Home Assistant Podcast 57 – 0.100, Hacktoberfest 2019 and wireless technologies with Tony

October 10, 2019    59:20    Download

Home Assistant Podcast 57 – 0.100, Hacktoberfest 2019 and wireless technologies with Tony

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Hacktoberfest 2019!

Hacktoberfest is live for 2019, and Home Assistant is again participating.

The first 50,000 developers who have registered at hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com and make 4 pull requests before the end of October may be eligible to receive a free t-shirt.

For Home Assistant, you can contribute directly either through new components, or help out by adding or improving documentation on the Home Assistant website.


Home Assistant State of the Union 2019

ING are once again hosting the Home Assistant State of the Union which will be held in Amsterdam on November 13.

The event has already reached capacity! Hopefully this will be live streamed somewhere.




New Features


Breaking Changes

A lot of breaking changes in this release, here’s a couple of highlights

  • Deprecated Integrations have now been removed
    We mentioned these back in episode 55. Webscraping components such as UPS and Fedex have now been removed. You should be able to find them from the Home Assistant Community Store if required though.
  • Updates for Ecobee Users
    Ecobee climate devices will now be setup from the UI. Existing users should have their settings from the YAML and other configuration files imported when you upgrade.As part of this change, any Ecobee specific services such as “ecobee_resume_program” are being moved away from the climate platform, and will instead be moved to an ecobee platform, for example “ecobee.resume_program”
  • Transmission Download Client moving to UI setup
    Setting up an integration with the Transmission download client can now be done from the Integrations menu in Home Assistant. No more configuration YAML needed.As part of this change, existing users who have set the monitored_conditions flag in their configuration YAML will need to remove this, as now all sensors and switches will be imported by default.


Other Noteworthy Updates

Todays Guest

Tony Lamont

.Net Software developer and armature PCB designer.

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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