I wonder if any Tasmota fans out there have any thoughts on something I’ve pondered many times but never put into print until now? So… I just updated a smartbulb from Tasmota dev version v126.96.36.199 to v188.8.131.52 using the web OTA. My screen showed the usual OTA lag after the upgrade to minimal – but then seconds later updated to show the latest version. See right.
The bulb in question was (my naming) costco-1 – an RGBW bulb I bought maybe a year ago as part of a package of two identical lights. The second is called costco-2 and the version and status is identical – as was the version and status before this morning’s update..
The only thing is, the second bulb update resulted in a page timeout in my browser. I ended up with a blank screen and no screen refresh to the new version. I waited around 3 minutes at which point the bulb magically lit up. Seconds later I hit REFRESH on my browser and the update showed up – so all is well… but why the difference given that the versions and products are identical? Hmm.
Update April 22, 2020: Tasmota 9.4.0 “Leslie” is now out. Check this page. Looks like some worthwhile improvements generally.