Recently I wrote about home automation with Python. The good opportunity to do that is using your preferable program environment and automate your home. Today I found another good project – jHomeNet. jHomeNet is Java Home Automation system based on Java, of course. Since it’s Java the system supports any operation system (at least Linux, Windows and Mac OS) where Java can be run. It also needs Mysql database. Currently jHomeNet allows to control 1-Wire and x10 devices only.
The first release of jHomeNet was on August 2005. Since that time the system can do a few things only (according to user’s manual). But as I see jHomeNet includes an application server and there is a chance that it will be expanded to the other area of the house and will support more devices.