Easily update all of your device software
Mender 2.3 made a giant leap simplifying software updates for the top three use cases: System, application and configuration updates. We’ve made it easier to update these key use cases in OS environments that are most popular such as Ubuntu, Debian and Raspbian. The overall results: 47% fewer steps and 56% less time from setup to first deployment. Here’s how:Read the article
Growing fresh veggies with Rpi and Mender
Some time ago my wife and I decided to teach our kids how to grow plants. We both have experience as we were raised in small towns where it was common to own a piece of land where you could plant home-grown fresh veggies.
The upbringing of our kids is very different compared to ours, and we realized we never showed our kids how to grow our own veggies. We wanted them to learn and to understand t...Read the article
Mender 2.3 released: Easily update both system and applications
We are excited to release Mender 2.3 and 2.2.2!
The focus for Mender 2.3 is to easily update all your device software.
The key features of Mender 2.3 are covered below, and you can see the detailed items in the release notes of Mender 2.3.0 and Mender 2.2.2.
This Mender release includes a ready-to-flash OTA-enabled Raspbian image, a new way to snapshot into system updates and support for generating application updates directly from the Mender server! All new features of Mender 2.3 are fully open source under the permissive Apache 2.0 license.
The key features of Mender 2.3 are covered below, and you can see the detailed items in the Mender 2.3.0 release notes.Read the article
How to update a Docker container with Mender using Raspberry Pi
A Docker container packages applications in containers by virtualizing the operating system and dividing it into compartments to run applications. Powerful CPU-based devices can leverage virtualization to enable containers. Containers are easy to manage due to their atomic nature, enable more efficient use of system resources, faster delivery cycle and provide a nice layer of isolation. Microsoft...Read the article
Raspbian update breaks devices
A couple of days ago there was an incident involving Raspberry Pi devices running Raspbian. During a period of time devices could brick if you perform an ‘apt-get update && apt-get upgrade’. In this case they would brick by losing most of their functionality and if restarted they would not boot anymore.
The problem, in this case, was that a misconfigured package was uploaded (raspi-copies-and-fi...Read the article