MQTT, Rasperry Pi, Logitech Squeezebox and ASUSWRT routers now supported

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It’s time for the August release and there is some serious good stuff this time. The core of Home Assistant has gone some serious clean up and a bump in test coverage thanks to @balloob. If you’re a developer, make sure you read up on the deprecation notices. @fabaff did another great round of documenting all the various components.

MQTT Support The big new addition in this release is the support for the MQTT protocol by @fabaff with some help from @balloob. It will now be possible to integrate any IoT device that talks via MQTT. For the initial release we support connecting Home Assistant to a broker (no TLS yet). Components can now subscribe and publish to MQTT topics (see the example) and also support for the automation component has been added. For more information, see the MQTT component page.

# Example configuration.yaml entry
mqtt:
  broker: IP_ADDRESS_BROKER
  # All the other options are optional:
  port: 1883
  keepalive: 60
  qos: 0
  username: your_username
  password: your_secret_password

Raspberry Pi GPIO Support @gbarba has contributed support to use the general purpose input and output pins on a Raspberry Pi as switches inside Home Assistant.

# Example configuration.yaml entry
switch:
  platform: rpi_gpio
  ports:
    11: Fan Office
    12: Light Desk

ASUSWRT based routers @persandstrom has contributed support to do prescence detection using ASUSWRT based routers.

# Example configuration.yaml entry
device_tracker:
  platform: asuswrt
  host: YOUR_ROUTER_IP
  username: YOUR_ADMIN_USERNAME
  password: YOUR_ADMIN_PASSWORD

Logitech Squeezebox media player support @persandstrom also contributed support for the Logitech Squeezebox media player. This allows you to control your Logitech Squeezebox from Home Assistant.

# Example configuration.yaml entry
media_player:
  platform: squeezebox
  host: 192.168.1.21
  port: 9090
  username: user
  password: password

Slack notification support @jamespcole has contributed a Slack platform for the notification platform. This allows you to deliver messages to any channel.

# Example configuration.yaml entry
notify:
  platform: slack
  api_key: ABCDEFGHJKLMNOPQRSTUVXYZ
  default_channel: '#general'

Edimax Smart Switches support @rkabadi has contributed support for integrating Edimax Smart Switches into Home Assistant.

# Example configuration.yaml entry
switch:
  platform: edimax
  host: 192.168.1.32
  username: YOUR_USERNAME
  password: YOUR_PASSWORD
  name: Edimax Smart Plug

RFXtrx sensor support @danielhiversen has contributed support for RFXtrx sensors. It supports sensors that communicate in the frequency range of 433.92 MHz.

# Example configuration.yaml entry
sensor:
  - platform: rfxtrx
    device: PATH_TO_DEVICE

The path to your device, e.g., /dev/serial/by-id/usb-RFXCOM_RFXtrx433_A1Y0NJGR-if00-port0

TEMPer temperature sensor support Support for Temper temperature sensors has been contributed by @rkabadi.

# Example configuration.yaml entry
sensor:
  platform: temper