Ooh boy, time flew this release cycle; it is time for 0.114 already!
Personally, I’m hardly even done implementing all automation features added in the previous release. 😅
Ever since our Lovelace UI started as a beta, back in 2018, one of the most requested features - arguably - is a dark mode. No wonder, as a dark mode is added to software everywhere nowadays.
This release adds dark mode! @bramkragten didn’t stop there and added color pickers for the main theme colors as well. I looked forward having it, an easy way of having a bit of theming, without the need for themes.
This is by far the most noticeable feature of this release, mainly because it is immediately apparent after the upgrade.
Meanwhile, the beta Open Z-Wave integration picks up speed in terms of contributions, reports, fixes and improvements. I’ve been using it already, and I love it. My Z-Wave network has never been better and more stable. If you haven’t tried it yet, I would highly recommend doing so. There is a nice community guide on how to test it without switching over.
Besides the listing below, 0.114 may feel a bit “empty”, however, it isn’t. It is packed with little things and fixes. The “All changes” section is definitely worth a look this release.
Enjoy the release.
We now have official support for dark mode. 🎉
We detect if your device is in dark mode; if that is the case, our default theme will go dark. You can override the automatic switching between dark and light theme in your profile.
Furthermore, you can now also select the primary and accent color for the default theme. We calculate all other colors to make sure everything matches and is readable.
Screenshot of the new dark mode and theme settings.
So if you upgrade to Home Assistant 0.114, you are using the default theme and your device is set to a dark mode; Please be aware that after upgrading, you will get a dark theme by default in that case.
Also, when picking colors, make sure you choose a primary color that is readable on both a light and dark background. For now, this is just a local setting and has to be applied to every device.
For custom themes, there is a new option on the
set_theme service call,
mode: 'dark'; this allows to set a theme that will be used when your device
is in dark mode.
Lastly, when using the
set_theme service, the settings are now persistent
across restarts. So if you have an automation that calls
set_theme on startup,
you don’t need it anymore. 😉
In Home Assistant 0.113 we added tons of new features to automations and scripts. This release contains some fixes for issues discovered and reported, but also adds some smaller new features to extend it even more.
First of all, the repeat and choose actions are now available when creating automations or scripts via the UI.
Screenshot of the new automation features available in the UI.
Sub-second precision has been extended and is now available in all
time-related notations. For example, you can now use
or even use it in full time notations:
automation.turn_off service now accepts a
stop_actions data parameter.
By default, when turning off an automation, any currently running automation
will be stopped. This new option allows you to turn off an automation
and optionally leave any currently active actions running.
Lastly, a small shortcut has been added to the
time trigger, which now accepts
multiple time values.
automation: - alias: Example with multiple time values in a single time trigger trigger: - platform: time at: - "05:00:00" - "06:00:00" - "10:00:00" action: choose: ...
Some additional information is added to the UI for Open Z-Wave, you can now see device information right from the device page and shows information like the Z-Wave Node ID and other information about your Z-Wave device.
Screenshot of Z-Wave device information available in the UI.
Furthermore, RGB color support has been added to lights, and bugs have been fixed using color temperatures and dimming. 💡
Lastly, unnecessary polling of devices has been reduced.
Did we tell you that @bdraco is unstoppable in his saga to improve the performance and stability of Home Assistant? His train just keeps going!
0.114 is no exception and a lot of smaller performance and stability improvements are made again.
A bit technical, maybe, but here is a small overview of the changes:
- The internal device & entity registries are now indexed, and thus faster.
- Setting up groups at startup is more efficient.
- Reloading YAML configurations or checking your configuration is now quicker.
- A context accompanies every event in Home Assistant (every trigger, automation, … has a “triggered by what and who”). These contexts are now created faster, which makes everything faster.
- Tracking time pattern triggers are now scheduled on our event loop, which is far more efficient.
- Processing of system logs is taken out of the main program loop, so it doesn’t interfere with things Home Assistant does for you.
Finally, if, for any reason, corruption is detected in the Home Assistant recorder database (SQLite), the old database is moved and a new, fresh database is created. This prevents issues during startup.
Honestly, the above isn’t even complete. 😅 Thanks @bdraco!
With Supervisor 231, shipped with Home Assistant 0.114, we added a new option on the System panel, to share diagnostics and crash reports with us anonymously. This will allow us to find and fix problems.
The shared information is only accessible to the Home Assistant Core team and will not be shared with others. The data does not include any private or sensitive information and you can disable it in settings at any time you want.
This option is by default, of course, disabled. So, if you want to help to project out, consider enabling this option in the Supervisor panel.
This service is sponsored by Sentry.io - Thanks a lot!
- You can now move Lovelace cards to a different dashboard and add cards to other than the main dashboard from the device pages.
- Add support for safe area insets; For example, iPhones with notches now cover the entire screen while having enough padding for home swipe action and the notch at the top of your display.
- HomeKit has now support for doorbells (thanks @adrum) and @bdraco added support for multiple camera streams.
- If you use light profiles, those now support a default transition value, thanks to @donkawechico.
- @agners added IPv4 & IPv6 (dual-stack) support to the Home Assistant web server, allowing it to run simultaneously on both.
Six new integrations added this release:
- AccuWeather, added by @bieniu
- Azure DevOps, added by @timmo001
- Control4, added by @lawtancool
- Firmata, added by @DaAwesomeP
- OVO Energy, added by @timmo001
- Wolflink, added by @adamkrol93
The following integration got support for a new platform:
- Pi-hole now provides a switch to turn on/off the service, added by @shenxn
- devolo Home Control added support for light devices,added by @2Fake
The following integrations are now available via the Home Assistant UI:
- Volumio, done by @OnFreund
- HLK-SW16, done by @jameshilliard
- Itho Daalderop Spider, done by @peternijssen
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