ESPHome 2021.12.0 - 11th December 2021¶
State of the Open Smart Home¶
Today is the State of the Open Smart Home hosted by Nabu Casa, Home Assistant & ESPHome and we’ll be joined by our friends from WLED, Z-Wave JS, Stanford’s OVAL lab and Northeastern University to talk about our work on making this vision a reality.
When: Today, Saturday, December 11, at 11am PST / 8pm CET
Multiple WiFi networks with static IP¶
This release has a fix that allows using multiple networks each with their own static IP address configuration.
When using these options, you must also set
use_address when installing new firmware as ESPHome
cannot know which IP address to use automatically.
The Dashboard and secrets¶
The ESPHome Dashboard will now save the wifi credentials as secrets (
wifi_password) for future use. If you are already using these secrets,
then the dashboard will not ask for credentials and will configure using them for you.
The dashboard also now can view the logs straight from a serial connected device via the web browser. It will show up as an option when choosing the method to view them.
NEC remote protocol¶
In this version, the order of transferring bits was corrected from MSB to LSB in accordance with the NEC standard.
Therefore, if the the configuration file has come from an earlier version of ESPhome, it is necessary to reverse
the order of the address and command bits when moving to 2021.12 or above.
For example, address:
esphome#2637 adds new functionality to the Tuya cover component, but at the same time removes the “soft” inversion of the direction. Instead, it seems that most if not all tuya covers have a “hidden” datapoint that sets the direction on the secondary MCU. See the documentation for the new configuration options.