We are happy to announce a new iteration of Mender, our over-the-air software updater for embedded Linux devices. It is available for testing, both client- and server-side. And it is all open source under the Apache License, Version 2.0!
As we still have a few more features to implement before we mark Mender production-ready, this iteration does not have an official version number. It is delivered in terms of a branch named stable in the code repositories. This branch may continue to change...Read more
We are a proud Yocto Project Supporting Organization participant and to help further the ecosystem, we will be hosting a couple of 4 day hands-on training courses on getting started with Yocto. These will coincide with upcoming conferences Mender will be sponsoring, so it’s never too early to make travel arrangements:
February 14th through 17th, 2017: Portland, Oregon USA, a week prior to Embedded Linux Conference Portland
March 6th through 9th, 2017: Munich, Germany, a week prior to Em...Read more
Today we take a look at what is needed if we want to port Mender to a non-Yocto build system. Yocto does a lot of stuff behind the curtains that is supposed to make it easier to integrate Mender, so that users can focus on the features of their device instead of low level update details. When we bring the build out of Yocto's care, all these little details become exposed, and we need to know what they mean for the integration.
This will be a quite technical blog post, and a certain knowledge o...Read more
We have published our Selection guide to OTA updaters, a technical brief based upon hundreds of conversations we've had with others in the connected device world. We have also updated our datasheet with new information - you can find these and more under our Resources page.
There were many tradeoffs we considered as we began this project. We were aware that a healthy portion of our potential users were C programmers. However, we chose Golang over C for both our management server and client as we felt that Golang would best benefit the embedded Linux community due to the following: