Re: New to home automation!
Fair enough on the reference to the Python docs for that one - I'll add the URL to the dialog. See how easy that was?
(Note, however, that if you click the help button on the dialog ("?") it'll take you to the help page for the plugin where there's a link to the Python docs.)
We obviously don't really see the need for anyone new to home automation to dig into scripting (much less SQL queries) right off the bat - it just isn't part of most new users requirements. If that was your experience then I think Matt was looking for concrete examples to see if there's reason to somehow make that particular function more accessible. We can certainly discuss what features are appropriate for new users, etc, and we may not agree, but without concrete examples to start the conversation it's a hard one to have.
The other problem that we have is that your comment doesn't seem appropriate on this thread - the OP's questions were this:
- Is indigo as versatile and advanced as some of the other DIY programs.
- Is there a limitation in hardware?
- As a complete newbie, where do I reference to start mapping out the most complete and reliable network?
Your post, while perhaps a reasonable statement, doesn't help with the OPs questions and in fact probably caused even more confusion.
We like feedback, and with some concrete examples of issues we definitely consider adding features (we have a rather large list of said feature requests that we constantly have to prioritize). But voicing frustrations without specifics on inappropriate threads isn't the way to provide constructive feedback. And it's also important to realize that your needs aren't necessarily those of other users - we have a significantly larger user base than those who hang out on the forums and most of those guys have never felt the need to do any scripting.
So, thanks for the feedback and if you have any more concrete examples of things you think could be done better feel free to let us know - it's usually best to post them on the Indigo 5 Features