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June 30, 2017

The http://tianocore.org Website has just been updated for a new look and feel. Take a look around and let us know what you think.

June 26, 2017

The latest UEFI Development Kit ( UDK) release UDK2017 is now available. UDK2017 wiki page.

November 30, 2016

Brian Richardson will be presenting “How to Build Products Using Open Platform Firmware” at ESC Silicon Valley (Dec 6-8, San Jose, CA).

This session will demonstrate how to optimize reference firmware for open hadware projects, based on the EDK II codebase for UEFI. The presentation includes information on the SignedCapsulePkg recently added to EDK II.

Location: 210 DH
Date: Thursday, December 8
Time: 3:00pm - 3:45pm

September 13, 2016

Announcing FDF 1.27 Review Draft for review.
Goto the EDK II Specifications page to download the latest FDF 1.27 Review Draft documentation.

September 12, 2016

UEFI Plugfest Sep. 20-22,2016 Embassy Suites Seattle - Tacoma, Washington

uefi.org/2016FallUEFIPlugfest

  • Test latest platforms, devices and firmwares
  • Attend technical sessions on firmware topics
  • Learn about new UEFI spec developments
  • Network with member companies

September 12, 2016

Linaro Connect -Las Vegas, Grand Ballroom C 8:50 -9:35 Sep 29, 2016

Session : TianoCore – Open Source UEFI Community Update https://las16.pathable.com/meetings/429717

July 22, 2016

To: EDK II Community

The TianoCore Bugzilla server is online and available for general use. If you do not have a user account yet, please create one here.

If you are interested in seeing every state change on every issue, then sign up to the edk2-bugs mailing list.

Issues that were in the GitHub issue tracker have been transfered to the TianoCore Bugzilla server.

Review the Reporting Issues and Reporting Security Issues pages for more details.

Please post any comments or questions related to the TianoCore Bugzilla to the admin@tianocore.org mailing list.

January 29, 2016

To: EDK II Community

The transition to GitHub will start February 2nd at around 10AM PST (UTC-8). We estimate it to be completed by February 4th at 5PM PST. During this time a number of changes will be happening including the disabling of write access to the EDK II repository on SourceForge. The time that write access is disabled will be reduced as much as possible. A notification will be sent out prior to disabling write access on SourceForge as well as a mail when write access is enabled on GitHub.

For status on the transition to GitHub see the Wiki page below.

Please post any comments or questions related to this transition to the admin@tianocore.org mailing list.

January 15, 2016

To: EDK2 Community

This message is an update on the transition from SourceForge to GitHub for EDK II development. The schedule is currently targeting the last week of January or the first week of February to perform the transition. The transition process should only take one to two days to complete. A notification message will be sent the week prior to the actual dates that the repositories will be impacted. This should provide adequate notification for the scheduled down time. As part of this transition some documentation and process changes have been required. The updated process as well as other GitHub specific information can be found on the tianocore Wiki at the link provided below. Feedback on this documentation is welcome and needed to make sure the transition is as smooth as possible.

https://github.com/tianocore/tianocore.github.io/wiki/SourceForge-to-Github-Quick-Start

Please post any comments or questions related to this transition to the admin@tianocore.org mailing list.

Thanks, Tianocore.org Administration

January 5, 2016

Announcing the 1.25 and 1.26 updates to the EDK II Specifications. Goto the EDK II Specifications page to download the latest documentation.

December 3, 2015

To: EDK2 Community

This message is to notify you that near the end of January 2016 the active repository for EDK2 development will switch from using SourceForge to GitHub. The repository found at SourceForge will continue to be a read-only mirror of the master branch on GitHub.

A number of reasons have prompted us to switch to git most notably the communities request for us to make this change. Other reasons include the ability to have better commit logs and the use of branching to aid in reviewing larger changes and the addition of new features.

As part of this change a number of process changes will be adopted to support better use of git.
This includes the method for sending out patches for review and other minor changes.
Information regarding these changes will be found on tianocore.org in the following weeks. In addition to the process changes documentation for users new to git will also be provided.

Please post any comments or questions related to this transition to admin@tianocore.org mailing list.

Thanks, Tianocore.org Administration

November 4, 2015

EDKII build tools now allows the setting of multiple paths See Multiple WORKSPACE page for details.

October 7, 2015

Announcing the new UDK2015 Release. Goto the UDK2015 page to download the release and documentation.

Updates include support for UEFI 2.5 and PI 1.4

Release Notes

September 29, 2015

Upcoming soon UDK2015 See a sneak preview: UDK2015 Features

September 17, 2015

New white paper document that shows how to use the HTTP boot capability introduced in the UEFI Specification, revision 2.5. White Paper page: EDK-II-white-papers

July 15, 2015

The EDK II development email list (edk2-devel) has moved.

To subscribe to the new list:

https://lists.01.org/mailman/listinfo/edk2-devel

July 8, 2015

Announcing the 1.25 Updates to the EDK II Specifications (BUILD, DSC and FDF). Also Update to Visual Forms Representation (VFR) V 1.9.

Goto the EDK II Specifications page to download the latest documentation.

May 1, 2015

Stay Turned for Changes coming to the tianocore.org web site. 

Announcing Changes Coming Soon:

  1. Email list -more responsive

  2. Site Content re-org -easier to access, consistent look and feel

  3. Bug tracking tool -features & bug entry

  4. Commit process -easier to provide feedback & comments for “ready to commit” updates

  5. Open Discussions -opportunity for community and/or guests presentations on topics of interest

  6. Timely Notifications -activities / events / news

  7. Move from SVN to GIT -(w/ support for Gerrit) - Special GIT repos for exciting one-off projects

  8. Etc …

April 15, 2015

Announcing the 1.24 Updates to the EDK II Specifications. Goto the EDK II Specifications page to download the latest documentation.

January 20, 2015

Announcing the new UDK2014.SP1.P1 Release. Goto the UDK2014 page to download the release and documentation. Release Notes

October 31, 2014

Announcing the new UDK2014.SP1 Release. Goto the UDK2014 page to download the release and documentation. Release Notes

September 19, 2014

Upcoming soon UDK2014 Service Pack 1 See a sneak preview: UDK2014 SP1 Features

March 20, 2014

Announcing the new UDK2014 Release. Goto the UDK2014 page to download the release and documentation. The UDK2014 release will deliver the UEFI 2.4 and PI 1.3 support. Specific details on features and on what is new is contained in the UDK2014 Release Notes.

February 11, 2014

Upcoming soon UDK2014 See a sneak preview: UDK2014 Features

July 28, 2013

Announcing the latest UDK2010 Release UDK2010.SR1.UP1.P1. Goto Download the release and documentation. UDK2010.SR1.UP1.P1 release will deliver the remaining UEFI 2.3.1 support. Specific details of what is new is contained in the Release Notes.

June 6, 2013

Please note that due to some infrastructure changes on the sourceforge web site, most of the subversion urls have changed. For more information, see the 2013 Subversion Change page.

March 7, 2013

Announcing a new release of the Pre-EFI Initialization (PEI) 1.2 Self-Certification Test (SCT) utility that is used to perform self-certification testing on the PEI code. Download: PI1.2 SCT.2 Release.zip

March 4, 2013

Update to the Documentation on Signing UEFI Applications and Drivers for UEFI Secure Boot. Signing UEFI Images.pdf V1.31. This document describes how to sign UEFI images for the development and test of UEFI Secure Boot feature using the UDK2010.SR1.UP1 release and also provides an overview of the UEFI Secure Boot featue of UEFI 2.3.1C.

*Version 1.31 :Has reference to the Secure Boot Dual Boot videos on YouTube. :Add commands for generating PK with openssl.
:Reference the UEFI CA KEK and DB certificates at Microsoft.com

See SecurityPkg for more documentation on security features with UDK2010 and UEFI.

February 5, 2013

The Signing Tools Section on the SecurityPkg page lists signing tools and resources for UEFI Secure Boot on Linux. It is far from an exhaustive list but hopefully will be a helpful starting point.

January 17, 2013

Intel Green H - EDK1117 Patch Version 9 Download Patch 9 This package contains the full set of Green H files intended to be used for the ‘‘Broadwell Platform’’ and ‘‘Bay Trail Platform’’ (Intel Corporation Code names). The configuration that will be utilized for platform validation is UEFI 2.3.1 and Framework 0.9x (without Framework HII). This package does not contain the associated build tools required for UEFI 2.3.1 support. Further details are available from your Intel client BIOS support representative.

January 15, 2013

What are the Differences between UDK2010 and EDK II?

January 3, 2013

Update to the Documentation on Signing UEFI Applications and Drivers for UEFI Secure Boot. Signing UEFI Images.pdf V1.3.0. This document describes how to sign UEFI images for the development and test of UEFI Secure Boot feature using the UDK2010.SR1.UP1 release and also provides an overview of the UEFI Secure Boot featue of UEFI 2.3.1C. Version 1.30 has Updates and clarifications related to UEFI Spec conformance regarding KEK and DB usages

See SecurityPkg for more documentation on security features with UDK2010 and UEFI.

July 24, 2012

The UDK2010 IHV Driver Developer Release used with the UEFI Driver Wizard has been updated (UDK2010.SR1.UP1.IHV). Refer to the Release Notes for more information.

July 17, 2012

Update to the Documentation on Signing UEFI Applications and Drivers for UEFI Secure Boot. Signing UEFI Images.pdf V1.2.1 This document describes how to sign UEFI images for the development and test of UEFI Secure Boot feature using the UDK2010.SR1.UP1 release and also provides an overview of the UEFI Secure Boot featue of UEFI 2.3.1C
See SecurityPkg for more documentation on security features with UDK2010 and UEFI.

July 11, 2012

The following section has been added to support for Authenticode-signed UEFI images with multiple signatures, references sample certificates and images and also describes patches to enable this support

SecurityPkg Multiple Signatures

June 26, 2012

Updates to the EDK II specifications Errata B *BUILD v1.22 Errata B *DEC v1.22 Errata B *DSC v1.22 Errata B *FDF v1.22 Errata B *INF v1.22 Errata B

June 25, 2012

Announcing the latest UDK2010 Release UDK2010.SR1.UP1. Goto Download the release and documentation. UDK2010.SR1.UP1 release will deliver the remaining UEFI 2.3.1 support that was deferred from UDK2010.SR1 release because of no logo requirement need. In addition, any logo requirements which have been clarified, deleted, changed, or added between November 1st and December 22, 2011 have been incorporated. Specific details of what is new is contained in the Release Notes.

June 11, 2012

Update to the VFR specification reference manual for developers adopting the VFR language to create products compliant with UEFI 2.3.1. It offers examples of how to export setup-related information to the Human Interface Infrastructure (HII) programming interface. VFR Programming Language v 1.7

May 23, 2012

New Online web-based training available on the UEFI EDK II Learning and Development page These courses are provided to help you increase your knowledge of UEFI and EDK II and to aid you in performing UEFI- and EDK II-related tasks.

March 6, 2012

Check out the new UEFI Driver Developer Resources with EDK II page, including the latest UEFI Driver Writer’s Guide (v1.01) and the new UEFI Driver Wizard.

March 5, 2012

We are applying to participate in the Google Summer of Code program again this year!

For more information, visit the GSoC2012 page or join in on our discussion on edk2-devel.

January 2, 2012

UDK2010.SR1 Release is now available at Download This is the latest UEFI Development Kit 2010 SR1 that supports UEFI 2.3.1 and PI 1.2 Specifications. Added Work Space Expanded version January 4, 2012

December 19, 2011

EDK II Build specifications update Final release for UDK2010.SR1 Download

November 9, 2011

’'’UDK2010 RoadMap Update’’’ - Look for the upcoming UDK2010.SR1 Release to be available after ‘'’January 3, 2012’’’. This release will support the Microsoft® Windows® 8 Secure Boot feature. Also look for EDK II Build System updates and updates to the Build Specifications. Details

Intel® UPT.zip Intel® UEFI Packaging Tool Release with Quick Start guide .PDF Quick Start Guide only

May 17, 2011

Edk II Application Development Kit (EADK) - A2 EDK II Application Development Kit for include the Standard C Libraries in UEFI Shell Applications

April 21, 2011

UEFI Shell 2.0 Spec package Sources EDK II Sources for the UEFI Shell 2.0 Spec. Package Release 1.0 - Verified and tested

April 11, 2011

The UEFI Specification 2.3.1 is now available.

April 23, 2010

The transition of the UEFI Open Source Community Website to the new hosting (via Sourceforge), has settled down in the past weeks, and for all intents and purposes the move is complete.

During this time, there have been several new additions to the content on this website.

In the EDK II project, in the subversion repository, there have many updates and new features added to the EDK II code since the first of the year.

Also, there have been updates to much of the documentation in the EDK II project, including the General Documentation and the addition of a new folder for Technical Information.

This has been an exciting time for the UEFI Open Source Community and this website.

The administrators would like to thank the members of the community for their understanding and patience during this transition period.

February 5, 2010

Site Transition – February 05, 2010 –

The use of the URL www.tianocore.org is now linked to this site (when accessed as http://, there are still some issues using https:// which are undergoing resolution).

News – February 05, 2010 –

There has been an update on the “How to Contribute” Page. The basic contributor can now submit contributions via the Developer’s discussion list for a project, rather than a contribution list. This was done to streamline the overall number of discussion groups.

February 2, 2010

Site Transition – February 02, 2010 –

The original hosting for The UEFI Open Source Community Website is off line.

This site is now the operational support for the UEFI Open Source Community Website.

The projects have been transferred, and all sources are now available.

The discussion groups are still in the process of migration.

The link of the URL: Tianocore.org will be linking to this site in the near future.

January 21, 2010

Site Transition – Downtime January 21, 2010 –

The original hosting for The UEFI Open Source Community Website is now locked down and will be off line soon.

This is the new hosting site.

The transition team is finishing the moves of the data (files, svn repositories, pages, etc) to this new hosted site.

You can access the data read only mode as it becomes available. We are verifying the project and its contents, so it will be a few days before write access becomes available to the site members (including discussion forums).

Please use this time to register with Sourceforge as an user, so we can expedite your access to the projects when write access becomes available on projects.

Questions can be sent directly to the administrators on this site.

Thank you,

The Administrators

January 14, 2010

SITE TRANSITION—DOWNTIME January 21—Your action required

The transition of The UEFI Open Source Community Website (URL: www.tianocore.org) is underway, and the members of this community should be aware of the following events:

January 14, 2010 – This message update and Email has been posted on the website and transmitted to the UEFI Open Source Community members.

January 19, 2010 – The UEFI Open Source Community Website in its current form will be ‘Locked down’ to Read only access for the community membership. This is to provide the transfer team time and opportunity to gather content from the current site and transfer it to the new site, without updates occurring in the process.

January 21, 2010 – Will be the last day that this version of the UEFI Open Source Community Website will be available. On midnight between 01/21/2010 and 01/22/2010, the current hosting of the website will end, and the content will not be available.

January 22, 2010 – The new UEFI Open Source Community Website will be available on the new hosting site. The new hosting will be part of the Sourceforge community (sourceforge.net), and will be available through the following link:

www.tianocore.Sourceforge.net

As well as www.tianocore.org once the DNS transfer takes place. There will be a slight delay between this event and the transfer ot the DNS for the URL:www.tianocore.org to transfer from the current site to the new site, during that time, the link may appear broken. The transfer team will be focused on making this timeframe as small as possible, but please be aware that this may be the case.

The following information should answer some of the most obvious questions about this change:

1) User accounts:

We are currently working on a process of converting the current UEFI Open Source Community Website accounts to Sourceforge compatible accounts.

ACTION REQUIRED: Before the transition, we will furnish a process for your SourceForge accounts. Please watch for this information and follow the instructions as soon as they are available.

2) Site Content:

After January 21. 2010, the new site will have all content originally provided in the previous site. This includes SVN, Downloads, discussion groups and boards, and information pages.

Thank you,

The Administrators

December 9, 2009

The UEFI Open Source Community Website (URL: www.tianocore.org) will be going through some updates and changes.

This site has been using the same format and interfaces since its inception in 2004, and it is time for an update.

These changes will not impact the functionality of the site, and the transition team is focused upon retaining all site content and context as part of the process. The administrators of this site will do everything possible to make the process as smooth and seamless as possible over the next weeks. We apologize if this process causes any difficulty for the membership of the UEFI Open Source Community website.

We will be providing news updates here as the process progresses.

Thank you,

The Administrators

December 1, 2009

The Sun VirtualBox* version 3.1.0 is now available with experimental support for EFI (UEFI). This virtualization product demonstrates the growing interest of UEFI in the industry.

This product was leveraged upon the development of the OVMF (Open Virtual Machine Firmware) release in the EDK II project (see here).

(For further information on Sun VirtualBox* version 3.1.0 see here)

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October 9, 2009

The “Getting Started as a Contributor “ page has been updated with more information defining the term contribution and establishing the difference between participation and Contribution.

These updates have been provided to help establish an understanding of the process of contribution submission, and to encourage more members of the UEFI Open Source Community Website to become contributors to the overall community.

August 14, 2009

New On This site!: The official release of the EDK II Core Stable Release (Version 0.90).

This release represents the latest milestone in the current EDK II development. The modules in this release have undergone testing and evaluation of code content, style, documentation, and functionality beyond any previous version of the EDKII.

For more information, please refer to the EDK II Project home page .

Also included in this release is the online documentation for the MdePkg 1.01, available directly from the website (here ).

August 12, 2009

New On This site: The Getting Started as a Contributor page has been updated with the process for contributing “third party contributions” to the UEFI Open Source Community Website.

This process answers some recent procedural questions by contributors wishing to contribute works derived from sources provided by another open source community or project.

July 27, 2009

New On This site: The latest release of the Intel (R) 1 and 10 GbE NIC driver sources on the EDK project.

These drivers support the newer versions of Intel(R) NIC devices. They are provided as version 3.9.03 for the 1GbE and 1.7.09 for the 10GbE driver.

For the download packages, please refer to the EDK Projects Documents and Files (other contribution) Page .

June 14, 2009

New On This site!: The official release of the MdePkg version 1.00 and supporting components.

The MdePkg provides developers working on UEFI Applications, UEFI Drivers, UEFI Operating System Loaders, UEFI diagnostics, and UEFI Platform Initialization (PI) compliant silicon modules with a solid UEFI and PI compliant foundation from which to develop their modules under EDK II. This is the first complete version of the MdePkg Package for distribution. This version of this package is a significant milestone in the EDK II development and as other packages reach this level of completeness, we will be providing them on this site as 1.00 releases as well.

For more information, please refer to the EDK II Project home page .

May 27, 2009

On This site!: The Open Virtual Machine Firmware (OVMF) project is the latest addition to the EDK II source repository. This new project is an effort to support Virtual Machines using the EDK II code base, with features like:

  • Open Source (BSD licensed ) virtual machine libraries and drivers
  • A firmware implementation which supports UEFI on open source virtual machines. ** Initially targeting the QEMU VM.

For more information, please refer to the OVMF web page.

May 7, 2009

On This site!: The EDKII ShellPkg (alpha) has been released for testing and comment by members of the community. This contains headers for protocols, libraries, GUIDS, and other Shell specific items. This also includes a EDK II Shell Application Library instance that allows for Shell Applications to be compiled in EDK II. Future enhancements include adding UEFI Shell 2.0 shell and general improvements.

April 20, 2009

On This site!: The EDKII Module Writer’s Guide Version 0.01 has been added to the Documents and files of the EDK II project page. This is a guideline for EDK II module developers, providing detailed instructions on how to develop and build a new modules and release with a package. These drivers can be found in the EDK II project under “Document & files” in “General Documentation”.

April 9, 2009

On This site!: The Sources for the Intel GbE (PCI/PCI-X and PCI-E) and 10GbE (PCI/PCI-X and PCI-E) EFI drivers have been updated to include new improvements and fixes. These drivers can be found in the EDK project under “Document & files” in “Releases -> Others -> Other Contribution”.

March 30, 2009

Insyde Software and American Megatrends (AMI) announced new UEFI-compliant firmware for new Intel(r) Xeon(r) Processor 5500 Series. AMI states that their firmware is based on the Intel(r) Platform Innovation Framework for UEFI. Read full details from AMI and from Insyde.

March 4, 2009

Insyde Software, American Megatrends (AMI), and Phoenix all announced new UEFI-compliant firmware for new Intel(r) Atom(tm) Processor Z5xx Series Platform. Insyde and AMI state that their firmware is based on the Intel(r) Platform Innovation Framework for UEFI. Read full details from AMI, from Insyde, and from Phoenix.


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