openHAB Windows Beta App

Hey All,
There is a new native Windows 10 Beta application, which provides upcoming features and fixes for testing before they will released in the major app.

App can found here: https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9N140MD0NJ6T

Latest beta update (2021.1.9) provides following new features and fixes:

Features:

  • Removed Windows Phone statusbar support
  • Added initial support for openHAB 3
  • Reworked in-app notifications
  • Setpoint-Widget is now able directly switching to a value inside min/max range by using +/- button (Replaced textbox with Combobox)

Fixes:

  • Fixed crashing when changing setpoint widget if state contains dimensions
  • Fixed connection issue with demo system when using metered connection.
  • Fixed sitemap name to show correct name in main menu

I just tested this out of curiosity.
Maybe the wrong version:
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[Tested the beta, too. See below]

But Wehen I was opening my sitemaps (one after another; still openHAB 2.x) I experianced some major issues.

I was watching TV (Kodi) and suddenly (while opening the sitemaps) the MediaPC (Linux) rebootet.
And my Onkyo AVR started playing Music on Zone2.

I reproduced this with opening the Widows App again.

This time the MediaPC kept working, but I had a Play/Pause loop.

2021-01-09 17:54:47.107 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - HTPC_control changed from PAUSE to PLAY
2021-01-09 17:54:47.152 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - HTPC_control changed from PLAY to PAUSE
2021-01-09 17:54:47.200 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - HTPC_control changed from PAUSE to PLAY
2021-01-09 17:54:47.244 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - HTPC_control changed from PLAY to PAUSE
2021-01-09 17:54:47.293 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - HTPC_control changed from PAUSE to PLAY
2021-01-09 17:54:47.337 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - HTPC_control changed from PLAY to PAUSE
2021-01-09 17:54:47.387 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - HTPC_control changed from PAUSE to PLAY
2021-01-09 17:54:47.430 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - HTPC_control changed from PLAY to PAUSE
2021-01-09 17:54:47.479 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - HTPC_control changed from PAUSE to PLAY
2021-01-09 17:54:47.528 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - HTPC_control changed from PLAY to PAUSE
2021-01-09 17:54:47.578 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - HTPC_control changed from PAUSE to PLAY
2021-01-09 17:54:47.620 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - HTPC_control changed from PLAY to PAUSE
2021-01-09 17:54:47.669 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - HTPC_control changed from PAUSE to PLAY
2021-01-09 17:54:47.713 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - HTPC_control changed from PLAY to PAUSE

I guess this might have caused the reboot the first time.

I just tried the Beta Version, too

Same issue.

  • configuring connection
  • open Kodi sitemap
  • play/pause loop
    • I can see the controls in the widget toggle a few times per seconds.
    • I can only stop this loop by pressing STOP on my remote.
    • closing the app is not sufficient.

My big question would be

Why does the App send a command without me clicking any button on the widget at all?

Hey Christoph,
The lastest beta app is stucking in certification process, but will be available soon.
Can you retest your scenario with the latest version and provide me the logs (Settings -> View Log -> Browse log folder)?

I will try to find out why the app is sending commands without any user interaction

Hey Christoph,

from what i understood from @christoph_wempe s post is, that both apps produce this error.
I think we didn’t change anything in the currently available beta version on the handling of the items.

The things i changed will be available at the new beta that is pending certification at the moment.

@christoph_wempe what binding’s are you using? What Version of OH are you exactly using?
Do you think the issue is related to Kodi or to your ONKYO AVR?
Can you please provide an screenshot of your sitemap also to get a feeling what object in the app might produce the issue.

I opened a Issue on GitHub Repository, too:

Would be good to answer the questions there for better Bug tracking.

One more feature/bugfix:

  • Selection Item now uses Values provided by Bindings

By the way:
MANY THANKS to @hoffe86 for working so much on the app in the last weeks!

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