I’m pleased to announce that a WebThings Gateway 1.1 Alpha pre-release is ready for community testing. Please see the GitHub release for release notes.
This release includes a significantly re-factored back end for improved stability, removal of un-used code, security fixes and bug fixes, including a fix for the certificate issuing bug which has been affecting users of the webthings.io secure remote access service.
There are multiple ways to test this pre-release:
- Raspberry Pi image - can be downloaded here
- OTA update - To update an existing 1.0 gateway running on a Raspberry Pi, see the instructions on the wiki on how to enable automatic upgrades to pre-release versions. (Please do so at your own risk as this release is not yet well tested and it’s possible it may put your gateway in a broken state. Remember to turn this setting off once you have finished testing if you don’t want to install all future pre-releases.)
- Docker image - please see the 1.1.0-alpha.2 tag on DockerHub
Note that no .deb or .rpm packages are currently available for this release as they are currently lacking maintainers. Please get in touch if you are interested in maintaining these packages.
CAUTION: Using pre-release versions on production gateways is not recommended.
🪲 Please report any issues you find on GitHub, with steps to reproduce, and note that you’re using the 1.1.0-alpha.2 release.
Your testing of this release will help identify any bugs before an automatic update is pushed out to all users. It would be particularly useful if you could report any issues you find with the add-ons you use, since core contributors can’t manually test all add-ons.
A huge thank you to all the members of our community who have already contributed to WebThings Gateway 1.1, and for your patience in waiting for this release.