After four years of incubation at Mozilla, we are excited to announce the release of WebThings Gateway 1.0 and a new home for the WebThings platform. As we mentioned in a message here back in September, the WebThings platform is being spun out of Mozilla as an independent open source project, at the new community-run home of webthings.io. That transition, including some visible changes to project naming and services, is a part of the 1.0 release.
In addition to including some new features (which you can read about in the Gateway 1.0 Release Notes), the first time you log into your updated Gateway you’ll see a banner notifying you of the transition process you’ll need to complete to properly transition your Gateway to the new community infrastructure and services. The steps in that process, along with explanations of the choices you’ll be asked to make, are documented in more detail here.
Those steps are also described in our blog post on Mozilla Hacks, along with what to expect from the 1.0 release as well as from the WebThings project going forward.
We’re excited about taking this next big step! Thank you again for your continued interest in WebThings Gateway, your contributions and your support for the project.
The WebThings Team