HOT: Updatenamento 0.97 for Home Assistant

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The development team di Home Assistant has released a new updatenamento for the known HUB free software for the personal home automation, which leads to the version 0.97.x.

We remind everyone the importance of ALWAYS performing these updatesnameNTI.


This new version no disruptive news, except a - abundantly announced - for which the users who use Home Assistant su Raspberry Pi installed as applicensee of the Raspbian operating system will have to necessarily update the software Python to a version higher than the 3.5, penalty the failure to start theHUB.

But remaining valid le proproblems arose at the last updatenamento 0.96, the solution that saves goat and cabbage is - and remains - that of prosee directly to the next onenameby Raspbian Stretch to the new Raspbian Buster version. This solves both the proproblem of the Python version is i prowheel problems.

Obviously the users HASSIO they are not touched from these proproblems and changes. Closed HASSIO sleeps serene dreams.
Even if it's hot.

HASSIO and Docker

Users that already use the distribution HASSIO on Docker they need not fear anything; on the occasion of the release of the 0.97 version of Home Assistant it is however specified that starting from prossimo adjournmentnamento of Home Assistant (0.98) the image HASSIO for Docker will come prono longer based on Debian Linux but on Alpine Linux. As said, who already uses HASSIO installed on Docker (hence image based on Debian) will not undergo any change on profirst installation; if anything they will be the new users, from prossimo release, to download and use the new image. For the more curious, here it is explained il prowhich led to this choice.

PS Yup, the guide to install HASSIO on Docker Right now does not work, sappLet's try and understand why and how to solve. ANZI: if you find the solution to the block that occurs, launch the command that - after the successful installation of Docker - would install HASSIO on Docker, let us know.


It has finally been introduced the ability to reload scenes from interface (where they have been modified) without the need to restart all theHUB, as it already happens for the automations, the script, the groups and the core.

To do this, simply change the configuration related to profirst scenes afterwards go to the frontend in the “Configuration">"General"And then click on"Reload Scenes"

Home Assistant cast

As already anticipated by the developers last Friday, Cast for Home Assistant is finally available. In short: it's about getting the possibility to manage the interface of Home Assistant on the screens of some smart speakers Google Home (those appwith a touch screen) or, more generally, on devices equipped with chromecast.


The user interface (UI) undergoes some minor changes:

  • introduction of the new "card" for use with Cast (above);
  • improved interface for visually impaired people

and some other scattered improvements.

HomeKit Style

Not directly connected to the highernamento, let's report this interesting post which illustrates how to render the interface Lovelace more similar to that of Appthe HomeKits (for lovers of this standard):

As always, various news and many i bugfix:

and more, including several bugfixes.

Home Assistant 0.97

> All the details of this release are available here.


Procedura DI UPDATE Windows

The command (to be executed from procommand mpt) is the following:

pip3 install --upgrade homeassistant

In case you are running Python in a virtual environment, the commands are as follows:

cd homeassistant
py -m pip install --upgrade homeassistant

Procedura DI UPDATE Linux / Raspberry

The commands for theupdate I'm:

sudo systemctl stop home-assistant@homeassistant
sudo -u homeassistant -H -s
source /srv/homeassistant/bin/activate
pip3 install --upgrade homeassistant
sudo systemctl start home-assistant@homeassistant

Nb In case of error in the execution of the command:

pip3 install --upgrade homeassistant

prosee to perform - before the above sequence - the following command:

sudo apt-get install build-essential libssl-dev libffi-dev python3-dev
Procedura of UPDATE Mac

Su MAC (via terminal) the command is as follows:

pip3 install --upgrade homeassistant
Procedura of UPDATE HASSIO

Hassio is updated in the usual, simple ways: access the "" menu and, at "DASHBOARD", click on "Update”At the box indicating the availability of updatesnament:

HASSIO update

First, however, we recommend using “Check Home Assistant configuration"To check - in advance - that the configuration in use is correct compared to the new version of Home Assistant.


In case after the nextnameThis results in an integration error with the iOS platform and / or an error similar to the following:

hass[1113]: 2019-05-16 00:00:00 ERROR (Thread-20) [homeassistant.util.json] Could not parse JSON content: /home/homeassistant/.homeassistant/.ios.conf

to solve it is sufficient to stop theHUB, delete the file ".ios.conf”Present in the root of Home Assistant and finally restart theHUB.

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