Author: Francis Rowe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2015 15:10:15 +0100
docs/index.html: Add historical context to the description
2 files changed, 18 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
diff --git a/docs/index.html b/docs/index.html
@@ -53,6 +53,20 @@
<h1>About the libreboot project</h1>
+ 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).
+ 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.
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 @@
- 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