Setup a Windows development environment

You'll find here instructions to setup a development environment for Gladys 4 on Windows.

System prerequisites

Please follow these links to prepare your OS.

WSL Configuration

Please ensure your system use WSL2 by running following command

wsl.exe --set-default-version 2

From the Microsoft Store, search and install Ubuntu 20.04. This can take some time regarding your connection speed.

Microsoft Store Ubuntu

Now you can run Ubuntu, from start menu please launch Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. First time ubuntu will ask you to create user.

Install system dependencies

First thing to do is to update distribution by running theses commands:

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y && sudo apt autoremove -y
  • Libraries installation:
sudo apt install sqlite3 make g++ git coreutils tzdata nmap openssl gzip udev -y
  • Node.js 12 Installation:
curl -sL -o
sudo bash
sudo apt install nodejs -y
  • Openzwave compilation:
git clone
cd open-zwave
git checkout 5d18bbfb21d8cdc61ee6baae6f478c963297dfc5
sudo make install
sudo sh -c "echo '/usr/local/lib64' > /etc/"
sudo ldconfig
cd && rm -rf open-zwave


The server is a Node.js app.

Clone Gladys Git repo

git clone gladys && cd gladys

Install NPM dependencies

cd server
npm install

Start DB migration

npm run db-migrate:dev

Start the server

npm start

The server should be accessible at http://localhost:1443.


At the root of the git repo, do:

cd front

Install NPM dependencies

npm install

Start the frontend

npm start

The frontend should be accessible at http://localhost:1444.

Start server tests

Go to the server folder.

And run:

npm test

Start server tests only for one service

To run the tests just for one service, go to the server folder and run the command:

npm run test-service --service=tasmota

Start VSCode

You can launch Visual Studio Code from ubuntu by running command:

code .