Fedora proposal for UEFI 2.5 Capsule Update support

As reported on Fedora devel-announce and on Softpedia, a proposal for Red Hat’s Fedora has been added to support UEFI Capuse Updates via UEFI 2.5’s ESRT.

“This adds the ability to perform updates of system firmware, as well as some peripheral firmware, on machines supporting the UEFI Capsule Update mechanism and UEFI 2.5’s “ESRT” feature. Right now this is generic support—the number of machines for which we actually have firmware updates available is very small, as the underlying technology is quite new—and it doesn’t include any actual delivery mechanism for such firmware images. But if they’re put at the right place for fwupd to notice them, and the system supports the right features, they’ll show up as updates in gnome-software.”

It will very be interesting to see how different distributions expose firmware updates to users.

More Information:

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Fedora-23-Linux-Might-Allows-Users-to-Perform-Firmware-Updates-on-UEFI-Machines-483390.shtml
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/devel-announce/2015-June/001595.html
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/SystemFirmwareUpdates

 

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