Home Assistant 0.44: Zigbee, OpenCV and DLib


This release brings some great new integrations. The biggest one is the native Zigbee integration by Russell Cloran. This will allow Home Assistant to natively control Philips Hue lights without the need for a hub! (IKEA Tradfri lights not yet due to implementing a different profile)

Another great new addition is OpenCV by Teagan Glenn. So now you’ll be able to unlock all the cool stuff from OpenCV right in Home Assistant. And if OpenCV is not your style, you can try out the new DLib integration added by Pascal Vizeli in this release.

This release also includes a new component to dynamically generate RSS feeds based on a template. This means that any RSS widget on your phone, tablet or computer can now be used to show Home Assistant data!

And finally, for users of the config panel in the UI, we have fixed the issue with the group editor.


If you need help…

…don’t hesitate to use our very active forums or join us for a little chat. The release notes have comments enabled but it’s preferred if you use the former communication channels. Thanks.

Reporting Issues

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New integrations

Release 0.44.2 - May 8

  • Fix opening add-ons in Hass.io store that are not installed (@balloob)

Release 0.44.1 - May 7

Backward-incompatible changes

  • Python Open Z-Wave made a release that fixed string processing. This was backwards incompatible. We have updated our code so you’ll have to update to the latest Python Open Z-Wave with this release. You can also wait one release, as next release we’ll introduce automatic installing of Python Open Z-Wave. (@keatontaylor - #7266) (climate.zwave docs) (breaking change)
  • InfluxDB configuration to blacklist domains has been updated to allow more features. (@janLo - #7264) (breaking change)
# New format
       - entity.id1
       - entity.id2
       - automation
       - entity.id3
       - entity.id4
  • The Automatic device tracker has been converted from polling to websocket push. This requires you to make a change in your Automatic account, see our documentation for instructions. (@armills - #7404) (breaking change)
  • The LimitlessLED color temperatures have been turned around to work like other lights. To maintain previous colors you must adjust the color_temp value in your light.turn_on calls to 654 minus your old value (for example, 280 becomes 374). (@amelchio - #7359) (breaking change)
  • Joao apps will now require an API key to be set for all commands. (@nkgilley - #7443) (joaoapps_join docs) (notify.joaoapps_join docs) (breaking change)

All changes