New fwupd 1.5.1 release

Hot on the heels of 1.5.0, I’ve just tagged and uploaded fwupd 1.5.1. Most importantly, if fixes the regression we recently included for an as-yet-unnamed OEM who wants to ship dock firmware. Any day now, I promise.

Other interesting things we fixed:

  • Delete unused EFI variables when deploying firmware — which frees up a lot of space if you’ve ever enabled the fwupdx64.efi debugging…
  • Fix duplicate probe warning for the Logitech Unifying device — which was really cosmetic, but wasting resources is never nice.
  • Include the amount of NVRAM size in use in the LVFS failure report — which will might let us explain some of the dbx updates failing.
  • Make bcm57xx hotplug more reliable — although uncommon to hotplug PCI devices, using an eGPU enclosure (like I do for the device tests!) this needs to work!
  • Recognize authorized ThunderBolt value of 2 — which we found in the wild recently.
  • Remove the duplicate parent-child data in FwupdDevice and FuDevice — although not strictly a bugfix, duplicating this data made no sense and caused confusion.
  • Use UDisks to find out if swap files and devices are encrypted — which further adds more code depending on UDisks. I’ve added a Recommends: udisks2 in the Fedora package, but see the wiki if you’re running a minimal system.

As before, Fedora 33 and 32 updates in the usual places.

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Richard has over 10 years of experience developing open source software. He is the maintainer of GNOME Software, PackageKit, GNOME Packagekit, GNOME Power Manager, GNOME Color Manager, colord, and UPower and also contributes to many other projects and opensource standards. Richard has three main areas of interest on the free desktop, color management, package management, and power management. Richard graduated a few years ago from the University of Surrey with a Masters in Electronics Engineering. He now works for Red Hat in the desktop group, and also manages a company selling open source calibration equipment. Richard's outside interests include taking photos and eating good food.

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