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Documentation/releases: Finalize 4.11, start 4.12



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Change-Id: I10a39081762d6e01f4040f717d36662975e4c8e9
Signed-off-by: default avatarPatrick Georgi <pgeorgi@google.com>
Reviewed-on: https://review.coreboot.org/c/coreboot/+/36948

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Tested-by: default avatarbuild bot (Jenkins) <no-reply@coreboot.org>
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Upcoming release - coreboot 4.11 Upcoming release - coreboot 4.11
================================ ================================
The 4.11 release is planned for October 2019 coreboot 4.11 was released on November 19th.
Update this document with changes that should be in the release This release cycle was a bit shorter to get closer to our regular
notes. schedule of releasing in spring and autumn.
* Please use Markdown.
* See the [4.9](coreboot-4.9-relnotes.md) and [4.10](coreboot-4.10-relnotes.md) Since 4.10 there were 1630 new commits by over 130 developers.
release notes for the general format. Of these, about 30 contributed to coreboot for the first time.
* The chip and board additions and removals will be updated right
before the release, so those do not need to be added. Thank you to all contributors who made 4.11 what it is and welcome
to the project to all new contributors!
Clean Up Clean Up
-------- --------
The past few months saw lots of cleanup across the source tree:
The included headers in source files were stripped down to avoid reading
unused headers, and unused code fragments, duplicate preprocessor symbols
and configuration options were eliminated. Even ACPI got its share
of attention, making our tables and bytecode more standards compliant
than ever.
The code across Intel's chipsets was unified some more into drivers for
common function blocks, an effort we're more confident will succeed now
that Intel itself is driving it.
Chipset work
------------
Most activity in the last couple months was on Intel support,
specifically the Kaby Lake and Cannon Lake drivers were extended
for the generations following them.
On ARM, the Mediatek 8173 chipset support saw significant work while
the AMD side worked on getting Picasso support in.
But everything else also saw some action, the relatively old
(e.g. Intel GM45, Via VX900), the tiny (RISC-V) and the obscure
(Quark).
Verified Boot
-------------
The vboot feature that Chromebooks brought into coreboot was extended
to work on devices that weren't specially adapted for it: In addition
to its original device family it's now supported on various Lenovo
laptops, Open Compute Project systems and Siemens industrial machines.
Eltan's support for measured boot continues to be integrated with
vboot, sharing data structures and generally working together where
possible.
New devices
-----------
With 4.11 there's the beginning of support for Intel Tiger Lake and
Qualcomm's SC7180 SoCs, while we removed the unmaintained support
for Allwinner's A10 SoC.
There are also 25 new mainboards in our tree:
* AMD PADMELON
* ASUS P5QL-EM
* EMULATION QEMU-AARCH64
* GOOGLE AKEMI
* GOOGLE ARCADA CML
* GOOGLE DAMU
* GOOGLE DOOD
* GOOGLE DRALLION
* GOOGLE DRATINI
* GOOGLE JACUZZI
* GOOGLE JUNIPER
* GOOGLE KAKADU
* GOOGLE KAPPA
* GOOGLE PUFF
* GOOGLE SARIEN CML
* GOOGLE TREEYA
* GOOGLE TROGDOR
* LENOVO R60
* LENOVO T410
* LENOVO THINKPAD T440P
* LENOVO X301
* RAZER BLADE-STEALTH KBL
* SIEMENS MC-APL6
* SUPERMICRO X11SSH-TF
* SUPERMICRO X11SSM-F
In addition to the Cubieboard (which uses the A10 SoC), we also
removed Google Hatch WHL.
Deprecations
------------
Because there was only a single developer board (AMD Torpedo) Because there was only a single developer board (AMD Torpedo)
using AGESA family 12h, and because there were multiple, using AGESA family 12h, and because there were multiple,
unique Coverity issues with it, the associated vendorcode will unique Coverity issues with it, the associated vendorcode will
...@@ -23,6 +104,11 @@ this release as the only board in the tree was a discontinued development ...@@ -23,6 +104,11 @@ this release as the only board in the tree was a discontinued development
board and no other work has picked up MIPS support, so it's very likely board and no other work has picked up MIPS support, so it's very likely
broken already. broken already.
After more than a year of planning and following the announcement in
coreboot 4.10, platforms not using relocatable ramstage, a C bootblock
and, on systems using Cache as RAM, a postcar stage, won't be supported
going forward.
Significant changes Significant changes
------------------- -------------------
...@@ -90,14 +176,17 @@ Payload integration has been updated, coreinfo learned to cope with ...@@ -90,14 +176,17 @@ Payload integration has been updated, coreinfo learned to cope with
UPPER CASE commands and libpayload knows how to deal with USB3 hubs. UPPER CASE commands and libpayload knows how to deal with USB3 hubs.
### Added VBOOT support to the following platforms: ### Added VBOOT support to the following platforms:
* intel/gm45 * intel/gm45
* intel/nehalem * intel/nehalem
### Moved the following platforms to C_ENVIRONMENT_BOOTBLOCK: ### Moved the following platforms to C_ENVIRONMENT_BOOTBLOCK:
* intel/i945 * intel/i945
* intel/x4x * intel/x4x
* intel/gm45 * intel/gm45
* intel/nehalem * intel/nehalem
* intel/sandybridge
* intel/braswell * intel/braswell
### libgfxinit ### ### libgfxinit ###
......
Upcoming release - coreboot 4.12
================================
The 4.12 release is planned for April 2020
Update this document with changes that should be in the release
notes.
* Please use Markdown.
* See the past few release notes for the general format.
* The chip and board additions and removals will be updated right
before the release, so those do not need to be added.
Significant changes
-------------------
### Add significant changes here
...@@ -11,6 +11,7 @@ Release notes for previous releases ...@@ -11,6 +11,7 @@ Release notes for previous releases
* [4.8 - May 2018](coreboot-4.8.1-relnotes.md) * [4.8 - May 2018](coreboot-4.8.1-relnotes.md)
* [4.9 - December 2018](coreboot-4.9-relnotes.md) * [4.9 - December 2018](coreboot-4.9-relnotes.md)
* [4.10 - July 2019](coreboot-4.10-relnotes.md) * [4.10 - July 2019](coreboot-4.10-relnotes.md)
* [4.11 - November 2019](coreboot-4.11-relnotes.md)
The checklist contains instructions to ensure that a release covers all The checklist contains instructions to ensure that a release covers all
important things and provides a reliable format for tarballs, branch important things and provides a reliable format for tarballs, branch
...@@ -22,4 +23,4 @@ Upcoming release ...@@ -22,4 +23,4 @@ Upcoming release
---------------- ----------------
Please add to the release notes as changes are added: Please add to the release notes as changes are added:
* [4.11 - October 2019](coreboot-4.11-relnotes.md) * [4.12 - April 2020](coreboot-4.12-relnotes.md)
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