Upcoming release - coreboot 4.19

The 4.19 release is planned for January 2023.

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Plans for Code Deprecation

Intel Icelake SoC & Icelake RVP mainboard

Intel Icelake is unmaintained. Also, the only user of this platform ever was the Intel CRB (Customer Reference Board). From the looks of it the code was never ready for production as only engineering sample CPUIDs are supported. This reduces the maintanence overhead for the coreboot project.

Intel Icelake code will be removed with release 4.19 and any maintenence will be done on the 4.19 branch. This consists of the Intel Icelake SoC and Intel Icelake RVP mainboard.

Intel Quark SoC & Galileo mainboard

The SoC Intel Quark is unmaintained and different efforts to revive it failed. Also, the only user of this platform ever was the Galileo board.

Thus, to reduce the maintanence overhead for the community, support for the following components will be removed from the master branch and will be maintained on the release 4.20 branch.

  • Intel Quark SoC
  • Intel Galileo mainboard