openHAB 2.3 Release Candidate available!

After latest snapshot update the warnings are gone except for the REGEX transform.
Thanks @Kai and team

I’ve successfully retested all issues that I reported and that got fixed with the latest snapshot build. Thanks a lot for fixing them (including the nasty lambda bug)! :+1:

I don’t run snapshot builds myself in production. Though I’ve now tested as much functionality as possible on my development PC. :slight_smile:

Hi all,

For those that have used the APT testing repository. I have changed the name of the APT package version to 2.3.0~RC1 in order to continue the automatic upgrades. (It will still move on fine for the future 2.4.0-SNAPSHOTS)

For those that have already installed the Release client and would like to upgrade to 2.3.0 Stable once it comes out, please use the following command when the time comes:

sudo apt install openhab2=2.3.0-1

Otherwise, to get back to the snapshots right now, use the set of commands in my post above.

Apologies for the (hopefully minor) inconvenience, but please let me know if you run into any problems.

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The channel zonegroup was suppressed few months ago.

Hi @Benjy
Can you post the instructions for the addons V2 and V1 as well please, I am sure I am not the only one out there. Thanks.

Hi @vzorglub,

It will be similar for any package, following the pattern:

sudo apt install <packagename>=<packageversion>

e.g. from the same snapshot as my example above:

sudo apt install openhab2-addons=2.3.0~20180524170945-1
sudo apt install openhab2-addons-legacy=2.3.0~20180524170945-1

Is there any chance that a HomeKit connectivity/stability issue can get fixed in this release? I’m struggling with it for a year now :frowning:

I upgraded to OH2 snapshot 1288. Unfortunately the item linking bug is still present. I filed an issue in ESH.

Yes, that is correct. The issue is that it all works nicely in ESH, it just stops working once you stick the Paper UI into openHAB :frowning:
I fear we have to live with that as a known limitation for 2.3.0 and might patch it with a 2.3.1.
At least there is a workaround: As the item is created, you can then click “Cancel” and simply link it then to the created item. Not nice, but it works.

@Kai I’ve just updated to 2.3.0.RC1-1 and after 2 days the astro 2 binding has stopped firing and the beta Nuki Binding has stopped sending commands. The astro binding still has the midnight entry in the log but the sunset event doesn’t happen.
Previously I could go for weeks without any problems so its downgrade time for me

That does not sound good. I assume it is the binding from the distro (not manually added as a jar in addons, right?) Did anyone else see similar effects on a recent snapshot? The astro binding hasn’t changed for a while, so I would expect that if there is a bug, it should be in there since a while already.

All, we now have a 2.3.0 RC2 available here. It is not yet available as a Linux package (@Benjy could you please build them?). All bugs for which I mentioned fixes above should be fixed in it, a few things might be open.
I wouldn’t call anything a blocker, but we might want to do a 2.3.1 this time a few days/weeks after the release, let’s see.

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The Nuki binding was already installed, and I switched from Astro 1 to Astro 2 when I installed the update with the binding changed using PaperUI.

Kevin, what is your latitude?

Please see:

36.8 degrees South -36.8 plus many decimals in PaperUI

The linuxpkg repos are ready. If you were on RC1, please update using

sudo apt install openhab2=2.3.0~RC2-1

And optionally

sudo apt install openhab2-addons=2.3.0~RC2-1
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worked fine (just a meaningless warning that it’s a downgrade)

root@rpi3:/home/pi# apt-get install openhab2=2.3.0~RC2-1
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be DOWNGRADED:
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 downgraded, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 64.7 MB of archives.
After this operation, 30.7 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 testing/main openhab2 all 2.3.0~RC2-1 [64.7 MB]
Fetched 64.7 MB in 16s (4,031 kB/s)                                                                                                              
dpkg: warning: downgrading openhab2 from 2.3.0.RC1-1 to 2.3.0~RC2-1
(Reading database ... 108003 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../openhab2_2.3.0~RC2-1_all.deb ...
Unpacking openhab2 (2.3.0~RC2-1) over (2.3.0.RC1-1) ...
Processing triggers for systemd (215-17+deb8u7) ...
Setting up openhab2 (2.3.0~RC2-1) ...
### openHAB was not running so will not start automatically...
### In order to start openhab2, execute
 sudo /bin/systemctl start openhab2.service
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I noticed the openhab-docs aren’t 100% up to date yet and I think they should be ready when you announce 2.3.
(I didn’t follow that thread on website redesign so forgive me if that’s taken care of in there).
There’s no 2.3 pulldown option yet, and “latest” (the default most users will likely use I guess) still has
a couple of links into nirvana (at least to ESH designer on installation page).
I’d suggest we all cross-check the docs pages one more time, too.

Happy to report that 2.3RC2 has no errors on start-up and I have tried to trigger all my rules (may have missed some) and nothing to report
Carry On!!

is the hue emulator working with amazon alexa (Echo v2) in this release?