openHAB 2.1 is out!

All, it is my pleasure to announce the availability of openHAB 2.1!

We have an incredibly long list of new features, enhancements and bug fixes in it - a million thanks to all contributors and especially also the @maintainers that have helped to make it all happen!

I have tried to summarize some highlights in my blog, but it is best if you simply download and install the release to try it our yourself. The download links on are updated accordingly and the APT and RPM packages are readily available - and for the first time, we also have update scripts that should make the migration from 2.0 to 2.1 pretty smooth.

My apologies to every contributors who are still waiting for their PRs to be merged - they will be taken into account for future releases and we will try our best to get to a more frequent release cycle so that it shouldn’t take too long before contributions end up in an official release.

Enjoy the new release and spread the word about the awesomeness of openHAB :slight_smile:


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I am glad this finally came through! The amount of work is really impressive!

Thank you all,


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Nice stuff!

Retweeting the news now :slight_smile:


Congratulations to all! :beers:

For those using it (thanks! :grinning:), I’m also happy to mention that openHAB 2.1 also includes an improved HABPanel with 30 fixes and enhancements since version 2.0!


Congrats to everyone working on this project (and ESH, too)!

Just updated my production installation on my Raspi with the help of the update script and it worked perfectly.

I only had to do some corrections in my sitemap.



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Very nice. Waiting a long time for this.

Congratulations to all.

Many thanks to all people of this great community.

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There is already an article on Heise Developer (in German):


I understood the whole article, and it is very good for openHAB! Is there any way the community can have an English version?
Best regards,

EDIT This is solved. till know looks rock stable

did the automatic update via openhabian-config as described in the github page.
However now my basic ui, classic ui and android app dont see my main application anymore. I see the sitemap file, i see the itemsfile but the UI’s donot. They do see another, not important sitemap though. My log file is just filled with the message it cannot load the unknown sitemap

2017-06-28 21:21:03.668 [INFO ] [est.sitemap.internal.SitemapResource] - Received HTTP GET request at '' for the unknown sitemap 'Huis'.
2017-06-28 21:21:03.668 [INFO ] [est.sitemap.internal.SitemapResource] - Received HTTP GET request at '' for the unknown sitemap 'Huis'.
2017-06-28 21:21:03.689 [INFO ] [est.sitemap.internal.SitemapResource] - Received HTTP GET request at '' for the unknown sitemap 'Huis'.
2017-06-28 21:21:03.691 [INFO ] [est.sitemap.internal.SitemapResource] - Received HTTP GET request at '' for the unknown sitemap 'Huis'.

In the Github page it is said the config files are now validated during runtime and that errors in the log file should be corrected. My eventslog however does not show any errors, so presuming this is indeed a runtime validation rejection, where do I even start ’ correcting’ a config file (item? sitemap?) that previously worked fine?


@Kees_van_Gelder I tried the upgrade a lot of times, once it needed a reboot to find my sitemap there is something a little bit sensitive to timing somewhere… Could you try that? Otherwise please open a new topic :slight_smile:

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tnx, I already tried reboot. will open new topic

Am I missing something, or doesn’t the testing package have the 2.1 package yet?

echo 'deb testing main'

It does not, We’ve kept them separate for now.

If you wish to have both testing and stable packages you can also add deb stable main as a new line to your file to get both if you wish. This is what I do with my home server:

cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/openhab2.list
  deb stable main
  deb testing main
apt-cache madison openhab2
  openhab2 |     2.1.0-1 | stable/main armhf Packages
  openhab2 |     2.0.0-1 | stable/main armhf Packages
  openhab2 | 2.0.0~RC1-1 | testing/main armhf Packages

Hi guys, just wondering what files I should backup on my openHAB2 setup on my Synology NAS, and would I just download the new openHAB 2.1, uninstall the old version on my Synology and install the new one, then replace the backed up files?

Docker Images are now up-to-date, too:


I already working on it, please patience …


@Thorhammer Please create a dedicated topic for your issues to discuss - otherwise there will be too many things mixed here in this thread.