Not sure if anyone out there uses this anymore but I have upgraded x10dispatch to work the (final?) active home sdk which allows use of modern versions of Windows (7/8/8.1) Thanks Tuicemen for that sdk link
So I am finally replacing my old xp netbook which I ran dispatcher on with a modern 8.1 box and needed to do this as well a future proof it a little.
It now :
- Supports Windows 7/8/8.1
- Supports the latest AH SDK
- Removes broken MSN support
- Adds Twitter support as replacement to MSN
- Revamped web server 'CustomWeb' support allows creation of full JS/AJAX web sites.
- Added some JSON webservices which you can call from CustomWeb pages.
I have binaries and source code posted on codeplex.com (search for x10dispatcher)
To use twitter you need to :
- Set up a twitter account
- Go to dev.twitter.com and sign in using that account
- Add an application; will require entering name, description, and website... make up your own if you can but If you don't have a website you can use x10dispatcher.codeplex.com. Set 'Access Level' on application to read/write, generate new access token, verify access token is also read write. Under Details tab you see all settings including 'Consumer Key', 'Consumer Secret', 'Access Token', and 'Access Token Secret'... those four keys are what you need to put into x10dispatcher to allow it to tweet.
x10dispatcher stores those values in plain text xml file (DispatchSettings.xml) so make sure not to post that publicly. I recommend creating a new twitter account and setting (from twitter.com) permission to only people you approve... that way you don't have random people watching your alerts.
If anyone uses this and has questions, feel free to post here and I will respond.
Thanks tuicemen for keeping a place for x10 community