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88 LVFS open-source and Linux related news articles on Phoronix since 2017.

LVFS/Fwupd Ponders 2025 Plans: Servers, Desktop Motherboards & More
LVFS/Fwupd Ponders 2025 Plans: Servers, Desktop Motherboards & More

Richard Hughes of Red Hat who leads development of the Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS) and Fwupd firmware updating utility is currently pondering plans for 2025. Among the ideas he's seeking input from the community is on whether the main focus should be on servers, desktop motherboards, laptops, or other removable hardware/peripherals.

13 March 2024 - LVFS + Fwupd - 10 Comments
Fwupd 1.9.4 Released With Linux Firmware Updating For More Devices
Fwupd 1.9.4 Released With Linux Firmware Updating For More Devices

Richard Hughes of Red Hat has just released Fwupd 1.9.4 as the newest version of thus open-source software that goes along with the Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS) for making it easy to deploy new firmware/BIOS updates for systems and countless peripherals under Linux.

22 August 2023 - Fwupd 1.9.4 - 1 Comment
How Cloudflare Updates The BIOS & Firmware Across Thousands Of Servers
How Cloudflare Updates The BIOS & Firmware Across Thousands Of Servers

For those wondering how Cloudflare keeps their thousands of servers around the world up-to-date for the latest BIOS and firmware, Cloudflare's engineering blog has put out an interesting post that outlines their process of handling system BIOS updates as well as various other firmware updates.

14 March 2023 - Cloudflare - 10 Comments
FWUPD Explores Improvement For Easier & More Robust Firmware Updating On Linux
FWUPD Explores Improvement For Easier & More Robust Firmware Updating On Linux

Currently when it comes to shipping new/updated device support for firmware updating under Linux with FWUPD/LVFS, it requires making/adjusting a Fwupd plug-in for carrying out the actual firmware copying/updating of the device and then adding in the device VID/PID to a quirks table so Fwupd knows about what to match a given device to for the firmware plug-in to use. Even in new devices where no plug-in changes are required, new device entries are still needed in the quirks table and it makes it challenging when Linux distributions don't quickly move to new FWUPD releases. Moving forward a better solution is being explored.

3 September 2022 - Linux Firmware Updating - 14 Comments
Fwupd 1.8.4 Supports More Hardware, Starts Allowing To Make BIOS Changes From Linux
Fwupd 1.8.4 Supports More Hardware, Starts Allowing To Make BIOS Changes From Linux

Richard Hughes as the lead developer of the Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS) and Fwupd at Red Hat announced the release this morning of Fwupd 1.8.4 as a nice update to this open-source firmware updating utility. Fwupd 1.8.4 not only adds support for some new hardware and fixes but notably begins adding the infrastructure to allow facilitating BIOS changes to the system from within Linux.

30 August 2022 - fwupd 1.8.4 - 27 Comments
LVFS Has Served More Than 52 Million Firmware Files To Linux Users
LVFS Has Served More Than 52 Million Firmware Files To Linux Users

It was just March of last year that the Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS) served up a total of 25 million firmware downloads to Linux users for updating their system firmware and peripheral devices supporting Fwupd. Just over one year later it has successfully served more than 52 million downloads!

31 May 2022 - LVFS + Fwupd Presentation - 10 Comments
Fwupd 1.8 Released With New Capabilities, Expanded Hardware Support
Fwupd 1.8 Released With New Capabilities, Expanded Hardware Support

In addition to "Fwupd Friendly Firmware" getting off the ground, this week also marks Fwupd 1.8 as the newest version of this open-source solution paired with the Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS) for easy system and component firmware updating on Linux and other platforms.

28 April 2022 - Fwupd 1.8 - 6 Comments
Linux Firmware Updating Growth Continues Amid Security Updates
Linux Firmware Updating Growth Continues Amid Security Updates

The Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS) for delivering firmware updates with the fwupd client for system and component firmware updates from Linux continues experiencing massive growth. Q4'2021 by far saw the most usage ever and that has continued into 2022 with serving more than two million firmware downloads the past month.

1 February 2022 - Linux Vendor Firmware Service - 1 Comment
LVFS Exploring Alternate, Open-Source Firmware For Capable End-Of-Life Devices
LVFS Exploring Alternate, Open-Source Firmware For Capable End-Of-Life Devices

The Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS) with Fwupd for firmware updating on Linux could soon be making it easier to transition older, end-of-life devices off official firmware packages and onto the likes of open-source Coreboot for capable aging PC hardware. This not only would make the system run on more free software but would extend the life of the hardware with firmware updates where the vendor has ceased their support.

24 January 2022 - Alternative Firmware - 35 Comments
LVFS Activity Going Wild Ahead Of New Security Disclosure Requiring Firmware Update
LVFS Activity Going Wild Ahead Of New Security Disclosure Requiring Firmware Update

The Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS) that integrates with Fwupd for delivering firmware updates primarily to Linux users is surging with around three times the normal traffic volume. Unfortunately, this boost in traffic appears to be due to vendor(s) releasing new system firmware updates ahead of disclosing a presumptive security issue.

18 January 2022 - Linux Vendor Firmware Service - 16 Comments
Linux Vendor Firmware Service Serves Up 40 Millionth Download

With the accelerating growth of the Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS) for serving up system and component firmware files to Linux users for flashing via the fwupd utility, today it crossed the milestone of having served up more than 40 million firmware files.

1 December 2021 - LVFS - 21 Comments
FWUPD Linux Firmware Updater Prepares "Best Known Configuration" Feature
FWUPD Linux Firmware Updater Prepares "Best Known Configuration" Feature

The Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS) and FWUPD on their great upward trajectory has in recent times been expanding beyond their initial focus of desktop/laptop hardware to supporting more server platforms for firmware updating. The latest feature driven by their growing server interests is "best known configuration" handling for where there are multiple independently-versioned firmware packages for a given system and may be support recommendations or potential version conflicts between the the different firmware packages.

29 November 2021 - Best Known Configurations - 11 Comments
FWUPD 1.7 Released With Supporting More Hardware For Firmware Updates On Linux

FWUPD and the Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS) continue to serve as a resounding open-source success for allowing an increasing amount of hardware to support firmware updates on Linux from system/motherboard UEFI to disk drives and various peripherals. LVFS is now serving up more than two million firmware downloads a month while FWUPD 1.7 is out today with supporting firmware updates on even more hardware.

6 October 2021 - FWUPD 1.7 - 10 Comments

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