petfeedd 0.2.2 Released

petfeedd, the software for pet feeders, has a new release. 0.2.2 is a maintenance release that add support for new Raspberry Pi Hardware. There are no breaking changes in this release.

Update Instructions

If you are running Docker, it is as simple as pulling the most recent image and restarting:

docker pull peckrob/petfeedd-arm32v7 # For Raspberry Pi 2+
docker pull peckrob/petfeedd-arm32v6 # For Raspberry Pi Zero and older Pi's
docker pull peckrob/petfeedd-amd64   # For x86-64
docker restart petfeedd

For source-based checkouts, you will need to pull the most recent code and install recent packages:

cd /opt/petfeedd
git pull
pipenv install
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