TL;DR: For all of October, we’re opening as much as report any situation,
suggestion, or annoyance you’ve gotten with Dwelling Assistant on the boards!
Dwelling Assistant is rising quick, and the event tempo is excessive! Each month’s
launch virtually appears like a birthday current, full of latest options and
enhancements. However did all the pieces prove the best way it ought to? Are there
issues lacking? Might or not it’s streamlined extra? Or, worse, possibly one thing
began annoying you?
That’s what this month is about!
We notice 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 difficulty following situation templates and varieties, and the
report itself must be written in a means a developer can work with it.
Above all, we use our situation tracker for monitoring precise points and bugs,
not small characteristic requests or annoyances.
Whereas it is a widespread and cheap course of to gather, monitor, and course of
bugs, our situation monitoring course of won’t be the perfect method to study
your “What the heck?!” moments, small tweaks, and enhancements that may make
us all get pleasure from Dwelling Assistant much more.
As we speak, we now have opened up a Neighborhood Discussion board class as a protected, decrease
barrier place to inform about your Dwelling Assistant “What the heck?!” moments.
Extra importantly: focus on and vote on matters your fellow dwelling
automators have introduced up.
Final week I’ve despatched out a Twitter message asking:
Enlighten me 💡 The entire neighborhood would have fun and be shedding completely satisfied
tears of pleasure if simply this tiny little factor was added to Dwelling Assistant…
The objective 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 Dwelling Assistant
much more pleasurable.
I’ve obtained 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 number 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 vitality
- Extra of an app factor possibly, however shifting the highest dashboards view menu to the
backside when on the cellphone.
- 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 need from a graph
as an alternative of manually choosing hours/days from the dropdown could be an awesome
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 in search of, 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 will likely be simply as profitable because the earlier version.
So, when does Dwelling Assistant set off this second for you?
This isn’t simply the month of “What the heck?!”, additionally it is 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, pupil studying to code,
documenter, or designer, you possibly can assist drive open-source initiatives,
like Dwelling Assistant.
The thought is that open supply initiatives will collect entry-level bugs,
options, and small enhancements that present or future contributors can choose
up and deal with; The month of “What the heck?!”, is an effective way to offer 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 yr, identical to earlier years, Dwelling Assistant is open to and welcomes
individuals of Hacktoberfest ❤️
“I’ve a number of issues! Ought to I put all my stuff in a single subject?!”
No, please create a number of, smaller matters. There isn’t any limitation
on what number of boards matters one can create for WTH. Every subject may be
voted on, picked up, and resolved. Having a number of issues stacked in a single
discussion board subject makes resolving, discussing, and voting on them laborious.
“Is all the pieces reported going to be mounted/addressed?”
There isn’t any assure that can occur. The objective is to decrease the barrier to
report issues for one month. Dwelling Assistant principally depends on contributors
to handle or enhance the mission. Nonetheless, we expect gathering suggestions
this fashion can tremendously assist throughout Hacktoberfest.
“I actually need this new integration or add-on to be carried out, so I can
use my units. Is that this the proper place for it?”
No, this occasion is not for requesting new add-ons or system/providers
integrations. Please use the “Characteristic Requests” discussion board class as an alternative.
“My WTH subject is among the top-voted ones, so it will be
That is not a contest. Voting will assist with visibility and getting a
feeling of the affect the suggestion might need. Nonetheless, it may be
troublesome or too massive to implement. Dwelling Assistant principally depends on
contributors to handle or enhance the mission. A subject with a number of votes
is extra prone to be observed by a contributor, however it isn’t assured
to be picked up.
“I’ve discovered a bug and am snug with GitHub. The place ought to I report my
In case you are snug with utilizing GitHub, please, by all means, file a difficulty
report on GitHub as an alternative.