Today we are releasing Gladys Assistant v4.5, a version that is bringing lots of new features to Gladys Assistant! Let me show you!
What's new in Gladys Assistant 4.5?
It's now possible to have multiples dashboards in Gladys Assistant.
You can create several dashboards, and each of them have a unique URL, so you can add bookmarks on your browser to your favorite dashboards.
You can select the dashboard you want to display:
And it'll switch to another dashboard, easy!
Disabling a scene
It was a highly requested feature, it's now possible to disable a scene in Gladys Assistant! Finally!
If you are prototyping a scene, going on holiday, or simply want to disable an annoying scene: you can do it now!
New "Set device value" action in scenes
It's now possible to control any device in a scene:
- You can control the color of a lamp
- Control the temperature of a lamp
- Control any multilevel value
It's very powerful, and I hope you'll like it!
Enhancing the user at home dashboard box
Small change, it's now possible to select which user to display in the "user at home" dashboard box.
Lots of performance improvements
As the forum was very quiet this summer, I took the time to work on some more long-term tasks.
I did quite some work on removing some heavy library that were not necessarely needed in the frontend, to make it lighter and faster!
I hope you'll enjoy the new speed :)
A first alpha for the Google Home integration in Gladys Plus
I've been working on integrating Gladys Plus with Google Home, the goal is to be able to control your devices:
- In the Google Home app
- Vocally with a Google Home device
- With Google Assistant on your phone
If you are interested in testing this, please send me a message on the forum!
New Zigbee2mqtt devices compatible
A few new Zigbee2mqtt devices were added:
- TuYa TS0601 Air Quality Sensor and CO2 feature
- Philips Hue 929002241201
- Light color feature
Fix Bluetooth bug
There was a recurrent bug where Gladys was not be able to connect to the Bluetooth driver as the driver was not "ready".
This is now fixed in Gladys Assistant v4.5.
Read more on this commit: Bluetooth check state before scan + stop presence scanner
How to upgrade?
If you installed Gladys with the official Raspberry Pi OS image, your instance will update automatically in the coming hours. It can take up to 24 hours, don't panic.
If you installed Gladys with Docker, make sure you are using Watchtower. See the documentation.
With Watchtower, Gladys will update automatically.
Thanks to contributors
Thanks to everyone who contributed to this release and gave their feedback on the forum!
If you want to talk about this release, you're all welcom on the forum !