This release is a major milestone – 100 contributors have contributed over the last two weeks. A great bit thank you to everybody who contributed, both those returning and those who’ve been involved for their first time.
To go with the configuration entry support, MQTT also now also integrates with the device registry. Not to be left out, LIFX, SimpliSafe, and Z-Wave have all gained both device registry support, and configuration entry support.
Lovelace has another three new cards, the alarm panel, the button card, and the thermostat card:
Screenshot of the thermostat card.
The glance card, and the button card can also be themed now, and the way the columns in the glance card has changed. There’s also long press support, custom UI support, and more (yes, Lovelace is feeling the love this release).
Other things to be aware of:
- We have a new service
home_assistant.update_entityto request the update of an entity, rather than waiting for the next scheduled update. This means you can set a really long
scan_intervalin the platform_options and then update on demand, ideal for those services where you have low API limit.
- Template sensors will no longer auto update if we can’t find relevant entities in the template. You’ll want to review your template sensors and consider adding relevant
entity_identries or use the new
- Water heaters get their own platform separate from
climate, because you’re not a fish living inside the hot water tank
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This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.home-assistant.io/blog/2018/10/26/release-81/