2023.6: Community storage, favourite gentle colours, new integrations dashboard

Residence Assistant Core 2023.6! 🎉

Prepare for a traditional, old school, jam-packed launch! 🤯

I’m enthusiastic about so many issues being shipped on this launch that it’s
onerous to select a favourite 😅 This launch has all of it.

With the ability to instantly use and again up my Residence Assistant configuration to my
community storage is completely unimaginable! However I additionally actually take pleasure in the brand new and
clear integrations dashboard and pages.

The function that tremendously improved the Residence Approval Consider my family
is unquestionably the addition of the brand new favourite colours within the gentle dialogs 🎨

Benefit from the launch!


Don’t neglect to be part of our launch occasion dwell stream on YouTube
7 June 2023, at 12:00 PDT / 21:00 CEST!

Join and use your current community storage

Do you will have a community storage in your house? Like a QNAP or Synology NAS?
This launch provides the power so as to add and use that storage with Residence Assistant!

This lengthy and extremely requested function is now obtainable when operating the
Residence Assistant Working System. Within the
Settings > System > Storage
menu, now you can discover a entire new set of controls to connect with your storage
and use it to, for instance, use your community share as a media supply
in Residence Assistant.

Screenshot showing two external network storages attached to Home Assistant.

Even higher: You should utilize it as a goal to your backups in order that when
Residence Assistant creates a backup for you, it can retailer it instantly on
your community storage.

A number of community storages are additionally supported; should you like, you may
simply add extra.

Integrations dashboard & pages

The integrations dashboard has gotten a serious overhaul!

There have been fairly some usability points with the earlier model of the
integration dashboard. For instance, should you use
ESPHome with many units,
you’re undoubtedly accustomed to the annoying scrolling in that little card. Or,
huge error messages stretching these playing cards out, messing up the entire web page.

This launch brings in an entire new integrations dashboard that addresses many
of those points, aiming to offer a cleaner and extra constant expertise.

Screenshot showing the look and feel of the new integrations dashboard.

Gadget based mostly integrations, like ESPHome, are mixed: no extra scrolling.
A failing integration now not stretches the structure or makes the
structure “bounce” throughout retries. Customized integrations and integrations relying
on the cloud at the moment are extra visibly marked.

Deciding on the cog icon on the combination card will convey you to a model new
integrations web page, exhibiting all details about the combination:

Screenshot showing an integration page, in this case, the integration page of ESPHome.

Within the above instance, the ESPHome integration web page reveals all units
this integration has. All the data and choices, beforehand squashed into
the combination dashboard, at the moment are obtainable right here.

These model new integration pages are useful somewhere else in Residence Assistant.
For instance, the system pages can now hyperlink again on to the combination
that supplied it.

Mild entity dialog enhancements: favourite colours

Lately we launched new controls within the gentle entity dialog, and this launch
iterates on the design by including the present brightness, new controls,
and including favourite colours! 🎨

Screenshot showing the improved light entity dialog, with the new favorite colors.

Every gentle (or gentle group) has its personal set of colours. These colours can
be added, modified, eliminated, and reorganized utilizing drag-and-drop. To enter
edit mode, choose and maintain one of many colours:

Screen recording demonstrating editing favorite colors.

Added to the entity dialog: final modified

By common request, the data on when an entity was final modified has
been added again to the brand new entity data dialogs.

Not solely that, @piitaya added a really good easter egg! You may click on on it
to toggle between the relative and absolute format!

Screen recording demonstrating how to toggle between relative and absolute time.

Associated data

Which automation is utilizing that blueprint? Effectively, Residence Assistant can now let you know
that! On the
Settings > Automations & Scenes > Blueprints
web page, choose the three dotted menu on any blueprint to find which
automations are utilizing that blueprint.

Not solely that, should you by chance attempt to take away a blueprint that’s nonetheless in use,
Residence Assistant will cease you from eradicating it and let you know which automations
nonetheless depend on it.

Maintain on; there may be extra associated! The associated objects within the entity data
dialog have been improved as properly. The previous listing of hyperlinks is gone, and it now reveals
a far more trendy view of all associated objects for an entity:

Screenshot of the improved related entity information dialog.

Discover the way it properly hyperlinks again to the brand new integration web page right here too!

Copy ’n paste help within the automation editor

A tremendous contribution by @karwosts on this launch that provides lower, copy
& paste capabilities to the automation and script editors!

Now you can copy and paste any set off, situation, and motion into totally different
locations of your automation and even paste it into a distinct automation

Screen recording demonstrating cutting & pasting a condition in the automation editor.

Python 3.11 and important efficiency upgrades

This launch ships operating on Python 3.11! In case you’re questioning, what’s
that? Effectively, Python is the language the Core of Residence Assistant is written in.

Why it issues? It’s significantly quicker! 🚀

Should you run the Residence Assistant Working System or are utilizing the Residence Assistant
Container set up sort: You gained’t need to do something as we deal with the
improve to Python 3.11 for you.

And that’s not all when it comes to efficiency. We’ve additionally upgraded inside elements,
together with a more recent SQLite model that needs to be quicker. Oh! And, after all,
@bdraco has been far and wide to optimize lots (lots lot).

This launch will be anticipated to be lots quicker (or much less consuming) of sources
at runtime.

Matter 1.1

The Matter implementation inside Residence Assistant is now based mostly on the freshly
launched 1.1 model of the Matter customary. This brings a ton of stability
fixes and enhancements, however sadly, no new options.

Due to @Diegorro98, we do now have help for tilt covers! Moreover that,
this Residence Assistant launch ships with a number of generic bugfixes and
optimizations; we’ve managed to squeeze out some extra efficiency to
make state updates to your Matter units lightning-fast 🚀

All these stability enhancements to each the Matter stack and our
implementation didn’t go unnoticed:

Z-Wave updates

There was fairly a little bit of progress on Z-Wave in Residence Assistant.

Due to @raman325, the combination reached platinum degree 🏆 on our
high quality scale. This implies the combination now does issues proper in accordance
to greatest practices which ought to imply a greater person expertise normally.

Have you ever ever turned on a Z-Wave gentle from the Residence Assistant UI simply to see
the toggle going off once more after a few seconds, then after some extra
seconds seeing it going again to on? This long-standing difficulty (that even obtained the
nickname flip/flop) for sure units, which are sluggish to answer their
state has lastly been addressed.

For these of you that wish to automate all the pieces, now you can automate not
solely the Z-Wave system state but additionally the system configuration. We added system
configuration parameter entities so that nearly each Z-Wave system setting
is now obtainable as an entity.

Not stopping there, we additionally added entities for system connection statistics,
which you need to use to, for instance, create a notification if a tool generates
greater than a certain quantity of dropped messages. If you wish to monitor
a misbehaving system, you may allow these sensors to view the historical past
of the connection efficiency.

Within the background, @AlCalzone is working tirelessly on the Z-Wave JS driver,
which is the muse of our Z-Wave integration. Amongst different issues, some
units at the moment are quicker to interview throughout addition, and extra units
will be configured.

New entities! Date, time, date/time

We welcome three new entity sorts on this launch:
date, time & datetime.

These entities permit integrations to offer date, time, or date/time enter
controls from the UI. They’re similar to the enter datetime
helper however can be found to be used by integrations.

Screenshot showing the new date & time entities introduced
How the brand new time, date, and date/time entities will appear to be in your dashboards.

They’re so new that no integrations are utilizing them but, however you may anticipate
to see utilization in (customized) integrations of those quickly!

Thanks for creating these @raman325!

Different noteworthy modifications

There are far more easter bunnies on this launch; listed below are among the different
noteworthy modifications this launch:

New Integrations

We welcome the next new integrations on this launch:

This launch additionally has a brand new digital integration. Digital integrations
are stubs which are dealt with by different (current) integrations to assist with
findability. This one is new:

Integrations now obtainable to arrange from the UI

The next integrations at the moment are obtainable by way of the Residence Assistant UI:

Launch 2023.6.1 – June 8

Launch 2023.6.2 – June 14

Launch 2023.6.3 – June 23

Need assistance? Be a part of the group!

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

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

Discovered a bug or difficulty? Please report it in our difficulty tracker,
to get it fastened! Or, verify our assist web page for steerage for extra
locations you may go.

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Breaking Adjustments

If you’re a customized integration developer and need to study breaking
modifications and new options obtainable to your integration: Remember to observe our
developer weblog. The next are essentially the most notable for this launch:

Farewell to the next

The next integrations are additionally now not obtainable as of this launch:

All modifications

After all, there may be much more on this launch. You will discover an inventory of
all modifications made right here:
Full changelog for Residence Assistant Core 2023.6

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