0.48: Snips.ai, Shiftr.io and a massive History query speed up

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It’s time for a great new release!

We’ve started the process of upgrading our frontend technology. If you notice something not working that did work before, please open an issue.

Pascal has added a new option to Home Assistant core to set a list of whitelisted folders that Home Assistant can read from. When a component allows to send files (like Telegram), it will only be allowed to send files from those directories. The only default whitelisted folder is the public <config>/www directory.

Z-Wave will, as announced in the last release, be defaulting to generate the new entity ids. More info in the blog post. You can still opt-in for the old style.

zwave:
  new_entity_ids: false

Big speed up in querying the history

Thanks to the work by @cmsimike in #8255 you’ll see a significant speed up when using the history view. In his local tests queries went from 1 minute to 90ms! ⚡️

Snips.ai component

Snips has contributed a component to integrate with their Snips.ai local voice assistant. This will allow you to hook a speaker and a microphone into your Raspberry Pi and make your own local Amazon Echo quickly. See the docs for further instructions.

Also a shoutout to @michaelarnauts for keeping an eye on our Docker build and once again reducing the file size 👍

Release 0.48.1 - July 5

New Platforms

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

Experiencing issues introduced by this release? Please report them in our issue tracker. Make sure to fill in all fields of the issue template.

Breaking Changes

  • We have added a new option to whitelist folders that can be used as sources for sending files. You will need to use this option if you are using files with the telegram component. (@pvizeli - #8189) (breaking change)
homeassistant:
  allowlist_external_dirs:
    - /tmp
    - /home/kenji/data
notify:
  - name: mail
    platform: smtp
    server: !secret smtp_server
    sender: !secret mail_alert
    username: !secret mail_username
    password: !secret mail_password
    recipient: !secret mail_admin
    encryption: tls  # Or starttls, none
  • Light - LIFX: The lifx_effect_breathe call was deprecated in version 0.47 and has now been removed. You can use lifx_effect_pulse with mode: breathe for the same effect. (@amelchio - #8222) (light.lifx docs) (breaking change)
  • LimitlessLED: No longer automatically fades the lights when turning the light off. Can be restored with a new config option. (@SmilyOrg - #7369) (light.limitlessled docs) (breaking change)
light:
  platform: limitlessled
  bridges:

    - host: !secret limitless_v6_ip
      port: 5987
      version: 6
      groups:

      - number: 1
        type: rgbww
        name: Safari Glow
        fade: none

All changes