KNX daemon

tl;dr

I am cur­rent­ly the (on­ly ac­tive) main­tain­er of knxd.

History

To talk to KNX, you need

  • hard­ware
  • soft­ware

Hard­ware is sim­ple, in­stall a KNX/IP or KNX/UDP gate­way. Soft­ware is sim­ple ­too, you in­stell eib­d.

Umm … not re­al­ly.

An IP gate­way is non­sense, it costs €150 and you al­ready have a Rasp­ber­ry Pi in there. A com­mer­cial USB gate­way is al­so non­sense be­cause the ET­S pro­gram­mers did­n't want to deal with writ­ing an USB driver, so they bolt­ed KNX on top of the HID (Hu­man In­ter­face De­vice) spec­i­fi­ca­tion, which KNX is kind of … not. This has been proben to be un­sta­ble, long-ter­m.

There's bet­ter hard­ware, e.g. the TUL from http://busware.org. You can get that as a USB de­vice, or as a board on top of your Rasp­ber­ry Pi.

Which leaves us with the soft­ware prob­lem. eibd has­n't been main­tained prop­er­ly for years and did­n't work with ETS 5, thus a cou­ple of peo­ple ­forked it ear­ly in 2015. I men­tioned in pass­ing that I'd like to help … and 50 com­mits lat­er I'm the per­son with the "knxd main­tain­er" hat.

Oh well. Some­body's got­ta do it. 😎

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