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adding Rainmachine push to Cumulus MX myself

From build 3044 the development baton passed to Mark Crossley. Mark has been responsible for all the Builds since. He has made the code available on GitHub. It is Mark's hope that others will join in this development, but at the very least he welcomes your ideas for future developments (see Cumulus MX Development suggestions).

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nilbog
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adding Rainmachine push to Cumulus MX myself

Post by nilbog »

Hi,

I was thinking about adding the functionality to Cumulus MX to enable it to push data to local Rainmachine watering system (https://www.rainmachine.com/). If I can find the spare time.

I know I could just pull the code from git and make the changes for myself but I thought this addition might be useful to others. Would these additions be welcome in the main version of Cumulus MX? What's the etiquette for doing this? I have worked on countless development projects over the years but never with others on an open source application.

Thanks,
Mark

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Re: adding Rainmachine push to Cumulus MX myself

Post by mcrossley »

Hi Mark,

Not a rush of support for this is there? My personal view is that we do not add support to Cumulus MX 3.0 for every niche system that people own. Programs such as Weather Display have gone down that route and for me it is to the detriment of the overall program reliability and usability. However, a future version of Cumulus may support plugins to do this sort of thing, keeping the base program relatively simple.

How does the push work? Could it done by simply adding a custom HTTP command?

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Re: adding Rainmachine push to Cumulus MX myself

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Thanks for the reply.

I have only started to look and it seems to need its data in a json payload. I'll have another look at custom http commands to see if that can work if not I will post my modified version in a new repository for anyone else that may want it.

Thanks again.

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