Fwupd 1.0.0 Released To Advance Linux Firmware Updating
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 9 October 2017 at 10:14 AM EDT. 12 Comments
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Richard Hughes has announced the release of fwupd 1.0.0 today, the utility increasingly being used by many vendors for supporting updating of device firmware/microcode on Linux.

With fwupd 1.0, there is ABI breakage as they removed a lot of cruft that built up over the years and also sought to improve some of the interfaces for this firmware updating project and its daemon. Fwupd 0.9 meanwhile will continue to be maintained for existing users not yet migrating to v1.0.

Hughes also shared that fwupd now supports 72 different kinds of hardware, support for another ~12 devices is currently being worked on, many vendors continue using or exploring fwupd, and around 165,000 devices each month get updated firmware using fwupd with LVFS.

More details on fwupd 1.0 and a retrospect via Richard's blog.
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