2023.3: Dialogs! – Residence Assistant


Residence Assistant Core 2023.3! 🎉

February was a brief month, leading to a brief launch cycle, however… That
didn’t cease anyone from stuffing this launch with many nice enhancements!

As the discharge title most fittingly places it, most options of this launch
present up in dialogs. New dialogs, restyled dialogs, new options that seem
in dialogs, and all types of latest dialogues you’ll be able to have with Help. One thing
with “dialogs” throughout these launch notes!

Apart from dialogs, this launch brings in three new integrations, updates to
Thread and Matter, and fairly a powerful checklist of different noteworthy adjustments.

My private favourite on this launch is, undoubtedly, the all-new restart dialog.
It brings in correct selection, much less navigation, and it seems slick! I’m genuinely
actually loving and having fun with the end result. 🤩

Benefit from the launch!

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Don’t neglect to be a part of our launch occasion reside stream on YouTube 1 March 2023, at 12:00 PST / 21:00 CET!

Restarting Residence Assistant

Since we began redesigning our menu construction (somewhat over a 12 months
in the past), “Restarting” Residence Assistant has been a supply of debate in our
group. Residence Assistant may be restarted, reloaded, rebooted,
and powered off; it rapidly turned unclear what to make use of and when.

We’ve give you an answer impressed by the nice outdated Home windows XP laptop
turn-off display.
@matthiasdebaat made a UX that has been carried out
by @piitaya that may hopefully make this all higher, extra clear.

Screenshot showing the new restart dialog of Home Assistant that provides a guidance on what action to take.

Good, proper? 🤩 What’s totally new is the primary merchandise proven: “Fast reload”.
Fast reload calls all energetic integrations in your system that assist
reloading YAML configuration on the fly 🚀.

This implies all integrations individually listed as reloadable underneath the YAML
tab within the developer instruments are reloaded concurrently! Additionally, @frenck made
fast reload accessible as a service,
so you’ll be able to automate with it.

Lastly, one other place for locating it extra simply; the choice to restart has
additionally been added to the three-dotted overflow menu within the high proper of the
settings display.

Asking Help for the present state of issues

This launch updates Help with the potential to ask for the state of issues
round your private home. For instance:

Screenshot showing the assist conversation dialog demonstrating new intents to get the state of things in your home.

Intents for 3 forms of questions have been added:

  • Ask for the state of a single entity:
    • “What’s the outdoors temperature?”
    • “Is the entrance door locked?”
    • “What’s the energy consumption within the workplace?”
  • All or any questions:
    • “Are any lights on within the bed room?”
    • “Are all home windows closed within the kitchen?”
  • What number of or which questions:
    • “What number of lights are on within the workplace?”
    • “Which doorways are open?”

Thanks, @synesthesiam for implementing this, and because of language leaders
and contributors for serving to out offering translations for all these intents! ❤️

Need to assist with including assist for these intents in your language? Please do!
Learn extra about contributing sentences in our documentation.

Cleaner entity info dialogs

The entity info dialog (also referred to as the more-info dialog) obtained some
good enhancements on this launch.

Screenshot showing the new entity information dialogs, highlighting the top bar changes.

The “Information”, “Historical past”, “Settings”, and “Associated” tabs have been eliminated, which
provides the dialog a a lot cleaner look. Icons for settings and historical past have been
added within the high proper to exchange these tabs. The brand new three-dotted overflow menu
can carry up associated entity info and offers a direct hyperlink to the machine
dashboard of the machine that supplied this entity.

Good job @matthiasdebaat and @piitaya!

New dialogs for lights, switches and siren entities

There may be extra to inform about this launch’s more-info dialogs. @matthiasdebaat
and @piitaya have been engaged on the designs shared
throughout the State of the Open Residence 2022.
This launch brings within the first overhauls to the entity dialogs of sunshine,
swap, and siren entities.

Screenshots showing the new entity more-info dialogs for a light, a switch and a switch with an assumed state.

The brand new dialogs are good and clear. The brand new sliders and buttons work completely
magnificent on each desk and cellular. For the brightness slider, you’ll be able to drag
all of it down with out turning the sunshine off, making it potential to dim your
gentle to even the bottom level.

In case of a lightweight, extra controls for turning on/off, colour (temperature),
and results seem proper under the slider. Within the high proper, you’ll discover the brand new
controls that include the cleaner look we mentioned within the earlier paragraph.

Sensor show precision

Acquired a sensor that has too many decimals in its numeric worth? Would you want
to show it rounded to a single or possibly even no decimals?

Simply create a template sensor change it immediately from the UI!

Screenshot showing you can now set the numerical
precision of a sensor entity value shown in the UI from the entity settings dialog.

Thanks @emontnemery for constructing out this function!

This has additionally been prolonged into integrations, which now can present
a extra exact worth whereas suggesting to, present it with much less precision
by default. This lets you change it for those who don’t just like the defaults.

You may as well reap the benefits of the configured precision when writing templates,
because the states() operate has been prolonged to assist with that.
You will discover extra info on
formatting sensor states within the templating documentation.

New create automation dialog

Let’s proceed the dialogs theme this launch! As @piitaya additionally gave
the dialog you see whenever you create a brand new automation, a facelift!

Now you can rapidly discover and decide a Blueprint to make use of on your automation or
create one from scratch. The general appear and feel is way more fashionable, and
matches our present design higher.

Screenshot showing the improved createnew automation dialogs, which allows easily starting a new automation from a blueprint or from scratch.

You could discover it now exhibits writer info on this dialog. In the event you create
Blueprints, now you can add writer info to your Blueprint,
which can be proven on this dialog.

Thread & Matter

Behind the scenes, loads is occurring; including, extending and enhancing
Thread & Matter assist for Residence Assistant.

A few weeks in the past, we revealed an intensive weblog article on the place we’re at.
A number of the options talked about in that weblog put up will develop into accessible at this time.

Probably the most visible change is that the Thread integration
will now present up in your units & providers dashboard. The “Configure” button
on the Thread card will reveal the all-new Thread panel.

Screenshot of the all new Thread panel, giving insight into your Thread network(s).

The Thread panel enables you to view your Thread community(s) and offers controls
so as to add an OpenThread border router. Extra importantly, an choice to obtain
diagnostics has been added within the three-dotted menu within the high proper. This can
assist with discovering, triaging, and fixing points as the event
on Thread continues.

As for Matter, it now helps connecting to Matter bridges! So, you’ll be able to
now join, for instance, your Hue hub over Matter!

Screenshot showing the Home Assistant Matter integration card, with lots of devices and entities; brought in by Hue bridges.
Two Philips Hue bridges linked utilizing Matter, and it’s quick!

Though, if you wish to join your Hue hub, we in fact suggest utilizing
the devoted Hue integration, which can present a a lot
extra steady and have wealthy answer. Nonetheless, having bridge assist is
an enormous milestone!

Including a Matter machine is now additionally extra logical. Simply add a brand new machine
from the Gadgets & Providers web page, identical to how you’d add every other machine
or integration to Residence Assistant. Oh! Let’s not neglect about @ArturoGuerra,
who added assist for colour lights to Matter! Thanks!

Python 3.11 assist

Help for Python 3.11 is right here! 🐍

This alteration is just fascinating for those who manually run Residence Assistant
immediately in Python (the Residence Assistant Core set up technique). If that
is the case, now you can begin utilizing Residence Assistant with Python 3.11, which
ought to dramatically enhance efficiency over earlier Python variations.

We’re additionally engaged on upgrading to Python 3.11 for our Residence Assistant OS,
Supervised, and Container set up strategies so we are able to present
the identical efficiency enhancements. We’ll hold you posted.

Different noteworthy adjustments

There may be way more juice on this launch; listed below are a number of the different
noteworthy adjustments this launch:

New Integrations

We welcome the next new integrations on this launch:

Launch 2023.3.1 – March 2

Launch 2023.3.2 – March 8

Launch 2023.3.3 – March 9

Launch 2023.3.4 – March 13

Launch 2023.3.5 – March 16

Launch 2023.3.6 – March 22

Need assistance? Be part of the group!

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

Our very energetic Discord chat server is a superb 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 mounted! Or, test our assist web page for steerage for extra
locations you’ll be able to go.

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Breaking Adjustments

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

All adjustments

In fact, there may be much more on this launch. You will discover a listing of
all adjustments made right here:
Full changelog for Residence Assistant Core 2023.3

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