TL;DR: For all of October, we’re opening as much as report any subject,
suggestion, or annoyance you’ve with House Assistant on the forums!
Welcome to the month of “What the heck?!” 2022! 🎉
Home Assistant is growing fast, and the development pace is high! Every month’s
release almost feels like a birthday present, full of new features and
improvements. But did everything turn out the way it should? Are there
things missing? Could it be streamlined more? Or, worse, maybe something
started annoying you?
That is what this month is about!
We realize reporting bugs on our GitHub may be a steep hill
and, for some, possibly even a bit scary (though you shouldn’t be). You want a
GitHub account, report a problem following subject templates and varieties, and the
report itself must be written in a method a developer can work with it.
Above all, we use our subject tracker for monitoring precise points and bugs,
not small function requests or annoyances.
Whereas it is a widespread and affordable course of to gather, observe, and course of
bugs, our subject monitoring course of may not be the best solution to study
your “What the heck?!” moments, small tweaks, and enhancements that may make
us all take pleasure in House Assistant much more.
At the moment, we’ve opened up a Community Forum category as a protected, decrease
barrier place to inform about your House Assistant “What the heck?!” moments.
Extra importantly: focus on and vote on matters your fellow house
automators have introduced up.
Last week I’ve sent out a Twitter message asking:
Enlighten me 💡 The entire neighborhood would have a good time and be shedding joyful
tears of pleasure if simply this tiny little factor was added to House Assistant…
The aim of that query: discovering these little additions, annoyances,
inconsistencies, and extra. Issues that, if addressed, may make a
massive distinction or present a extra streamlined expertise, making House Assistant
much more fulfilling.
I’ve bought a whopping 200+ responses to that tweet, and the reality is: Most
of them are precisely what this month is about! I’ve picked a couple of of them to
present you what I imply:
Helper entity so as to add/sum a number of sensor values like a number of power
- Extra of an app factor possibly, however transferring the highest dashboards view menu to the
backside when on the telephone.
- It’s nice if automations have been conscious that one other course of/interplay/human
had modified a setting. E.g., if I flip the lights again up, I don’t need the
auto-dimmer to proceed auto-dimming.
“Abandon automation if the state is modified,” or one thing.
- With the ability to choose (utilizing the mouse) the time interval I would like from a graph
as an alternative of manually deciding on hours/days from the dropdown could be an ideal
enchancment in my humble opinion!
- Toggling two lights ought to put all of them in the identical state. So if 1 gentle is
on and 1 off, toggling them collectively ought to make them each on, then subsequent
toggle flip each off.
- Choice to retain related historical past when renaming entity id
These are nice examples of the issues we’re on the lookout for, the issues we
ought to share this month.
We’re wanting ahead to all of the issues that will likely be introduced up!
And are hoping it is going to be simply as profitable because the earlier version.
So, when does House Assistant set off this second for you?
This is not just the month of “What the heck?!”, it is also the month of
Hacktoberfest is a worldwide, month-long celebration of open supply. An occasion
open to everybody. Whether or not you’re a developer, scholar studying to code,
documenter, or designer, you’ll be able to assist drive open-source tasks,
like House Assistant.
The concept is that open supply tasks will collect entry-level bugs,
options, and small enhancements that present or future contributors can choose
up and tackle; The month of “What the heck?!”, is a good way to supply these!
By taking part in Hacktoberfest and by contributing 4 GitHub pull
requests, you’ll full the problem and earn both a free t-shirt
or have a tree planted.
This 12 months, similar to earlier years, House Assistant is open to and welcomes
individuals of Hacktoberfest ❤️
“I have multiple things! Should I put all my stuff in a single topic?!”
No, please create multiple, smaller topics. There is no limitation
on how many forums topics one can create for WTH. Each topic can be
voted on, picked up, and resolved. Having multiple things stacked in a single
forum topic makes resolving, discussing, and voting on them hard.
“Is everything reported going to be fixed/addressed?”
There is no guarantee that will happen. The goal is to lower the barrier to
report things for one month. Home Assistant mostly relies on contributors
to address or improve the project. However, we think collecting feedback
this way can tremendously help during Hacktoberfest.
“I actually need this new integration or add-on to be carried out, so I can
use my gadgets. Is that this the precise place for it?”
No, this occasion is not for requesting new add-ons or machine/providers
integrations. Please use the “Feature Requests” discussion board class as an alternative.
“My WTH subject is among the top-voted ones, so it’s going to be
That is not a contest. Voting will assist with visibility and getting a
feeling of the affect the suggestion might need. Nevertheless, it may be
tough or too massive to implement. House Assistant principally depends on
contributors to deal with or enhance the challenge. A subject with plenty of votes
is extra more likely to be observed by a contributor, however it’s not assured
to be picked up.
“I’ve discovered a bug and am comfy with GitHub. The place ought to I report my
If you’re comfy with utilizing GitHub, please, by all means, file an issue
report on GitHub as an alternative.