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Gummiboot UEFI Boot Manager Update Pushes New Features

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Published on 21 December 2013 10:36 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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Gummiboot 41 was released this weekend with new features and was followed immediately by Gummiboot 42 to correct the build system for this open-source simple UEFI boot manager.

Gummiboot now boasts the previously covered splash screen support. Gummiboot 41 also adds support for a background color setting, supports using the alpha channel for graphics, and other small changes. Gummiboot 41 came just one week after Gummiboot 40 and consists of about 20 commits by Kay Sievers and Tom Gundersen.

Gummiboot 42 then was released just hours later due to the build system in Gummiboot 41 being broken.

Details on all of the changes to this simple UEFI boot manager can be found via the Git repository log. For those unfamiliar with this UEFI boot manager can visit its FreeDesktop.org site.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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