Firmware Test Suite 15.06.00 released

Today Alex Hung of Canonical announced the availability of FWTS (FirmWare TestSuite) version 15.06.00. FTWS is useful to determine if your system has operational hardware/firmware. Besides command line tests, it has a curses front-end UI, and a FTWS-live distribution; FWTS tests are also included in LUVos, though I’m not sure if LUV is synced to the latest FWTS yet.

New Features:
  * lib: acpi: add an acpi category
  * live-image/fwts-frontend-text: add selections of acpi and uefi tests
  * acpi: add tests to acpi category
  * acpi: fwts-tests: Remove redundant tailing space and update fwts-tests
  * auto-packager: mkpackage.sh: remove lucid
  * auto-packager: mkpackage.sh: add wily
  * acpi: Add SPCR ACPI table check (LP: #1433604)
  * dmi: dmicheck: add 4 new DMI chassis types

More Information:

http://fwts.ubuntu.com/release/fwts-V15.06.00.tar.gz
https://launchpad.net/~firmware-testing-team/+archive/ubuntu/ppa-fwts-stable
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FirmwareTestSuite/ReleaseNotes/15.06.00
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/fwts

New FWTS Discuss Mailing List Created

FWTS is the FirmWare TestSuite for Linux from Canonical. The project has had an Announce and a Develop mailing list; they’ve just created a Discuss list. This will be useful for enterprise users and security researchers who use these tools.

A new fwts-discuss@lists.ubuntu.com has been created for general Firmware Test Suite related discussions. Email from other related firmware projects may be cross-posted to this as long as they are vaguely related to fwts.
More information:

https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/fwts-discuss
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/fwts-devel/2015-May/006103.html