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FWTS 17.06.00 released

Alex Hung of Canonical.com announced the 17.06.00 release of FWTS (FirmWare Test Suite).

New Features:
* ACPICA: Update to version 20170531
* olog: olog.json: Update OPAL skiboot errors to check on olog scan
* bios: mtrr: print out actual default type of MTRR

See the full announcement for the list of bugs fixed in this release.

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/fwts
http://fwts.ubuntu.com/release/fwts-V17.06.00.tar.gz
https://launchpad.net/~firmware-testing-team/+archive/ubuntu/ppa-fwts-stable
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FirmwareTestSuite/ReleaseNotes/17.06.00

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Firmware Test Suite 17.02.00 released

Alex Hung of Canonical announced the 17.02.00 release of FWTS, with new EFI and ACPI support. As well, IBM has been contributing some OpenPOWER support and it appears there is work to make an OpenPOWER version of FWTS-live.

One thing I recently noticed for FWTS: the UEFI Secure Boot tests are hard-coded only to work with Ubuntu’s Secure Boot key. I hope some other Linux distros add some distro-centric Secure Boot tests, beyond the Ubuntu test.

New Features:
  * ACPICA: Update to version 20170119
  * acpi: s3: Add new –s3-resume-hook option
  * Add README_JSON.txt for FWTS
  * klog.json: Add some more kernel messages to klog data base
  * klog.json: Add some EFI driver kernel messages to klog database
  * klog.json: Add some EFI quirk driver kernel messages to klog database
  * klog.json: Add some more EFI driver kernel messages to klog database
  * klog.json: Add some miscellaneous messages to klog database
  * Integrate PPC for FWTS-LIVE Frontend
  * fedora: Add fedora internal versioning number in fwts.spec
  * fedora: Add fwts.spec.in
  * fedora: Update buildsrpm.sh for dynamic versioning
  * fwts_framework: handle -? option differently from -h

See the full announcement for list of bugfixes.
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/fwts
http://fwts.ubuntu.com/release/fwts-V17.02.00.tar.gz
https://launchpad.net/~firmware-testing-team/+archive/ubuntu/ppa-fwts-stable
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FirmwareTestSuite/ReleaseNotes/17.02.00

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FWTS 17.01.00 released

Alex Hung of Canonical has announced the release of FWTS 17.01.00, the FirmWare Test Suite.

New Features:
* ACPICA: Update to version 20161222
* klog.json: Add kernel errors to the database
* fedora/fwts.spec: Add initial version of fwts.spec
* fedora/buildrpm.sh: Add build script for RPMs

See the full announcement for more details:
http://fwts.ubuntu.com/release/fwts-V17.01.00.tar.gz
https://launchpad.net/~firmware-testing-team/+archive/ubuntu/ppa-fwts-stable
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FirmwareTestSuite/ReleaseNotes/17.01.00
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/fwts

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FWTS 16.09.00 released

Alex Hung of Canonical announced the latest release of FWTS, the FirmWare Test Suite, on the fwts-announce  and other lists.

New Features include:
  * lib: acpi: add supports for WPBT
  * acpi: wpbt: add ACPI WPBT test
  * lib: acpi: add supports for DRTM
  * acpi: drtm: add ACPI DRTM test
  * lib: fwts_guid: add a compare function
  * acpi: nfit: check fields equals 0 for Virtual CD and Disk
  * opal: mtd: Add OPAL MTD Validation
  * acpi: ACPI Platform check updates
  * acpi: fadt: Remove HEADLESS check on reduced hardware
  * pci: aspm: Add segment support
  * ACPICA: Update to version 20160831

See the full announcement for list of bugfixes.

http://fwts.ubuntu.com/release/fwts-V16.09.00.tar.gz
https://launchpad.net/~firmware-testing-team/+archive/ubuntu/ppa-fwts-stable
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FirmwareTestSuite/ReleaseNotes/16.09.00
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/fwts

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FWTS v16.08.01 released

Alex Hung of Canonical announced v16.08.01 of FWTS, the FirmWare Test Suite.

There are a few new ACPI tests in this release:

  * acpi: nfit: add ACPI NFIT test
  * lib: acpi: add support for MPST
  * acpi: mpst: add ACPI MPST test
  * lib: acpi: add support for PMTT
  * acpi: pmtt: add ACPI PMTT test
  * ACPICA: Update to version 20160729

See the release notes for the list of bugfixes.

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/fwts
http://fwts.ubuntu.com/release/fwts-V16.08.01.tar.gz
https://launchpad.net/~firmware-testing-team/+archive/ubuntu/ppa-fwts-stable
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FirmwareTestSuite/ReleaseNotes/16.08.01

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FWTS 16.05.01 released

Alex Hung of Canonical has announced the 16.05.01 release of FWTS, the FirmWare Test Suite.

There are new ACPI and IPMI and TCG OVAL and Linux device-tree tests. In addition to new features, there’s an even larger list of bugfixes for most classes (UEFI, BIOS, ACPI, etc.) of tools, not excerpted below, see the full announcement for those.

New Features:
  * acpi: add MSCT table sanity check
  * acpi: add EINJ table sanity check
  * ACPICA: Update to version 20160318 (LP: #1559312)
  * Introduce olog scan, to check OPAL msglog.
  * Introduce IPMI BMC Info
  * devicetree: add infrastructure for device-tree tests
  * devicetree/dt_sysinfo: Add device tree system information tests
  * devicetree/dt_base: Add base device-tree validity checks
  * debian/control: change depends on libjson0-dev to libjson-c-dev
  * auto-packager: mkpackage.sh: add yakkety and remove vivid
  * debian/control: add back libjson0-dev for precise

http://fwts.ubuntu.com/release/fwts-V16.05.01.tar.gz
https://launchpad.net/~firmware-testing-team/+archive/ubuntu/ppa-fwts-stable
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FirmwareTestSuite/ReleaseNotes/16.05.01
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/fwts

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FWTS 15.12.00 released

Alex Hung of Canonical has announced the quarterly release of 15.12.00 of FirmWare TestSuite (FWTS). Besides updating to ACPICA to 20151124, it includes the following new features, including a handful of new UEFI features:

  * live-image/fwts-frontend-text: add a selection for recommended
  * data: klog.json: add in some more kernel error messages for 4.3
  * ACPI: Add ASPT test
  * lib: framework: allow mixed tests and test category options
  * fwts: framework: Add –log-level option
  * lib: fwts_uefi: add SD device path define
  * Boot path sync with UEFI spec. 2.5
  * uefibootpath: add test for the SD device path
  * uefidump: add dumping for the SD device path
  * lib: fwts_uefi: add efi bluetooth device path define
  * uefibootpath: add test for the bluetooth device path
  * uefidump: add dumping for the bluetooth device path
  * lib: fwts_uefi: add wireless device path define
  * uefibootpath: add test for the wireless device path
  * uefidump: add dumping for the wireless device path
  * lib: fwts_uefi: add ramdisk device path define
  * uefibootpath: add test for the ramdisk device path
  * uefidump: add dumping for the ramdisk device path

See full announcement for list of bugs fixed in this release.

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/fwts
http://fwts.ubuntu.com/release/fwts-V15.12.00.tar.gz
https://launchpad.net/~firmware-testing-team/+archive/ubuntu/ppa-fwts-stable
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FirmwareTestSuite/ReleaseNotes/15.12.00

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