Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Google To Require "Designed For Chromebook" Devices Support Fwupd Firmware Updates

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Google To Require "Designed For Chromebook" Devices Support Fwupd Firmware Updates

    Phoronix: Google To Require "Designed For Chromebook" Devices Support Fwupd Firmware Updates

    Beginning at the start of the year it looks like Google will be requiring hardware vendors to support firmware updating on Linux via Fwupd with the Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS) if they wish to carry the "Designed For Chromebook" label...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...romebook-Fwupd

  • #2
    You go GNOMEr. Battle of Firmware won.

    Rejoice and regroup. GNOME will take on Patent trolls.

    Comment


    • #3
      Originally posted by 144Hz View Post
      You go GNOMEr. Battle of Firmware won.

      Rejoice and regroup. GNOME will take on Patent trolls.
      Yeah, and I'm the one constantly going off topic...

      Just shut your gnomehole already.

      Comment


      • #4
        This just makes me happy..happy..happy! And, although LVFS as a project has been developing for quite some time, the combined announcement of Google making this a requirement AND it has the backing of the most successful Linux company in the world (Red Hat) which is now owned by IBM, just seals the deal. Its's been a long, slow, sometimes hard struggle. But the pieces continue to fall into place for Linux to become a legitimate desktop alternative to Windows or Mac based computing for the 99% of users who will never geek, phreak or hack but just want a platform to use that is freedom based, easy to use and maintain, and secure and stable.

        Comment


        • #5
          Jumbotron Red Hat is more than “backing” LVFS. They pay the senior GNOME developer who made it happen.

          Comment


          • #6
            Typo:

            Originally posted by phoronix View Post
            the need for hardware access, understanding of device versioning, and otherrequirements.

            Comment


            • #7
              That's pretty cool, though, gets me to wonder if that might just push manufacturers to not get the label, or just use Windows instead.

              Originally posted by Vistaus View Post
              Just shut your gnomehole already.
              I imagine this is 144Hz's reaction:

              (picture of a pants-down gnome showing the middle finger)
              Last edited by tildearrow; 11-18-2019, 04:02 PM.

              Comment


              • #8
                144Hz I know Red Hat is supporting the main Gnome developer. I'm a Gnome fan boy. Planet Gnome and Planet Fedora are two of my many daily go-to blogs. I rejoiced when Ubuntu dropped Unity and went with Gnome and are now rapidly improving it along with Red Hat.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Jumbotron Yeah, Red Hat is just awesome.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Jumbotron View Post
                    it has the backing of the most successful Linux company in the world (Red Hat) which is now owned by IBM.
                    Don't say things like that, you'll make Mark Shuttleworth cry.

                    Comment

                    Working...
                    X