V-series

New Features

Improvements

  • Continual monthly sync with ACPICA
    • colin will keep sending in ACPICA update patches monthly.
  • Sync klog with 3.18, 3.19.. kernels
    • colin will help to keep updating this
  • All sign up to the LuvOs project (since they are a fwts consumer) https://01.org/linux-uefi-validation/get-involved

    • team will subscribe to this project
  • Ask the LuvOs project if they need any new features?

    • team will try to work on this via multiple channels
  • sync up the smicheck to SMBIOS vesion 2.8.0, and 3.0.0(not yet released, target 2014 Q4 released)
    • Ivan will own this work, will keep monitoring the status and submit patches accordingly
  • Implement more ACPI method tests
    • YK will follow up with alex
  • Release fwts-live with Utopic kernel
    • yk will work with alex to try build two versions : stable and devel
  • Investigate inconsistent results when running s3 test with --pm-method=logind, pm-utils, or sysfs
    • kengyu will keep working on this, will work with alberto
  • restart ITP in debian
    • my last package reviewers said he does not have the enough background knowledge after a few rounds to review. So I am seeking a new one.
    • kengyu will talk to kamal and timo if needed

Process

  • whether to publish the fwts release process ?
    • not many people care about this, does not matter much. the team agrees to let YK draft a brief summary and send to team for review
  • better maintaining the public fwts docs ?
    • team agrees to assign this part of work to release manager
  • automate the building for fwts-live, using IBS ?
    • Alex and YK will explore and try to automate the builds

Release Schedule

Version

Release Date

Release Manager

Ubuntu schedule

14.11.00

Nov/19/2014

Alex

N/A ATM

14.12.00

Dec/18/2014

Alex

N/A ATM

* Dec/22 ~ Jan/2 Chrismas in western

15.01.00

Jan/21/2015

Ivan

Jan/22 Beta 2

15.02.00

Mar/4/2015

Ivan

N/A

* Feb/18 ~ Feb/27 CNY in Taiwan

15.03.00

Mar/31/2015

Kengyu

Apr/16 Final Freeze

Work items

  • Alex
    • Work with YK to automate the FWTS building
    • Investigate whether we can use ibs to build FWTS/FWTS-Live and enable SB by default
    • Send out the patches to collect more information such as kernel/module parameters in fwts and fwts-live
  • Colin
    • Check to see if SMM (SMI handler) is locked down and can't be hacked
    • Keep maintaining ACPICA code
    • Keep Syncing klog with 3.18, 3.19.. kernels
  • Ivan
    • Improve the efi_runtime driver, verify if the SMAP issue only impacts BDW
    • Sync up the smicheck to SMBIOS version 2.8.0, and 3.0.0
  • Kengyu
    • https://bugs.launchpad.net/fwts/+bug/1381462 Unable to run hybrid-suspend with fwts 14.09

    • Seek a good mentor to help with fwts ITP in debian
    • Investigate inconsistent results when running s3 test with --pm-method=logind, pm-utils, or sysfs
  • Alberto
    • None
  • YK
    • Draft a brief summary about FWTS release process and send to team for review
    • Work with Alex to automate the FWTS building, build both Stable and Devel versions
    • Follow up with Alex about implementing more ACPI method tests

FirmwareTestSuite/brainstorming/V-series (last edited 2015-01-29 14:12:01 by lexical)