choosing a standard

Flemming Richter Mikkelsen quatrox at
Wed Apr 2 16:05:26 CEST 2008

On 4/1/08, Tilman Baumann <tilman at> wrote:
> Just found this.
> Claims to take the pain away from using upnp. Maybe that's just enough.
> Benefit of upnp would be, that there are already many devices out there. And
> if 'the industry'[tm] chooses any as standard, it will probably be this.

Thank you for the information.

I briefly looked at upnp today, and while it seems to have defined
standards for lights (on/off and dimmable), I get a feeling it could
be a bit too complex. What I liked with gupnp is that it offers a nice
GTK+ framework.

I do not think upnp will be the right thing, as it is designed for
devices which supports TCP/IP (correct me if I am wrong here). My
routers has upnp, but the devices I will connect to them (lights, etc)
will only have a small micro controller (atmega8 or similar) and
implementing TCP/IP on those is a bit overkill and difficult (not
enough memory).

It looked like xAP is exactly what I want. I will dive into the
specifications and try to find its pros and cons.

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