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Re: xAP vs. xPL: Differences, Benefits

  • Subject: Re: xAP vs. xPL: Differences, Benefits
  • From: "turner228" <kevin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 08 Jun 2009 20:15:00 -0000

Hi Brian

I am not sure that describing xPL and xAP as feuding is particularly
relevant to the current position. Certainly it is true that there were
disagreements many years ago when xAP first started, and some went their
own way but I am not aware of any 'feuding' going on now.

However all this was long before I got involved in using and developing my
own applications. My decision on choosing xAP was not based on any
philosophical approach to home automation but was based on the fit of the
then available xAP applications to my needs, and availablity of the tools
and information that I needed to create my own to fill the gaps.

Since that time a wide range of xAP applications and hardware have become
available and a number of other applications have included xAP support  as
well. xAP Floorplan even provides a bridge to xPL....

Kevin T

--- In xap_automation@xxxxxxx, "brian.michel"
<brian.michel@...> wrote:
> Hey all,
>  I currently want to start my own home automation environment, and
have found the two feuding protocols, xAP and xPL. I'm trying to decide
which one to go with, however they are both extremely similar. I do know
that xPL forked from the xAP code, but I cannot find out why, and what
differs between the two protocols. Is one better than the other, do they
provide the same things? They seem to almost be identical, but I'm having a
hard time locating exactly where the differences lie. Any information would
be appreciated so I can get this project going! Thanks!


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