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Craft and deploy bulletproof embedded software in Elixir

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Host Requirements

  • Mac OS 10.10+
  • 64-bit Linux (tested on Debian / Ubuntu / Redhat / CentOS / Arch)
  • Windows 10 with Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (experimental)
  • Raspberry Pi 3 (experimental)
  • Elixir ~> 1.9

See Installation Docs for software dependencies.


Generating a New Nerves Application

mix my_app

Building Firmware

export MIX_TARGET=rpi3
mix deps.get      # Fetch the dependencies
mix firmware      # Cross-compile dependencies and create a .fw file
mix firmware.burn # Burn firmware to an inserted SD card

Note: The mix firmware.burn target relies on the presence of ssh-askpass. Some users may need to export the SUDO_ASKPASS environment variable to point to their askpass binary. On Arch Linux systems, this is in /usr/lib/ssh/ssh-askpass


Installation Docs

Getting Started

Frequently-Asked Questions



User Interfaces

Advanced Configuration


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Please see our Contributing Guide for details on how you can contribute in various ways.

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