Retroboot 20210106 beta release, 6 January 2021

Leah Rowe

6 January 2021

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Release date: January 6th, 2021.

Retroboot is a coreboot distribution that provides automated building of coreboot ROM images. Retroboot has its own build system named rbmk (short for Retroboot Make) which:

In a nutshell, Retroboot aims to make coreboot easy to use, thus making Free Software at a low level more accessible to non-technical people. It provides many advantages such as faster boot speeds and better security (because it’s Free Software, the code can be audited). Retroboot provides many unique features that you can’t get elsewhere; refer to the documentation.

Changes in this release, versus the 20201228 release:

This is a beta release, so you should not expect it to be stable or to work on your machine. Extensive testing is required!

NOTE: The build of Tianocore works on X230/X230/T420 but stalls on X200 so it is not supported there for now. Rbmk currently does not support compiling 32 bit Tianocore builds either, only 64-bit, so Tianocore support is excluded on X60/T60 targets.

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