just wondering is there anyone out there using basicUI sitemap exclusively?
What is the future of that UI ? will it be discarded, and we should migrate to more modern UIs?
If so, what is the preferred choice:
- modern sitemap created in UI
- overview page
- home page
it all seems a bit confusing, should I configure all of those completely manually from scratch?
Or pick one? Which one works best on android phones?
It will take me years to bring them to a nice level some users here have…
I’ve been using this system since OH2, all text based, and now I feel time has run me over.
I went to explore all those pages, but nothing was automatically generated. I understand for some users this overview page gets auto-generated so they just customize it and adjust it to their needs.
When I opened it, it said no page configured yet, you need to edit overview layout…
So then thought, maybe its because I dont have semantic model? so I added few things there manually (in the model), and then I got the option to add something to overview.
After X amount of time, this is what I came up with:
not so impressive huh?
At least it doesnt show page not configured yet…
it would take me weeks to build something here manually clicking around to get to the same level as my textual sitemap.
And then what, do the same in habpanel? does habpanel make sense for phones, or you just use it on tablets?
why does it say no pages on the left side below openhab logo?
I have created some test pages with just 1 switch, but i dont understand how to access them from the main page
there is no way to import my old basic ui sitemap to any of those?
I remember on oh2 that homepage was autogenerated, even picked up some locations i have defined in text based items ( @ Living Room etc…), it was a bit disorganized, but there was a lot of stuff to monitor and control from that old pages. on OH3/OH4 all these pages are saying not configured and completely empty.
I guess first mandatory thing is to build a semantic model? it seems that is focused on location, but i am in a small 2 bed apartment without elaborate floors, rooms, patios, guest houses, gardens, so this approach makes no sense to me.
i have grouped items in sitemap not by location but function, like lights, ac, sensors, multimedia, and others (some automation scenes, xiaomi robot etc) and then I’m hiding lights when its daytime, hiding AC when it’s not summer etc…
I am somewhat clueless where to start even and what to do…help?