Mender blog

New iteration of Mender available!

28th Dec 2016

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 deliver...

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Porting Mender to a non-Yocto build system

29th Nov 2016

NOTE: We have a more up to date version of this guide on Mender Hub. As Mender is an evolving project, some blog posts like this will inevitably become out of date.

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...

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Why did we choose Golang over C?

15th Nov 2016

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:

Golang has more core language features and libraries that allows much faster develo... Read the article

Mender management server (test version) released!

10th Oct 2016

We have just released the test version of the Mender management server! While we have had the client-side component out for some time, we have now released a version of the management server. You can now use it to deploy software updates (images) to the client, either a virtual one or a physical device. We encourage you to try it and would very much appreciate any and all feedback:

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Mender server soon to be released as open source

19th Sep 2016

The initial source code for the Mender embedded Linux updater client has been available since early 2016. Since then, the client has gone through many iterations and improvements and you can now do a deployment with it on the virtual QEMU machine, or our reference board the Beagle Bone Black, in less than 10 minutes! Follow our Getting Started guide to get up and running. It has also been inte...

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