I dont want to hurt anyone feelings (especially developers), but i will say what has to be said.
I am myself developer and coding more than decade in multiple languages.
I passed long way using OpenHab, starting on RaspberriPi then QNAP docker and finished Ubuntu Server in QNAP virtual machine.
Realy spent long time.
My last openhab using:
zwave, mqtt, NUT, Mail, Exec, SystemInfo, frontail, grafana, Telegram, Esp32(NFC reader) over mqtt,
SMS sending receiving, network scanning ptython applications over mqtt and much more crap.
When trying to setup each of them of course it did`t worked from the first even second time. After of hours in google and forums, walking over all dirt like everyone else finally somehow starts to work.
Hard to imagine simple person fighting all those problems without understanding rules, functions, scripts or even linux and so on.
After stabilization system worked multiple months without a problems.
Yesterday tried to rebuild zwave binding including my own binding to attach Z-Uno to OpenHab.
Latest zwave build failed loading with multiple unresolved references. Tried to rebuild older binding without success.
After some time give up searching and resolving those references decided to upgrade my stable 2.4 to to 2.5.2
And the same problems started again!
- Standard zwave stopped working restarting controller
Attempting to add listener when controller is null
[ve.internal.protocol.ZWaveController] - Starting ZWave controller
[ve.internal.protocol.ZWaveController] - ZWave timeout is set to 5000ms. Soft reset is false.
sometimes works sometimes not
- Scripts not executing
Tried to execute ‘/etc/openhab2/scripts/uptime.sh’, but it is not contained in whitelist.
Created whitelist and after fight with CRs LFs started to work until next restart
- Mqtt stopped working without any errors
- NUT stopped working
Failed installing ‘openhab-binding-networkupstools1’
reinstalled with no success
- Standard icons gone in HabPanel
- some other
Am I alone feeling that this project is going nowhere with all untested features that works only in developers lab and single machine?
I am familiar with HAsistant but no at this level like OpenHab.
Today I starting to think maybe appologize HAssistant and try one more time to be sure who to blame.
Tired of constant problems, information found only in forums with multiple workarounds. You know what I mean.
Seems that every OpenHab user has to be almost developer or has to have huge cohones to sit on every small problem hours on the google.
But even as developer I am tired and dont want to get the same not tested issues to my face over and over every time trying new binding or doing new thing.
I am very frustrated and angry, but tried to be polite and professional.
Not sure do I need any help on those issues.
First I want to hear other experiences and think what to do next!
I am at the crossroad!