Release Notes 08

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Release Notes of openHAB version 0.8

openHAB Release 0.8

Version 0.8 comes with many new features and bug fixes.

Here is what has been implemented in this release:

New & Noteworthy

Version 0.8.0

  • added new MAP transformation service to allow easy customization of item status texts (see issue 26)
  • added DateTimeItem/Type to support date and time values in items
  • added Ntp Binding to retrieve current time from external servers
  • bug fix for crashing background services
  • added connection type ROUTER to KNXConnection
  • added action to call transformation services from within rules
  • added text-to-speech functionality with a 100% pure Java implementation (based on FreeTTS) and a native Mac OSX implementation.
  • Speaker volume control is now possible on Mac OSX as well.
  • Upgraded to Eclipse Indigo release
  • Fixed bug in bluetooth binding startup
  • Images/icons can now be customized as they are available in a folder
  • added a REST API to interact with items and sitemaps
  • added Mpd Binding to connect to Music Player Deamon instances
  • added a Mac OS X version of the openHAB Designer
  • bugfix for GCalEventDownloader - end of multiline commands is now detected correctly

feature overview


Setup intro

Linux and OS X





User Interfaces



(link to openHAB forum)



Application Integration



A good source of inspiration and tips from users gathered over the years. Be aware that things may have changed since they were written and some examples might not work correctly.

Please update the wiki if you do come across any out of date information.

Binding configurations

Use case examples

Item definition examples

Sitemap definition examples

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