room-assistant isn't dead, but looking for a maintainer

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In the enchanting world of open-source projects, where valiant developers generously share their inventions, we find room-assistant—a charming tool for home automation aficionados. Regrettably, updates have been few and far between, with the eagerly awaited 3.0 version remaining in beta since autumn's arrival. Simultaneously, the Raspberry Pi Zero 2W installation process continues to baffle.

A touch of understanding

Let us not forget, esteemed reader, that open-source projects are works of passion, not corporate duties. The developer, Heiko Rothe (alias mKeRix in the GitHub universe), is no Draconian overseer but a kind-hearted individual who dedicates time to room-assistant amidst life's fleeting moments. They owe us nothing, yet their creation remains remarkably valuable.

In search of a new conductor

Heiko, currently on the hunt for a successor to continue the room-assistant saga, extends a warm welcome to any luminary eager to revitalize this 1,100-star project. So, if your spirit soars at the prospect of fostering a devoted user community, connect with the creator and share your ideas.

A screenshot of a message from the room-assistant developer
A message from mKeRix

A ray of optimism

For those holding on to the belief that room-assistant will endure, take solace: Heiko plans to revisit this cherished endeavour when the tides of time allow. Thus, we eagerly anticipate the day when room-assistant once again flourishes under the watchful eye of dedicated care.

A portrait photo oif Liam Alexander Colman, the author, creator, and owner of Home Assistant Guide wearing a suit.

About Liam Alexander Colman

is an experienced Home Assistant user who has been utilizing the platform for a variety of projects over an extended period. His journey began with a Raspberry Pi, which quickly grew to three Raspberry Pis and eventually a full-fledged server. Liam's current operating system of choice is Unraid, with Home Assistant comfortably running in a Docker container.
With a deep understanding of the intricacies of Home Assistant, Liam has an impressive setup, consisting of various Zigbee devices, and seamless integrations with existing products such as his Android TV box. For those interested in learning more about Liam's experience with Home Assistant, he shares his insights on how he first started using the platform and his subsequent journey.

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