Success of the project is determined by how how willing is the project team to listen for feedback and user requests. Your wishes will end up here as a food for thought, and then, when the time allows, will make it to the mainstream release, with attribution.
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Here's what came since the project was launched:
- The system should fail transparently. If it is down, I want to be able to override it with minimum hassle (this is implicitly supported in Fault Tolerance and Serviceability);
- The system should be capable of monitoring global parameters like humidity of sump/inlet air, outside temperature (already supported);
- The system should be capable of triggering events based on monitoring data (let's extend that and call it scriptability --vt);
- The system should be capable of triggering events based on the clock;
- The system has to support forced ventilation even when there is not call for heating or cooling;
- Ah and "there should be app for that" so my wife can set things up from her iPhone (no promises for iPhone, but Android is already on the project plan --vt);
- The system should be capable of taking static pressure readings from a HVAC unit and adjusting damper poistions in such a way that maximum allowed values recommended by the manufacturer are not exceeded;
- Multiple zones should be able to use the same calendar as a schedule.
- The system should support a "no-dampers" mode, with HVAC units controlled by the average temperature of a (varying) set of sensors. "Varying" implies that different temp sensors may by included based on mode (home, away, vacation, etc.) and schedule (already supported --vt);
- The system should support homes with multiple HVAC units (upstairs/downstairs), preventing the units from working against one another (multiple HVACs are already supported, but there are no provisions against competition yet --vt);
- The system should support automatic changeover between heating and cooling (implemented, not released --vt);
- There must be a "manual override" switch that allows to revert control back to the traditional thermostat.
- Humidity controller should be smarter than the one currently used, here is a good starting point for improvements (see mailing list for detailed discussion).