April 24, 2024

Dwelling Assistant Core 2022.11! 🎉

This November already feels quite a bit like Christmas 🎄, what a heck of a
launch! Fairly a number of strategies from the Month of “What the Heck?!”
already landed! Able to unpack the presents? 🎁

Speaking in regards to the WTH month, it ended. Effectively, type of, at the very least. It’s now closed
for brand new matters/strategies, however existing ones
stay open for dialogue and will be voted on. I’m curious to see extra of
these WTHs being resolved within the upcoming releases.

This launch has a lot goodness that I’ve a tough time selecting a favourite.
Water utilization, perhaps? I’m actually unsure, so I’m going to chop this intro quick.
Let me know your favourite within the feedback under!

Benefit from the launch!


PS: There might be no launch get together reside stream this month,
as a substitute join us on the
State of the Open Home on
Sunday, November 13, 2022 (11:00 AM PST / 20:00 CET).

Tile card

This release introduces a new Dashboard card: the “Tile”!

Screenshot showing a couple of tile cards

The tile card is a lovely little card that provides a quick overview of an
entity. The icon can be tapped to toggle the entity, and the rest of the card
brings up the “more info” dialog.

Read more about the Tile card in the documentation.

This first iteration of the Tile card is one of the first cards added this
release, that brings in a new style of card into Home Assistant.

Curious to find out what else will be coming? Join us for the State
of the Open Home live stream.
Go to YouTube and click the bell 🔔
so that you get notified once we go reside!

Statistic card

Extra playing cards! We have already got the Statistics Graph card,
which can be used to display graphs of long-term statistics of an entity.
This release brings the “Statistic” card!

The “Statistic” card, as the name implies, can show a single value of an entity,
based on the long-term statistics stored of that entity.

For example, want to display the average temperature of your living room this
week on your dashboard? The average power usage of your home today? The peak
power production of your solar panels today?

Yes, all of the above, this card can do!

Screenshot showing the UI editor of the statistic card and all of its options

Read more about the Statistic card in the documentation.

Smarter reloading of automation & scripts

WTH do all automations get reloaded when you change any of them?

Good query! And that WTH subject bought over 180+ votes as effectively!

While you change a single automation or script through the editors within the person
interface (or reload your YAML-based ones), all of them get reloaded. This
means if they’re operating, ready for one thing (a delay, an occasion, or for an
entity to be in a sure state for X time), they might all be reset.

This launch adjustments this habits, resolving that WTH! Solely automations that
are literally modified are reloaded. All others will stay operating and untouched.

This works when enhancing an automation within the UI, and even when reloading your
YAML-based automations in any cut up YAML setup you may need.

Oh, as an added bonus: We utilized the very same for scripts too!

Getting insights into water usage

Since Home Assistant added energy management, tracking the usage of water🚰
has been requested quite a bit. It was
raised again during this month of WTH,
and with over 370 votes, it’s clearly needed quite a bit.

This launch provides the flexibility to observe your water utilization within the vitality dashboard!

Though water shouldn’t be strictly “vitality”, it’s nonetheless a valuable resource
to trace. It’s typically tightly coupled with vitality utilization (like fuel) when utilizing
scorching water, and the gained perception might help you cut back your ecological footprint
through the use of much less water 🌎.

The energy dashboard now includes your water usage

Some integrations, like Flo, Flume, and
HomeWizard Vitality, have been adjusted to help
monitoring water. Moreover, you’ll be able to create your personal utilizing templates, MQTT,
or ESPHome (requires ESPHome version 2022.10.1 or newer).

Take a look at the documentation for the {hardware} choices
accessible to trace your water utilization or find out how to construct your personal water utilization

Color temperatures in Kelvin

Another WTH topic
that was voted for nearly 150 instances! Why doesn’t Dwelling Assistant use Kelvin
for shade temperatures?

Effectively, a small piece of historical past: The Dwelling Assistant story began utilizing Philips
Hue an extended, very long time in the past. And Hue makes use of mired for its shade temperature,
not Kelvin.

However immediately, Kelvin is far more generally used. It’s even on packages of the
bulbs you purchase. So, as of immediately, Dwelling Assistant makes use of Kelvin too!

Screenshot showing the UI now uses the Kelvin unit to set the color temperature

Kelvin is now the first shade temperature unit. This implies all lights
and every thing shade temperature associated proven within the person interface,
at the moment are in Kelvin.

We nonetheless do help the nice previous mired. Mireds are nonetheless working and
mechanically transformed when wanted, so this isn’t a breaking change 🎉

Moreover, integrations can now optionally use Kelvin instantly if the
gadget or service accepts that. HomeKit, Shelly,
AVM FRITZ!SmartHome, and LIFX are all now utilizing Kelvin natively.

Long-term statistics in the entity dialogs

The “more info” dialogs of entities now use long-term statistics for
the graphs shown. It makes those dialogs a lot faster, especially on
mobile devices.

Screenshot showing you can now set the day of the week from your user profile page

The first day of the week

The start of the week can differ for many of us. Your week will start on
Saturday, Sunday, or Monday based on where you are, your locale, or maybe
personal preference. As pointed out in
this WTH topic.

Dwelling Assistant will attempt to auto-detect the proper day to start out the week
based mostly on data offered by your browser. Nonetheless, if it can’t detect it,
or in case you may have a private desire, now you can set it in your person profile.

Screenshot showing you can now set the day of the week from your user profile page

Now you can set the day to start out the week at in your user profile.

Setting it implies that all date inputs, date vary pickers, schedules, calendars,
and even time situations in automations, will take this into consideration when
displaying weeks.

New templating features

We also have some great new advanced features added to templating this release!

Originating from this WTH topic:
Now you can use the state_attr() and states() features as a filter,
and the is_state() and is_state_attr() features can now be used as exams.

The common() operate now accepts a default worth, which will be useful
if no common will be calculated.

Lastly, the config_entry_id() template technique has been added, which permits
you to lookup native IDs of integration configuration entries utilizing one
of the entities it gives.

For extra data on these new options and the Dwelling Assistant templating
capabilities normally, try the documentation.

Other noteworthy changes

There is much more juice in this release; here are some of the other
noteworthy changes this release:

New Integrations

We welcome the next new integrations on this launch:

Integrations now available to set up from the UI

The following integrations are now available via the Home Assistant UI:

Release 2022.11.1 – November 3

Release 2022.11.2 – November 8

Release 2022.11.3 – November 16

Release 2022.11.4 – November 20

Release 2022.11.5 – November 30

Need help? Join the community!

Home Assistant has a great community of users who are all more than willing
to help each other out. So, join us!

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Breaking Changes

Below is a listing of the breaking change for this release, per subject or
integration. Click on one of those to read more about the breaking change
for that specific item.

In case you are a customized integration developer and wish to find out about breaking
adjustments and new options accessible on your integration: Make sure you observe our
developer blog. The next are essentially the most notable for this launch:

All adjustments

After all, there’s much more on this launch. Yow will discover an inventory of
all adjustments made right here: Full changelog for Dwelling Assistant Core 2022.11