Mendel release notes

This is a non-exhaustive summary of changes included in each version of Mendel.

To check your Mendel version, run cat /etc/mendel_version.

For system image downloads, see

4.0 (day)

  • First release based on Debian 10 (buster) (Note that our distribution does not include everything from Debian; for example, Mendel does not include desktop environments and applications, because our system is designed for embedded systems. Also, the new SecureBoot and AppArmor changes do not apply to Mendel)
  • Support for Python 3.7
  • Support for OpenCV and OpenCL
  • Support for device tree overlays
  • Upgraded GStreamer pipelines
  • Upgraded Linux Kernel (4.14)
  • Upgraded U-Boot bootloader (2017.03.3)

3.0 (chef)

  • First open source release
  • First release with the Mendel Development Tool (MDT)
  • Improved security for SSH authentication

2.0 (beaker)

  • Resolved Hynix/Micron memory timing stability
  • Support for USB-C connections in U-Boot
  • Support for Mac in script
  • Released edgetpu_demo for out-of-box Edge TPU demo

1.0 (alpha)

Our first Mendel release!