You’re being a little obtuse here.
My point was that the names in Paper UI aren’t useful as they aren’t the names I need to use when writing rules. That’s all I meant and that’s all that matters to me. That’s why this post is primarily about Habmin rather than Paper UI. I was just trying to preempt someone from saying “Have you tried Paper UI?” I realized they were the “channel names”… Why does that distinction matter so much to you? The fact that Paper UI doesn’t offer the item names anywhere is the frustrating part in and of itself. Habmin offers the “item names” needed for writing rules but doesn’t allow them to be copied/pasted. Paper UI offers a “channel name” that can be copied/pasted but that is not useful for writing rules (And isn’t writing rules pretty much the primary thing one does with a Home Automation solution?) And since the “Items” that are auto discovered/generated by the UI when you add a Zwave device are stored in an internal database instead of the .items files… The only way to access these names is via the Habmin UI.
If in your mind that means “everything is correct here” when the end result is that there is no useful or easy way to get to the item names (Which are crucial to building the rules needed to actually automate anything) then I’m not really sure what else to say.
That bug you linked has been unresolved for 2.5 years. And the thing is the “feature” it’s referring to being broken would be entirely unnecessary if someone would just remove the CSS rules from Habmin that disable the selection of text. I ended up using a bookmarklet to remove the problematic CSS from Habmin myself:
And now I can copy paste item names from Habmin UI by clicking this Bookmarklet every time I load the Habmin UI. The point though is: It shouldn’t be this hard to access the item names.