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The month of ‚What the Heck?!‘ 2022

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!

Welcome to the month of “What the heck?!” 2022! 🎉

Two years in the past, we had the primary month of “What the heck?!”,
and it was nice! So, this yr, for your entire month of October,
we’re doing it once more!

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!

Decreasing the barrier for sharing WTH?! moments

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.

What are we in search of?

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
    metering sensors.

  • 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.

Be part of us on the boards!, or learn the FAQ beneath.

Image of a person expressing a what the heck moment
So, when does Dwelling Assistant set off this second for you?

Hacktoberfest 2022

This isn’t simply the month of “What the heck?!”, additionally it is the month of
Hacktoberfest”! 🎉

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 ❤️




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