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Yocto OTA updates - full root FS updates vs package vs container

5th Jul 2021

You have to do OTA software updates for your Yocto image so what does the process look like? The first thing is deciding what kind of update you want. As a user you might tend to think immediately about RootFileSystem updates for operating the whole file system. This is a good choice for many. But not necessarily for all users. There are other kinds of updates that you can do, such as updating con...

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Yocto and OTA software updates in an IoT project

5th Jul 2021

Yocto is an entire operating system image from scratch from source and a Yocto software update should be over-the-air at this point. You can learn here how to prepare a Yocto Project environment from scratch or go further and create custom images using the Yocto Project. Yocto comes with the advantages of being light and streamlined as a distribution. Yocto is a source-based distribution which...

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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...

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Yocto dunfell support released

28th Jul 2020

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...

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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...

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