I’ve been using openhab1 now for a while and got a pretty decent setup for it running. Inspired by openhab2 and playing with it for a few days I have a few questions I could not get answer to… hopefully you guys do… so far I really like openhab2 and love where it’s heading to.
I have many rules which do something “an X amount of time before/after sunset/sunrise” I found a topic where it stated that this is because the new rule engine will need some work. Is there any other way to get these kind of scenario’s done in the meantime?
This is little but a little annoying. I’m running beta4 and when I adjust my items sometimes it gets into a state of where all my hue lights will instead of getting the right description name it will get “color” or “brightness”. I need to restart openhab2 all together to get it back working, is this a known issue or should I file a bug?
zwave with two instances
Allthough I like playing with openhab2 my openhab1 is still needing to function especially for all the zwave devices. I tried getting the zwave plugging working and it does but I need to shutdown my openhab1 instance as apperently only one instance can query the zwave controller stick. How do you guys get around that? Or am I forced to do everything after hours when no one is using it
I’m not 100% sure what “should” be the way in openhab2 to get new zwave device included, should I do it the old way via habmin? or do I go via the paper-ui?
a limitation from openhab1 was that I needed to use “time proxys” in my events so that I always had a variable that would be filled when it was “day/miday/pre-night/night etc…” is this still needed or can I now fire off rules depending on a certain state of “day”
when variables are created for the first time they all seem to be “NULL”, especially with the proxy setup it needs to cycle first for a day before they get into a filled state or manually put them right. is there anyway to declare a variable to “OFF” when starting up openhab, I got many “configuration switches” which would really benefit from a “default”.
Sorry for the many questions… keep up the great work.