As the Pi’s get more powerful, and the Windows OS embedded features get fuller, we’ll look into this again.
Josh, I'm not sure how to answer your first question but I for one also use my pc for more than just incontrol however for most people I talk to about home automation, they ate not interested in a server, they just want HA functionality on a low power device like veralite. I believe the pi is gaining popularity with people and could be used for multiple things. Adding incontrol to the mix just makes the product more appealing to those that don't want a computer on all day
I can understand where you are coming from. I have a friend of mines that has Incontrol per my recommendation and his PC went down on him as well a couple of months ago. He hasn't used his incontrol home automation since. Of course he realizes the need but he just hasnt gotten around to it. Raspberry PI could probably be shoved in a closet somewhere and never worried about for a while and use nowhere near the resources a PC uses
I really like this idea!!! I'd vote 10 times if i could. I too am a raspberry PI (raspbmc) user and i would love to power my InControl from that and not use my PC. Being that raspberry pi can also be used as a NAS server, this would completly eliminate the need for my desktop to be on all the time. Correct me if i'm wrong but the vera lite running on its own doesnt use much power and its a dedicated device. Doesnt that give it a slight advantage of incontrol when trying to cut down power comsumption?
This is an idea to include XBMC support inside of InControl. If you are intersted in this plugin, please leave us a comment with the interaction you would like between InControl and XBMC.
I like this script but i think this is achievable using tasker now that the incontrol plugin has been released