Bug#907041: ITP: swupdate -- SWUpdate provides a reliable way to update the software on an embedded system
- Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2018 12:49:28 +0200
- From: Stefano Babic <sbabic@xxxxxxx>
- Subject: Bug#907041: ITP: swupdate -- SWUpdate provides a reliable way to update the software on an embedded system
Owner: Stefano Babic <sbabic@xxxxxxx>
* Package name : swupdate
Version : 2018.03
Upstream Author : Name <sbabic@xxxxxxx>
* URL : https://github.com/sbabic/swupdate
* License : GPL
Programming Lang: C, Lua
Description : SWUpdate provides a reliable way to update the software on
an embedded system
SWUpdate is a Linux Update agent with the goal to provide an efficient and safe
to update an embedded system. SWUpdate supports local and remote updates,
multiple update strategies
It supports the common media on embedded devices such as NOR / NAND flashes,
UBI volumes, SD / eMMC,
and can be easily extended to introduce project specific update procedures.
Pre- and postinstall scripts are supported, and a Lua interpreter helps to
customize the update process.
An update package is described by the sw-description file, using the libconfig
syntax or JSON.
It is even possible to use Lua with a custom syntax.
Here a short list of the main features:
Install on embedded media (eMMC, SD, Raw NAND, NOR and SPI-NOR flashes)
Allow delivery single image for multiple devices
Multiple interfaces for getting software
integrated web server
integrated REST client connector to hawkBit
remote server download
Software delivered as images, gzipped tarball, etc.
Allow custom handlers for installing FPGA firmware, microcontroller
firmware via custom protocols.
Hardware / Software compatibility.
It depends from these packages:
I am the author / maintainer of this project, and I provide rules to maintain
the package in the sources.
Full documentation for the project is here:
Having it in Debian will help people to understand how an update works on
embedded system and it can be simply used on debian for ARM.