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Call for testing: Almond 2.0 Beta

Hello all!

I am very pleased to announce the immediate availability of the new beta release of Almond 2.0. This is the next development milestone of the previously announced Almond 2.0, and brings in additional robustness, more supported IoT devices, and more features in Spotify. This release also restores full support for notifications, timers, and automations, which have long been a core feature of Almond but were unavailable since 1.99.

You can read more about this release in the release page in the wiki .

Trying the Beta

On The Web

The new version of Almond is available on our unstable cloud channel, at https://dev.almond.stanford.edu. You can create an account there to help us test the very latest version of Almond, as it is developed.

In Home Assistant

Users of Home Assistant can enable our unstable add-on repository at https://github.com/stanford-oval/almond-hassio-repository, and then install the “Edge” version of Almond to receive the latest version and all updates. A detailed guide is available on our wiki.

In Linux Desktops

Flatpak builds of Almond 2.0 are available at https://flatpak.almond.stanford.edu/

Giving Feedback

The best way to provide early feedback on the release is to use the new “recording mode”, which creates detailed logs that can be shared with us for debugging.

In local versions of Almond, recording mode is always enabled. Recordings can be shared with us using the button “Share Conversation Log” (in Almond Desktop, “Open Conversation Recording” from the hamburger menu).

In the web version of Almond, recording mode can be enabled with the toggle above the conversation. While enabled, the conversation recording is automatically shared with us for debugging.