As Home Assistant is gaining more and more users we started to feel the pain from not having a proper release mechanism. We had no version numbering and required users to checkout the source using Git to get started. On top of that, as the number of devices that we support keeps raising, so did the number of dependencies that are used. That’s why we decided to change the way we roll. From now on:
- Each release will have a version number, starting with version 0.7. This was chosen because it shows that we have been around for some time but are not considering ourselves to be fully stable.
- Each release will be pushed to PyPi. This will be the only supported method of distribution.
- Home Assistant is available after installation as a command-line utility
- The default configuration location has been moved from
configin the current working directory to
- Requirements for components and platforms are no longer installed into the current Python environment (being virtual or not) but will be installed in
And while Ryan was fixing distribution, I have been hard at work in giving Home Assistant a face lift. We already looked pretty good but lacked proper form of organization for users with many devices. The new UI moves away from a card per entity and has cards per group and domain instead. The demo has been updated so give it a spin.Read on →