i started using Openhab 2 after trying out Domoticz but found OH more versatile.
i’m done reading the concepts and stuff. and now playing with OH in a VM.
When browsing around trough the UI’s. Habmin was all a bit confusing for me but it looks like a very handy tool.
the rules editor has a broken image on the place where a trashcan should be.
it still works like a delete function though, but led me thinking if i did something wrong.
after a bit of searching i found some people saying Habmin is currently under heavy development.
Can someone confirm me that this is normal?
I think you are mixing things up: HABmin is the recommended tool to configure Zwave devices.
Zwave is under constant development and as the maintainer for Zwave is also the maintainer for HABmin he does not have much time to develop HABmin any further. But that is okay
Maybe you were reading about the Experimental Rule Engine? This graphical rules engine is also under constant development and has reached a state where it can be used:
EDIT: This is getting too long for one posting. I’ve split it up (thanks
@ysc’s write-up for HABot for giving me the idea).
This is a series of postings to start writing and gathering what we know works and what doesn’t yet work in the Rules that can be created through PaperUI. In particular I’m interesting in what we have access to and not in self written scripts.
I’m making all of these a wiki so please add your contributions to the OP instead of in comments if you have something that works…
In PaperUI select “Add-ons” and the “MISC” tab.
Install “Rule Engine (Experimental)”
Once installed you should see a new Rules option on the left panel in PaperUI.
NOTE: Yes I know the image is fuzzy, I’ll take new screenshots before creating the PR to the Docs.
Your First Rule
Create a Switch Item named Test. We will use this to trigger our Rule. Give the Item a label because the Items are listed alphabetically by label. If you skip the label, the Item ends up at the bottom of the list.
Create the Rule
In PaperUI, select Rules from the left.
Press the big + to create a new Rule.
You will find several fields to fill out.
What to fill in
Give the Rule a unique and meaningful name.
Yes you are right.
I was trying out Habmin as a simple starting point to creating rules but did not came across the Next Gen Rules Engine documentation yet, this is really useful! Thanks!
So as you saying the maintainer of Habmin doesnt have much time any more. The behavior i’m experiencing with the broken image embedded in the addon
Don’t worry about that. That rule engine is not the Experimental (Next Generation) Rules Engine: go to PaperUI as linked in the posts above …
Don’t worry about that.
I’ll take that as a yes. Thanks!
I did worry a bit
but now i know its nothing with my installation/ configuration.
You answered my question.