BrewBlox release notes [ latest release: 2019-06-04 ]

#1

We’ll be using this topic to post release notes for new releases. Please use the various troubleshooting threads if you encounter problems during or after updating.

Relevant links:

Edge release 2019/06/04

Firmware release date: 2019/06/06

Hotfix (2019/06/06) Fixed an issue where firmware would report incorrect time.

We (hopefully) fixed the reboot issues people were experiencing, and added the Step View widget.

Changes

  • Added Firmware Release Date to the Spark Widget. This should make it easier to check whether you need to flash the controller.
  • Added the Step View widget.
    • This allows applying predetermined changes to multiple Blocks at the same time.
    • You can choose to change a subset of Block fields - values will be merged.
  • Only reinitialize OneWire sensors when they are actually found, but have lost power since last read.
    • Previously a re-init was tried at every read error. This is a slow operation, which really slowed down the system when configured sensors were disconnected.
  • When using 100Hz PWM, unregister interrupt handler before PWM block destruction (fixed hard fault SOS).
  • Handle WiFi status and IP address display in system event handler.
    • A major bug in particle device-os could cause a hard fault SOS when WiFi was connecting in the system thread while the application thread was trying to read the IP address.
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#2

Added a documentation page for connection / discovery arguments: https://brewblox.netlify.com/user/connect_settings.html

This hopefully explains how to combine the various arguments that modify how the service discovers and connects to controllers.

#3

Liking the update the graph functions are great, works perfectly, for me anyway.

One question, you knew it was coming, is there a way of making just the graph widget full screen?

Dave.

#4

Not right now. We’ll probably implement it soon-ish, but it wasn’t deemed critical.

#5

Do you mean a button to open the chart of a graph widget in a full screen popup, similar to the chart button on the other widgets? I agree that we should add it.

If you mean having a full page chart at all times, you can get pretty close by resizing the chart widget to take up the entire dashboard and closing the left menu panel.

#6

Yes that’s the one. I do run it as big as it will go but it’s just not as “clean”

Thanks.

#7

Bob,

The display setting widget reverts back to Celsius immediately after setting Fahrenheit as the temperature

#8

Did you flash the firmware during the update?

If out of date firmware isn’t the issue, please retry changing to fahrenheit, and then run brewblox-ctl log

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#9

Skipped over the flash part. Working fine now.

Thanks

#10

Adding to your long list of things … On the graph, would it be possible to add a programable preset function so you could switch views without going into the settings function? For example you could program in current 24hrs as a view and also current week as a view etc. and switch between them with a “button”

#11

Would this specifically be for the displayed time period, or also for the other settings?

#12

My BrewPi is currently solely used to control fermentation, for me at this point it would be just for the view of the graph. I know it is possible to do these things now but with programmable buttons on the graph widget it would be very user friendly.

#13

Perhaps we can just add some small buttons next to the dropdown: 1h, 6h, 1d, 7d, 14d.
Open question is whether this should change the setting or be a temporary view change.

#14

@Trig both issues (full-screen display of graph widget, and display time presets) are resolved, and will be present in the next release.

#15

That’s great news Bob, thanks!

#16

Added new release notes.

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#18

Awesome, looking forward to the brewery drag’n drop, and hopefully soon valve control so i can set it all up :slight_smile:

#19

New graph function is great!
Just a slight issue, despite the system working as it should I now have these error messages on some blocks

Screen Shot 2019-03-20 at 12.39.46 PM
When enable is selected it just jumps back with the blue message again. The constraints on the fridge offset after the update appeared as -20 and 20. I have changed them back to 10 respectively. Have I missed something?

#20

In addition to my last, I find I can’t now change the beer set point, the numbers won’t open up when selected and the fridge offset constraints have changed back to -20 and 20. Tried a reboot and re run the update without success.