Home Assistant 0.42: Eddystone Beacons, Lockitron locks and Total Connect alarm systems


It’s time for Home Assistant 0.42. This release has been focused on refining the system and fixing a lot of bugs. We have also upgraded to the latest version of our HTTP library which should give us a significant boost serving files and API.

On our social media front, we have crossed the 1000 likes on our Facebook page! Also on the social media front, the YouTube channel diyAutomate has been putting out a lot of great getting started videos about Home Assistant, go check them out!

Also want to take a moment to thank Austin Andrews aka Templarian for his Material Design Icons. He is part of what makes Home Assistant so beautiful 🤗.

New integrations

Backward-incompatible changes

  • We were incorrectly treating groups named default_view as default views. Make sure you set view: true in the config for these groups. #251 (frontend)
  • The last release introduced a revamped LIFX platform. We only realized after deploy that this version does not work on Windows. We have added the old LIFX implementation back as lifx_legacy.
  • We added indexes to the database to speed up the history view. Initial boot can take a couple of minutes. Do not shut down while migration is occurring. #6688
  • Z-Wave cover workaround has been removed. Use device config instead. #6832
      invert_openclose_buttons: true
  • If you set an initial state for an automation, input_boolean, input_slider or input_select it will overrule over the previous state. #6911 #6924
  • Z-Wave rename node service parameter entity_id has been replaced with node_id to align parameters #6938
  • Automations are now initialized when Home Assistant finishes starting up. This means that it is deprecated to listen for event homeassistant_start. Instead, use the new homeassistant automation platform. #6936
    platform: homeassistant
    event: start
    service: light.turn_on
  • The Ring component has moved the authentication to a dedicated ring component. #6520
    username: !secret ring_username
    password: !secret ring_password

  - platform: ring
      - ding
      - motion

  - platform: ring
      - battery
      - last_activity
      - last_ding
      - last_motion
      - volume

If you need help…

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Reporting Issues

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Release 0.42.1 - April 9

  • Upgrade aiohttp to 2.0.6
  • Make discovery not cause startup warning

Release 0.42.1 - April 9

  • Revert upgrade to aiothttp 2.0.6

Release 0.42.3 - April 11

Release 0.42.4 - April 17

All changes