Release notes for March 22, 2015

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A new version of Home Assistant has just been pushed out. It contains bugfixes contributed by jamespcole, andythigpen, trainman419 and me. It also adds a bunch of great new features:

Script Andythigpen has contributed a script component. This allows users to create a sequence of service calls and delays. Scripts can be started using the service script/turn_on and interrupted using the service script/turn_off. A separate page has been added to the frontend to see the status of your scripts.

# Example configuration.yaml entry
script:
  # Turns on the bedroom lights and then the living room lights 1 minute later
  wakeup:
    alias: "Wake Up"
    sequence:
      - alias: "Bedroom lights on"
        execute_service: light.turn_on
        service_data:
          entity_id: group.bedroom
      - delay:
          # supports seconds, milliseconds, minutes, hours, etc.
          minutes: 1
      - alias: "Living room lights on"
        execute_service: light.turn_on
        service_data:
          entity_id: group.living_room

Scene I (Paulus) have contributed a scene component. A user can create scenes that capture the states you want certain entities to be. For example a scene can contain that light A should be turned on and light B should be bright red. Deactivating a scene will restore the previous state from before the scene was activated. Just like scripts, scenes have their own separate page to see which scenes are on.

# Example configuration.yaml entry
scene:
  - name: Romantic
    entities:
      light.tv_back_light: on
      light.ceiling:
        state: on
        color: [0.33, 0.66]
        brightness: 200

SABnzbd James Cole has contributed support to integrate SABnzbd. This will allow you to monitor your downloads from within Home Assistant and setup automation based on the information.

# Example configuration.yaml entry
sensor:
  - platform: sabnzbd
    name: SAB
    api_key: YOUR_API_KEY
    # Example: http://192.168.1.32:8124/
    base_url: YOUR_SABNZBD_BASE_URL
    monitored_variables:
        - type: 'current_status'
        - type: 'speed'
        - type: 'queue_size'
        - type: 'queue_remaining'
        - type: 'disk_size'
        - type: 'disk_free'

PushOver James Cole has also contributed support for the PushOver service as a platform for the notify component. This allows components to send messages to the user using PushOver.

# Example configuration.yaml entry
notify:
    platform: pushover
    # Get this by registering a new application on https://pushover.net
    api_key: ABCDEFGHJKLMNOPQRSTUVXYZ
    # Get this by logging into your account on https://pushover.net
    user_key: ABCDEFGHJKLMNOPQRSTUVXYZ