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Bug#914119: ITP: mender-client -- Mender over-the-air software updater client.

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Andreas Henriksson <andreas@fatal.se>

* Package name    : mender-client
  Version         : 1.6.0b1+git20181015.3032b74-1
  Upstream Author : Mender
* URL             : https://github.com/mendersoftware/mender
* License         : Apache 2.0
  Programming Lang: Go
  Description     : Mender over-the-air software updater client.

 Mender: over-the-air updater for embedded Linux devices Mender is an
 open source over-the-air (OTA) software updater for embedded Linux
 devices. Mender comprises a client running at the embedded device, as
 well as a server that manages deployments across many devices.
 Embedded product teams often end up creating homegrown updaters
 at the last minute due to the need to fix bugs in field-deployed
 devices. However, the most important requirement for an embedded update
 process is robustness, for example loss of power at any time should not
 brick a device. This creates a challenge given the time constraints to
 develop and maintain a homegrown updater.
 Mender aims to address this challenge with a robust and easy to use
 updater for embedded Linux devices, which is open source and available
 to anyone.
 Robustness is ensured with atomic image-based deployments using a dual
 A/B rootfs partition layout. This makes it always possible to roll
 back to a working state, even when losing power at any time during the
 update process.
 Ease of use is addressed with an intuitive UI, comprehensive documentation
 (https://docs.mender.io/), a meta layer for the Yocto Project
 (https://github.com/mendersoftware/meta-mender) for easy integration
 into existing environments, and high quality software (see the test
 coverage badge).
 This repository contains the Mender client updater, which can be run in
 standalone mode (manually triggered through its command line interface)
 or managed mode (connected to the Mender server).
 Mender not only provides the client-side updater, but also the backend and
 UI for managing deployments as open source. The Mender server is designed
 as a microservices architecture and comprises several repositories.
 Mender logo Getting started To start using Mender, we recommend that
 you begin with the Getting started section in the Mender documentation
 In order to support rollback, the Mender client depends on integration
 with U-Boot and the partition layout. It is therefore most easily
 built as part of your Yocto Project image by using the meta layer for
 the Yocto Project (https://github.com/mendersoftware/meta-mender).

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