- Coreboot is a viable Open Source alternative for Proprietary BIOS and Firmware solutions
- Coreboot has seen widespread adoption in recent years on both consumer and Industry hardware supported by GNU/Linux and BSD.
The Free and Open Source alternative to proprietary BIOS/Firmware Coreboot has released its autumn build as version 4.11.
The release notes like always included details about the development contribution process and the changelog for the relase
Since 4.10 there were 1630 new commits by over 130 developers. Of these, about 30 contributed to coreboot for the first time.
The changelog includes:
– Code Janitorial process to improve the readability of Coreboot Code Repositories.
– Further integrating and extending support for Intel’s Kabylake and Cannonlake architectures in default Coreboot drivers.
– AMD Picasso APU driver support.
– further progress in supporting the Mediatek 8173 chipset.
– The Verified Boot “VBoot” feature now functions on more (other than Google) systems.
– Preliminary support for Intel Tiger Lake architecture.
– New motherboards include a lot of Google Hardware including Chromebooks, AMD Padmelon Refrence Board Computers(RBCs), ASUS P5QL-EM, Lenovo Thinkpad R60, Lenovo ThinkPad T410, Lenovo ThinkPad T440P, Lenovo ThinkPad X301, Razer Blade Stealth the Kabylake iteration/refresh, and the Supermicro X11SSM-F/X11SSH-TF.
– Going forward Coreboot will drop AMD Torpedo / Family 12h support because of the lack of maintenance in addition to support for MIPS architecture being dropped over lack of interest or relevance.
More details about the release can be found on Coreboot.org