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#51 Post by grovkillen » 30 Jan 2019, 20:14

knufix wrote:
30 Jan 2019, 19:53
Hi guys,
wanna say thank you for the great system!
I sent you some money via paypal a few weeks ago.

If you are interessted in what I crafted using ESPEasy (I used it in a not so common way :D) I can create a new thread in a few days to get some feedback.
Again: Thanks for the whole thing! Will see if further support is possible. Your work is realy worth it!
Please let us know! ;)
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#52 Post by TD-er » 02 Feb 2019, 17:43

Just an update to give some insight into my (TD-er) situation and also a explanation about the slow development of the last few weeks.
In other words, the "open" in "open source" is also about the 'behind the scenes' openness.

In September I received word from my employer that they had to fire me (and some of my colleagues too).
Because my heart is with projects like these and there is clearly a demand for it, I decided to start my own business.
So while not my intention, it might be just the push I needed to make the jump and start a company.

This took quite some work and effort and following the process of the unemployment agency here in the Netherlands.
By starting this from within my unemployment, I do have some financial backup and thus it is not the end of the world if my new company isn't as successful as I expect/hope.

Last week, Monday January 28, my new company has officially started.
It is called Wits'it.
The name may need some explanation I guess ;)

"Wits" is in a lot of languages something smart, funny, understanding, practical intelligence, etc.
And "it" is "IT", but also a thing ("it")
Thus without using the word "smart", it is still about making things smart.
Another nice gimmick about the name is that the name of my girlfriend is "Witske", or "Wits" in short. :)
In other words, my intended projects are about specific requests which resemble things we already do for ESPeasy, but not limited to ESPeasy.
Also some of the stuff I will be doing for my company can be ported or moved to ESPeasy if allowed.

As one may imagine, the start of the company took quite some time the last few weeks, but gave me a lot more time than before in the months October/November.
That's why my presence on Github/Forum was a (lot) less than intended in the last 6 - 8 weeks. On top of that there was also something personal which hit me a lot harder than expected.

The work I will be doing for my company may thus yield new features which may end up in the open source part of ESPeasy.
The other direction is also possible, where I may use ESPeasy in commercial projects, but I will always make sure to obey the license.
This means the parts which are now open source, will always remain open source and thus free.

We (Grovkillen and I) have some plans on adding some new features which are meant for 'power users' which may not end up in the open source part of the code or only after some time.
This may also be new features developed as a paid assignment for some customer, which will only end up in open source part when agreed by the customer and maybe also only after some time.
Some of these new features may be made available to Patreon users or for some fee when used in more than N active devices.

My intention with the new company is to be a lot more flexible in time to do things I love to do and also be able to work on ESPeasy a lot more structured than the last 2 years and not only in the nightly hours.

So this has become a rather lengthy reply, but hopefully may make things a bit more clear about the current situation and future plans.

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#53 Post by grovkillen » 05 Feb 2019, 20:32

Yep, TD-er pretty much explained it all. And like I said in another thread:
We're building a portal that will be paid access only in order to get some proper income. Currently both me and TD-er is starting up our own businesses which takes some effort. Once the portal is up and running we hope to get some more traction in terms of sponsorship from the community = get 100% time to spend in ESP Easy.

So in short, that is what's needed for more attention.
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#54 Post by Domosapiens » 06 Feb 2019, 00:10

@TD-er and @grovkillen:
Both of you, all the best with your new business.
I'll hope you can find financial and intellectual satisfaction.

Thanks for your endless support for EspEasy and the ideas to combine "open source" without "empty pocket".
I'll hope we reach again soon a "stable ground" for you both and for EspEasy.

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#55 Post by grovkillen » 04 Mar 2019, 12:52

Cash is running low, and that means I'm running an campaign right now. Buy one S8 at full price and I'll ship you 2 extra (refurbished) S8 for free!

https://firstbyte.shop/products/s8

Will run this until I say otherwise here. (8 units in stock...)
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#56 Post by grovkillen » 07 Mar 2019, 21:20

I just sold the S8 units...
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#57 Post by grovkillen » 16 Apr 2019, 15:58

I got a new batch of S8 sensors, up for grabs! :)
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#58 Post by grovkillen » 18 Apr 2019, 08:32

Nevermind, I will sell them elsewhere.
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#59 Post by grovkillen » 05 May 2019, 11:51

For those interested in pre-configured temperature monitor: https://firstbyte.shop/products/bjork

(I'm the owner of the shop).
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#60 Post by rayE » 14 May 2019, 03:11

Hi ESPeasy,
I just sent you some beer money via paypal from sales@boracayapartment.com. Keep up the GREAT work, much appreciated :-)

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#61 Post by grovkillen » 14 May 2019, 05:09

Thank you very much!

Stay tuned for some info about what ESP Easy has done for the Delsbo Electric competition. http://www.delsboelectric.se/
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#62 Post by Rampler » 15 May 2019, 11:09

Hello developer, you should install a donate button in the webgui to get more patroens...
Like this:
Donate if you found this useful.

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#63 Post by grovkillen » 15 May 2019, 12:12

It is on the Todo list for the new GUI. Thanks for the suggestion!
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#64 Post by grovkillen » 19 May 2019, 14:05

https://www.patreon.com/posts/26970988

Sneak peak of new GUI. Colors etc. are a work in progress and will be customization for you who sponsor us using Patreon.
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#65 Post by rayE » 19 May 2019, 14:08

Looking good, keep up the great work!

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#66 Post by mrwee » 19 May 2019, 19:32

+1. Great work!

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#67 Post by Misiu » 27 May 2019, 11:20

@grovkillen take a look at latest GitHub announcement - https://help.github.com/en/articles/abo ... b-sponsors

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#68 Post by grovkillen » 27 May 2019, 11:24

Misiu wrote:
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@grovkillen take a look at latest GitHub announcement - https://help.github.com/en/articles/abo ... b-sponsors
Yep saw that, will look into that once we get approved for it (still in beta).
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#69 Post by grovkillen » 05 Jul 2019, 16:35

Please head over to Patreon for sneak preview of the future GUI. Sponsor us for more features!

https://www.patreon.com/posts/28154043
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#70 Post by grovkillen » 08 Jul 2019, 17:31

Here's a "live" sneak peak of the upcoming GUI (total make over). It's by no means final but a hint of what's to come. Once we reach $1000 per month we'll release it! ;)

https://youtu.be/9RH2oVJbLxU
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#71 Post by TD-er » 09 Jul 2019, 15:13

grovkillen wrote:
08 Jul 2019, 17:31
[...]Once we reach $1000 per month we'll release it! ;)
Well then, let's hope that isn't achieved tomorrow, since it is not yet ready for a release. :)
But maybe Jimmy likes to be challenged 8-)

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#72 Post by grovkillen » 09 Jul 2019, 15:36

If we reach that in "no time" we're up for the challenge ;)
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#73 Post by Hairyloon » 12 Jul 2019, 13:54

grovkillen wrote:
08 Sep 2018, 15:45
That's also a possibility but let's leave that until we have a proper site.
What is improper about this site?
I hope you're not going to go the way of so many and go for a flashy website that puts form over function.

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#74 Post by grovkillen » 12 Jul 2019, 21:16

This site is not going away. Just that we need a good landing page explaining our OS for newcomers.
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#75 Post by Hairyloon » 13 Jul 2019, 00:06

grovkillen wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 21:16
This site is not going away. Just that we need a good landing page explaining our OS for newcomers.
Ok fair point. Has nobody here volunteered for that job?
Do you know what you want from it?

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#76 Post by grovkillen » 13 Jul 2019, 08:23

We want it to be an "ad" for the OS + a pictogram type introduction on how you get going. It's my job to do it but I'm doing the front end revamp and haven't got time for that in the short run.
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#77 Post by grovkillen » 27 Jul 2019, 21:46

For updates on the new GUI, head over to Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GrovkillenTDer/posts
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#78 Post by grovkillen » 10 Sep 2019, 08:39

To test current state of the new GUI engine head over here: https://grovkillen.com/guieasy/

I don't take any bug reports since this is a early access. I'll post here when I update the online test site.
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#79 Post by DaddySun80 » 15 Oct 2019, 15:13

Many thanks to the team,
which stands behind of this great firmware!
Every ESP in my house is running fine with ESPeasy,
temperature room sensors, doorbell, electric metering, 433MHz RF-Transmitter, IR-Roomba Controller.
Some time ago, i build an Arduino Leonardo Fortnite dummy configurable through an ESP8266 with ESPeasy and the rules engine.
With ESPeasy you can create almost everything, it‘s so awesome.

+1 20$ Patreon since yesterday!

Keep up the great work...

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#80 Post by TD-er » 15 Oct 2019, 15:22

Thanks!
Really appreciated :)

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#81 Post by grovkillen » 15 Oct 2019, 16:55

Thanks for being a Patreon! S8 is coming your way!
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#82 Post by grovkillen » 17 Oct 2019, 19:52

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#83 Post by Misiu » 05 Nov 2019, 12:10

grovkillen wrote:
27 May 2019, 11:24
Misiu wrote:
27 May 2019, 11:20
@grovkillen take a look at latest GitHub announcement - https://help.github.com/en/articles/abo ... b-sponsors
Yep saw that, will look into that once we get approved for it (still in beta).
GitHub Sponsors is out of beta - https://github.blog/2019-11-04-github-s ... countries/
It will be a great way to say thank you to the devs ;)
I'm waiting till it will be abailable for your repo.

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#84 Post by TD-er » 05 Nov 2019, 21:52

I have enabled it for my user, but I don't know yet how to enable it for the repository.

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#85 Post by Misiu » 05 Nov 2019, 22:37

@TD-er according to GitHub page (https://github.com/sponsors) they have 2 weeks to review the form, probably then You will have options to enable this for repo

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#86 Post by TD-er » 05 Nov 2019, 23:33

My page does have all checkmarks indicating it is reviewed.
I created it more than 2 weeks ago, if I'm not mistaken.

See: https://github.com/sponsors/TD-er

I will look at the repo specific options.

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#87 Post by Misiu » 12 Nov 2019, 14:51

I think You must create a special file in repo.
More info here: https://help.github.com/en/github/build ... repository.

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#88 Post by TD-er » 12 Nov 2019, 18:18

Misiu wrote:
12 Nov 2019, 14:51
I think You must create a special file in repo.
More info here: https://help.github.com/en/github/build ... repository.
I did notice you were able to sponsor me :)
you're the first one via the Github sponsorship.

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#89 Post by Misiu » 13 Nov 2019, 11:44

Sorry, the amount isn't big, but if things change with my job, I'll try to raise the amount.
You guys really deserve more for such an awesome work. As You wrote if one out of 10 people would support You guys then this project could grow even faster. I hope it will ;)

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#90 Post by TD-er » 13 Nov 2019, 14:27

Misiu wrote:
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Sorry, the amount isn't big, but if things change with my job, I'll try to raise the amount.
Well, right now you donate infinitely more than the rest via the Github sponsor page :)

We have some simple analytics running on the readthedocs page and the download counter from Github.
In September Jimmy showed me the stats on the readthedocs pages and we had since Jan 1st this year about 22k unique visitors from close to 190 countries.
My girlfriend's reaction to it was: "Those must be the female users you have, since men don't read manuals".
So given those numbers, if 10% of the active users would donate 1 euro a month, we would have almost a modal income.

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#91 Post by ManS-H » 13 Nov 2019, 15:05

Grovkillen and TD-er,

I know your problems with work etc., we hear this now more then a year. But when is the release of a final version?
The last stable is R120, (R147).
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Is this still valid?

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#92 Post by TD-er » 13 Nov 2019, 15:13

Nope it is not valid. But we're now working to a new release as you may have noticed by the activity on the Github repo page.
I've been closing lots and lots of issues, and the stability has improved a lot in the last few weeks.
Right now I want to know if the rules are not giving any surprise anymore and maybe we can also find out what is causing the issues with not able to reconnect on some nodes.
But I think that should be all to get the release tag on the code.

We've had a lot of issues with WiFi stability, which did delay it way more than it should have.

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#93 Post by grovkillen » 13 Nov 2019, 15:20

I'd say we're in the FF (feature freeze) for a new stable. So before the end of the year we'd most likely (finally) release a official stable.

Soon after that we hope to release the new GUI.

What the official version number we'll use is still under debate.
ESP Easy Flasher [flash tool and wifi setup at flash time]
ESP Easy Webdumper [easy screendumping of your units]
ESP Easy Netscan [find units]
Official shop: https://firstbyte.shop/
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Re: BIG announcement, the future of ESP Easy. [READ THIS IF YOU LOVE OUR FW]

#94 Post by grovkillen » 15 Nov 2019, 01:02

Preview of the theme feature of the upcoming GUI release (after the stable and only for Patreons $1 and up):

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ESP Easy Flasher [flash tool and wifi setup at flash time]
ESP Easy Webdumper [easy screendumping of your units]
ESP Easy Netscan [find units]
Official shop: https://firstbyte.shop/
Sponsor ESP Easy, we need you :idea: :idea: :idea:

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