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pilight config editor
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@ktams

I quickly tried your latest version and indeed you improved and added quite a lot. I found some bugs and other things that need improvement and of course I will be glad to share them with you again.

But I realized that what you have done so far, is developing functionality by trial and error. The reason for that, is that we are missing a functional design (from the user's perspective), which is especially important for the rule editor. That can be the reason that until now no one else seems to be interested.

If we go on this way you may get a technically working editor in the end, but only after a lot of iterations. The user interface must be intuitive and "fool proof" and as yet the set up of the rule editor isn't. The device- and gui editors are working for the main part, but editing devices and gui elements in config.json is fairly simple. Editing long rules however can be a real pain, because they stretch over many lines and have multiple devices with their specific states, values and formats. Simplifying that, is the most important goal of the editor.

I don't want to discourage you and still appreciate your initiative, but imho it is better to sit back first now to make a design for the rule editor. You said that is something for later because it is difficult, but I think that it is necessary if you don't want to end up with an editor no one wants to use beause it is incomplete, too difficult to use, or error prone.

I will write a small document with what in my opinion are important starting points for the functionality of the config editor as a whole and of the rule editor in particular.
 
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pilight config editor - by ktams - 11-27-2015, 07:33 PM
RE: pilight config editor - by ktams - 12-02-2015, 07:58 PM
RE: pilight config editor - by curlymo - 12-02-2015, 10:18 PM
RE: pilight config editor - by ktams - 12-03-2015, 11:59 AM
RE: pilight config editor - by Niek - 12-03-2015, 03:08 PM
RE: pilight config editor - by ktams - 12-03-2015, 06:04 PM
RE: pilight config editor - by Niek - 12-04-2015, 12:19 AM
RE: pilight config editor - by ktams - 12-05-2015, 07:33 PM
RE: pilight config editor - by ktams - 12-07-2015, 03:52 PM
RE: pilight config editor - by Niek - 12-07-2015, 05:34 PM
RE: pilight config editor - by ktams - 12-11-2015, 04:18 PM
RE: pilight config editor - by Niek - 12-12-2015, 05:10 PM
RE: pilight config editor - by ktams - 12-12-2015, 05:59 PM
RE: pilight config editor - by SeLi - 01-06-2016, 11:44 AM
RE: pilight config editor - by ktams - 01-06-2016, 01:32 PM
RE: pilight config editor - by SeLi - 01-06-2016, 01:48 PM
RE: pilight config editor - by ktams - 01-06-2016, 02:42 PM

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