Node-RED Dashboard 2.0 is Generally Available!

This week sees our first major version release of Node-RED Dashboard 2.0!

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Back in June 2023 we announced that FlowFuse would be investing into building out the next generation of Node-RED Dashboard, the most popular UI framework for Node-RED. We followed this up with the first release (0.0.1) in July, just one month later, and today, we are pleased to announce that we have reached a major milestone in this journey, with the release of our first major version (1.0.0) of Node-RED Dashboard 2.0.

Dashboard 2.0 Example showing weather data

With our 1.0.0 release, you can now build your dashboards on a reliable and stable package, and we invite you to to start contributing your own third-party widgets and plugins. We're excited to see what the community can contribute and build on top of this new Dashboard 2.0 framework, and we'll be continuing development to the core collection of widgets too.

With Node-RED Dashboard 2.0, we have re-built the original Node-RED Dashboard from the ground up. It is now extensible due to it being VueJS-based, completely responsive down to mobile, and we've made many quality of life improvements across the board to the existing widget collection, as well as adding a few new ones too.

What's new in Dashboard 2.0?

We've shared plenty of updates since we started, detailing the feature parity with the original Node-RED Dashboard, as well as some of the new widgets and features we've added to the new Dashboard, such as Markdown, Mermaid Charts and new Layout Options, you can read more about those here:

Furthermore, the most requested feature for the legacy dashboard has been implemented in Dashboard 2.0, the ability to hide charts and forms based on the user that's viewing the dashboard.

Dashboard 2.0 Example showing personalised dashboard

Read more about it here:

If that wasn't enough, we also have rich documentation for Dashboard 2.0 too, detailing all of the available nodes, details on how Dashboard 2.0 is built and how to contribute to the project too if you're that way inclined.

Upcoming Webinar

If you're interested in learning more about Dashboard 2.0 and in particular, personalised multi-user dashboards, we're hosting a webinar on Thursday, 29th February. You can find out more information here

Follow our Progress

We aren't stopping here, we'll continnue to push Dashboard 2.0 forward with future development, with a new UI Gauge next on the list. You can track that progress of that particular issue, and the rest of the work we have lined up on our GitHub Projects:

If you have any feature requests, bugs/complaints or general feedback, please do reach out, and raise issues on our relevant GitHub repository.

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