Is there any option to set autoupdate="false" as a default for item configuration?
All my devices report the state after a command and for proxy items I properly use postUpdate.
I just don’t want to attach it to every item I have defined.
Logically configuration should actually be the other way around (autoupdate="true") if the user wants to implicitly derive the state from the commands.
This would make way more sense and clear up the problems new users have with postUpdate and sendCommand.
Command the device through the defined binding. If the device has no back-channel the value can be implicitly set with autoupdate="true"
Thank you very much. But if I disable autoupdate completely I’ll have to create rules for all proxy items I show in the sitemaps. I’m not sure if that’s what I desire, I think I’ll have to try it out to get a feel how it handles.
I still expect openhab to not automatically make assumptions for devices that provide a back channel because it creates confusing behavior.
This would not even a breaking change, it’s just a change in timely behavior.
However I am unclear how to achieve a change like that.