From trying to put together the tool chain in 1.XX to fighting the configuration in 2.X with multiple interfaces, mix of database and config files… Everytime I have to work with openhab it’s a bad day.
30 Year developer (Electrical Engineer), assembly to android and everything in-between.
if it is a bad day for you, your stop doing it. So what is your point? That you did not contribute to openhab and help to make it better? That thing are not working in the way you like it? That just want to complain about openhab? That you have some questions your are not asking and therefor getting no anwser?
To be honest: Your post is not the expected one for a first post. Here most people are willing to help from same repetitive questioens over and over to very complex question with examples to step by step help. And this covers not only openhab it covers from my experience oepnhabian, grafana, influx, … too.
we all have bad days and gets somewhat frustrated with openhab or life in general - it seems like yours were today.
I assume that you are not a beginner with openhab, as you speak about your experiences with openhab 1.x and 2.x - so maybe give 3.0 M1 a try. A lot of new stuff to learn.
Jokes aside, for me as a non technical guy with less to no developing experience it took me years to get familiar with most of the functions that OH offers (and there are many) but I still can say, I love it and if you choose to get into home automation apart from all the cloud solutions from the big manufactures and you are somewhat security-aware, theres no way around openHAB.
So roll up your sleeves, use your 30-years of developing experience and help this great community making things easier for beginners - your help will be appreciated!
You´re right - but not less usefull. If I could wish a thing, you could develop a custom daughterboard for the new Pi4 compute module with just an M.2 SSD slot, the gigabit port and 2-USB 2.0 slots in a small form factor.
In exchange I would try to help on getting maybe a few of your questions sorted out.
I agree and I somehow took my OpenHab project down for now.
Mostly I got frustrated about the bad debugging possibility the OpenHab parser provides. The error messages as well as VS Code are of no real help to produce code with correct syntax - or to provide a clue where the problem is.
Sadly I do not have time working on OpenHab in a way that I could contribute. Sorry ;(
So what to do: I may wait for OH3. Maybe that one fits better to me. Maybe I find time to check out some other solutions. Maybe I will simply use existing Apps (Shelly…) and stop investing so much time in smart “whatever”. Or maybe I get really motivated one evening and start working with OH2 once more. Maybe next time I really remember all the syntax right and the whole thing starts flying!
Why do you explicitly say “Thank you for the warning to stay away from the ancient openHAB 1.x”? I’m still using 1.8.3 and this to my very liking and satisfaction.
I know there’s a winking eye too, but still: openHAB 1.x still has its place. At least, for me…
I"m following the openHAB 2.x threads from the sidelines and I’m honestly a bit (or should I say: very) reluctant to jump into that openHAB 2.0 adventure. Why would/should I change something that works to my very satisfaction?
Never say never, of course. Maybe one day I would like to use something that’s only available from openHAB 2.x onward (although I can’t think of any such thing for the moment) and will have no choice but changing. But then, I think I will need lots of preparation and testing before I would be able to do a successful move.