"This was written ground up and tweaked to meet the needs of this brand/sensor."
So was my code. MANY HOURS were spent writing exception handling for a notification command set that sends
- New UI interface to make it easier to use
In your opinion. There's nothing "new" (or easier) about the tile layout style. I offer two different layouts, would posit that icons are worthless, and, my configuration parameters work, sans workarounds.
"2. The pairing and configuration process has been optimized for ZooZ. There were design issues in the old handler which was based off some GitHub sample code which had an inherent issue in it"
This sounds like it was written by my marketing folks. Because you put fingerprints in it for v1 and v2 hubs? I don't own a v2 so, well I don't care to put a v2 fingerprint in it. Also, "based off some GitHub sample code" and "inherent issues"? Please, do elaborate. There's nothing at all special to the zooZ product line with the way it pairs, or the way it is configured. It is a Z-Wave certified device which means it MUST operate per the Z-Wave specifications set forth in the standard. This is what makes Z-Wave great. In fact you can go on Z-Wave alliance's website and get the engineering spec for it.
- Some new additional features like polling etc
There's nothing new here. Polling? You can't "poll" a battery powered device. You can ADD a poll feature but because they are sleeping devices, you can only request things when they wake, which, you do state, so really, this point is moot and just sounds good. So I have a device that sends reports when the state of the environment changes, when motion occurs, why, would I want to know an updated status of everything every four hours or even right away when the values sent are already current? In the hopes PERHAPS the temperature shifted a tenth of a degree or the humidity increased by the same?
"It's just a more comprehensive alternative version developed based on user request which addresses some issues pointed out above. See the first post for more details:"
You really haven't pointed out anything other than ease of pairing, which is really not hard. If you have to get into an IDE to load a device type, switching a sensor over to the other type is hardly an effort.
If you can't tell, I take your comments as a bit more than a slight against my efforts, which, if anyone cares were available in v 1.2 , so several iterations of code, about 40 days prior to your device type. My code, I will freely point out was evolution of existing device types from SmartThings developers themselves like Duncan, and actually spun off from my Aeon Labs Mutisensor 6 code which goes way back now, and many others inputs in the community. I'm sure you just developed in a vacuum without help or guidance from anyone, using not one line of "sample code" from anywhere, certainly never used my code as a reference, to provide the miracle you have here.
I'm sure I could come across less irritated, but that's ok because I am. It doesn't bother me that you want to be super gung ho about this and act like a rockstar saviour of all of us home automatons. It does irk me a little that you're monetizing this open source / open forum and shutting access to code down to those willing to pay the price. I think that goes against the community and the spirit of open source. Though you call it "donations" that is like "campaign contributions" of hundreds of thousands of dollars from banks to a presidential nominee... Most of all, I do not appreciate you pissing on my efforts 40 days late.
And lastly, I only found out about this because you were mentioned to me by my contact at Lorenz HD (makers of zooZ) who was considering using you as their "official" source of software and support. Despite this ^^^ I told them I completely understand, I'm a part time ST coder, have a day job and a family, and so long as you could provide quality software and responsive support, more power to them. So, all of this aside (I'm pretty over it already), I just hope you and your team, will provide well for them. I think Lorenz / zooZ has great potential in the emerging "consumer grade HA" world.
Sorry forum. I hate to have had to bring any drama in here outside of that which ensues with platform and firmware updates. I just couldn't let this one slide. I've spent too many nights awake working on this stuff to let it slide without a word.