I am considering (as I am a newbie) using BBB for my home system that uses MQTT, this is running fine on a windows machine.
I have looked on the internet but cannot find the information, I did see a video on Youtube with MQTT and virtual reality, so it must be possible !
I currently use mosquito server, is this available in the arm linux that BBB uses?
Also is there MQTT client that I can use ?
Any other hints tips will be aprreciated.
I am not familiar with MQTT, but assuming you want to run Ubuntu or Debian, both server and client are already available in there respective repositories. I can't vouch if the version in the repository are the latest, but if not, the sources are available and you can compile directly on the Beagle.
A good source for installing Ubuntu on the Beagle Black is http://elinux.org/BeagleBoardUbuntu
It’s possible to use MQTT/mosquitto on the BBB, I couldn’t find any Angstrom packages but it’s relatively painless to compile from source.
I used opkg to install the following packages, some of which may not be necessary:
Then I added /usr/local/lib to /etc/ld.so.conf and downloaded the latest version of mosquitto and followed the instructions to compile and install it.
Hope you managed to get it installed