0.51: Massive history speed up, finished automation editor and official vacuum cleaner support


This release has to do a one time database migration which can take a long time on big databases (20 minutes). During this time the frontend will not work. Do not stop Home Assistant while it is in progress.

Release 0.51 is around the corner and it contains some really great updates.

Database speed up

The first one is more amazing database updates #8748 by @OverloadUT. Every query that has been tested executes in well under 1 second, even on a RPi using MySQL with 6 million rows and around 300 entities. This is true even when you’re getting an unrealistically huge date range!

Updating the database will take some time when you start Home Assistant. During that time, the Home Assistant frontend is not accessible. Please let it complete and do not turn Home Assistant off.

Frontend update

We have finished the migration of our frontend to be powered by Polymer 2. This has given us a big speed boost on Safari/iOS devices and has fixed a wide range of bugs.

We have also finished the automation editor. All triggers and actions are now implemented and so are most conditions (missing are and, or). The automation editor is also no longer Chrome only, it can now also be used in Safari.

Another change to the frontend is that we have reorganized the panels. The Z-Wave and automation configuration panels have been merged into the configuration panel.

Vacuum cleaners

As we have seen more vacuum cleaners land in Home Assistant, it was time to create an official component for them. That’s why @azogue introduced the new vacuum cleaner component in #8623. This allows first class integration of vacuum cleaners in Home Assistant. Out of the box we will have Dyson, Xiamo and Roomba as supported platforms.

New Platforms

Release 0.51.1 - August 12

  • Fixed a bug in the automation editor that would break if no conditions available in the config file. (@balloob)

Release 0.51.2 - August 14

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.

Backward-incompatible changes

  • Efergy sensors: change units from KW to W (@emlt - #8761) (sensor.efergy docs) (breaking change)
  • Xiaomi vacuum is now a platform of new vacuum component derived from ToggleEntity, and services (@azogue - #8623) (breaking change) (new-platform)
- platform: xiaomi
  name: Vacuum cleaner
  host: !secret xiaomi_vacuum_robot_ip
  token: !secret xiaomi_vacuum_robot_token

All changes