I mistyped. The file I created was ecobee.things (in the things directory). However, I realize that’s contrary to the instructions so I renamed it and put it in the items directory. Still not even understanding what the “usual way” is, as I’m new to the platform. Oh, I wish there was a 2.x binding for ecobee.
The good news is, now something new is happening, and the wording suggests my syntax is indeed wrong, so cool:
2019-09-07 21:20:45.540 [INFO ] [inding.ecobee.internal.EcobeeBinding] - No Ecobee in-bindings have been found for selection.
2019-09-07 21:22:13.619 [WARN ] [.core.internal.folder.FolderObserver] - Error while opening file during update: /etc/openhab2/items/ecobee.items
2019-09-07 21:22:17.940 [WARN ] [el.core.internal.ModelRepositoryImpl] - Configuration model 'ecobee.items' has errors, therefore ignoring it: [1,1]: missing EOF at 'ecobee'
My goal for this particular binding was to ultimately create some rules so if any windows were open for longer than x seconds, HVAC status were captured somewhere, then set to OFF until the windows were closed for x seconds, then restore previous status.
The example files seem to show only the ability to monitor occupancy and remote temp. I hope I’m reading that wrong, and that there is the ability to control HVAC status (Heat, Cool, Auto, Off).