Hi, first of all, great job on the new docs. I would like to make a suggestion to include some sort of diagram like this one below on the “Welcome to openhab - introduction” page. You can tell how awesome my graphics design skills are (not!), so hopefully someone can take the idea and make it so much better.
Having a little picture / diagram can do wonders to help people gain a better understanding of openhab’s architecture.
Further thoughts, i.e. notes that should be incorporated into the graphics, perhaps condensed further:
- Bindings - think of it as the “Device drivers”. You install bindings that will support the devices / things that you have
- Things - a reperesentation of your physical smart home devices
- Items - this is ultimately what you interact with from your automation rules
Also perhaps for simplicity, “Channels” should be omitted from the graphics.
Once I’ve got a bit of time today, I’ll open an issue and see how to create this diagram on draw.io / github.