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New version released (3.0)
     posted by khali, Thu 03 Sep 2015 09:20:07 AM UTC - 0 replies

Version 3.0 of dmidecode has just been released. It supports the version 3.0.0 of the SMBIOS specification, which includes new enumerated values for recent hardware and a new 64-bit entry point format. It also supports the new sysfs interface introduced in Linux kernel v4.2 as an alternative to reading from /dev/mem.

New SMBIOS specification was published
     posted by khali, Thu 07 May 2015 08:02:55 AM UTC - 0 replies

SMBIOS v3.0.0 was published a few months ago, updated dmidecode will follow. Initial support is already available in CVS.

New maintainer
     posted by khali, Thu 07 May 2015 07:25:51 AM UTC - 0 replies

Anton has been maintaining dmidecode for 5 years. Now he decided to move to other projects, so I will be taking over that role again. I would like to thank Anton for his good work. His dedication to the project gave me the opportunity to work on other topics during that time, and I am back with a fresh mind.

New version released (2.12)
     posted by aarapov, Wed 17 Apr 2013 12:38:33 PM UTC - 0 replies

Today, dmidecode 2.12 is released. Now, the updated dmidecode offers support for SMBIOS 2.8.0, which includes new enumerated values for recent hardware.

New SMBIOS specification was published this month.
     posted by aarapov, Tue 16 Apr 2013 11:51:33 AM UTC - 0 replies

SMBIOS v2.8.0* was published, updated dmidecode will follow.

New version released (2.11)
     posted by aarapov, Wed 19 Jan 2011 01:37:06 PM UTC - 0 replies

Today, dmidecode 2.11 is released. Now, the updated dmidecode offers support for SMBIOS 2.7, which includes new enumerated values for recent hardware, UEFI support and virtual machine flags to BIOS characteristics, as well as limited support for the Management Controller Host Interface. This release also contains various fixes that address stability.

New maintainer
     posted by khali, Tue 09 Feb 2010 08:47:22 PM UTC - 0 replies

Anton Arapov has volunteered to become the new maintainer of dmidecode. Thanks Anton! I will stay around for a while to ensure a smooth transition.

New maintainer wanted
     posted by khali, Fri 12 Jun 2009 12:27:32 PM UTC - 0 replies

I have been maintaining dmidecode for over 6 years now. Officially, since April 2003. In practice, even earlier than that. I first established a home for the project on Savannah, with version 1.8 being released in January 2003. Then I reorganized ...


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New version released (2.10)
     posted by khali, Sun 23 Nov 2008 09:08:02 PM UTC - 0 replies

Version 2.10 of dmidecode has just been released. It supports the version 2.6 of the SMBIOS specification, which includes new enumerated values for recent hardware, as well as bus address for system slots and a new entry type for on-board devices. The possibility to dump the SMBIOS table to a small binary file, and to read the SMBIOS table back from such binary files, has been added.

New version released (2.9)
     posted by khali, Mon 26 Feb 2007 02:23:41 PM UTC - 0 replies

Version 2.9 of dmidecode has just been released. It supports the version 2.5 of the SMBIOS specification, which includes new enumerated values for recent hardware, as well as CPU core and thread count reporting. Some HP-specific entries are now decoded. The support of Intel-based Macintosh and IA-64 machines was improved.

Note that the product name lookup table that was included in vpddecode has been dropped, because it was unreliable and hard to maintain.


Older News Approved
New version released (2.8) posted by khali, Sat 04 Feb 2006 04:47:29 PM UTC - 0 replies
New version released (2.7) posted by khali, Fri 05 Aug 2005 11:07:57 AM UTC - 0 replies
Call for 2.7 posted by khali, Mon 18 Jul 2005 02:12:38 PM UTC - 0 replies
New version released (2.6) posted by khali, Tue 01 Mar 2005 09:26:29 AM UTC - 0 replies
Mailing-list created posted by khali, Tue 23 Nov 2004 09:28:29 PM UTC - 0 replies
New version released (2.5) posted by khali, Thu 11 Nov 2004 05:27:48 PM UTC - 0 replies
New version released (2.4) posted by khali, Mon 05 Apr 2004 02:27:07 PM UTC - 0 replies
New version released (2.3) posted by khali, Sun 19 Oct 2003 06:49:07 PM UTC - 0 replies
New version released (2.2) posted by khali, Fri 08 Aug 2003 09:40:33 AM UTC - 0 replies
New version released (2.1) posted by khali, Tue 10 Jun 2003 06:40:04 PM UTC - 0 replies
New maintainer posted by khali, Tue 15 Apr 2003 12:50:59 PM UTC - 0 replies
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