Libreboot 20230413 Released With Build System Improvements

Written by Michael Larabel in Coreboot on 13 April 2023 at 02:30 PM EDT. 2 Comments
Libreboot is the downstream of Coreboot focused on having fully open-source / free software replacements to proprietary BIOS/firmware on x86 and ARM systems. Out today is Libreboot 20230413 as the latest step forward for the project.

It was just last month that there was a big Libreboot update with ThinkPaf T530/W530 support as well as improving existing Libreboot ports like for the ThinkPad T440p/W541. Plus other fixes and smaller changes throughout.

With today's Libreboot 20230413 release there are no changes to Libreboot for any of the board-specific code over Libreboot 20230319, but there is a "mild overhaul" to its build system. This release has a "massive" code cleanup to its NVMe utility code that brings improved error handling, improved ROM handling scripts for Sandy Bridge through Haswell systems, dropping a few problematic boards from the build system, and fixing handling for the T440/W541 laptops.

Intel Little Falls motherboard
A blast from the past... The Intel "Little Falls" Atom motherboard has been dropped in Libreboot, for now at least.

The removed motherboards were the Daisy / Peach / Veyron Chromebooks as well as the Intel D945GCLF motherboard. It's possible these boards will be added back in a future Libreboot release.

More details on today's Libreboot update via
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