Announcing openHAB 2.2

Yes, I echo the other commenters and am very grateful for the diligent work of the maintainers and other contributors. openHAB has greatly matured even in the last year I’ve been using it.


Update from openhab 2.1 to 2.2 worked perfectly with apt within openhabian.

Had to put in the extra java opts for pointing to the zwave stick but that was it.

Rules worked fine, and with the new vs code plugin, it helped me fix an syntax error in my rules.

And, now the ikea trådfri color bulbs work, woo-hoo!

Thanks for all the work you guys and girls put into making OH.


As I am using only the snapshot runtimes, do I miss something regarding the 2.3 snapshot bindings?

Did they move to another place?

Beautiful! How I can use or install Home Builder?

Great to see this release!

Just one remark, the link in the docs of windows still points to the (now) old release of Openhab 2.1.0.

One of the new features that missed the release notes, and fills a big gaping hole in the DSL, is triggeringItem


Thx, 2.3 snapshots are available now, up and running again :rofl:

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PaperUI --> Add-ons --> User Interfaces --> Home Builder --> Install



ui = homebuilder

How to use it:


Thank you guys for your hard work!

I was hoping for any news on the homekit-binding and an opportunity to expose roller shutters, but, it seems, that there’s no step foward. Are there any further plans on this topic?

Regards, Speedy

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Thank you, I have updated yesterday openHab to 2.2.0 Release (Mac OS X) but in paperUi -> add-ons -> I have only 3 tabs: Bindings, Misc and Voice.

Hmm, I don’t know this issue, maybe there is a difference to Mac OS X version. (I use Windows 10)

Mine is looking (since a very long time) like this:

But you can also try:


ui = homebuilder

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Launching the openHAB runtime…
-Djava.endorsed.dirs=C:\Progra~1\Java\jdk-9.0.1\jre\lib\endorsed;C:\Progra~1\Java\jdk-9.0.1\lib\endorsed;C:\OpenHAB_2_2\runtime\bin…\lib\endorsed is not supported. Endorsed standards and standalone APIs
in modular form will be supported via the concept of upgradeable modules.
Error: Could not create the Java Virtual Machine.
Error: A fatal exception has occurred. Program will exit.

I did a fresh Win10, JAVA 9, OpenHAB 2.2 install and got the following error above. Any idea?

Reading the docs would give that explanation:

As for now, a pre-release Java 9 installation is not recommended and is not yet supported by openHAB 2.

see also here:

or here:


and here:

openHAB 2.2 on Ubuntu (Ubuntu 17.10)

Guys many thanks for providing another new version of openHAB.
When I migrated from my old system to openHAB 2 (now I used the standard Ubuntu repositories to install openHAB.
I was wondering how and when the new release may show up there? Does anyone of you know that process?
Do you recommend an alternate repository to refer?

Thank & Merry Christmas.

Wanted to also reply and thank everyone for the great work, I upgraded this weekend on Debian from 2.1 to 2.2 without any issues. Reading some of the comments, I do like the idea of having a 2.2.x branch for critical fixes to end up in so we can continue to have even more rock solid builds.

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Thanks for the quick answer for both of you Alex and Jurgen, I downgraded JAVA to v8 and and it works.

And well deserved …
You and the entire development team are to be congratulated.

I have already upgraded from version 2.1.0 to 2.2.0 and everything is now working, with some improvements already implemented.
Not until after a few difficulties, which were only exceeded after having performed an installation from scratch. So I got a “new” and “clean” system.

Once again, thank you very much for the excellent results.

A Very Happy New Year to the entire openHAB community.

Whenever Canonical decides to update it. I don’t think we have any input into that process and when I use other open source programs they almost all universally say not to use the very outdated versions that come in the Ubuntu repos.

See to install the OH repo and update and install from there.

I’d like to update! Since it’s my first update i have some thoughts:
Are there any instructions, suggestions on what to do/backup?
I don’t want to lose my setup (i have a hard copy) but i want to update as smooth as possible.
Or does nothing get lost after the update (bindings, habpanel etc.)
Thank you!