Difference between revisions of "Flashrom/0.9.8"

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=TODO list for this release=
 
=TODO list for this release=
 
* programmers
 
* programmers
** VIA VT6421A
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** <tt>nicintel_eeprom</tt>
** nicintel_eeprom
 
 
* chips
 
* chips
 
** MX25U12835F
 
** MX25U12835F
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* Better support for AMD chipsets in general (speed selection, more conservative defaults etc.).
 
* Better support for AMD chipsets in general (speed selection, more conservative defaults etc.).
 
* Support for AMD Yangtze's SPI controller (found in Kabini and Tamesh). Bolton FCHs (A78, A88X, A77E) are not supported yet.
 
* Support for AMD Yangtze's SPI controller (found in Kabini and Tamesh). Bolton FCHs (A78, A88X, A77E) are not supported yet.
* Support for switching betweens chips on boards with GIGABYTE's DualBIOS.
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* Support for VIA VT6421A LPC programmer as <tt>atavia</tt> (found on PCI SATA controllers).
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* Support for switching betweens chips on boards with GIGABYTE's DualBIOS (using the <tt>dualbiosindex</tt> programmer parameter).
 
* Enable fwh_idsel parameter for C-ICH and ICH2/3/4/5 chipsets.
 
* Enable fwh_idsel parameter for C-ICH and ICH2/3/4/5 chipsets.
* Extension of the rayer_spi module to supported various similar devices (Altera ByteBlasterMV, Atmel STK200/300, Wiggler LPT).
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* Extension of the <tt>rayer_spi</tt> module to supported various similar devices (Altera ByteBlasterMV, Atmel STK200/300, Wiggler LPT).
 
* Finer-grained display of support status (new states: configuration-dependent, not applicable).
 
* Finer-grained display of support status (new states: configuration-dependent, not applicable).
  
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* Using an internal DMI decoder instead of relying on dmidecode.
 
* Using an internal DMI decoder instead of relying on dmidecode.
 
* Addition of getrevision.sh to retrieve various data from SCM systems.
 
* Addition of getrevision.sh to retrieve various data from SCM systems.
* Removal of yet another bunch of exit() calls and other code interfering with the creation of libflashrom.
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* Removal of yet another bunch of <tt>exit()</tt> calls and other code interfering with the creation of libflashrom.
 
* First huge step to refactor Intel Chipset Enables.
 
* First huge step to refactor Intel Chipset Enables.
  

Revision as of 10:41, 1 June 2014


IMPORTANT: This is work in progress. Its purpose is to organize code review and track improvements as they are pushed to our repository. Some of the stuff mentioned below may not get included or even be removed later again.


TODO list for this release

  • programmers
    • nicintel_eeprom
  • chips
    • MX25U12835F
  • chipsets
  • Baytrail & Rangeley/Avoton support?
  • unknown AMD chipset warning (exclude Bolton)
  • boards
  • platform/arch/os
  • ui
    • enum test_state + wiki changes
  • infrastructure
    • fix mapping (of large chips)
  • misc
    • tested stuff


New major user-visible features

  • Better support for AMD chipsets in general (speed selection, more conservative defaults etc.).
  • Support for AMD Yangtze's SPI controller (found in Kabini and Tamesh). Bolton FCHs (A78, A88X, A77E) are not supported yet.
  • Support for VIA VT6421A LPC programmer as atavia (found on PCI SATA controllers).
  • Support for switching betweens chips on boards with GIGABYTE's DualBIOS (using the dualbiosindex programmer parameter).
  • Enable fwh_idsel parameter for C-ICH and ICH2/3/4/5 chipsets.
  • Extension of the rayer_spi module to supported various similar devices (Altera ByteBlasterMV, Atmel STK200/300, Wiggler LPT).
  • Finer-grained display of support status (new states: configuration-dependent, not applicable).


New chips

  • Atmel AT45DB family + AT45CS1282
  • ESMT F25L32PA
  • Fujitsu MBM29LV160BE/TE
  • Macronix MX23L3254 (the first supported mask ROM)
  • Sanyo LE25FW406A and LE25FU406B
  • Spansion S25FL132K and S25FL164K
  • SST25LF020A, SST25WF080, SST25VF512A, SST25VF020 and SST25VF020B
  • ST M50LPW080

Infrastructural improvements and fixes

  • Automatic unmapping and rounding of memory maps.
  • Using an internal DMI decoder instead of relying on dmidecode.
  • Addition of getrevision.sh to retrieve various data from SCM systems.
  • Removal of yet another bunch of exit() calls and other code interfering with the creation of libflashrom.
  • First huge step to refactor Intel Chipset Enables.

Download

flashrom 0.9.8 can be downloaded in various ways:

Anonymous checkout from the subversion repository at svn://flashrom.org/flashrom/tags/flashrom-0.9.8

A tarball is available for download at

http://download.flashrom.org/releases/flashrom-0.9.8.tar.bz2 (GPG signature).

Supported hardware

Please see the archived status page for the hardware supported by this release.