Monday, 15 July 2013

Firmware Test Suite Portal

The Firmware Test Suite (fwts) portal page is the first place to visit for all fwts related links.   It has links to:
  • Where to get the latest source code (git repository and tarballs)
  • PPAs for the latest and stable packages
  • Release notes (always read these to see what is new!)
  • Reference Guide / Documentation
  • How to report a bug (against firmware or fwts)
  • Release schedule, cadence and versioning
Thanks to Keng-Yu Lin for setting this up.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

fwts 13.07.00 released.

Version 13.07.00 of the Firmware Test Suite has been released today.  This latest release includes the following new features:

* A new uefivarinfo utility to show UEFI NVRAM variable usage
* Use the latest version of ACPICA (version 20130626)
* SMBIOS test now performs some more sanity checks
* kernel log test now scans for lpc_ich warnings
* Add the --acpica-debug option (for debugging purposes only)

..and also a bunch of bug fixes.

For more details, please consult the release notes
The source tarball is available at: and can be cloned from the repository: git://

The fwts 13.07.00 .debs are available in the firmware testing PPA and will soon appear in Ubuntu Saucy 13.10.