Mender 1.1 released: Signature management
We are happy to announce the production release of Mender 1.1!
A big thanks to everyone who have tested the 1.1 beta to ensure the production release is well tested. For example, an issue relating to certain Mender upgrades was fixed due to feedback from testing.
We will cover some of the major new features requested by users below, and you can see the detailed items in the release notes in...Read the article
Embedded Linux Conference 2016
We would like to thank the organizers of the Embedded Linux Conference for having us participate in their event.
You can find the slides for one of our talks, Cryptography basics for embedded developers, on Linux Foundation’s site here.Read the article
Partition layout design for embedded devices to enable image-based updates
Software updates for embedded devices are typically deployed as full image updates. There are many design considerations take into account in the partition table layout to enable full image updates, includingDo configuration settings need to be preserved during updates? Does the device storage controller support wear leveling or should this be handled by the operating system? Will th... Read the article
Firmware over-the-air: package-based vs image-based updates
Here at Mender.io, we did a comprehensive survey with embedded developers and what they did with devices that required software updates over-the-air (OTA). Our findings included two very distinct approaches to handling updates, which we will go over in more detail in this blog post.
The results of our survey included the following:Read the article
Using build information from Yocto to deploy software updates (part 2)
In our previous post, we discussed the need to check compatibility for software and devices when designing a solution to deploy software updates. We also saw that this entails discovering the hardware device type and the supported device type by the software update.
In this post we will look at how Yocto and OpenEmbedded can be used to obtain this information for builds relying on them.Read the article