Today I have a new version of esphomelib with lots of new features and tons of time put in to present to you and I hope you’re as excited as I am to try these new things out :)
This release mainly focuses on these new features:
Lots of Bug Fixes - Now that most of the hardware has arrived from china, I was able to fix a bunch of bugs with a lot of integrations.
Lots of new light effects and support for cold-white/warm-white lights.
A LOGO FOR THIS PROJECT!!! Thanks a lot to @messimore for this visual masterpiece.
And if you find esphomelib great and have some of your projects using it, please do spread the word online (like Christoph Dahlen did) and/or create cookbook entries so that others can learn from your work. Of course the main objective of this website is to document esphomelib’s features, but my vision is that it also inspires others to start awesome projects ☀️
Special thanks to all the contributors for this release:
And in some more personal news, you might have noticed that I was not very active in online communications (github, discord, …) and that’s partly been due to me concentrating on other stuff (university applications, work and this year’s international olympiad of informatics). But admittedly I must say being constantly active online is just very exhausting. As the next few weeks (or even months) will leave me with little time to due to the start of my studies, I plan on primarily focusing on GitHub communications. Plus I want to put an extra focus on reviewing PRs so that code submitters don’t have to wait for weeks.
Other notable changes¶
Fixed certain occasions where esphomeyaml could run into recursive dependencies
Fixed i2c scans not showing up via MQTT
Improved build times by about 60%. Now, the build time should depend on the amount of components you’re using, not the total esphomelib code base size.
Fixed ESP32 Touch setup mode
Fixed template binary sensors
Added the option to specify
Fixed ESP32BLETracker surpassing the maximum code size
Fixed ESP32BLETracker/Beacon throwing an exception when a warning occurs.
Fixed FastLED effects not taking into account the light brightness
Fixed compatibility with Arduino core versions below 2.0.4
Fixed the remote transmitter/receiver using the heap inefficiently on the ESP8266 (was causing reboots)
Fixed reliability with reading data from BME280s
Fixed gas resistance readings from BME680s
Fixed HTU21D readings only working in very verbose mode
Sometimes the ESP would create a WiFi hotspot even though it was not configured to do so. That should be fixed now.
You can now also have conditional actions. See if Action.
The esphomeyaml dashboard and Hass.io add-on now can be configured with a password.
Fixed YAML anchors not working (you can now prefix keys with
.to make esphomeyaml ignore them)
Made Dallas and DHT temperature sensor a bit more reliable by making the code a bit more efficient and thus resolving some timing issues.
heartbeatfilter has been added to binary sensors.
The on_loop trigger has been added.
esphomeyaml now know about more ESP8266/ESP32 boards, so now you can use the board-specific pin names with even more board types.
The mqtt client has a new option
shutdown_messagewhich will be sent when the board shuts down safely.
In actions, instead of
on_...: then: - switch.turn_on: id: my_switch
You can now write:
on_...: then: - switch.turn_on: my_switch
Or even shorter:
on_...: - switch.turn_on: my_switch
The core configuration has been reworked a bit to a) make using different arduino framework version easier and b) make editing your local esphomelib copy easier.
Light Effects now need to be manually declared in the config and will no longer show up automatically. Please see Light Effects
MAX6675 has been migrated to use the new SPI bus (and fixed!). Please see the docs for how to use it now.
Changes in 1.8.1¶
Changes in 1.8.2¶
esphomedocs: Update custom sensor docs #25
esphomedocs: Add alternative SPI pin names #24
esphomelib: Add toggle payload to MQTT switch component #152
esphomelib: Update custom sensor example #154
esphomelib: Optimize MQTT client memory consumption a bit #155
esphomelib: Fix binary sensor initial value reporting #156
esphomeyaml: Fix binary sensor heartbeat not working #130
esphomeyaml: Fix MQTT discovery enabled when discovery_retain in config #131
esphomelib: Fix binary sensor heartbeat filter #157
esphomelib: Fix SSD1306 reset order for i2c #159
esphomeyaml: Fix SSD1306 lambda #132
esphomeyaml: Enable Travis Tests #133
esphomeyaml: Auto-Update esphomelib dev version #134
esphomeyaml: Add SSD1306 64x48 display #136
esphomedocs: Add ESP32 BLE workaround docs #34
esphomelib: Add 64x48 SSD1306 Display #161
esphomedocs: Fix output link #35
esphomedocs: Fix pulse counter API typo #36
esphomedocs: Fix display docs format typo #37
esphomeyaml: Fix serial monitor opening when logger disabled #138
esphomeyaml: Add clean MQTT button to dashboard #139
esphomeyaml: Fix using unicode in lambdas #141
esphomeyaml: Bump platformio-espressif32 to 1.4.0 #142
esphomeyaml: Docker default to starting dashboard #143
esphomedocs: Improve WiFi&Manual IP docs #38
esphomedocs: Fix PN532 update_interval typo #39
esphomedocs: Fix Sonoff S20/4CH example configurations #40
esphomelib: Split FastLED header from source #175
esphomelib: Fix WiFi AP-only mode #177
esphomelib: Fix RC Switch Transmitters #178
esphomelib: Use dynamic JSON buffer #179
esphomelib: Web Server Print incoming requests #180
esphomelib: Add option to have different log level over MQTT #176
esphomelib: Fix MQTT login with anonymous credentials #182
esphomelib: WiFi: Add power save mode option #181
esphomeyaml: Fix component loader value error #149
esphomelib: Fix VectorJsonBuffer for ESP8266 (unaligned address) #183
esphomedocs: WiFi: Add power save mode option #41
esphomedocs: Add SSD1306 64x48 Display #27
esphomeyaml: WiFi: Add power save mode option #150