for example, posts like this: Add on store does not show in front-end state that home assistant doesn’t have “add-ons” that they only exist in hass.io, yet the very home page for installation of home assistant doesn’t mention hass.io at all (I’ve found countless threads and pull requests for removing instances of hass.io and replacing it with home assistant) and all this is getting very confusing.
For example, i started on the installation page, it’s all about home assistant:
but the very next page is about add-ons:
and has an image of hass.io . (even that link above shows in the thread as “Home Assistant Add-ons”.
I get it that hass.io is “different” and that Home Assistant is a complete install on an existing OS, but the vagueness of no clear lines between the two and the blurring of what defines them as being different is infuriating to someone trying to learn.
And I read somewhere (can’t find the specific link now) that Home Assistant can’t or shouldn’t be run from docker, or that it was specifically not supported, yet, here’s a native package.
I only went down the synology route because I wanted to just “give it a go” at first and see how it all works, but I’m coming out with a huge headache and days of frustration because AFAIK I don’t have command line access to the docker (I probably do, but I have just never understood docker), things aren’t appearing in any configuration files, I’m too scared to create entries in the event I blow things out of the water. I tried the synology package because I wanted it to be harmless.
I don’t readily have another computer to put it on, all my pi’s are a bit old and the one pi3 I do have is spoken for. I’m thinking of just creating a stand alone linux VM (still on the synology box) and starting again, but that does mean resetting all my devices and really starting again…
My point (at the end of this rant, and I do appologise for it) is just that there seems to be a push to remove hass.io from the documentation and create a blurred space that is confusing AF. I’m not saying there should be two forums, not at all, I just want a better delineation between the two.
again, sorry if my ranting/venting is out of place, it’s just been so frustrating getting my head around it.