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Debian UEFI Secure Boot report from DebConf

DebConf, the Debian conference is happening, and there’s a EFI Secure Boot talk. Slides are listed on the debian-efi list below:

https://lists.debian.org/debian-efi/2018/07/msg00015.html

https://meetings-archive.debian.net/pub/debian-meetings/2018/DebConf18/?

 

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Pyra (Debian-based gaming console) needs kernel ARM/OMAP experts

Pyra needs help by kernel and low-level ARM/OMAP experts

W. Martin Borgert posted a message to the Debian kernel/ARM lists, about soliciting kernel dev help for a Debian-based gaming console, successor to OpenPandora.

Borgert quote:

I just read this post by Pyra project leader Michael Mrozek a.k.a. “Evil Dragon”. (Pyra is planned to be a Debian based gaming console, successor of OpenPandora.) They need help by kernel devs and folks who know OMAP etc. Maybe somebody here can help them? There even might be some money in it. No doubt about fame and fun, though!

Evil Dragon quote:

[…]This brings up another important point: Kernel developers! There’s still quite a few things which should be done before the release. We don’t have proper powersaving, the TILER implementation needs to be tidied up, 3D is not yet implemented, Audio needs a better setup, etc. It seems there are less and less kernel developers having the time to work on such things in their spare time. That’s why I decided to hire freelancers to help out as well![…]I know we’ve got quite a lot of OpenSource fans around here. Maybe some know some good kernel developers, who are able to include and improve hardware support and fix various issues. We can provide a test unit as well as the needed datasheets – but it needs someone who is capable of debugging and fixing low-level things.[…]

https://pyra-handheld.com/boards/threads/moving-along.82982/
https://pyra-handheld.com/

 

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seL ported to RISC-V

seL, in addition to Intel and ARM, now supports RISC-V!

https://github.com/seL4/seL4/tree/master/include/arch/riscv/arch
https://sel4.systems/pipermail/devel/2018-April/001928.html
https://docs.sel4.systems/Hardware/RISCV
https://sel4.systems/About/seL4/
https://riscv.org/

 

PS: seL is not the only OS porting to RISC-V, here’s the Debian port:
https://groups.google.com/a/groups.riscv.org/forum/#!topic/sw-dev/u4VcUtB9r94

PS: RISC-V is getting active, and has had lots of newsworthy events that I’ve not covered:
https://riscv.org/news/

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Embedded Linux Japan Technical Jamboree 63 slides/videos uploaded

Status of Embedded Linux, Tim Bird
Review of ELC Europe 2017, Tim Bird
mplementing state-of-the-art U-Boot port, 2017 edition, by Marek Vasut
Linux カーネルのメモリ管理の闇をめぐる戦い(協力者募集中, Tetsuo Handa (NTT Data)
Request for your suggestions: How to Protect Data in eMMC on Embedded Devices, Gou Nakatsuka (Daikin)
Fuego Status and Roadmap, Tim Bird
Multicast Video-Streaming on Embedded Linux environment, Daichi Fukui (TOSHIBA)
From 1 to many Implementing SMP on OpenRISC, Stafford Horne
Core Partitioning Technique on Multicore Linux systems, Kouta Okamoto (TOSHIBA)
Debian + YoctoProject Based Projects: Collaboration Status, Kazuhiro Hayashi (TOSHIBA)

https://elinux.org/Japan_Technical_Jamboree_63#Agenda

See-also: Septemer 2017 Jamboree 62:

Status of Embedded Linux, Tim Bird
EdgeX Foundry: Introduction and demonstration of end to end IoT system, Victor Duan, Linaro
Lighting Talk: Integration between GitLab and Fuego, Tomohito Esaki, IGEL Co., Ltd.
DebConf17 Report, Kazuhiro Hayashi, TOSHIBA
Lightning Talk : About the LTS now, Shinsuke kato, Panasonic Corporation
Kernel Recipes 2015 – Linux Stable Release process, Greg KH
Lightning Talk: IPv6 Ready Logo Test for LTSI 4.9 and introduction about CVE-2016-5863 and CVE-2017-11164, Fan Xin, Fujitsu Computer Technologies Limited

https://elinux.org/Japan_Technical_Jamboree_62#Agenda

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Debsources: browse/search sources of all Debian releases

Matthieu Caneill of Debian announced Debsources. Excerpt of announcement below, for full announcement, see the debian-devel-announce mailing list archives.

https://twitter.com/zacchiro/status/938327579135807488

Announcing sources.debian.org

We’re happy to announce that Debsources, the Web application that allows to browse and search the entire source code of all Debian releases, is now hosted on the official Debian infrastructure and available at https://sources.debian.org . You may already know this service as previously hosted at sources.debian.net . We took the move to Debian hardware as the opportunity to officially announce it here.[…]

https://sources.debian.org
https://codesearch.debian.net/search?q=firmware
https://codesearch.debian.net/search?q=UEFI
https://codesearch.debian.net/search?q=coreboot

Hmm, “EFI” does not work as a search string, and there are Linux-centric UEFI commands that only use “EFI”, not “UEFI”…

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