Where is this priority? Hassio users get HA updates a minimum of 9 hours and sometimes even days after the actual update to HA comes out. You probably wouldn’t know this because Hassio is a black box to anyone that doesn’t use it and even to many of those that do. There are some hotfix releases Hassio doesn’t even see because by the time all the images are rendered, the next hotfix was released and available for days…
This priority is completely imagined or it’s just ignorant of how Hassio is able to exist. Home Assistant “proper” has to be there first in order for Hassio to become what is basically a curated and controlled docker environment. There is essentially one dev and there is one main source for all addons within the community repo (who has recently been joined by others and I don’t mean to leave them out because all of their effort and time is absolutely appreciated). They are extremely busy people and also have their own children and lives and work.
See this from the standpoint of a Hassio user and the pace of development will seem like it is chained to the ground for lack of resources compared to Home Assistant itself. Hassio is here because of the sheer will of a few people. The constant admonition and rebuke from those who have no idea and aren’t even “living here” looks like straight up paranoia.
A portal and an addon for hassio was announced.Well, sorry to say but Hassio has a bunch of other addons that were never announced and this apparently freaks people out. But it shouldn’t because they don’t affect Home Assistant in the slightest. Home Assistant “proper” users are still free to config their own duckdns, nginx, choose their own IDE’s, set up motion eye somewhere, or whatever the entire world of computing has to offer. Hassio users have to wait for someone to come up with it.
Home Assistant simply will not grow if it doesn’t appeal to those outside of the crowd that likes to furiously scrawl out complex templates and attach esp8266’s to anything they might stick to. Are they more basic or some kind of “lesser” user? Well, some absolutely are. There are those who expect some kind of iphone app experience and don’t know how to find an IP address on their network. Those people have a rough time no matter what installation method they choose…but many are above this level.
DrZzz, TheHookUp and even Frenck himself have seen large community growth on Youtube and Twitch in the last 6 months. I mean yeah, Frenck doesn’t have the +20,000 subscribers, but who knew that +700 people would sign up for notifications to watch someone grumble, mumble rub his eyes and code at length?
These viewers aren’t “basic” users watching other basic users use Hassio. These are parents and teachers and floating heads and glitter bow tie wearing grumpy geniuses who prefer to spend more time building and connecting things outside of or with Home Assistant instead of in it…and in some cases all of the above. There’s also a growing community of people who main Lovelace and and their focus seems to be making the UI look great and coming up with funky cards or design as opposed to automation itself. The community is the best community I’ve seen for just about anything. Everyone is from everywhere and it’s a wild west world of a 1000 things that don’t want to work together but do.
About less than a year ago the given number for hassio/docker combined was 1/3 of Home Assistant users by the way…I don’t know what it is now.