Module dummy

This module allows plugins to implement nothing.

Note: To write a plugin that utilizes this module, you have to be familiar with CherryPy.


This module is running under SmmartHomeNG versions beyond v1.3. It requires Python >= 3.4 as well as … . You can install the libraries (python modules) with:

(sudo apt-get install ...)
sudo pip3 install ...

And please pay attention that the lib(s) are installed for Python3 and not an older Python 2.7 that is probably installed on your system. Be carefull to use pip3 and nor pip.

Note: This module needs the module handling in SmartHomeNG to be activated. Make sure, that use_modulesin etc/smarthome.yaml is not set to False!



# etc/module.yaml
    class_name: Dummy
    class_path: modules.dummy

API of module dummy

Test if module dummy is loaded

dummy is a loadlable module. Therefore there is no guarantiee that it is present in every system. Before you can use this module, you have to make sure ist is loaded. You can do it by calling a method of the main smarthome object. Do it like this:

self.classname = self.__class__.__name__

    self.mod_dummy = self._sh.get_module('dummy')
    self.mod_dummy = None
if self.mod_dummy == None:
    # Do what is necessary if you can't start a web interface
    # for your plugin. For example:
    self.logger.error('{}: Module ''dummy'' not loaded - Abort loading of plugin {0}'.format(self.classname))