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Release Notes v0.9.9 & v0.9.10 | Mark I Boot Sequence

By December 19, 2017 No Comments
What's New with Mycroft

Visual Cues during Mark 1 Boot Sequence (#1308)

The Main focus of this release was creating visual feedback during the Mark 1 boot
sequence. The eyes and faceplate now provide indicators of the stage of the system–so when you see any of the following, here’s what’s going on:

  • Spinning gray eyes
    Indicate the system just started, Arduino running and Pi booting
  • Solid gray eyes
    Pi booted
  • (Optional) Orange eyes, update message on faceplate
    Flashing new sketch to the Arduino
  • Yellow eyes
    Mycroft starting, waiting on internet connection
  • Yellow eyes, update message on faceplate
    Updating software from the web
  • Blue eyes (or user selected color)
    Mycroft is ready for use!

Additionally, the gray eye color and an update message will return during system upgrades.

Command Line Interface (CLI) (#1299)

Two new minor features for the mycroft-cli-client:

  • Ctrl+Right and Ctrl+L allow scrolling through the command line history
  • New ‘:clear log’ command cleans out the old log message from the display


  • Values in the settings.json were overwritten if skills initialize self.settings[‘key’] in init (#1304)
  • Bad settingsmeta.json prevented skill from loading and showed a convoluted error. Now a useful message is logged with the JSON error message and the skill continues to load. (#1300)
  • Add missing ‘self.’ in an obscure corner of the Enclosure code. Thanks JarbasAI! (#1302)
  • The MycroftSkill.translate*() functions were not correctly rendering mustache values with ‘double mustaches’, such as “This a a {{value}}” (#1303)
  • Fix Unicode issues in Portugese version of extract_datetime() utility. (#1301)
  • Missing space in shell script prevented creation of a directory when switching to Github install in utility (#1298)


Minor release

We also added another minor release, v0.9.10.

New text parsing util fuzzy_matching #1315

The function matches similar text like “orange” and “oranges” and gives a score 0-1.0.

Translate named values #1313

the MycroftSkill class now has a translate_namedvalues() method returning a dict with keys in the current language. The dict is read from a csv file in the `/xx-xx/File.values looking something like:

# List colors and their hex RGB values
alice blue, #F0F8FF
antique white, #FAEBD7
aqua, #00FFFF


  • improved standard of README generated by script and improve some text resources #1311
  • Fix PgUp and PgDn for VT100 #1310