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Tuesday, October 11 • 14:00 - 14:50
Comparison of Linux Software Update Technologies - Matt Porter, Konsulko

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The update of software in an embedded Linux system has always been an important part of any product. In the past, however, planning and design for software update was often an afterthought in system design. Further, software update mechanisms for embedded Linux products were typically implemented as ad hoc one-off projects within each product company. As the requirements for products have matured to include security updates at a frequent intervals, software update strategy has become a focal point of product development. This session will explore a number of different Linux software update technologies that are FOSS projects, comparing each for their strengths and weaknesses. In order to better understand the applicability of these technologies, we will also deep dive into both common and uncommon use cases that drive requirements for these software update mechanisms.

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Matt Porter

CTO, Konsulko Group
Matt Porter has been a Linux user for over 25 years and is the CTO of Konsulko Group. At Konsulko, he works on design and development of embedded systems incorporating a variety of FOSS components. He enjoys contributing to many projects such as the Linux kernel and OpenEmbedded... Read More →


Tuesday October 11, 2016 14:00 - 14:50
Hall Berlin A - Ground Level

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