0.84: Cloud webhooks, Wunderlist and USGS Earth Quakes

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Time for the last release of the year. We were hoping to end the year with an enourmous bang and make Lovelace the default UI. However, in our final stretch we realized that to get to the experience that we wanted, we had to make more last minute changes than we felt comfortable making. If you are a Lovelace tester, please read the section for existing testers below.

We want to wish everybody happy holidays and want to thank all our contributors to the code, the documentation and all the ones in the chat for making up our amazing community. We had a great year with a lot of accomplishments and are looking forward to see all the great stuff you all come up with in 2019. Cheers! 🥂

Paulus

We will skip our next release in our bi-weekly release cycle and plan to be back on January 9. See you then!

Cloud webhooks

This release introduces a new Home Assistant Cloud feature available: cloud webhooks. With cloud webhooks you can enable any webhook-enabled integration or automation in Home Assistant to be accessible via a unique URL in the cloud without having to open up a port on your router.

This means that you can send any data back to your instance for OwnTracks, IFTTT or an automation with a webhook-trigger. Check the cloud page in the configuration panel to get started or read more about the new functionality at the Nabu Casa website.

Improved state restoring

We have a new more reliable way of state restoration introduced by @armills. Instead of relying on the database it will now leverage the storage helper to keep track of states that need to be tracked. This should improve reliability and startup speed.

This comes with a downside: we will be unable to restore states the first time you start 0.84.

This means that on upgrade to 0.84 any automation that doesn’t have an initial_state defined will be disabled.

Improved service calling

We have improved how we call services with better validation checks. This means that if you have an automation or a script that sends invalid data, we will now stop the execution and be better able to point out where your incorrect calls are coming from.

For existing Lovelace testers

If you are currently testing Lovelace, please read the notes thoroughly as a lot has changed. First, we now have now three different Lovelace modes: auto-generated, storage, and yaml (the old way of doing Lovelace). The UI editor will be limited to the storage mode, in which we control how the config is stored.

So if you were using Lovelace before 0.84, you now have two options. Option one is to use the new storage mode and import your existing file. You can do this by opening the Lovelace UI and click on Configure UI, this will prompt you to change to storage mode. This will unlock a new option in the menu called “raw config editor”. Open this and paste the content of your ui-lovelace.yaml file into it and click save. Note that YAML comments are not persisted and !include/!secret are not supported if in storage mode.

If you want to continue managing a YAML file, check here how to enable the YAML mode. The file ui-lovelace.yaml will now follow the same options as configuration.yaml. This means that the Lovelace YAML config is now parsed with YAML 1.1 instead of YAML 1.2. Major change is that you need to make sure that you wrap on and off with quotes in your configs!

We have also aligned the configuration of all the cards, causing breaking changes. Changes are especially focused around how we define actions for short and long presses. See the docs for more info.

Editor UI is now further processed. You can manage your Lovelace UI without leaving your browser! It is possible to add, edit and delete views. It is possible to add, edit, move and delete cards, including custom cards!

New Platforms

Release 0.84.1 - December 12

Release 0.84.2 - December 14

Release 0.84.3 - December 17

Release 0.84.4 - December 19

Release 0.84.5 - December 19

  • Fix Harmony for people not running Home Assistant in Docker (@ehendrix23)

Release 0.84.6 - December 21

  • Fix incorrect local check when creating webhooks via a config flow (impacted all but Owntracks) (@balloob - #19494)

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If you need help…

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