Gummiboot Is Dead
Written by Michael Larabel in systemd on 7 July 2015 at 09:30 AM EDT. 23 Comments
SYSTEMD --
Gummiboot, the lightweight UEFI boot manager that's been around for a few years, is now dead.

Kay Sievers took to the Gummiboot Git repository this morning and did an obsoleted commit: He deleted all of the code and everything in the repository while marking it as a dead package. (Of course, if you're really interested in the code, thanks to Git you could always go back to an earlier revision...)

Gummiboot is dead, of course, because it was spun into systemd to form systemd's SD-Boot (U)EFI boot manager. SD-Boot has been in there since systemd 220 as an optional feature and can be used for doing some cool stuff.

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