The fwupd 1.8.10 open-source Linux firmware updater utility for GNU/Linux distributions has been released today with support for new hardware, as well as various improvements and bug fixes.
Fwupd 1.8.10 adds support for Star Labs’ StarBook Mk VI Linux laptop, System76’s Launch Heavy configurable keyboard, and the Quectel RM520 5G IoT module. This means that you’ll be able to update the firmware of these devices using the latest fwupd release.
Some new features also landed in this update, such as a PE/COFF firmware parser that promises to allow reading of coSWID SBoM data, the ability to dump CFI SPI chips using devices like CH341a, as well as support for FDT data in the HWIDs functionality.
Fwupd 1.8.10 is available for download right now from the project’s GitHub page if you fancy compiling it from sources. If that’s not the case for you, wait for the new release to land in the stable software repositories of your favorite GNU/Linux distribution before updating your installation.
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