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Get started easily: New onboarding in Hosted Mender

14th Aug 2019

An easier way to get started with over-the-air updates has been released to Hosted Mender!

Onboarding -- welcome

The new onboarding tutorial will take you through installing Mender and deploying a demo application on your existing device and OS, which should take less than 10 minutes.

Onboarding -- connect device

After this you will be guided through creating your own update and deploying this to your device as well.

Thanks to the Mend...

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What Is a Mender Update Module, How It Works and Why Use It?

In Mender taxonomy, an Update Module is essentially a method for deploying over-the-air (OTA) software updates with the advantage of customizability and flexibility at its core. See Two Ways to Update Embedded Devices Over-The-Air.

Before getting into Update Modules, let’s refresh what Mender Client and Mender Artifact are. Mender Client is a process that runs in user space on top of an em...

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Linux IoT development: adjusting from a binary OS to the Yocto Project workflow

In embedded Linux development, there are two approaches when it comes to what operating system to run on your device. Either build your own distribution (with tools such as Yocto/OpenEmbedded-Core, Buildroot etc.) or you use a binary distribution where Debian and derivatives are common.

It is common to start out with a binary distribution. This is a natural approach as this is a familiar enviro...

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Mender 2.0 released: Application updates

We are happy to announce the production releases of Mender 2.0.0 and 1.7.1!

The focus for Mender 2.0 is support for Application updates, with full control and customizability over how a software is installed. This makes Mender unique for providing both robust system- and application level updates and it is this combination that enables Mender to solve all your needs for OTA updates.

Targeted application-level updates, which can be just a few kilobytes in size (compared to potentially hundreds of megabytes for system-level updates), enables much lower bandwidth usage, faster updates and more frequent deployments.

The key features of Mender 2.0 are covered below, and you can see the detailed items in the Mender 2.0 release notes.

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Mender tools available in official Debian repositories

17th Apr 2019

Thanks to the work of Andreas Henriksson the following packages are now available in official Debian repositories:

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