FRED Desktop bundles Node-RED with additional features for ease of use, setup and configuration, and full support from Sense Tecnic Systems for desktop operating systems - Windows, Mac OS and Ubuntu. For more information on the Node-RED system see the documentation. Sense Tecnic also provides the Node-RED Guide and a number of Node-RED tutorials on the developer site.
Why FRED Desktop?
Normally, to install Node-RED on a desktop OS you will need to install Node.js, and then install and configure Node-RED on the command line. Using the FRED Desktop, you simply install the desktop application and double click on the icon to get started with Node-RED. FRED Desktop comes bundled with additional nodes and functionality to view dashboards, automatically create flows using the cookbook, and view flow status.
The FRED Desktop is currently pre-release for testing and feedback. Please let us know the FRED Version number when you report feedback and bug reports by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information on the current roadmap for the FRED Desktop is maintained here.
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