Using LVM to reduce dual rootfs footprint
In this post we're going to explore using LVM to reduce the space needed by a dual rootfs setup. In a typical dual rootfs setup, the device needs to have two times the space needed by the rootfs partition, in order to have an inactive partition to stream a new update into. But in a typical patch update, not that much will have changed from what's already on the active partition. Perhaps a few libr...Read the article
Yocto dunfell support released
Today we released support for the dunfell branch from the Yocto Project. The changes to support this branch are mostly under the hood, and therefore there are no significant new features in this release.
To get it, clone the new dunfell-v2020.07 tag in the meta-mender repository, like this:git clone -b dunfell-v2020.07 https://github.com/mendersoftware/meta-mender.git
Or, if you alrea...Read the article
Quickly evaluate Mender with the new FREE 12-month signup trial
We are excited to share with you that we have launched a new free hosted trial version. The goal of this free trial is to help our prospective users and customers evaluate all the different features and capabilities of the latest Mender releases to enable them make a better decision when they decide to select a plan for their pre and post-production OTA needs. The new free hosted trial version...Read the article
Yocto zeus support released
The long awaited release of the meta-mender zeus branch has been released, which supports the Yocto Project zeus (3.0) branch.
The release comes with a lot of bug fixes and other changes since the warrior branch. Some of the notable changes are:The Mender client component has been renamed from mender to mender-client. This applies both to the recipe name, and to the service names used... Read the article
Choosing Yocto as your build system for your IoT project
Going from prototyping to production, one has many options to choose from to develop their IoT project. Yocto and other open source build systems such as Buildroot provide an automated, reliable and reproducible way to generate custom distribution images. Additionally, choosing a build system gives you complete control of the software and you can configure it to do anything you wish. It enab...Read the article