Home Assistant Podcast 29 – 0.73, Lovelace Enhancements and Jared joins us

Released July 7, 2018
  • 0.73
    • New Features
      • Lovelace (lots of updates – here’s a couple):
      • New Auth System
      • Support for Homekit Controller climate devices – To get your HomeKit thermostats and air conditioners working with Home Assistant
      • Updates on Rachio with Webhook support – Rather than polling the server every few seconds and hitting the newly-imposed rate limit, this implementation uses webhooks for instant updates with only a few API calls at startup and when manually toggling switches.
    • Breaking Changes
      • Pi-Hole:  The pi_hole sensor is now limited to ads_blocked_today by default and will no longer show all available data. Use monitored_conditions to list the sensors you want.
      • Update PostNL unit of measure to align with UPS (use `packages` instead of `package`)
      • Make Pollen.com platform async 
      • Adding ‘namespace’ for prometheus metrics 
      • Fix zwave climate operation mode mappings
      • Anyone who has enabled use_x_forwarded_for will need to explicitly whitelist their proxy/proxies using the new trusted_proxies setting.
      • Deprecate TLSv1 and TLSv1_1 support
    • Noteworthy Changes
      • If you’re using any custom components, these will now add warnings to your Home Assistant log files. Nothing is being deprecated, but there’s been some instances of custom components causing issues recently.
      • Running Apps on FireTV are now displayed
  • Reminder for Google Maps Platform, need to put a credit card behind the account before July 16
  • TileBoard UI for Home Assistant: https://github.com/resoai/TileBoard
  • Today’s Guest Jared Quinn

Todays Guest

Jared Quinn

I live and breath tech. I've worn lots of hats, from developer to operations but these days settle on architect or technical lead. I'm passionate about open source software, software efficiency and elegant solutions. My work currently involves loads of python and sports data. I love it.

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The Hosts

Phil Hawthorne

Phil is a Melbourne based web developer who lives and breathes technology. When he's not at his day job, he’s in his home office attempting to simplify his life through complicated tech.

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Rohan Karamandi

Rohan from Toronto, Canada works in the Technology sector as an architect designing network and datacenter solutions for his customers. His passion for technology stems from there and extends to IoT and home automation

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