Listen to UBOS instigator Johannes Ernst being interviewed by Bruce Sinclair of IoT Inc. As Bruce puts it:
Beta 9 has arrived with new software packages, new features and the obligatory bug fixes. Here are some of the highlights:
The Mozilla IoT folks invited me (Johannes Ernst) to give a talk at their Connected Devices meetup in San Francisco last night. I talked about “UBOS and the Indie IoT”. It features:
If you have a site that currently doesn’t use SSL/TLS encryption, or you use a a certificate from a different provider, UBOS lets you easily move to a Letsencrypt certificate.
Unfortunately, the state of WiFi on Linux in general is a mess. We can’t fix that general mess single-handedly on UBOS I’m afraid. But when your WiFi dongle has the “right” chip set, using WiFi on UBOS can be surprisingly easy. Such as when using Element14’s Wi-Pi (datasheet) with the Raspberry Pi.
Beta 7 was a major feature release. This time around, the improvements are more incremental. Here are the highlights:
In this end-to-end tutorial, Johannes Ernst shows how to download and install UBOS on a Raspberry Pi 3, without a keyboard or a monitor, and get Nextcloud running on it.
UBOS continues to make great steps forward. In the latest beta, we have added support for more types of hardware to run UBOS on, more apps, important software upgrades, and many small improvements that make your life as owner of a UBOS device in production just so much easier.