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by pearbear
Tue May 23, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Coding Corner
Topic: Something new
Replies: 53
Views: 16722

Re: Something new

I wonder how the wifi will be managed. Arduino libraries tend to have a consistent API. All well designed network communication libraries use the same Client and Server class so the user can create the client object and then pass it to the library. The library can treat that object generically. Cur...
by pearbear
Mon May 22, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Coding Corner
Topic: Something new
Replies: 53
Views: 16722

Re: Something new

My library EtherEvent is only intended to allow microcontrollers to send or receive events using the EventGhost Network Sender/Receiver communications protocol. The choice of how to react to received events or generate events to send is up to the user, they must write their own code for that. This i...
by pearbear
Mon May 22, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Coding Corner
Topic: Something new
Replies: 53
Views: 16722

Re: Something new

OK, I'll update this thread as soon as I get ESP8266 support added to my libraries. The current code is limited to communication over Ethernet, which is my usage of it, but the low price and popularity of ESP8266 has led me to realize that I need to make it more generally useful. You can buy three E...
by pearbear
Mon May 22, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Coding Corner
Topic: Something new
Replies: 53
Views: 16722

Re: Something new

Every event has an ID number, which is part of the payload. When the event is received an ACK event is returned with the ID number of the received event as the payload. The user can configure the event type when sending it: eventTypeOnce - Attempt to send the event once and remove it from the queue ...
by pearbear
Mon May 22, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Coding Corner
Topic: Something new
Replies: 53
Views: 16722

Re: Something new

the esp is pretty sensitive to a crappy connection. I had issues with the wires being to long and using a bread baord. sometimes it would error when flashing sometimes not. It's not a huge issue for ESP Easy because you only need to get one successful flash and after than you can do any firmware up...
by pearbear
Sat May 20, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Coding Corner
Topic: Something new
Replies: 53
Views: 16722

Re: Something new

Needing to buy a USB-serial adapter is no big deal, you can get one for ~$1 USD with free shipping on Aliexpress or eBay. It's unfortunate to have to solder the header though. It's easy enough but not every EventGhost user is going to necessarily want to buy a soldering iron and solder just to be ab...
by pearbear
Sat May 20, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Coding Corner
Topic: Something new
Replies: 53
Views: 16722

Re: Something new

I plan to update my EtherEvent Arduino library to support communication between ESP8266 and the EventGhost Network Event Sender/Receiver plugins within the next couple weeks. However, ESP Easy appears to be much more of a turnkey solution since it allows you to completely control the ESP8266 without...
by pearbear
Tue May 09, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Plugin Support
Topic: TCPEvents : A better Network Event Receiver/Sender plugin
Replies: 43
Views: 23935

Re: TCPEvents : A better Network Event Receiver/Sender plugi

I definitely plan to work towards improving the compatibility of TCPEvents with the eventghost-android app. It seems to be a popular app. This issue has only been brought to my attention recently. So it's on my "to do" list but I need to finish up a couple other project first and then get caught up ...
by pearbear
Mon May 08, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Plugin Support
Topic: TCPEvents : A better Network Event Receiver/Sender plugin
Replies: 43
Views: 23935

Re: TCPEvents : A better Network Event Receiver/Sender plugi

Cool! I've been thinking about figuring out this VM thing lately. I've been doing a lot of Linux work to set up Travis CI on a bunch of repositories and have been SSHing into a Raspberry Pi or using an online Bash emulator for testing just because I don't have Linux set up on my desktop. I was watch...
by pearbear
Mon May 08, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Plugin Support
Topic: TCPEvents : A better Network Event Receiver/Sender plugin
Replies: 43
Views: 23935

Re: TCPEvents : A better Network Event Receiver/Sender plugi

I didn't know that x86 Android project existed. Looks cool! I actually do sometimes plug my keyboard and mouse into the tablet. Seems to work well for everything except pinch gestures. Unfortunately I need my PC running Windows so I can use EventGhost to send or the Serial Monitor to see the output ...
by pearbear
Mon May 08, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Plugin Support
Topic: TCPEvents : A better Network Event Receiver/Sender plugin
Replies: 43
Views: 23935

Re: TCPEvents : A better Network Event Receiver/Sender plugi

Careful of having both those apps installed at the same time. First I had the problem I mentioned of the android-eventghost app's background task eating the events I was trying to send to EGRemote Lite. I turned that feature off and got EGRemote Lite working. Then I wanted to go back and do some mor...
by pearbear
Sun May 07, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Plugin Support
Topic: TCPEvents : A better Network Event Receiver/Sender plugin
Replies: 43
Views: 23935

Re: TCPEvents : A better Network Event Receiver/Sender plugi

I just tested an alternative Android app called EGRemote Lite: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=eu.rml.lab.egremote_lite The "lite" version of the app is limited to 5 macros (because they want you to buy the pay version) but it's working for me with my standard version of TCPEvents, not...
by pearbear
Sat May 06, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Plugin Support
Topic: TCPEvents : A better Network Event Receiver/Sender plugin
Replies: 43
Views: 23935

Re: TCPEvents : A better Network Event Receiver/Sender plugi

I agree that TCPEvents is much better than the Network Event Sender and Receiver plugins. I certainly don't deserve much credit though. I just identified and fixed a serious security vulnerability that this plugin inherited from the Network Event Sender and Receiver plugins and added a few other fea...
by pearbear
Tue May 02, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Plugin Support
Topic: TCPEvents : A better Network Event Receiver/Sender plugin
Replies: 43
Views: 23935

Re: TCPEvents : A better Network Event Receiver/Sender plugi

What happens if you use the Network Event Receiver or Network Event Sender plugins on your PC to communicate with the Android App?
by pearbear
Mon May 01, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Plugin Support
Topic: TCPEvents : A better Network Event Receiver/Sender plugin
Replies: 43
Views: 23935

Re: TCPEvents : A better Network Event Receiver/Sender plugi

What do you see in the log of the Android app when you send or receive an event?