openHAB now has its own fully fledged discussion forum!


(SiHui) #16

On the top right corner go to your avatar, select the little “gear wheel sign” and voila, there you have your bookmarks (left most icon).
And when you click on the gear wheel (“Preferences”) you have all your responses, threads, … where you have posted to or where you have sent any responses and so on …


(mbelleville) #17

what platform does the new community forums run on? it seems to be the same platform the freepbx forum uses… I can’t seem to find info on either


(Kai Kreuzer) #18

See here


(Lolodomo) #19

isn’t it possible to attach a file to a post ?!

I would like to provide a JAR file (binding) for testing by the community.


(Greg EVA) #20

It is my understanding that you need to attain a certain badge before being able to upload files… to get it I think it requires some posts without files.


(Mark Clark) #21

@lolodomo,
See this thread

For JAR, until it’s code is integrated to the build, I’d load it into box (et al), as we’ve done on the other forum, and then link it to your post here. It’ll allow you to rev versions without having to change then link.


(Mc Noisomeworth) #22

I recently just got on board this boad, but what I miss, is under the Hardware section, to have a place for actual hardware. What I have fun making, is the actual hardware, which can be anything from switches, to motion sensors and temperature loggers. Would be nice to have a category to go into, when looking for a cheaper diy alternative than the commercial ones. :smile:


(Thomas Eichstädt-Engelen) #23

since this is not originally an openHAB topic we didn’t create a category for this. However i see this is an interesting topic to discuss as well. @Kai would you agree to add a new category “peripherals” or alike?


(Mathias Dalheimer) #24

I’m in the same situation as Mikey: I get most satisfaction from creating hardware devices. I would appreciate a DIY-hardware section.

-Mathias


(Thomas Eichstädt-Engelen) #25

you could post your message under https://community.openhab.org/c/hardware/home-automation and tag it with “DIY”


(Jim) #26

Does the forum software have any provision for live chat? I think it would be great fun to chat with others that are online at the time, and also be a benefit to have some scheduled live discussions.


(Kai Kreuzer) #27

No, afaik, it doesn’t.
For developers, I was thinking about https://gitter.im/ as a chat tool - if people have a github account, this is pretty straight forward to use and nicely integrates with Github projects, issues, prs and notifications.
For “pure” users, this might not be the right tool, though.


(Mc Noisomeworth) #28

There are just so many tags, and I am not sure what order they are sorted in.


(Thomas Eichstädt-Engelen) #29

afaik they are ordered by relevance (usage) so the most popular tag appears first …


(Mc Noisomeworth) #30

So they might not even be in the same place every time either? That does not sound anywhere easy to use.


(Thomas Eichstädt-Engelen) #31

the order might change, yes … but in general you won’t go through the list. When tagging discussions you start typing and you will geht recommendations. What is your specific usecase?


(Mc Noisomeworth) #32

To have a place for non commercial hardware. Mentioned earlier in this thread.


(Thomas Eichstädt-Engelen) #33

so you are going to tag your post with the used hardware?


(Mc Noisomeworth) #34

Tried, but that’s where the long list of tags come in, and makes things difficult to find in the list.


(Thomas Eichstädt-Engelen) #35

but you know the names to tag your post with … why not just typing which filters the list already (i probably completely miss your point)