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2022.9: Dwelling Assistant Birthday Launch!

Dwelling Assistant Core 2022.9! 🎂

When you don’t know but, this month is Dwelling Assistant’s birthday! 🎉🎉 On September seventeenth, 2013 Paulus Schoutsen made the primary commit for Dwelling Assistant that began a snowball of Dwelling Automation fans keen to contribute to the open-source undertaking. 9 Years later, Dwelling Assistant is actively utilized by greater than 500,000 folks and rising day-after-day. Nabu Casa additionally turns 4 this month. Turning 4 years previous and gaining a brand new full-time worker 🍄. This month it appears everybody was within the birthday spirit as now we have a jam-packed launch!

The automation engine is an enormous purpose why Dwelling Assistant has so many customers. So within the spirit of Streamlining Experiences, we thought a revamp was due. You’ll discover some large enhancements to the appear and feel of the Automation Editor that we predict will drastically enhance its usability. I do know I for certain see an enormous distinction!

Now I do know that everybody often expects @frenck to be writing these launch notes, however he took a effectively deserved trip! And now you’re caught with me. Zack 😀. I hope you benefit from the launch and all the things that was packed into it!

– Zack

Don’t overlook to be a part of our launch occasion dwell stream on YouTube at present at 12:00 PDT / 21:00 CET!

Paul Bottein joins Nabu Casa

We’re excited to announce the latest member of the Nabu Casa group, Paul Bottein.

Paul is most identified for his Mushroom playing cards and some additions to Dwelling Assistant frontend just like the Icon Picker. Paul is an unimaginable developer and his experience in dashboard design will convey quite a bit to the Dwelling Assistant frontend.

Welcome aboard and excited to see what Paul will convey to Dwelling Assistant!

Streamlining automations

We felt that there have been fairly a couple of enhancements we may do with the intention to higher streamline automation creation. That’s why this launch, we actually
took an extended take a look at among the fundamental consumer expertise points. The brand new automation editor enhancements deal with readability and ease of use. This
will even make enhancing automations in your telephone a lot simpler!

First, you’ll discover the most important change, collapsible playing cards for triggers, circumstances, and actions. This transformation lets you actually deal with what you
are presently engaged on as a substitute of getting all the things open unexpectedly. Once you first open your automation within the editor, you will note all playing cards collapsed with
an auto-generated rationalization of what that part is doing. This lets you simply select which part you wish to edit and focus in on it.

Screenshot showing the new automation editor with an easier overview

Subsequent, there have been a couple of gadgets and choices moved. You may see most of those within the high proper overflow menu. For instance, if you wish to rename or replace the outline
of your automation you are able to do that through the overflow menu > Rename. Shifting this stuff to the overflow ensures that the primary editor web page is used for the primary capabilities of
your automation.

Screenshot showing the new automation editor overflow menus

Final, however undoubtedly not least, Frenck added some lengthy requested options to the automation types. State and Attribute worth auto-completion! Now if you’re including a
state set off, you may select from a listing of identified states for that system kind. These are additionally all translated into your language. Now there isn’t any want to recollect or discover
the states potential or format the state that must be entered. Simply select a state from the dropdown and let your worries wisp away!

Screenshot showing the new automation editor state and attribute value selector

New helper: Weekly schedule

Have you ever ever needed to run a schedule-based automation for a similar time every week or day? Properly, you are actually in luck! With the addition of the Schedule helper, you are actually ready
to simply create these schedules to construct extra constant automations and timings.

A gif showcasing the new schedule helper and how to use the user interface

Bluetooth in all places

Final launch we launched the Bluetooth integration. This launch, it’s on fireplace 🔥 Not solely will we now help a number of Bluetooth adapters, we additionally help ESPHome gadgets appearing as Bluetooth proxies in your dwelling. Wait what?!

Sure 😎. Now you can drastically develop the Bluetooth attain of Dwelling Assistant utilizing odd ESP32 gadgets. No further {hardware} wanted.

Picture of a home showing how Bluetooth data is proxied via ESPHome devices to Home Assistant

To get a proxy up and operating, head over to the Bluetooth proxy installer web site and set up one straight out of your browser.

Bluetooth proxies are presently restricted to forwarding passive knowledge. Lively connections are coming in a future launch. Bluetooth integrations in Dwelling Assistant will transparently use Bluetooth proxies with none further coding!

Most integrations now help utilizing the adapter with the perfect sign to attach gadgets that want an lively connection. Extension cables, USB-Ethernet extenders, or USB-IP coupled with an extra Bluetooth adapter can considerably lengthen your lively connection vary.

There may be extra! Apart from 9 new supported manufacturers, there’s additionally help for a brand new open customary: BTHome by @Ernst79. It’s mechanically found by Dwelling Assistant, gadgets can run over a yr on a single battery and it helps knowledge encryption.

Lastly, suppose you’re utilizing the Dwelling Assistant Working System. In that case, we suggest upgrading to model 9 or later when it’s launched, because it comes with a quicker D-Bus dealer and newer Bluetooth firmware which may considerably improve Bluetooth efficiency.

Because of @bdraco, @Ernst79, @JesseRockz, @jc2k for all of the onerous, superb and epic work 🙏.

Z-Wave Firmware updates now dwell

Screenshot showing zwave device updates in the settings page

In 2022.7, we added help for updating Z-Wave system firmware, however the catch was that you just wanted the firmware information from the producer with the intention to full the replace. @AlCalzone wasn’t glad with this strategy and commenced engaged on a greater answer. That higher answer is right here with the introduction of the Z-Wave JS Firmware Replace Service! For supported producers, Z-Wave JS can now mechanically detect, obtain, and set up a firmware replace whether it is out there in your system. This can be achieved the identical manner you’re presently updating Dwelling Assistant. You will note a notification in your settings menu and you may replace proper from there. Thanks @raman325

For now, solely Jasco merchandise are supported. Nabu Casa has been speaking to different producers to get extra gadgets supported. To make sure our customers can reap the benefits of this function, we added replace entities in your gadgets that can test as soon as a day for brand spanking new firmware updates. Nifty!

Zigbee backup and restore + migration

The Zigbee Dwelling Automation (ZHA) integration now helps community backups and migrating between Zigbee coordinators. Backups are taken mechanically however can be manually created from the configuration web page. After restoring a Dwelling Assistant backup, you may re-configure ZHA and migrate to a brand new Zigbee coordinator with none lack of your settings or gadgets that have been linked. That is useful in case your present radio fails or a brand new radio comes out that you could be wish to migrate to.

Screenshot showing the Zigbee Home Automation configuration page and the new backup functionality

Processor and reminiscence utilization

The {Hardware} web page simply bought much more attention-grabbing. You may go take a look at dwell statistics in your Reminiscence and Processor utilization whenever you load the {Hardware} web page in your system menu. These statistics will signify your total Dwelling Assistant occasion, supplying you with perception in how your {hardware} is dealing with your each day duties. This won’t present any historical past however will show 5 minutes of dwell knowledge when you load the web page.

Screenshot showing the processor and memory usage on the hardware page

Different noteworthy adjustments

There may be rather more juice on this launch; listed below are among the different
noteworthy adjustments this launch:

  • Entity extra data dialog merged with entity settings. Thanks @balloob
  • Now you can allow native management of your Awair Component system. Thanks @zachberger
  • MiFlora now helps polling of the Battery sensor. Thanks @bdraco
  • August locks are actually supported below the Yale Entry Bluetooth integration. Thanks @bdraco
  • Many extra Bluetooth adapters are actually supported for the Bluetooth integration. Thanks @bdraco
  • The SwitchBot integration now helps the Coloration Bulb and Mild strips. Thanks @bdraco
  • Automations, Scripts and Scenes tables obtained a brand new overflow menu that can enable for extra actions instantly from the picker. Thanks @bramkragten and @piitaya
  • Now you can reorder automation parts utilizing drag and drop. Thanks @piitaya
  • Icons have been added to extra menus all through the UI. Thanks @frenck
  • Automation triggers can now be aliased. Thanks @frenck

New Integrations

We welcome the next new integrations on this launch:

Integrations now out there to arrange from the UI

The next integrations are actually out there through the Dwelling Assistant UI:

Launch 2022.9.1 – September 8

Launch 2022.9.2 – September 11

Launch 2022.9.3 – September 13

Launch 2022.9.4 – September 14

Launch 2022.9.5 – September 18

Launch 2022.9.6 – September 22

Launch 2022.9.7 – September 26

Need assistance? Be a part of the neighborhood

Dwelling Assistant has an important neighborhood of customers who’re all greater than keen
to assist one another out. So, be a part of us!

Our very lively Discord chat server is a wonderful place to be
at, and don’t overlook to hitch our superb boards.

Discovered a bug or problem? Please report it in our problem tracker,
to get it mounted! Or, test our assist web page for steering for extra
locations you may go.

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to get the newest information about options, issues taking place in our neighborhood and
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Breaking Modifications

Under is a list of the breaking change for this launch, per topic or
integration. Click on on a type of to learn extra concerning the breaking change
for that particular merchandise.

In case you are a customized integration developer and wish to study breaking
adjustments and new options out there in your integration: Be sure you observe our
developer weblog. The next are probably the most notable for this launch:

All adjustments

After all, there’s much more on this launch. You’ll find a listing of
all adjustments made right here:
Full changelog for Dwelling Assistant Core 2022.9



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