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commit 2c79f20291b6ad47c8f422285eaaac03a4c470f1
parent e082827eeb5c641897a900218e081a6997e100b1
Author: Francis Rowe <info@gluglug.org.uk>
Date:   Wed, 24 Jun 2015 15:10:15 +0100

docs/index.html: Add historical context to the description

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diff --git a/docs/index.html b/docs/index.html @@ -53,6 +53,20 @@ <h1>About the libreboot project</h1> <p> + Libreboot originally began during December 2013, as a commercial effort + by <a href="http://gluglug.org.uk/">Gluglug</a> to achieve + <a href="http://fsf.org/ryf">RYF</a> endorsement for a modified ThinkPad X60 + (the first system to ever be added to libreboot). + </p> + + <p> + Back then, the name <i>libreboot</i> didn't exist; the project was nameless, + referring to itself as a <i>deblobbed version of coreboot</i>. The project named + itself libreboot at some point during early 2014, and has since rapidly expanded + to support more hardware and become more user-friendly. + </p> + + <p> Libreboot is a <a href="http://coreboot.org/">coreboot</a> distribution (distro) with proprietary software removed, intended to be a <a href="https://www.fsf.org/about/what-is-free-software">free</a> (libre) 'BIOS' replacement for your computer. The project is aimed at users, attempting to make @@ -61,7 +75,7 @@ </p> <p> - Libreboot also has many practical advantages over <a href="https://gnu.org/philosophy/proprietary/">proprietary</a> boot firmware, + Libreboot has many practical advantages over <a href="https://gnu.org/philosophy/proprietary/">proprietary</a> boot firmware, such as faster boot speeds and better security. You can <a href="gnulinux/index.html">install GNU/Linux with encrypted /boot/</a>, <a href="http://www.coreboot.org/GRUB2#signed_kernels">verify GPG signatures on your kernel</a>, diff --git a/resources/scripts/helpers/download/coreboot b/resources/scripts/helpers/download/coreboot @@ -88,11 +88,14 @@ git am "../resources/libreboot/patch/0004-NOTFORMERGE-lenovo-t400-hard-code-enab printf "lenovo/x60: Enable VESA framebuffer mode (native graphics)\n" # git fetch http://review.coreboot.org/coreboot refs/changes/53/10553/1 && git cherry-pick FETCH_HEAD git am "../resources/libreboot/patch/0005-lenovo-x60-Enable-VESA-framebuffer-mode-native-graph.patch" +# NOTE: merged in master # NOTE: Investigate what mono and mtjm wrote about bit 16 in BLC_PWM_CTL printf "lenovo/x60: Enable legacy brightness controls (native graphics)\n" # git fetch http://review.coreboot.org/coreboot refs/changes/48/7048/9 && git cherry-pick FETCH_HEAD git am "../resources/libreboot/patch/0006-lenovo-x60-Enable-brightness-controls-native-graphic.patch" +# NOTE: http://review.coreboot.org/#/c/10624 is a follow-up. re-include 7048 (latest one) then include 10624 +# NOTE: 7048 is now merged in coreboot master printf "Enable T60 native graphics\n" # git fetch http://review.coreboot.org/coreboot refs/changes/45/5345/10 && git cherry-pick FETCH_HEAD