#version_2.61_posted_on_11/18/2001">Version 2.61 posted on 11/18/2001</a></li>
 41		<li><a href="#version_2.60_posted_on_10/20/2001">Version 2.60 posted on 10/20/2001</a></li>
 42		<li><a href="#version_2.59_posted_on_09/23/2001">Version 2.59 posted on 09/23/2001</a></li>
 43		<li><a href="#version_2.57_posted_on_08/12/2001">Version 2.57 posted on 08/12/2001</a></li>
 44		<li><a href="#version_2.54_posted_on_06/26/2001">Version 2.54 posted on 06/26/2001</a></li>
 45		<li><a href="#version_2.52_posted_on_05/28/2001">Version 2.52 posted on 05/28/2001</a></li>
 46		<li><a href="#version_2.51_posted_on_05/06/2001">Version 2.51 posted on 05/06/2001</a></li>
 47		<li><a href="#version_2.49_posted_on_04/15/2001">Version 2.49 posted on 04/15/2001</a></li>
 48		<li><a href="#version_2.47_posted_on_03/24/2001">Version 2.47 posted on 03/24/2001</a></li>
 49		<li><a href="#version_2.45_posted_on_02/24/2001">Version 2.45 posted on 02/24/2001</a></li>
 50		<li><a href="#version_2.43_posted_on_02/03/2001">Version 2.43 posted on 02/03/2001</a></li>
 51		<li><a href="#version_2.41_posted_on_01/20/01">Version 2.41 posted on 01/20/01</a></li>
 52		<li><a href="#version_2.39_posted_on_12/21/00">Version 2.39 posted on 12/21/00</a></li>
 53		<li><a href="#version_2.36_posted_on_12/03/00">Version 2.36 posted on 12/03/00</a></li>
 54		<li><a href="#version_2.34_posted_on_11/12/00">Version 2.34 posted on 11/12/00</a></li>
 55		<li><a href="#version_2.32_posted_on_10/22/00">Version 2.32 posted on 10/22/00</a></li>
 56		<li><a href="#version_2.29_posted_on_10/01/00">Version 2.29 posted on 10/01/00</a></li>
 57		<li><a href="#version_2.28_posted_on_09/09/00">Version 2.28 posted on 09/09/00</a></li>
 58		<li><a href="#version_2.27_posted_on_08/18/00">Version 2.27 posted on 08/18/00</a></li>
 59		<li><a href="#version_2.24_posted_on_08/06/00">Version 2.24 posted on 08/06/00</a></li>
 60		<li><a href="#version_2.22_posted_on_06/24/00">Version 2.22 posted on 06/24/00</a></li>
 61		<li><a href="#version_2.20_posted_on_05/27/00">Version 2.20 posted on 05/27/00</a></li>
 62		<li><a href="#version_2.15_posted_on_05/06/00">Version 2.15 posted on 05/06/00</a></li>
 63		<li><a href="#version_2.13_posted_on_04/09/00">Version 2.13 posted on 04/09/00</a></li>
 64		<li><a href="#version_2.11_posted_on_03/09/00">Version 2.11 posted on 03/09/00</a></li>
 65		<li><a href="#mh_ver_2.1_posted_on_02/19/00">mh ver 2.1 posted on 02/19/00</a></li>
 66		<li><a href="#mh_ver_2.00_posted_on_02/12/00">mh ver 2.00 posted on 02/12/00</a></li>
 67		<li><a href="#mh_ver_1.97_posted_on_01/27/00">mh ver 1.97 posted on 01/27/00</a></li>
 68		<li><a href="#mh_ver_1.93_posted_on_01/05/00">mh ver 1.93 posted on 01/05/00</a></li>
 69		<li><a href="#mh_ver_1.90_posted_on_12/12/99">mh ver 1.90 posted on 12/12/99</a></li>
 70		<li><a href="#mh_ver_1.89_posted_on_11/20/99">mh ver 1.89 posted on 11/20/99</a></li>
 71		<li><a href="#mh_ver_1.87_posted_on_11/07/99">mh ver 1.87 posted on 11/07/99</a></li>
 72		<li><a href="#mh_ver_1.83_posted_on_10/09/99">mh ver 1.83 posted on 10/09/99</a></li>
 73		<li><a href="#mh_ver_1.82_posted_on_10/02/99">mh ver 1.82 posted on 10/02/99</a></li>
 74		<li><a href="#mh_ver_1.79_posted_on_09/26/99">mh ver 1.79 posted on 09/26/99</a></li>
 75		<li><a href="#mh_ver_1.77_posted_on_09/17/99">mh ver 1.77 posted on 09/17/99</a></li>
 76		<li><a href="#mh_ver_1.75_posted_on_09/12/99">mh ver 1.75 posted on 09/12/99</a></li>
 77		<li><a href="#mh_ver_1.71_posted_on_08/29/99">mh ver 1.71 posted on 08/29/99</a></li>
 78		<li><a href="#mh_ver_1.69_posted_on_08/01/99">mh ver 1.69 posted on 08/01/99</a></li>
 79		<li><a href="#mh_ver_1.68_posted_on_07/31/99">mh ver 1.68 posted on 07/31/99</a></li>
 80		<li><a href="#mh_ver_1.65_posted_on_07/22/99">mh ver 1.65 posted on 07/22/99</a></li>
 81		<li><a href="#mh_ver_1.63_posted_on_07/05/99">mh ver 1.63 posted on 07/05/99</a></li>
 82		<li><a href="#mh_ver_1.61_posted_on_06/27/99">mh ver 1.61 posted on 06/27/99</a></li>
 83		<li><a href="#mh_ver_1.58_posted_on_06/20/99">mh ver 1.58 posted on 06/20/99</a></li>
 84		<li><a href="#mh_ver_1.56_posted_on_05/30/99">mh ver 1.56 posted on 05/30/99</a></li>
 85		<li><a href="#mh_ver_1.54_posted_on_04/27/99">mh ver 1.54 posted on 04/27/99</a></li>
 86		<li><a href="#mh_ver_1.51_posted_on_03/27/99">mh ver 1.51 posted on 03/27/99</a></li>
 87		<li><a href="#mh_ver_1.46_posted_on_03/12/99">mh ver 1.46 posted on 03/12/99</a></li>
 88		<li><a href="#mh_ver_1.42_posted_on_02/26/99">mh ver 1.42 posted on 02/26/99</a></li>
 89		<li><a href="#mh_ver_1.40_posted_on_02/20/99">mh ver 1.40 posted on 02/20/99</a></li>
 90		<li><a href="#mh_ver_1.35_posted_on_02/07/99">mh ver 1.35 posted on 02/07/99</a></li>
 91		<li><a href="#mh_ver_1.34_posted_on_02/07/99">mh ver 1.34 posted on 02/07/99</a></li>
 92		<li><a href="#mh_update_02/04/99_version_1.32">mh update 02/04/99 version 1.32</a></li>
 93		<li><a href="#mh_update_01/30/99_version_1.30">mh update 01/30/99 version 1.30</a></li>
 94		<li><a href="#mh_update_01/30/99_version_1.29">mh update 01/30/99 version 1.29</a></li>
 95		<li><a href="#mh_update_01/24/99_version_1.27">mh update 01/24/99 version 1.27</a></li>
 96		<li><a href="#mh_update_01/13/99_version_1.21">mh update 01/13/99 version 1.21</a></li>
 97		<li><a href="#mh_update_01/08/99_version_1.18">mh update 01/08/99 version 1.18</a></li>
 98		<li><a href="#mh_update_01/06/99_version_1.17">mh update 01/06/99 version 1.17</a></li>
 99	</ul>
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101</ul>
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104<hr />
105<p>
106</p>
107<hr />
108<h1><a name="mister_house_announcement_list">Mister House Announcement List</a></h1>
109This is a copy of the mh update announcements made to MisterHouse mailing list, also
110<a href=http://sourceforge.net/mail/?group_id=1365>archived here</a><p>
111</p>
112<h2><a name="changes_in_the_current_test_version">Changes in the current test version</a></h2>
113<p>The latest changelog for the 
114<a href=http://misterhouse.net/public/misterhouse_src_test.zip>current test release</a>
115(updated nightly) can be found
116<a href=http://misterhouse.net:81/mh/docs/updates.html>here, in the test release updates file</a>.<p><strong>New Features:</strong></p>
117<p>- Thomas Vogl has started a MisterHouse Journal' at <a href="http://www.trvonthe.net/mh-journal/">http://www.trvonthe.net/mh-journal/</a> where he 
118cronicles his experiences of setting up MisterHouse on Linux Redhat.</p>
119<p>- David Norwood created code/common/mp3.pl, mp3_winamp.pl, and mp3_xmms.pl.  
120He reorganized the winamp and xmms mp3 scripts to be easier to setup and maintain. 
121There was a lot of duplication in the winamp and xmms code and some things like playlists were handled differently.</p>
122<p>- Sean Walker added an option to have proxies regsiter themselves with the main mh, to allow for an optional security,
123and for better starting and stopping of proxies.</p>
124<p>- Gregg Liming enabled support for a new TTS engine from Cepstral: <a href="http://www.cepstral.com">http://www.cepstral.com</a> .  
125$30 per voice, for either Linux or Windows (only tested on Linux so far).
126Set mh.ini parm voice_text=theta and modify voice_text_theta to point to the theta binary.</p>
127<p>- David Lounsberry modified his vv_tts wrapper to wrap around either viavoice, festival, or the new Cepstral 
128TTS engine.  Use vv_tts_engine=festival or vv_tts_engine=theta.</p>
129<p>- Steve Switzer created lib/PAobj.pm and common/pa_control.pl to 
130enable the rooms= speak and play parm to target specific rooms via a relay controled PA system.
131See comment at the end of pa_control.pl for example .mht entries.</p>
132<p><strong>Bug Fixes and Other Changes:</strong></p>
133<p>- Ross Towbin updated lib/X10_W800RF.pm to fix a case typo and increased 
134a delay so a single press from a remote isn't processed multiple times.</p>
135<p>- Steve Haehnichen fixed lib/Lynx10PLC.pm to work correctly with Lynx10PLC_XMIT_PWR values of 94 -&gt; 100.</p>
136<p>- Robert Mann added line 1/2/etc support to common/phone_logs.pl and web/bin/phone_in.pl</p>
137<p>- Wally Kissel noted the File_Item method index should have been get_index in doc/mh.pod</p>
138<p>- Brian McKissick fixed the web code browser on linux and noted a missing frameset tag in the new my_mh/index.html file.</p>
139<p>- Chris Witte updated the 'password accepted' message.</p>
140<p>- Chris Witte updated mh so it no longer has to be re-started to activate a password change.</p>
141<p>- Chris Witte and I updated the tie_event method to correctly enable get_set_by for objects set by tied events.</p>
142<p>- Jaco Botha updated common/internet_irridium.pl to work with date_format=ddmm, rather than the default of mmdd.</p>
143<p>- Steve Switzer added a link to results of web/bin/phone_search.pl</p>
144<p>- David Norwood added info and links on IR interfaces to the hardware section of docs/mh.pod.</p>
145<p>- Sean Walker and I updated enabled the File_Item set_watch method to set the respond target field and 
146updated common/tv_info.pl to use respond instead of speak so we can better query tv show info from other locations.</p>
147<p>- Gregg Liming noticed that 2.82 could cause volume to muted on startup.</p>
148<p>- Richard Phillips updated code/public/mp3_control_xmms.pl to auto-start xmms if it isn't already running.</p>
149<p>- Craig Schaeffer fixed a cleanup problem in common/comic_dailystrips.pl.</p>
150<p>- Jon Boehm sent in common/speak_mac.pl, to enable speech on the Mac
151(support was there since 2.76, but I forgot to include this file).</p>
152<p>- Steve Switzer updated the setup menus with logon menus if accessed by non-admin users.</p>
153<p>- Scott Johnson updated lib/Stargate.pm to echo Stargate generated X10 commands to MisterHouse.</p>
154<p>- Steve Switzer updated lib/Telephony_Interface.pm to allow 'call from number' instead of 'call from unknown'
155for NetCallID calls of known numbers, but unknown names.</p>
156<p>- Gregg Liming suggested we update lib/Telephony_Interface.pm to ignore callerid data that has neither name or number.</p>
157<p>- Steve Switzer added 'Get AWS weather data' to common/weather_aws.pl</p>
158<p>- Richard Phillips discovered a case where an mh restart would fail if a ``Can't use string (''1``) as a HASH ref'' error.</p>
159<p>- David Norwood and Steve Switzer updated bin/get_tv_grid to create non-cachable 'TV today' pages.</p>
160<p>- Moved the 'proxy is dead' check into bin/mh.</p>
161<p>
162</p>
163<h2><a name="version_2.82_posted_on_07/06/2003">Version 2.82 posted on 07/06/2003</a></h2>
164<p>Version 2.82 was just uploaded to:</p>
165<pre>
166  <a href="http://misterhouse.sf.net/download.html">http://misterhouse.sf.net/download.html</a>
167  <a href="http://misterhouse.net:81/download.html">http://misterhouse.net:81/download.html</a></pre>
168<p><strong>New Features:</strong></p>
169<p>- Bazyle Butcher created a My MH button for the top of the default ia5 web page
170which we use to point to a web page that can be easily customized.
171How To instructions are on the default My MH page.
172Bazyle also added a Twiki button to the 'About MrHouse' ia5 documentation page.</p>
173<p>- Jason Sharpe created a floorplan web script, available via <a href="http://localhost:8080/bin/floorplan.pl">http://localhost:8080/bin/floorplan.pl</a> .
174To enable, add x,y data to your .mht items (or use the new set_fp_location method) 
175to show where they are in each room group and add
176x,y,w,h data to new mht GROUP records to define how room groups relate to each other.
177See mh/code/test/test.mht for an example.</p>
178<p>- Jason Sharpe created Presence_Monitor, Occupancy_Monitor, Light_Item, Door_Item, Motion_Item, 
179Camera_Item, Photocell_Item objects, all children of a new lib/Base_Item.pm object.
180Jason is still working on these objects, so we don't have any documentaion or examples yet.</p>
181<p>- Bill Young extracted common code from lib/X10_W800.pm and X10_MR26.pm
182into lib/X10_RF.pm and added support for security devices.
183Bill created RF_Item.pm for a general way to handle TV/VCR RF remotes and
184X10 security devices.  See RF_Item in mh/docs/mh* . 
185At the same time, Ross Towbin created lib/X10_W800RF.pm, which is also for the W800 and provides similar function.</p>
186<p>- Denis Cheong enabled a DBI interface, so we can optionally use any DBI enabled database server (e.g. mysql) 
187to store miscellaneous mh data.  
188If you are not using a compiled mh, install DBI and DBD::mysql (or relevant module for your server).
189Enable with the new dbi_* mh.ini parms and test with <a href="http://localhost:8080/bin/dbi_table.pl">http://localhost:8080/bin/dbi_table.pl</a> .</p>
190<p>- Created code/common/xAP_news.pl to monitor data from James Traynor's new Windows xAP news.exe client,
191available from from <a href="http://mi4.biz">http://mi4.biz</a> .  Run a seperate news client for each news source you want 
192(e.g. news cnn, news reuters, etc) on any Windows computer on your network.  You can use a xAP_news mh.ini
193parm to control if new news titles are printed, spoken, or displayed for each news source, like this:</p>
194<pre>
195   xAP_news = cnn =&gt; display, slashdot =&gt; speak&amp;display, default =&gt; display&amp;print</pre>
196<p>- Created code/common/xAP_Weather.pl to monitor James Traynor's new Windows xAP weather.exe client,
197also available from from <a href="http://mi4.biz">http://mi4.biz</a> .  Data will be stored in $Weather{station}{key} 
198(e.g. $Weather{egll}{tempf}).  To set the standard $Weather keys used in the web status line, 
199set mh.ini parm weather_source=station_name (e.g. weather_source=egll).  
200To find your station name, go to <a href="http://www.nws.noaa.gov/tg/siteloc.shtml,">http://www.nws.noaa.gov/tg/siteloc.shtml,</a>
201then use that when you start the program (e.g. weather.exe krst).
202If you don't specify a code it will default to London, Heathrow (EGLL).</p>
203<p>- Lincoln Foreman sent in mh/code/public/pha_k256.pl as an example of reading data from
204Phanderson's K256 kit which can monitor 256 DS1820 temperature sensors, 8 bits digital IO, and 11 bits of analog IO.
205Available for $50 from <a href="http://www.phanderson.com/t64.html">http://www.phanderson.com/t64.html</a></p>
206<p>- Bill Young sent in code/public/weeder_doorbell.pl as an example 
207of monitoring and controlling a doorbell with a weeder board.</p>
208<p><strong>Bug Fixes and Other Changes:</strong></p>
209<p>- James Derrick fixed deleting of temp festival sable files.</p>
210<p>- Tom Dunk updated common/audrey_control.pl to fix 'set audrey volume' and 
211added various 'Push Audrey Button' commands.</p>
212<p>- James Derrick fixed 'repeat your last command' to not repeat 'I said'.</p>
213<p>- Robert Mann and Edward Brookhouse fixed bin/set_password if no .password file existed 
214and updated the web 'Set Password' phrase to 'Submit Password'</p>
215<p>- Edward Brookhouse added FAQ entries 'Password Managment' and 'Customizing the TV guide'</p>
216<p>- Ingo Dean changed the default X10_Sensor battery expired warning to print_log, rather than speak.
217If you prefer speak, add this mh.ini parm:  MS13_Battery_action=speak</p>
218<p>- Joel Berry was having zombie problems on FreeBSD, so we dropped the $SIG{CHLD} exclusion we had on FreeBSD in bin/mh.</p>
219<p>- Allowed for setting $mh_volume (in common/mh_sound.pl) to 0, to enable muting of all computer sound.  
220It was honoring 1-&gt;100, but not 0.</p>
221<p>- Bazyle Butcher noticed that photo_time=0 caused instant refresh rather than disabling photo refreshes.</p>
222<p>- Denis Cheong used Tk::CursorControl to hide the cursor in common/tk_photo.pl.   
223You can install that Tk module with ``ppm install Tk-CursorControl'' (windows) 
224or ``perl -MCPAN -e 'install Tk::CursorControl''' (unix).</p>
225<p>- Andrew Drummond spotted a 2.81 problem with browsers (like Audrey) that do not pass http port data with their requests.</p>
226<p>- David Norwood updated public/v4l_pvr.pl to add a dbm of recorded shows so we don't re-record them and 
227made the record command configurable.</p>
228<p>- Robin Van-Oosten sent in code/public/rrd_graph_web.pl which he uses to
229graph iButtons data stored in RRD (Round Robin Database).</p>
230<p>- Enabled proxy support for the UIRT2 interface.</p>
231<p>- Correctly set the menu defaults for  <a href="http://localhost:8090/sub?menu_wml">http://localhost:8090/sub?menu_wml</a> , menu_vxml, and menu_html.  
232Looks like these got broke a few releases ago with a update for the html menus /bin/menu.pl page.  
233These sub?menu_* menus would work, but only if you specified a menu to start with (e.g. sub?menu_wml(main)).
234Also now enable the auto-generated mh menu if the specified or default menu was not found.</p>
235<p>
236</p>
237<h2><a name="version_2.81_posted_on_06/01/2003">Version 2.81 posted on 06/01/2003</a></h2>
238<p>Version 2.81 was just uploaded to:</p>
239<pre>
240  <a href="http://misterhouse.sf.net/download.html">http://misterhouse.sf.net/download.html</a>
241  <a href="http://misterhouse.net:81/download.html">http://misterhouse.net:81/download.html</a></pre>
242<p><strong>New Features:</strong></p>
243<p>- Jon Upham added iButton DS2405 io button to site/Hardware/iButton/Device.pm.</p>
244<p>- Jason Sharpe created lib/Occupancy_Monitor.pm.
245It counts the number of people in a house based on movement detected 
246throughout a graph based network of motion sensors.</p>
247<p>- Clive Freedman created city based data/ini/mh.city_name.ini files and 
248updated the web iniedit menu to allow for easy location based 
249initialization of the mh.private.ini file.
250Only first time users with no private .ini files will see this
251(move your mh.private.ini or unset mh_parms if you want to try it).
252While we may re-structure this on the next release if we decide to break up the .ini file,
253the idea of city based .ini seed files seems like a good one.  
254New or updated mh.city.ini files will be most welcomed.</p>
255<p>- Joe Blecher updated lib/Lynx10PLC.pm to add support for Unit Address, Extended Code 1, 
256a number of API methods to allow users to access low level commands,
257updates from Craig Schaeffer to support PRESET_DIM[12] commands, 
258fixed bug with DIM/BRIGHT command where level was parsed,
259and created common/Lynx10PLC.pl for reporting hourly X10 stats.</p>
260<p>- Created web/bin/button_toggle.pl and updated the ia5 modes menu and common/mh_control.pl to 
261add these new objects to track various modes:  
262$mode_mh (normal/mute/offline), $mode_security (armed/unarmed),
263$mode_occupied (home/work/vacation), and $mode_sleeping (nobody/parents/kids/all).
264Ron Klinkien created nice web/graphics/mode_*.gif buttons for the above object names and states.
265If you use other object names or states and have GD installed, buttons will be generated with the state name.
266The above listed states can be overridden with the set_states method, like this:</p>
267<pre>
268  $mode_sleeping -&gt; set_states('nobody', 'parents', 'nick', 'zack');</pre>
269<p>- Added bin/mh_run and bin/mh_run.bat, which we now call from common/get_tv_grid.pl.
270This will use the compiled mhe or mh.exe it it exists, so the script will now run ok
271on Linux (and Windows) even if you don't have perl installed.</p>
272<p>- Renamed the data and web/bin select_code* files to code_select* and code_unselect* files.
273Added mh.ini parms code_select and code_unselect so we can easily switch between sets of code files.
274By default, mh will now use code_select.txt which is just the core files from code/common.
275To test many of the common files (like mh used to do by default), run:</p>
276<pre>
277  mh -code_select code_select_test.txt</pre>
278<p>- Autrijus Tang updated his PAR module so we can now use it to compile mh on windows, in addition to Linux.
279I suspect we will run into issues with it, so this release as 2 versions of .exe files in the windows
280.zip file.  The standard mh.exe is like in prior releases, perl 5.0 compiled with perl2exe.
281The new mhe.exe uses perl 5.8, compiled with the PAR pp script, like we do on Linux.</p>
282<p>- Pete Flaherty posted his a new 03-2 MrAudrey image at <a href="http://vsa.cape.com/~pjf/MrAudrey.html">http://vsa.cape.com/~pjf/MrAudrey.html</a> . 
283This version has a exciting new package installer where you can install Audrey applications 
284that he has packaged up at his web site with the click of a button from a new Package Manager web page. 
285For example, it took me about 30 seconds to install nifty new mpgnoph player that I can 
286direct to a shoutcast music station using a web browser from any machine on our network.</p>
287<p><strong>Bug Fixes and Other Changes:</strong></p>
288<p>- James Derrick dropped an extra \n in time_date_stamp format=17</p>
289<p>- Fixed the monthly archiving of old print/speak/error logs (data_dir/logs/print.log.old).
290Without this fix, the files were growing pretty large (mine was &gt; 100 MB!) and the mh startup could 
291pause a while in the 'Archiving previous log files' step.</p>
292<p>- John McCaskey enabled the use of weeder cards on multiple ports 
293(normally not needed as weeder cards can share a COM port) by allowing for a xyz_process_data=1 mh.ini serial port parm.</p>
294<p>- Updated lib/Serial_Item.pm with the option of a x10_interface mh.ini parm, so we can control the default X10 interface.</p>
295<p>- Larry Roudebush sent in code/public/weather_email_breaking.pl for anouncing important weather info from email alerts.</p>
296<p>- Jeff Pagel sent in code/public/garage_door_code.pl for monitoring and controlling garage doors.</p>
297<p>- Updated web/overlib.js to version 3.51 (it does the popup windows on some menus when you hover over commands).</p>
298<p>- Claes Johansson updated lib/X10_W800.pm to support X10RF UR51A remote codes.</p>
299<p>- Ron Klinkien updated code/common/monitor_router.pl to support Draytek Vigor routers.  
300He also updated bin/monitor_weblog to work with the mhsend server when speaking web hits.</p>
301<p>- Richard Phillips updated lib/Weather_wx200.pm to honor the mh.ini default_temp=Celsius override.</p>
302<p>- James Armstrong noticed the new lib/X10_W800.pm module would sometimes get out of sync with incoming data.</p>
303<p>- Ryan Scott noticed that Voice_Text '[a,b,c]' strings returned a state of 1 instead of a,b,c.</p>
304<p>- Steve Switzer improved the web phone search results formating in web/bin/phone_search.pl</p>
305<p>- Thomas Stoll added a optonal Audrey_IPs_for_speaking mh.ini parm in code/common/audreyspeak.pl and limited
306the number of .wav files generated to 10.  He also updated bin/report_weblog to the apache web log format
307he sees in Switzerland.</p>
308<p>- Scott Johnson updated lib/Startgate.pm (again!) to allows reading Digital Inputs 9-16 and
309to fix a problem with DTMF decoding of the number 0 through the intercom.</p>
310<p>- Dominique Benoliel updated code/common/weather_upload.pl (uploads weather to wunderground.com)
311to work better with the WMR968 weather station.</p>
312<p>- Craig Schaeffer fixed the hourly/daily summary in common/monitor_router.pl.</p>
313<p>- David Lounsberry fixed the stop Process_Item method (was killing all processes, not just the specified one).</p>
314<p>- Add 'cc' addresses to 'to' address in bin/get_email, so we can filter on cc addresses also.</p>
315<p>- Updated the ia5 weather page to use 2 weather_local mh.ini parms, which by default are based on the zip_code parm.
316Dropped the calls to the radar image gif and set_parm_weather_local.pl script, 
317as wunderground changed their pages so the radar gif is no longer easy to get at,
318and these did not work for non-US users with no zip code.</p>
319<p>- Echo errors in web .pl files to the web browser.</p>
320<p>
321</p>
322<h2><a name="version_2.80_posted_on_04/20/2003">Version 2.80 posted on 04/20/2003</a></h2>
323<p>Version 2.80 was just uploaded to:</p>
324<pre>
325  <a href="http://misterhouse.sf.net/download.html">http://misterhouse.sf.net/download.html</a>
326  <a href="http://misterhouse.net:81/download.html">http://misterhouse.net:81/download.html</a></pre>
327<p><strong>New Features:</strong></p>
328<p>- Autrijus Tang created a new PAR.pm module which allows us to compile perl scripts and libraries into
329one executable binary. If you are running with a recent Linux which has a recent libc.so
330(ls -l /lib/libc.so* and look ver a version &gt; 2.2.93, like on RH 8 or higher)
331you can now try the new compiled mhe file in misterhouse-2.80.linux.zip.
332This might be useful if you have troubles with the CPAN installs or if you have a older (or newer) version
333of perl that has some sort of problem (e.g. memory leak).</p>
334<p>- Created lib/X10_W800.pm to support the X10 RF -&gt; serial W800 interface. 
335This is similar to the MR26, but also supports extended codes and has a better range.  
336Comparison between the 2 can be found here: <a href="http://www.wgldesigns.com/comments.htm">http://www.wgldesigns.com/comments.htm</a> .
337Note:  Extended codes are not yet supported (I didn't have any RF devices that generated them).</p>
338<p>- Created mh/code/common/x10_rf_relay.pl to relay selected X10 house codes received from either
339of the X10 MR26 or W800 RF (Radio Frequency) interfaces.</p>
340<p>- Dree Mistrut created Text::LevenshteinXS module, like Text-Levenshtein, but implemented in C rather than Perl, so it is much faster.
341If installed, it will be used in the &amp;phrase_match function, available as 'Smart command search' on the ia5 search menu.  
342This enables non-exact word matches, so for example you can type 'bed light on' and it will match 'turn on bedroom lights'.
343If this module is not installed, mh defaults to the previous simple/fast function that matches on exact words.
344On linux, use the CPAN to install (see install doc).  On windows, it is installed in the mh libs for 5.6, but not 5.0 or 5.8 systems.</p>
345<p>- Created bin/send_email.  Tom Vanderpool was having problems when mh called &amp;net_mail_send to send email,
346so we created a stand alone command that can be called as a background process.  
347See 'Send test e mail 11' for and example.</p>
348<p>- David Norwood and I updated  bin/get_tv_grid to be compatable with a new tv listings format from zap2it.com.</p>
349<p>- Brian Rudy added support for the iButton DS2450 Quad A/D converter.  Example in code/public/iButton_DS2450.pl.</p>
350<p>- Neil Wrightson updated the iButton read_switch method in lib/site/Hardware/iButton/Device.pm to allow
351either channel to be an input or output.</p>
352<p>- Jason Sharpe sent in code/publice/ivr.pl and ivr.menu as examples of his
353DTFM Interactive Voice Response setup using the Stargate phone interface.
354Updated supporting files are lib/Telephony_DTMF.pm, Telephony_Item.pm, Stargate.pm, and StargateJTelephone.pm.</p>
355<p>- Craig Schaeffer created lib/Telephony_Identifier.pm and code/common/phone_identifier.pl for talking to the 2+ line 
356incoming/outgoing/DTFM Identifier phone line monitor from <a href="http://www.yes-tele.com/mlm.html">http://www.yes-tele.com/mlm.html</a></p>
357<p>- David Norwood created a preliminary interface for the USB-UIRT two way infrared transceiver.  
358Installing drivers on Windows, Linux and BSD requires patches, so contact David for info.
359See USB_UIRT_learning.pl in the common code selector for configuration details.  
360David also updated the UIRT2_learning web interface to allow generation of codes based on protocol, device and function number.</p>
361<p>- Ron Klinkien created a 'MisterHouse from Scratch' weblog site
362(a collection of links, resources, notes and commentary) here: <a href="http://mrhousefromscratch.tk">http://mrhousefromscratch.tk</a> .</p>
363<p><strong>Bug Fixes and Other Changes:</strong></p>
364<p>- Roger Bille updated Serial_Item.pm to allow for 'X...' strings in non-X10 items.</p>
365<p>- Added a -state option to bin/mhsend to get the state of an object.</p>
366<p>- Richard Phillips and Sean Walker posted docs/faq.html entry 3.4: How do get Linux to play more than one sound at the same time</p>
367<p>- Richard Phillips created code/public/mp3_control_x10.pl and code/public/mh_restart.pl</p>
368<p>- Peter Woodall noticed we did not have a xcmd_respond function, so bin/house commands were not working.</p>
369<p>- Piet Delaney added X10_Sensor motion and brightness options, in addition to the existing MS13 option which detects both.
370See mh/docs/mh.html X10_Sensor section for details and examples.</p>
371<p>- Jason Sharpee sent web/bin/video_streamer.pl as an example of how to display video from using the Linux streamer program.</p>
372<p>- Andrew McLaren noticed the mh lib/site/File files were pretty down level.  
373The newer versions are not compatable with older perls, and it looks like all versions of perl have those installed by 
374default, so I deleted the mh/lib/File modules.  Not sure why we included them in the first place.
375</p>
376<pre>
377
378- Enabled setupsup for 5.8 win98 users.</pre>
379<p>- Added a mh.ini html_wav_format parm to control how the web server delivers TTS wav files.  Options are
380bgsound (default for Audrey), link (default for Netscape and Mozilla, frame (doesn't seem to work very well),
381and embed (default for all others).</p>
382<p>- Updated Geo::Weather to version 1.2.3 (used by public/weather_com.pl to get data from weather.com).</p>
383<p>- Sean Walker updated web/bin/photos.pl to allow for a mh.ini photo_back_style parm, so you can specify style 
384stuff like background color.</p>
385<p>- Updated bin/set_password to honor the mh.ini password_file parm.</p>
386<p>- Added mh.ini parm voice_cmd_response to control the default response to voice triggered
387commands.  The default is 'Ok, %HEARD%', where %HEARD% will be replaced by the spoken phrase.</p>
388<p>- Floyd Moore fixed bin/get_tv_grid so -provider has precedence over -provider_name.</p>
389<p>- Changed the default mh_pause sound in common/event_sounds.pl from bird1.wav to none.</p>
390<p>- James Martin discovered that linux Red Hat 9.0 perl 5.8 has a wierd bug that causes mh not to parse code objects correctly.
391Really strange in the same perl version is in RH 8.0 which works, and recompiling perl 5.8 on RH 9.0 also fixes the problem.
392We worked around this by changing a perl regex.</p>
393<p>- Jeff Pagel noticed a duplicate file problem when using the -only_load option, like we use with a mh proxy.</p>
394<p>- Roger Bille noticed the recent 2.78 substate and multistate code (set $test_set1 'on~2~random:on;repeat:on;play';) 
395messed up with some he code that he had that had Socket_Item data with some ~:; characters.
396To avoid this, we added a Generic_Item states_overload method, which we set to 'off' in Socket_Item, Serial_Item, and 
397xAP_Items.pm.</p>
398<p>- Added an optional iridium_brightness mh.ini parm (defaults to 0) so you can allow for announcement of only brigher flares.</p>
399<p>
400</p>
401<h2><a name="version_2.79_posted_on_03/09/2003">Version 2.79 posted on 03/09/2003</a></h2>
402<p>Version 2.79 was just uploaded to:</p>
403<pre>
404  <a href="http://misterhouse.sf.net/download.html">http://misterhouse.sf.net/download.html</a>
405  <a href="http://misterhouse.net:81/download.html">http://misterhouse.net:81/download.html</a></pre>
406<p><strong>New Features:</strong></p>
407<p>- Ant Skelton patched lib/Voice_Text.pm to allow Linux users to use Wine to run the AT&amp;T windows NaturalVoices binary.
408On my 1.2 GHz Celeron, time-to-speech is about 1 second, -vs- about .4 seconds for the native Linux binary.
409See bin/mh.ini for examples on these parms: voice_text=NaturalVoiceWine,  voice_text_naturalvoice=windows_path_to_voices, 
410wine_path=path_to_wine, and wine_path_temp=windows_path_to_temp_dir.</p>
411<p>- Chin Lee suggested we have mh default to 'catch up' mode when restarting, setting the
412start time equal to when mh last exited.   To do this, set the
413mh.ini of parm time_startup=resume.  You can also now test when mh is in either
414mh_pause or startup catchup mode by monitoring a new $Catchup_Mode object.</p>
415<p>- Nico ? wrote an interface to the Velleman k8000 board ( <a href="http://www.velleman.be/Product.asp?lan=1&id=9383">http://www.velleman.be/Product.asp?lan=1&id=9383</a> ),
416available from his site at <a href="http://yow.be">http://yow.be</a></p>
417<p>- Steve Switzer updated status_line.pl and the web/bin/clock2.js javascript clock to reflect 
418mh time, not local browser time.  He also got it to work for Netscape,
419so I changed mh.ini status_line3 default from clock to jclock2.</p>
420<p>- Steve Switzer suggested we enumerate the various -debug options, 
421so I create a 'List debug options' command in common/mh_control.pl.</p>
422<p>- David Norwood created a smart &amp;write_mh_opts function that can update .ini files without changing order or
423comments and called it with a nifty new web interface for updating the tv_provider parm.</p>
424<p>- David Norwood also updated common/photo_index.pl to add another web based mh.ini selector for picking
425which photo dir you want active for the photo slide show.  
426Added this option, along with the tv_provider one above, to the web setup menu 
427and to the help text you see in the common code selector.</p>
428<p>- Joe Blecher updated lib/Lynx10PLC.pm, which supports the Marrick Lynx10-PLC X10 interface
429to add logging to linux syslog, parms for transmit/receive gains, new $Debug support, and 2 way module support.
430He reports using it for over two years now without a single lockup!</p>
431<p><strong>Bug Fixes and Other Changes:</strong></p>
432<p>- Bob Hughes updated the unix bin/house script to use the mh.ini xcmd_file parm.</p>
433<p>- Bob Hughes noticed we were not passing the voice name from the eliza chatbox speech web page.</p>
434<p>- Jason Comander updated the X10 Status request code to work better with the Leviton DHC 2-way switches</p>
435<p>- James Derrick fixed a 2.78 problem with MR26 data not being relayed correctly due to the data being lower-cased.</p>
436<p>- Floyd Moore fixed a couple of proxy related problems in bin/get_tv_grid.</p>
437<p>- Robert Rozman sent code/public/winlirc_client.pl an an example of reading winlirc IR data ( <a href="http://winlirc.sourceforge.net/">http://winlirc.sourceforge.net/</a> ).</p>
438<p>- Dominique Benoliel prompted an update to the latest Date/Language.pm, adding French as well as a few other languages.</p>
439<p>- Steve Switzer fixed mh/lib/caddx.pm to be compatable with the 2.78 update for case insensitivity and $Debug control.</p>
440<p>- David Satterfield fixed the viavoice -voice option when used with -to_file in bin/vv_tts.pl.</p>
441<p>- Walter Leemput and Harald Koch discovered and fixed a memory leak when using HTML::Treebuilder in code/public/weather.pl.
442Also updated the same fix in internet_iridium.pl, internet_starshine.pl, internet_top10.pl, news_onthisday.pl, and weather_upload.pl,
443by calling a new &amp;html_to_text function with the same non-leaking html parsing code.</p>
444<p>- Bill Sobel fixed Startgate.pm to support house code M.</p>
445<p>- Tom Vanderpool noticed that common/weather_upload.pl had the wrong units for barometric pressure from Weather_wmr968.pm (hg -vs- mb).</p>
446<p>- Thomas Bleau noted that the speak function would filter out many foreign languange phrases
447due to characters not in the common ascii code range, so we out the 'Data is unspeakable' check.</p>
448<p>- Tom Vanderpool added callerid_type=motorola to Telelphony_Interface.pm, for use with Motorola Power 28.8  modems.</p>
449<p>- Brian Paulsen sent in his web based hvac code: mh/code/public/hvac_brian*.pl</p>
450<p>- Jason Sharpee added -left and -right speak options for the viavoice engine.</p>
451<p>- Sean Walker added proxyip to common/mhsend_server.pl and public/speak_proxy.pl,
452so speech can be directed to the box that send the mhsend request.</p>
453<p>- Jason Sharpee made some updates to lib/CID_Announce.pm  and CID_Log.pm</p>
454<p>- Harald Koch updated bin/get_weather_ec (Canadian weather data) to work with with current data.</p>
455<p>- Peter Woodall noticed we sometimes got the previous, not next, full/new moon dates.</p>
456<p>- David Satterfield noticed that some tk and web triggered commands were getting bogus respond states set.</p>
457<p>- Harald Koch updated bin/weather_ca.pl for Canadian weather.</p>
458<p>- Clive Freedman made some caller ID updates for the UK.</p>
459<p>- Claes Johansson made a keypad fix in lib/LCD.pm for LCDProc users.</p>
460<p>- Mark Miller noticed we pointed to the wrong directory with the web ia5 Iridium Flares button.</p>
461<p>
462</p>
463<h2><a name="version_2.78_posted_on_02/07/2003">Version 2.78 posted on 02/07/2003</a></h2>
464<p>Version 2.78 was just uploaded to:</p>
465<pre>
466  <a href="http://misterhouse.sf.net/download.html">http://misterhouse.sf.net/download.html</a>
467  <a href="http://misterhouse.net:81/download.html">http://misterhouse.net:81/download.html</a></pre>
468<p><strong>New Features:</strong></p>
469<p>- Improved xAP support and added xPL support.  
470A few of the original xAP ( <a href="http://www.xapautomation.org">http://www.xapautomation.org</a> ) developers 
471developed a lighter version of the protocol they called xPL ( <a href="http://www.wintermute-ltd.com/picxap/xpl.htm">http://www.wintermute-ltd.com/picxap/xpl.htm</a> ).
472The protocols are similar enough that I decided to support them both with the common code, so I 
473renamed lib/xAP.pm to lib/xAP_Items.pm and added various xAP and xPL items and methods.
474Also added code so mh can be an xAP and/or xPL hub, so we can 
475now read and write to both xAP and xPL clients and/or bridge between them if needed.
476Updated code/common/test_xap.pl to include new xPL examples, including calls
477to a windows TTS client and a Rio Audio Receiver client, both available from <a href="http://www.xaphal.com/xap.htm">http://www.xaphal.com/xap.htm</a> .</p>
478<p>- Bill Sobel made a bunch of changes to enable stacked and overloaded states.
479This is best explained with an example:</p>
480<pre>
481  set $test_set1 'on~2~random:on;repeat:on;play';</pre>
482<p>This will set the object to on, then 2 seconds later, sequence through states of 
483random:on, repeat:on, and play.   The overloaded random and repeat states will
484trigger setstate_random/repeat methods if they exist in that object, setting them to on.
485For a complete example, see mh/code/examples/test_state_stacked.pl.  
486His changes also make states case insensitive, unless you use the set_casesensitive method.</p>
487<p>- Bill Sobel and I created time_idle Generic_Item method. 
488We also enabled this as a tie_time method time spec, like time_cron and time_now.
489See code/examples/test_idle.pl</p>
490<p>- Bill Sobel suggested we get smarter with -debug, so we made it 
491case in-sensitive and allowed for stack debug parms like -debug serial;x10.  To enable this,
492I switched most of the old debug checks like this:</p>
493<pre>
494  old: print &quot;debug stuff&quot; if $config_parms{debug} eq 'stuff';
495  new: print &quot;debug stuff&quot; if $Debug{stuff};</pre>
496<p>- Added support for different user logons.   
497If you use -tk 1, you can use the 'set the admin/family/guest password' command. 
498Or you can run from the command line like this:</p>
499<pre>
500  set_password -user family -password xyz1
501  set_password -user admin  -password xyz2</pre>
502<p>A separate record will be created for each user in the password_file (by default, data_dir/.password).
503By default, the mh setup web pages can only be controlled with the admin logon,
504but you can enable/disable other commands by adding authority=admin to the password_allow_file.
505You can also specify authority with the set_authority object method, 
506or by adding it to your web/bin xyz.pl file # Authority=user  comment.
507The ia5 logout button now has different icons for admin, family, and guest.</p>
508<p>- Made menu.pl generic (it now reads all .menu files in your code dirs) and moved it to code/common.
509If you have a menyu.pl file in your own user code file, delete it before you enable the code/common one.</p>
510<p>- Andrew Drummond created mh/code/public/tivo_direct.* code for controling his Direct Tivo.</p>
511<p><strong>Bug Fixes and Other Changes:</strong></p>
512<p>- Timothy Spaulding added a MS13_Battery_Timer parm to set the X10_Sensor timeout value.</p>
513<p>- Added a web_status_line option to web/status_line.pl, to allow for more user specific data on the status line.</p>
514<p>- David Satterfield noticed a 2.76 bug where the web status line was not reflecting current email counts.</p>
515<p>- Amauri Viguera found a 2.76 bug in lib/audrey_cid.pm</p>
516<p>- Pete Flaherty  updated the tk widgets in weather_iB_OWW_client.pl</p>
517<p>- Steve Switzer updated Voice_Text.pm to allow for volume=##%, where volume will be scaled to a percentage of the default mh volume.</p>
518<p>- Danal Estes noticed simple meta refresh works better than JavaScript refresh, in status_line.pl and photos.pl.</p>
519<p>- David Satterfield noticed we could buffer data in lib/X10_MR26.pm to avoid occasional 'Bad data' errata.</p>
520<p>- Sam Levine found a problem with X10_Sensor with ID=x9 (the light/dark id=xA was not created correctly).</p>
521<p>- Martin Dolphin allowed for negative temperatures in common/weather_aws.pl</p>
522<p>- Kent Noonan updated mh/lib/Ultimeter.pm (renamed from mh/lib/Ultimeter2000.pm) to allow for negative temperatures.</p>
523<p>- David Norwood updated bin/get_tv_grid to allow for a -get_provider parm:  get_tv_grid -zip 55091 -get_provider</p>
524<p>- Craig Schaeffer updated bin/display_callers to better sort by date and # calls.</p>
525<p>- Douglas Parrish sent in bin/misterhouse_Gentoo.rc, a startup script example for Gentoo Linux.</p>
526<p>- Richard Morgan noticed the web Squid proxy did not like the http Content-Length data we inserted for html pages a 
527few releases ago.  We took that field out after reading the spec, which says it is only for binary data.</p>
528<p>- Paul Estes updated bin/set_clock for Solaris.</p>
529<p>- Change code/proxy/proxy_server.pl 'Proxy can not talk to MisterHouse' message 
530from once a minute to once every 5 minutes.</p>
531<p>- Parse size from http User-Agent, when provided, for use in &amp;http_agent_size (used in web/bin/photos.pl)/
532Also added Opera and Zaurus to mh.ini parm html_browser_formats.</p>
533<p>- I copied a post from Bill Sobel into FAQ qusetion 2.16: How are states set for each pass though the user code loop?</p>
534<p>- Steve Switzer updated phone_search.pl file, so that phone_search.shtml is not needed.</p>
535<p>
536</p>
537<h2><a name="version_2.77_posted_on_01/17/2003">Version 2.77 posted on 01/17/2003</a></h2>
538<p>Version 2.77 was just uploaded to:</p>
539<pre>
540  <a href="http://misterhouse.sf.net/download.html">http://misterhouse.sf.net/download.html</a>
541  <a href="http://misterhouse.net:81/download.html">http://misterhouse.net:81/download.html</a></pre>
542<p><strong>New Features:</strong></p>
543<p>- No new features.  Hoping for a fairly stable and bug free release this time :)</p>
544<p><strong>Bug Fixes and Other Changes:</strong></p>
545<p>- Kevin Olalde found a 2.76 bug that would ignore user private parms for a few bin/get_* programs.</p>
546<p>- Fixed a 2.76 bug when displaying web label widgets: 'not a SCALAR reference at ../lib/http_server.pl line 2421'</p>
547<p>- David Norwood updated http_server.pl to allow for multi-line data from things like textarea form elements.</p>
548<p>- Bob Hughes updated the clock in status_line.pl to re-align better on browser resize.</p>
549<p>- Michael Ryan noticed we were missing the respond function for vr triggered events.</p>
550<p>- Wally Kissel noticed a problem with web SET data (from Eliza) with ? in the string.</p>
551<p>- David Norwood  updated the UIRT2 files, fixing a few problems with
552learning and changed the display of codes to uppercase to be compatible with Girder.</p>
553<p>- Bill Sobel updated lib/Compool.pm (Timing changes to deal with network based serial ports) and
554lib/Stargate.pm (Thermostats where broken, signifigantly updated and now actuallywork).</p>
555<p>- Created a smart file_backup function, now used by web iniedit and item edit scripts.</p>
556<p>- Fixed the web iniedit script to drop file= entries, 
557not to drop multi-line mh.ini data (e.g. like voice_names),
558and to re-read parms after iniedit changes.</p>
559<p>- Disabled closing of Tk windows, which would cause mh errors.  Now you get a popup that advices to use the File-&gt;Exit option.</p>
560<p>
561</p>
562<h2><a name="version_2.76_posted_on_01/12/2003">Version 2.76 posted on 01/12/2003</a></h2>
563<p>Version 2.76 was just uploaded to:</p>
564<pre>
565  <a href="http://misterhouse.sf.net/download.html">http://misterhouse.sf.net/download.html</a>
566  <a href="http://misterhouse.net:81/download.html">http://misterhouse.net:81/download.html</a></pre>
567<p><strong>New Features:</strong></p>
568<p>- Pete Flaherty posted his updated 02-1 Audrey image at <a href="http://vsa.cape.com/~pjf/MrAudrey.html.">http://vsa.cape.com/~pjf/MrAudrey.html.</a></p>
569<p>- Bill Sobel is back :)  Lots of updates from him this release:</p>
570<pre>
571 - AudiotronPlayer.pm fixes for latest firmware, support password if set in .ini file.
572 - Compool.pm fixes for solar power.
573 - DSC_Alarm: supports proxy config.
574 - Varios small updates to http_server.pl.
575 - read_table_a.pl: new x10 transmiter, yacclient and wakeonline stuff
576 - stargate.pm: Fixes, digital relay updates, ir support (initial)
577 - stargate485.pm: LCD keypad digit support
578 - telephony_item: base work for dialed ability (we now log outgoing 
579   calls as well if the CID hardware detects DTMF and reports them)
580 - xantech.pm: made some logging optional
581 - internet_weather.pl  added nws_city .ini parm nws_city= paramter which overrides city if set
582 - allow a return_state in set_with_timer</pre>
583<p>- Bill Sobel created lib/WakeOnLan.pm, for waking up computers from susbend or hibernated states
584from mh via a lan connection.  See code/public/wakeup_on_lan.pl for more info.</p>
585<p>- Bill Sobel created lib/CID_Server, so mh can share callerid data with other callerid clients,
586with initial support for the YAC client from <a href="http://www.sunflowerhead.com/software/yac.">http://www.sunflowerhead.com/software/yac.</a>
587To enable, see common/callerid.pl for an example of adding a CID_Server_YAC object.
588To support this, we also created bin/send_ip_msg for sending generic messages with tcp.</p>
589<p>- Andrew Drummond sent in lib/Acid.pm, which I added to Bill's CID_Server, to broadcast 
590callerid data to Audrey Acid clients, which is included in Pete's nifty Audrey image.</p>
591<p>- Another Bill Sobel idea was to allow for sets of states in one string.   To start with
592we have allowed for ~ seperated sets of states and delays.  For example,  $object-&gt;<code>set(s1~t1~s2~t2...sn~tn)</code>
593would set states s1, s2, ... sn, with delays for t1, t2, ... tn.
594We may update this in the next release with other options that Bill posted earlier.</p>
595<p>- Bill Sobel and I added a  get_parm_file function, so we can tell if a config_parm was overridden or not.  This allowed us to 
596fixed the ia5 weather page to not display the 'click to set parm' button if the weather parm has already been overridden.</p>
597<p>- Jason Sharpee et all updated the new CID modules.  We also updated code/common/callerid.pl announcement 
598to $format1, which includes City and State if the call is from out of City and/or State.
599Also enabled RING for Telephone_Interface and added some different 'Test callerid #' tests.</p>
600<p>- Steve Switzer and I updated telnet.pl to use the new respond function.  
601To allow for security between different sessions on the same box, 
602we added new code that allows us to write to a Socket_Item by its socket handle.</p>
603<p>- Sean Walker and Jason Sharpee had the idea of allowing for an optional speak chime sound, 
604to be played before non-interactive speech event to avoid the startled spouse effect, so we created mh/code/common/speak_chime.pl.</p>
605<p>- Brian Paulsen suggested we use Data::Dumper on the %Save data, like we do with the %Persistant data,
606so now we can store nested data in %Save ( e.g. $Save{temp_setpoints} = { basement =&gt; 70, living_room =&gt; 40};  )
607I also updated the save/restore code to allow for ~ characters in the state and state_log for objects.</p>
608<p>- Added set_timeout and timed_out methods for Process_Item.  See code/examples/test_process.pl for an example.</p>
609<p>- Added a phrase_match function, which calls Dree Mistrut's updated PhraseDistance.pm module.  
610This allows us to find commands that are the closes…

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