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· 4 min read
Pierre-Gilles Leymarie

Hi all,

Gladys v4.2.0 is out today! Already!

Since the launch of Gladys Assistant 4 last November, more and more contributors have made their contribution by offering new features on Gladys Assistant.

Since November, we've released 11 new versions of Gladys. That's almost 3 new releases per month. We're working hard!

What's new in version 4.2


It's official, the Zigbee2mqtt integration is now integrated into Gladys 4 🚀

It is therefore now possible to control a wide range of Zigbee peripherals via a Zigbee USB key. Here is the list of supported devices.

Zigbee2Mqtt GladysAssistant

This is the result of months of work on the part of many members of the community. Thanks to Reno for the first initial development, thanks to cicoub13 for resuming development, and thanks to lmilcent for testing!

For the moment, all the peripherals are not necessarily perfectly managed, which is normal as we do not have all the unimaginable peripherals on earth. There may be some adjustments to be made that we will discover over the course of the use of this integration.

See the documentation for this integration.

Do not hesitate to give feedback on the forum if you come across a poorly managed device

Sunrise / sunset

It is now possible to make scenes that are triggered at sunset or sunrise.


Thanks to Lokkye for the work done on this PR!

Philips Hue

We've updated the NPM dependency we use in the Philips Hue integration to it's latest version.

Some users had problems with discovering a Philips Hue bridge on their network because we were previously using Philips Hue's N-UpnP scan which is based on their online API.

We changed this function to go through the network UPnP scan, which takes place entirely locally without calls to Philips Hue servers. This should fix the issues some of you were having!

Brightness control on the dashboard

Thanks to the work of VonOx, it is now possible to control the brightness of your bulbs on the dashboard.


Gladys Plus

I continued my work on optimizations and performance to improve the speed of access to Gladys Plus!

While researching, I noticed a way to reduce the load on Gladys Plus servers as well as on local instances.

This change drastically improves performances, and I can't wait to see in production what it will look like on larger instances (like Terdious) or instances with slow connections (like Mastho).

Major update of several internal dependencies

We took the opportunity to make major updates to some of the dependencies we use:

  • From Node 12 -> to Node.js 14 LTS
  • From Sequelize 4 -> Sequelize 6
  • We switched to the latest version of node-nlp, the library we use for language recognition in Gladys. According to the tests we did, the language processing model recognizes requests much better! On top of that, new sentences have been added to the weather module for richer discussions with Gladys 😄

Everything was not necessarily easy to do, but we are happy to have done it!

How to update?

If you installed Gladys with the official Raspberry Pi OS image, your instances 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.

A new Raspberry Pi OS image

I take this opportunity to announce that we have a new Raspberry Pi OS image, which we build automatically based on the same build process that the Raspberry Pi foundation uses!

This image has several advantages:

  • It is always up to date. When you install Gladys on a Raspberry Pi, this image will automatically search for the latest version of Gladys during installation. During the first start, you will see a waiting page during the automatic installation of Gladys 🙂

New RaspberryPi OS image

  • It is more easier for us, because now we can build a new image automatically as soon as the foundation releases a new Raspberry Pi model.

Many thanks to VonOx for the awesome work done. I could not have done better !!


This new version is the perfect demonstration of the strength of open-source: to be able to do together what we would not be able to do alone.

Once again, the Gladys community has shown that it's here to develop together, test together, and move this project forward.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this release 👏👏

Pierre-Gilles Leymarie

· 8 min read
Pierre-Gilles Leymarie

Hi all,

It's a big day, after almost 2 years of work by the whole community, Gladys Assistant 4 is available, for free download as usual!

Gladys 4 devices

You can embark on the adventure by following the tutorials:

Now let's go back to the decisions that led to this fourth version of Gladys Assistant 🙂

· 7 min read
Pierre-Gilles Leymarie

Salut à tous,

Cela fait déjà plusieurs mois que je vous parle de Gladys 4, la prochaine version majeure de Gladys.

Je voulais faire un petit état d'avancement des développements, vous montrer où la réflexion en est, et où le produit en est.

Peut-être que certains auront des remarques, des retours. N'hésitez pas: c'est l'objectif de ce post !

· 4 min read
Pierre-Gilles Leymarie

Salut à tous!

Je le disais dans mon dernier article, mon focus sur l'année 2019 est sur le développement du Gladys Gateway et de Gladys 4.

Aujourd'hui, je suis heureux d'annoncer le lancement de l'Open API du Gladys Gateway, qui permet un ensemble de nouvelles possibilités, notamment la possibilité de contrôler votre instance Gladys via Siri de n'importe où dans le monde.

· 12 min read
Pierre-Gilles Leymarie

Hi all,

It’s a tradition: each year, I look back at the year and summarise all the major developments surrounding Gladys. I try to be as transparent as possible, and share all the numbers: download numbers, site visits, and even revenue.

If you missed last year’s summary, the article can be found here (Only in French, sorry!).

· 3 min read
Pierre-Gilles Leymarie

Hi everyone!

When I arrived in Bali 2 months ago, I went with a simple goal: spend more time on Gladys to bring the project to another level.

Since the beginning of the project, I didn't take the time (and didn't have the money) to hire a professional designer to work on Gladys brand identity. I wanted to change that when arriving here in Bali.

· 9 min read
Pierre-Gilles Leymarie

Salut à tous,

Cela fait un bout de temps que l'on travaille dessus, et elle est là : Gladys v3.9 est disponible !

Je dis "on", car cette mise à jour n'est pas uniquement le fruit de mon travail, c'est un regroupement d'un ensemble de contributions proposées par la communauté, aussi bien via des retours que j'ai eu sur le forum, sur GitHub, que des pull-requests proposées par des utilisateur Gladys.

Je listerais dans cet article tous les changements notables sur cette version. Bien entendu, il y a un ensemble de petites corrections de bugs dont je ne parlerais pas mais qui sont toujours appréciables 😉