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#1 Post by Martinus » 05 Jan 2017, 10:53

Dear all,

Due to personal reasons, i have to stop active development on ESP Easy. So this would be a good moment to hand over the project maintenance to members of the community. If anyone wants to take over the project control on github, please contact me by PM, so i can add you as a team member of the github letscontrolit organization.

All my work, including all experimental stuff, is available on github as of now: https://github.com/letscontrolit

Wish you all the best for 2017!

Best regards,

Martinus

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#2 Post by ManS-H » 05 Jan 2017, 11:42

Martinus wrote:Dear all,

Due to personal reasons, i have to stop active development on ESP Easy. So this would be a good moment to hand over the project maintenance to members of the community. If anyone wants to take over the project control on github, please contact me by PM, so i can add you as a team member of the github letscontrolit organization.

All my work, including all experimental stuff, is available on github as of now: https://github.com/letscontrolit

Wish you all the best for 2017!

Best regards,

Martinus

Thanks for all the good work, and i wish you the best for the future.

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#3 Post by Stuntteam » 05 Jan 2017, 15:50

Sorry to hear that..
Perhaps some day you pick up where you left off.. :)
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#4 Post by NietGiftig » 05 Jan 2017, 15:54

Martinus wrote: Due to personal reasons, i have to stop active development on ESP Easy.
Unpleasent surprise beginning 2017
Thanks for the support and software, I'm afraid your knowledge will be missed.
Martinus wrote: So this would be a good moment to hand over the project maintenance to members of the community. If anyone wants to take over the project control on github, please contact me by PM, so i can add you as a team member of the github letscontrolit organization.
I sure hope you find a worthy and integer successor.

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#5 Post by Justblair » 05 Jan 2017, 17:27

That is a great shame. This is a fantastic project, thank you very much for your contribution.

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#6 Post by JR01 » 05 Jan 2017, 20:45

Thank you Martinus, you will be sorely missed!
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#7 Post by mkotek » 05 Jan 2017, 22:19

Thank you for all the work you did. It has been exactly what I have been looking for after getting serious about home automation.

Good luck
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#8 Post by pppp33 » 06 Jan 2017, 19:39

Hi Martinus,
I'm sad to see the news...
I want to thank you for the GREAT work, both on the tech and HUMAN standpoints.....
I wish you all the best for yr life.....
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#9 Post by papperone » 06 Jan 2017, 20:00

Good Luck Martinus, I'm relatively new with ESPEasy but learnt a lot and I'm sure project will continue with such a great community!
I know exactly what means giving priorities to other areas of your life, so I am sure it's for the best of you!! Take care!
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#10 Post by frank » 08 Jan 2017, 13:45

This is very unfortunate but real life comes first. I hope you can solve the issues you ran into, and we see you again on the forum.

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#11 Post by Mariete » 08 Jan 2017, 22:20

I'm so sorry to hear this. :o

Thank you very much for all the work you did on ESPEASY.

We will miss you, for sure. I hope somebody takes over ESPEASY and gives continuity to it.

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#12 Post by Shardan » 10 Jan 2017, 20:04

This is a really bad news, but real life comes first always.

We will for sure miss you and your expertise.

Anyways: Many thanks for the work you have done, for all the development and helping.
Let's hope you find a successor who does with the same effort and the same knowledge.


Best whishes for you and your family
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#13 Post by Alexs » 10 Jan 2017, 20:14

Hi Martinus, I'm quite new here but have been using ESPEasy for a little while now and it is awesome. I'm sorry to hear you won't have as much time for it any more.
I'm keen to help out and contribute though, would be awesome to join the github project!

Alex

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#14 Post by DeNB3rt » 12 Jan 2017, 16:02

Martinus wrote:Dear all,

Due to personal reasons, i have to stop active development on ESP Easy. So this would be a good moment to hand over the project maintenance to members of the community. If anyone wants to take over the project control on github, please contact me by PM, so i can add you as a team member of the github letscontrolit organization.

All my work, including all experimental stuff, is available on github as of now: https://github.com/letscontrolit

Wish you all the best for 2017!

Best regards,

Martinus
Hi Martinus,

Very sad to hear that you stop the development. I would like to thank you very much for all your effort that you spent on this very interesting project.
I realy love this piece of software :!:
I hope the communicty will continue the development and that you can keep an eye on it in the background (het is immers uw geesteskind zoals ze dit in het nederlands zeggen :) . )
Veel succes man in uw verdere doen en laten, hopelijk leeft het project verder!

Good luck in the future @Martinus! All the best.
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#15 Post by BertB » 12 Jan 2017, 20:42

Just read the news.
Hope whatever caused you to take this step will be solved somehow.
Thank you for all the good work.

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#16 Post by uxhamby » 21 Jan 2017, 22:57

You leave us a truly impressive body of work. My hat is off to you and I wish you all the best for your other endeavors.

Brian H.

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#17 Post by JR01 » 22 Jan 2017, 09:44

Well stated Brian!
+1+1+1 !!!
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#18 Post by clearminds » 22 Jan 2017, 21:51

Martinus wrote:Dear all,

Due to personal reasons, i have to stop active development on ESP Easy. So this would be a good moment to hand over the project maintenance to members of the community. If anyone wants to take over the project control on github, please contact me by PM, so i can add you as a team member of the github letscontrolit organization.

All my work, including all experimental stuff, is available on github as of now: https://github.com/letscontrolit

Wish you all the best for 2017!

Best regards,

Martinus
Hello,

Trying to send a PM but can't,

Best Regards
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#19 Post by sedlacek.david » 24 Jan 2017, 13:54

Hi there from the Czech Republic.

For first, thank you very much for your work. I really do like your project and found it very useful.

But one thing makes me unsure. You ended up with the project. I can imagine how much time consuming it should be. Fully underdstand. Is it worth to use EasyESP in long-term running projects? AKA home automation? Currently been considering several ESP projects including this one for my home-automation. Eventually I'm counting with some development contribution. But for me and the others is very important if there is a community behind each project.

So my question is what do you think the future of the project will look like? Thank you again for your hard work! David

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#20 Post by doxikus » 27 Jan 2017, 22:29

Hi Martinus,

I'm very sorry to hear about this, I was here from the very beginning of this great project, thanks again for all hard work and I wish you all best .

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#21 Post by JayJay » 28 Jan 2017, 22:10

Martinus, ik hoop dat het weer goed komt met je! Sterkte man, en enorm veel dank voor het prachtige werk wat je geleverd hebt.

Het gaat je goed.

Jan

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#22 Post by beic » 02 Feb 2017, 16:19

I think our friend got a lifetime offer in the same branch! ;)

But that is the life path I think!

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#23 Post by JR01 » 02 Feb 2017, 18:14

What if we all pay an amnt per ESPEasy install - and ask Martinus to keep going where we pay per install to carry on?
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#24 Post by NietGiftig » 02 Feb 2017, 20:04

beic wrote:I think our friend got a lifetime offer in the same branch! ;)
And that would be quite right, but not our business, mind you
The complete code is on github, anybody who want to continue with the project is free to fork it

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#25 Post by beic » 03 Feb 2017, 08:02

NietGiftig wrote: And that would be quite right, but not our business, mind you
I'm not mind at all, but little bit sad... :(
NietGiftig wrote: The complete code is on github, anybody who want to continue with the project is free to fork it
Unfortunately, after 1 month past, there is no one to continue his work/steps, and I'm afraid that this beautiful project is abandoned! :(

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#26 Post by DeNB3rt » 03 Feb 2017, 14:45

maybe, it is already quite complete the latest build :)
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#27 Post by NietGiftig » 03 Feb 2017, 15:51

DeNB3rt wrote:maybe, it is already quite complete the latest build :)
Thatś what I was thinking.
And those people who think that they can enhance it, please fork it, and tell us about it.
Waiting in anticipation.

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#28 Post by Alexs » 03 Feb 2017, 17:09

NietGiftig wrote: The complete code is on github, anybody who want to continue with the project is free to fork it
Exactly right, you can fork it, or as Martinus said you can join the github project and contribute to the core.
beic wrote: Unfortunately, after 1 month past, there is no one to continue his work/steps, and I'm afraid that this beautiful project is abandoned! :(
I have just joined the community, and the github project :)

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#29 Post by mrwee » 03 Feb 2017, 19:52

Personally I'd ruin ESPeasy if I was to contribute with coding, but I'd be happy to donate money if it could ensure the project's future.

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#30 Post by psy0rz » 13 Feb 2017, 18:57

Awww..too bad...I just discovered the project a few weeks ago.

Thanks for the great work martinus!

If we just have someone that could merge all the pull requests, the project might continue on.

Since the software architecture is quite nice, i'm willing to try it.

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#31 Post by NietGiftig » 13 Feb 2017, 20:19

psy0rz wrote: If we just have someone that could merge all the pull requests, the project might continue on.
Since the software architecture is quite nice, i'm willing to try it.
You do not merge without good knowledge of the complete system.
So a "someone" to merge ?
Merging is not so difficult, but how to guaranty the quality?

Better to fork the existing project and merge the things you like.

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#32 Post by ayasystems » 13 Feb 2017, 20:26

A lot of fork is the best way to kill the project ... some one should take the main code

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#33 Post by NietGiftig » 13 Feb 2017, 20:33

ayasystems wrote:A lot of fork is the best way to kill the project ... some one should take the main code
If your fork is reliable people can choose.

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#34 Post by psy0rz » 13 Feb 2017, 20:57

Forking isn't the correct solution for this situation: The original project is stalled, we need someone to continue the project.

I've already reviewed a lot of the pull requests that are open and responded to them. Some of those pull requests can be merged with little knowledge of the rest of the project. (since they are simple bugfixes/features)

I will now start reviewing the rest of the code base and determine if I can handle it.

Maybe we should continue the discussion here: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=2617

I've posted more details there.

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#35 Post by psy0rz » 15 Feb 2017, 19:10

(cross post, for people that only follow this thread)

Ok i've pretty much have things up and running.

Have a look at the README over here to see whats going on: https://github.com/psy0rz/ESPEasy/blob/master/README.md

I've already merged a pull request: https://github.com/letscontrolit/ESPEasy/pull/96

If you guys want to test to see if everything is working like you would expect, that would be great.

Please let me know what you think,
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#36 Post by NietGiftig » 15 Feb 2017, 19:21

I'm glad you forked it, you seem to have some knowledge in this field,
You did exact what I was proposing.
But your actions are not in line with you're statements :o
psy0rz wrote:Forking isn't the correct solution for this situation: The original project is stalled, we need someone to continue the project.
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#37 Post by frank » 15 Feb 2017, 20:12

This is great.
Are you going to pick up the experimental stuf to?

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#38 Post by psy0rz » 15 Feb 2017, 20:33

We're talking about 2 different kind of forks here, it could either mean:

1. There is some disagreement, or someone wants to go a different direction than the original project. Hence the whole PROJECT is forked, starting a new project. Perhaps a different name and perhaps a new site/wiki/forum. (I have no interest in doing that at all.)

2. Someone on is starting work on a temporary branch (github calls it a fork) to continue the project for practical reasons, but is still working on the same project with the same people.

I'm number 2: As soon as I have access to the main repository I will continue there and merge back my changes to the main repository. (since development there stopped this will be very easy since there are no changes to merge)

I still dont have contact with anyone who can help me with that. (Martinus hasn't responded yet, but it's only been a few days since my first message)

Maybe its better this way: People can see what kind of changes I want to make and determine if they like it, before handing over "the keys" so to speak. :)

Edwin

NietGiftig wrote:I'm glad you forked it, you seem to have some knowledge in this field,
You did exact what I was proposing.
But your actions are not in line with you're statements :o
psy0rz wrote:Forking isn't the correct solution for this situation: The original project is stalled, we need someone to continue the project.
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#39 Post by psy0rz » 15 Feb 2017, 20:38

frank wrote:This is great.
Are you going to pick up the experimental stuf to?
I would love to add all the experimental plugins that do not require changes to the code base. So keep the base stable, but have an option for users to enable a potential unstable plugin from the webgui.

Look here to find out about the different releases that contain these experimental plugins: https://github.com/psy0rz/ESPEasy/blob/ ... management
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#40 Post by NietGiftig » 15 Feb 2017, 21:21

psy0rz wrote:
Maybe its better this way: People can see what kind of changes I want to make and determine if they like it, before handing over "the keys" so to speak. :)
Edwin
Yes, that's what I intended to say !!

Please make an link in your signature with a short explanation, so people go to the temporary fork

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#41 Post by psy0rz » 15 Feb 2017, 21:46

NietGiftig wrote:
psy0rz wrote:
Maybe its better this way: People can see what kind of changes I want to make and determine if they like it, before handing over "the keys" so to speak. :)
Edwin
Yes, that's what I intended to say !!

Please make an link in your signature with a short explanation, so people go to the temporary fork
Ok sorry. :) there was a bit of confusion so i wanted to make absolutely clear. (my head is still in coding mode ;)

I added a simple signature as well. thanks.
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#42 Post by frank » 15 Feb 2017, 21:49

psy0rz wrote:
frank wrote:This is great.
Are you going to pick up the experimental stuf to?
I would love to add all the experimental plugins that do not require changes to the code base. So keep the base stable, but have an option for users to enable a potential unstable plugin from the webgui.

Look here to find out about the different releases that contain these experimental plugins: https://github.com/psy0rz/ESPEasy/blob/ ... management
That is great but wat i ment is the experimental stuf like the arduino easy and the arduino mega stuf

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#43 Post by psy0rz » 15 Feb 2017, 21:57

No, I will focus purely on the ESPeasy coding. If someone wants to maintain that stuff but needs some initial help with improving the development process I might be able to do that.

I also dont have time to do the many other things: Maintaining forums and wikis and giving general support, but I assume there are already people that are doing a great job with that? (wiki seems pretty nice so far, and i like the direct links from the webgui in esp easy)

If people prefer some pull requests or playground plugins to be handled first let me know, otherwise I will get the long hanging fruit first. (easy merges with minimal impact on code base)

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#44 Post by psy0rz » 16 Feb 2017, 11:48

I have contact with Martinus and access to the main repository. Fortunately he will stay involved with the project, but currently doesn't have the time to do any real coding. So he'll be on the background (for now).

I'll keep you posted.
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#45 Post by ayasystems » 16 Feb 2017, 12:15

Thanks psy0rz!

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#46 Post by frank » 17 Feb 2017, 19:50

i am getting verry happy from all this good news :D :D :D :D :D

But it wood be even beter if someone picks up the expirimental stuf :D :D :D :D

I can do testing and assist withthe wiki

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#47 Post by mrwee » 17 Feb 2017, 20:10

What about the forum? Would be nice if 'we' had multiple sub-groups e.g. per plugin, subjects like 'mqtt', 'openhab','"domoticz', etc.
Also, how to cope with change requests in a structured way?

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#48 Post by frank » 17 Feb 2017, 20:14

mrwee wrote:What about the forum? Would be nice if 'we' had multiple sub-groups e.g. per plugin, subjects like 'mqtt', 'openhab','"domoticz', etc.
Also, how to cope with change requests in a structured way?
that would be great with a timeline etc.with wat happens when

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#49 Post by psy0rz » 18 Feb 2017, 17:34

mrwee wrote:What about the forum? Would be nice if 'we' had multiple sub-groups e.g. per plugin, subjects like 'mqtt', 'openhab','"domoticz', etc.
Also, how to cope with change requests in a structured way?
It would be great if the current forum admins can make decisions about changes like this and handle it. Maybe you can ask them via pm or something?
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#50 Post by DeNB3rt » 21 Feb 2017, 10:43

mrwee wrote:What about the forum? Would be nice if 'we' had multiple sub-groups e.g. per plugin, subjects like 'mqtt', 'openhab','"domoticz', etc.
Also, how to cope with change requests in a structured way?
agree :)
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