Homie was working find in my openhab installation. After restarting the openhab service, I noticed all my homie things were down.
The reason for this is:
Did not receive mandatory topic value: xxx/yyy/$name
$name is indeed mandatory, but will only be send when the homie node starts. As this node is still running while openhab reboots, no update will be send. If I restart my homie device, it works but this can’t be the final workflow.
The $name attribute is retained, so nothing have to be published I believe.
update: I’m running openhab 2.5