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
Webinar this Wednesday, May 15th | How Blokable uses Mender for OTA updates for scalable housing creation
We will be hosting a webinar this Wednesday, May 15th at 9:00am Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco) with our friends at Blokable, a company focused on expanding prosperity and equity in communities by building high-quality, low-cost, connected housing at scale. Come learn how Blokable uses Mender's secure and robust OTA update manager to unlock new capabilities and continuously improve the BlokSense Platform, a digital product that reduces the cost of maintenance and operations for Blokable communities.
Please see the webinar below!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 1.5 released: Intel x86 support
We are happy to announce the production releases Mender 1.5.0 and 1.4.2!
The key features of Mender 1.5 are covered below, and you can see the detailed items in the release notes of Mender 1.5.0 and Mender 1.4.2.Read the article