Testing is in progress, hopefully done soon! 2017-08-15
So this statement is heavily outdated and you did not follow it by facts. So it would be great to hear the current state of this topic, and whether/when (hopefully the latter) you will upload firmware there.
Even major other vendors like Dell are better at this and regularly upload firmware there. So I would have expected that a Linux-specific vendor as you is at the top of that, too.
If you have a look into the wiki, they’re still testing HEADS and don’t have coreboot in a state they wish to.
So maybe there’s a lot of work to be done, before considering an automated process like this?
Don’t even know if the BIOS is the only thing they want to update. But in any case there should be an update method. I mean even if there is work to do, people would otherwise need to flash updates manually, and that is inconvenient.
Also the update can be for “moving to HEADS” or so… don’t know the details and how/whether it is possible, but many other vendors are successful and fwupd includes great things like verifying applied updates after they are flashed and so on.
Hi everyone! This is definitely something that is active inside Purism. From what I understand we’ve already sent our updates upstream to LVFS and they have received our info. I’m looking into this internally and will post with more info as soon as we have it.
We’ve been in touch with upstream numerous times but there remain some details to work out. Frankly other work has come before this since it’s higher priority, but this work is delayed and not abandoned.
I’ll be a bit more specific about upstream’s requirements; they want flashrom to be usable from a tool called fwupd (firmware update). flashrom is only one of the packages that Purism contributes too, we modify things like coreboot and heads as well, so there’s lots of development going on and refactoring to using things like libflashrom has been a lower prio. Hopefully I’ll put it on the front burner once a couple issues that I need to resolve are complete.
Getting back to the LVFS topic some years later now…
In the meantime here is a thread about the same topic for the Librem 5:
In general, I don’t see much progress on this topic, however.
It would make updating firmware so much more convenient and even Dell XPS laptops support it, so you should really invest time in this IMHO!