Thanks guys for the help! I’ll look through those documents and I’m sure that will cover what I need to know to get started.
I’d really like to see if I can help get the binding to a 2.x level and maybe implement some discovery services and the ability to use set up each device as a Thing Type that goes through a hub. I’m very happy with the current binding! I like it a lot and use it myself so I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with the current binding, it is great!
Mostly I’m new to open source, and I’m new to Java. And I’d really like to become a knowledgeable Java developer. I also love my smarthome and I figured this would be a good project to learn the ins and outs of Java and OpenHAB. I’m getting the basics of binding development, I just need a physical device to work with and since I have a spare PLM it seemed like a good place to start.
I’ve also noticed that through the current binding when I need to send commands to many devices in quick succession that messages can get mixed up and some devices don’t get their commands. I thought that by implementing each device as a Thing Type that goes through a hub I might be able to manage the messaging a little better. Since that wasn’t available in OH1 I’d like to update the binding to work with OH2 to take advantage of the hub feature.
I realize I might not get this to public release but I’d like to use it as a learning experience to that I can eventually help contribute to the project. And who know, maybe if I try it and share the code others can put in their input. I just love to learn and I’m thinking this is a good project to start with