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New version released (3.0)
     posted by khali, Thu Sep 3 09:20:07 2015 - 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 May 7 08:02:55 2015 - 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 May 7 07:25:51 2015 - 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 Apr 17 12:38:33 2013 - 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 Apr 16 11:51:33 2013 - 0 replies

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

New version released (2.11)
     posted by aarapov, Wed Jan 19 13:37:06 2011 - 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 Feb 9 20:47:22 2010 - 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 Jun 12 12:27:32 2009 - 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 Nov 23 21:08:02 2008 - 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 Feb 26 14:23:41 2007 - 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 Feb 4 16:47:29 2006 - 0 replies
New version released (2.7) posted by khali, Fri Aug 5 11:07:57 2005 - 0 replies
Call for 2.7 posted by khali, Mon Jul 18 14:12:38 2005 - 0 replies
New version released (2.6) posted by khali, Tue Mar 1 09:26:29 2005 - 0 replies
Mailing-list created posted by khali, Tue Nov 23 21:28:29 2004 - 0 replies
New version released (2.5) posted by khali, Thu Nov 11 17:27:48 2004 - 0 replies
New version released (2.4) posted by khali, Mon Apr 5 14:27:07 2004 - 0 replies
New version released (2.3) posted by khali, Sun Oct 19 18:49:07 2003 - 0 replies
New version released (2.2) posted by khali, Fri Aug 8 09:40:33 2003 - 0 replies
New version released (2.1) posted by khali, Tue Jun 10 18:40:04 2003 - 0 replies
New maintainer posted by khali, Tue Apr 15 12:50:59 2003 - 0 replies
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