Fwupd maintainer Richard Hughes released today version 1.8.2 of the open-source firmware updating utility for GNU/Linux distributions, a release that adds support for more devices and new features.
Coming one and a half months after fwupd 1.8.1, the fwupd 1.8.2 release is here to introduce support for the OptionROM, CPD, and FPT firmware formats, which will be used to update future hardware that support these formats on your GNU/Linux distribution.
Fwupd 1.8.2 also adds support for new devices, including Corsair HARPOON RGB wireless mouse, Genesys M27fd AIM101, U-Boot devices writing simple FIT images, System76 launch_2, more PixArt wireless devices, as well as more Steelseries HID, Sonic, and Fizz devices.
Also new is startup profiling, which makes the daemon startup much faster, HostVendor to the D-Bus interface, a conversion helper for out-of-tree plugins, and reduced installed size due to building the quirk files into the daemon binary.
Fwupd 1.8.2 is available for download right now from the project’s GitHub page, where you’ll also find more details about the changes included in this release. Most users should be able to install the new fwupd version from the stable software repositories of their GNU/Linux distribution in the coming days.
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