Use the hub with openhab 2.5



First a disclaimer, I am not part of the Mixtile development team.

I managed to run the hub with openHAB 2.5.9. Mostly openHAB 2.5 is still compatible with Eclipse SmartHome 0.9, though I had to use some wrapper bundles to satisfy all packages and bundles required by the Mixtile hub. I had to make a small patch to openHAB to maintain ABI compatibility.

In general I followed the instructions for running openHAB 2.4, method 2: Manual stop-by-step. Additionally in step 12:

  1. Additionally:
    c. also copy commons-collections-3.2.2.jar to the ./addons folder
    d. add compatibility plugins to the ./addons folder (org.eclipse.smarthome.core, org.eclipse.smarthome.core.thing, org.eclipse.smarthome.config.discovery, org.eclipse.smarthome.automation)
    e. copy the patched to the ./runtime/system/org/openhab/core/bundles/ folder

Finally ensure that the ‘Rule Engine (Experimental)’ binding is installed.

Bundles and Source code are available here.

Best Regards


Extra instructions when you want to run the ZigBee and/or Z-wave stacks from openHAB, be warned, you can loose any previous configuration:

  1. Change the mlserver.conf
    a. systemctl stop mlserver
    b. Edit /opt/hubware/exec/data/mlserver.conf, remove the zigbeeadapter and/or zwaveadapter lines (including comma on the previous line).
    c. systemctl start mlserver
  2. Install the ZigBee Binding and/or the Z-Wave Binding
  3. For ZigBee add a CC2531EMK Coordinator, with port: /dev/ttyACM1. I did not manage to keep the PAN-ID the same, so I had to reset and rebuild the full ZigBee network.
  4. For Z-Wave, add a Z-Wave Serial Controller, with port: /dev/ttyACM0.

After these changes, all installed Things will be offline. New things need to be added with the new bridges.



That’s great to hear. I can’t wait to try these steps myself.

Mixtile Team