Software update: Home Assistant 0.79

Sep

29

2018

Home Assistant is an open source platform for home automation that runs under Python 3. It runs via Hassbian on a Raspberry Pi 3 or a Linux, macOS or Windows computer. It supports the detection of devices such as Nest thermostats, Philips Hue, Belkin WeMo switches, Mr. Coffee coffee makers and the mqtt protocol. In addition, it can control these devices where possible and apply automation. For more information we refer to this page and our forum . The developers have released version 0.79 and the release notes for that release can be found below.

0.79: Device Registry, Logi Circle, Huawei LTE routers, GeoJSON
In case you missed it two weeks ago, check our plans for the future .

It’s time for another great release and we’re introducing a brand new feature: device registry. Thanks to @ Kane610 for driving this effort. This allows integrations to tell. It also allows integrations to tell Home Assistant is a connected to Home Assistant. For example, a Hue light bulb is connected to Home Assistant via the Hue hub.

Adding devices to the mix allows us to do a lot of cool things. It allows us to organize and show how they relate to one another. It will also allow you to access the firmware version that is running on.

Devices can only be added via the integrations panel in the config panel. So we’ve also expanded the integrations that support that. This release brings support to iOS, MQTT and Tradfri.

And this is not all! There is so much more. In an effort to make the quality of integration more clear, we’ve added an Integration Quality Scale . With this scale we will be able to clearly communicate to the user. Expect these levels to pop up in the integration list soon.

And did you think we forgot about auth? We did not. @awarecan has added a new multi-factor auth module that will send you a one-time authentication code to finish your login, with a notification service of your choice . PushBullet, Hangouts, iOS app, some obscure custom notification service using a shell script? It’s possible.

Oh, and yes, there is also some cool new integrations. Support has been added for Logi Circle cameras, GeoJSON events and even a bank. More below ??

New Platforms
Add Huawei LTE router platform ( device_tracker docs )
New EDP re: component ( @abmantis – # 16426 ) ( edp_redy docs ) ( sensor.edp_redy docs ) ( switch.edp_redy docs ) (new platform)
Jewish calendar sensor ( @tsvi – # 16393 ) ( sensor.jewish_calendar docs ) (new platform)
Added support for Starling Bank ( @Dullage – # 16522 ) ( sensor.starlingbank docs ) (new platform)
Add Call Data Log platform. Mailboxes no longer require media ( @PhracturedBlue – # 16579 ) ( asterisk_mbox docs ) ( mailbox docs ) ( mailbox.asterisk_cdr docs ) ( mailbox.asterisk_mbox docs ) (new platform)
Add Logi Circle component, camera and sensor platform ( @evanjd – # 16540 ) ( logi_circle docs ) ( camera.logi_circle docs ) ( sensor.logi_circle docs ) (new platform)
deCONZ cover support ( @ Kane610 – # 16759 ) ( cover docs ) ( deconz docs ) ( cover.deconz docs ) (new platform)
GeoJSON platform ( @exxamalte – # 16610 ) ( geo_location docs ) (new platform)
Add linky sensor ( @tiste – # 16468 ) ( sensor.linky docs ) (new platform)
Home Assistant screenshot

Version number 0.79
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Android, Linux, macOS, iOS, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website
Home Assistant
Download
https://home-assistant.io/getting-started/
License type GPL

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