Getting started with Mender 2.1 beta on Windows
I have a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 with Windows 10 installed on it. I wanted to get started and evaluate Mender with the latest Mender 2.1 beta release, using my Raspberry Pi 3 board. The main goal with this new onboarding process (as opposed to 2.0 version) is that it will take you through installing Mender and deploying a demo application update on your existing physical device and OS in as little...Read the article
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...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
Updating Raspbian remotely
If you are using a Raspberry Pi with the Raspbian OS, a new way to update it remotely is available!Read the article
Mender 1.7 released: Raspbian and broader Linux support
We are happy to announce the production releases Mender 1.7.0 and 1.6.1!
We are happy to see an increase in community contributions with Mender 1.7! A big thank you to the contributors for investing your time in developing new features as well as everyone providing feedback and support! To give due credit, the changelog for Mender 1.7 and later includes contributor statistics.
The focus for Mender 1.7 is to make Linux support much easier, including binary Linux distributions! The key features of Mender 1.7 are covered below, and you can see the detailed items in the Mender 1.7.0 release notes.Read the article