Are “Edge Drivers” used for “direct connected” devices such as Samsung appliances? I thought “placeholder” was part of the new architecture, including cloud to cloud connections like Meross, but “Edge drivers” only applied to hub-connected devices, meaning zigbee, zwave, and a few LAN-connected devices. That is, an Edge driver runs locally on a ST/Aeotec hub, but there are many “placeholder” devices that can run in a hub-optional configuration. Or am I confused?
from the official announcement
These drivers will be made available with our new Driver Sharing feature for device testing and community distribution of Hub Connected devices. Previously, sharing Groovy Device Type Handlers (DTHs) required end-users to copy and paste the code for each individual device into their accounts. Now developers and users can create, share, and consume drivers outside of the SmartThings App with a unique URL.