Kegbot current status?


#1

Is kegbot still alive, and is Mike still developing? I haven’t really seen much activity from him this year. I’ve been out of the loop for a while and haven’t had my Kegerator up since 2015. I have a couple of the Kegboard PCBs built and a couple blanks laying around still, is that still a working method with the app, or would I have to go with Particle at this point? Just trying to figure out the best approach if I want to get my build back up and running.


#2

Yes and yes!, though not as active as things once were. I’ve been quite busy on other projects, but recently kicked off a new kegbot-server release:

My overall goals are to make the project more community maintained.

For v1.3, that’s primarily about cleanup, deleting cruft, and even removing a few poorly-supported features. For v1.4, my goal is to simplify the API and make it easier to build other things atop kegbot-server as a backend. Fun starts in v1.5, which is all about rebuilding the frontends to modern standards. This includes some much-needed love to the Android app.

I don’t have a release date in mind, but more eyes and of course developers can help move things along. Speaking of, there’s now a “Developers” topic here, so few free to kick off any topics there.

cheers,
mike


#3

Great to hear. Is 1.3 stable and how can we update to 1.3?

Thanks


#4

1.3 is definitely unstable :slight_smile:

Best bet would be to wait until there is a release or prerelease, which will include upgrade instructions. Until then it’s really only suitable if you are a dev / understand the changes.


#5

K thanks. I can wait but excited about it’s continued development.


#6

@mike I’ll give you my first born for some updates to the front and back end!


#7

Hi All,

Any update on the progress of the 1.3 update? I just started to use Kegbot and eager to see the changes!