Release notes for May 14, 2015
Almost three busy weeks have past since the last release. We used this time to finally make the overhaul to use UTC as the internal date time format. We added a bunch of test coverage in the process to make sure the transition went smoothly. Pleas see the blog post about the UTC refactor for backwards incompatible changes.
This release includes a significant startup boost for the frontend and a fix for Wemo discovery after their latest firmware upgrade.
I would like to give a big shout out to our newest contributor fabaff for taking the time to improve the documentation.
scripts/update. Please report any issues on GitHub.
Overwriting Entity Attributes Before diving into the newly supported devices and services, I want to highlight an awesome configuration enhancement by rmkraus: overwriting entity attributes.
These new configuration settings allow you to overwrite entity state attributes. The main usage for this is being able to overwrite attributes that influence how an entity is shown in the interface.
# Example configuration.yaml entry homeassistant: customize: light.bowl: # hides this entity from the interface hidden: true light.ceiling: # Replaces the state badge with given picture entity_picture: http://graph.facebook.com/schoutsen/picture
MySensors Andythigpen and Theolind have added support for the MySensors platform to Home Assistant.
# Example configuration.yaml entry sensor: platform: mysensors port: /dev/ttyACM0
OpenWeatherMap Fabaff has contributed support for OpenWeatherMap. This will allow you to integrate local meteorological data into Home Assistant.
# Example configuration.yaml entry sensor: platform: openweathermap api_key: YOUR_API_KEY monitored_variables: - type: 'weather' - type: 'temperature' - type: 'wind_speed' - type: 'humidity' - type: 'pressure' - type: 'clouds' - type: 'rain' - type: 'snow'
InstaPush Fabaff has contributed support for InstaPush. This will allow you send messages from Home Assistant to your iOS and Android devices.
# Example configuration.yaml entry notify: platform: instapush # Get those by creating a new application, event and tracker api_key: ABCDEFGHJKLMNOPQRSTUVXYZ app_secret: ABCDEFGHJKLMNOPQRSTUVXYZ event: ABCDEFGHJKLMNOPQRSTUVXYZ tracker: ABCDEFGHJKLMNOPQRSTUVXYZ
XMPP Fabaff has contributed support for Jabber/XMPP. This will allow you send messages from Home Assistant to anyone on Jabber/XMPP.
# Example configuration.yaml entry notify: platform: xmpp sender: YOUR_JID password: YOUR_JABBER_ACCOUNT_PASSWORD recipient: YOUR_RECIPIENT
Notify My Android Fabaff has contributed support for Notify My Android. This will allow you to send messages from Home Assistant to your Android device.
# Example configuration.yaml entry notify: platform: nma # Get this by registering a new application on http://www.notifymyandroid.com/ api_key: ABCDEFGHJKLMNOPQRSTUVXYZ
Time & Date sensor Fabaff has contributed a time & date sensor. This will allow you to show the current time/date on the dashboard.
# Example configuration.yaml entry sensor: platform: time_date monitored_variables: - type: 'time' - type: 'date' - type: 'date_time' - type: 'time_date'