Porting the Mender client to Orange Pi | guest blog post
This is a guest blog post from one of our valued community members, Marek Belisko, on porting the Mender over-the-air software update solution to the Orange Pi.
This blog is a short summary about porting Mender to a new hardware platform, the Orange Pi. Mender officially supports the hardware platforms Raspberry Pi and the BeagleBone Black as reference devices. I read about Mender a few months a...Read the article
The Hidden Costs of Homegrown Updaters and a Requirements Checklist for OTA
We have published a White Paper on The Hidden Costs of Homegrown Updaters to help everyone understand the range of costs to build a feature-complete software update mechanism for your IoT devices. As more and more embedded systems are coming online, basic capabilities such as the ability to update and patch them are being overlooked and don't take into consideration certain risks, which we detai...Read the article
Mender 1.3.0 released - automated U-Boot patching!
We are happy to announce the production release of Mender 1.3.0!
The key features of Mender 1.3 are covered below below, and you can see the detailed items in the Mender 1.3.0 release notes.Read the article
Introducing automatic U-Boot patching
In the rocko branch of the meta-mender layer, we have just added a new feature which allows U-Boot to be auto-configured, avoiding the need to do the tedious and difficult task of creating a manual patch for it. For now, the feature only works for devices with MMC/SD card storage, but we plan to extend support to Flash based devices later. You can read more about the new feature, as well as some...Read the article
IoT and the lurking botnets
The world of connected devices is growing rapidly. Everything from smart lighting to refrigerators to connected cars all hook into an ever more hyperconnected world in the name of efficiency and convenience. But the promise of smarter, more intelligent products are under threat from botnet operators. As individuals, societies, and nations grow more dependent on these connected devices, the poten...Read the article