I have to say it is so disappointing that Openhab seems to be going down the route of point and click to appease the general users. I have been using it now for since about 1.3 or so, and have nutted my way through an awful lot of stuff over the years. I have put up with SD card failure to my databases failing, but ALWAYS MQTT worked. It was simple - could transform, it was just great. 95 % runs of it. Then I upgraded to 2.4 as I want to get the googlehome going properly and a fresh install and restore of items rules seemed a good idea.
But alas Dave Garf removed the old textual binding in favour of a laborious faulty THING. Now all I can add is a ‘publish trigger’ . A what?
So I eventually enable 1.X bindings, and the old binding for MQTT fails to appear. ARGHHHHHH . Where has it gone, wait where has the ‘items’ menu item gone from paperUI ?
Home Assistant never looked so good. Time I learnt yaml. Thanks for the trip Kai, and Thomas.