As reported today by Michael Larabel at Phoronix, coreboot recently got support for the Rockchip ‘Veyron Shark’ ARM SoC , used for Chromebook/Chromebox, with code from Google and Rock Chip.
To quote Phoronix:
“Julius Werner of Google’s Chromium team added the Veyron Shark mainboard into Coreboot Git. Shark is in turn is based off a copy of the Coreboot code for Veyron Speedy. Some of the code comes from Google while the rest is from Rockchip Inc. Rockchip’s latest chip series is the RK33xx that is based on an octa-core Cortex-A53 design with a GPU supporting OpenGL ES 3.1 and capable of HDMI 2.0 and 4Kx2K @ 60 FPS H.264/H.265 real-time video playback.”
Rock Chip nor coreboot didn’t didn’t consider this newsworthy, no press release. I’m grateful that Phoronix has such an efficient news gathering system, especially for tracking new features in coreboot.