The Linux Vendor Firmware Service Continues Maturing
Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME on 22 August 2015 at 09:28 AM EDT. 1 Comment
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The Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS) continues maturing for making it easy for Linux users to update their system firmware/BIOS from the Linux desktop.

With GNOME 3.18 the work should land on the desktop side for allowing the firmware update handling through GNOME Software. With Linux 4.2 there are the kernel bits. The upcoming Fedora 23 should be the first Linux distribution release where it becomes easy updating your system firmware, assuming your system supports UEFI 2.5+ and your motherboard vendor is supplying suitable packages.


Richard Hughes has mentioned the latest work he's done on LVFS is adding support for embargoed firmware updates, in order to suit the needs of a "large vendor" for being able to do semi-private testing over the service before rolling out firmware updates to everyone.
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