Home Assistant Podcast 69 – 0.112 and talking to Adrian

July 1, 2020    55:11    Download

Home Assistant Podcast 69 – 0.112 and talking to Adrian

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  • New Faster Database for history
    Upgrading to 0.112 will introduce a new Database schema in the backend of Home Assistant. This should result in super fast Logbook and History screens.

    However when you upgrade, it may take several minutes for Home Assistant to boot. If you’ve got an enormous amount of history in your Home Assistant SQL files, it could take hours, but for most people it should just be a few minutes. 
  • Logbook and History now have a date/time range picker
    By default it no longer shows a full day of data, but just a couple of hours. Much better for those quick checks to see why that light turned off by itself. 
  • Users now visible in the Logbook
    The updates to the Logbook now also show who turned a light on or off! 
  • Multiple Entities and States in YAML
    For those of us that love YAML automations, you can now specify a list of entity ID’s or states for conditions. 
  • Home Assistant UI now disconnects after 5 minutes of inactivity
    The UI will now stop sending updates to your phone or browser if the Home Assistant window has been closed for more than 5 minutes. On mobile devices this should save you some more battery. 
  • Notify Events Notification Service
    Notify Events is a service allowing you to easily send notifications to users across multiple notification platforms including Viber, Discord, SMS and even phone calls. 
  • Remote Python Debugger
    Visual Studio Code users can now use the remote Python debugger to connect to a running Home Assistant instance to test changes or debug something that is going on.

    Link to PySpy
  • MQTT Entities will now be marked as unavailable when there’s no connection to MQTT 
  • New Services to control the Sonos Play Queue
    There’s a new service to remove a song from the queue, and adds queue position as an attribute to Sonos speakers.





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Todays Guest

Adrian Merwood

A self confessed geek! I love to play with new technologies, pull things apart, put them back together and see how they work.

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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