Google Summer of Code with KDE
Hii everyone, Abhijeet here! I am very excited to work with KDE this summer. My project is mainly integrating FWUPD support into Plasma discover. I would like to thank all KDE members for selecting me for this awesome project. Looking for a splendid summer ahead 😀
Discover Software Center is in charge of offering different kinds of assets viz with applications, add-ons and most important as a software update manager. Currently, Discover does most of the general job required for a typical plasma user but it lacks firmware/kernel upgrade on devices. FWUPD is an open source daemon for managing the installation of firmware updates on Linux-based systems, developed by GNOME maintainer Richard Hughes.
Through this update in discover, users who have less knowledge of CLI tools will also be able to secure their systems from possible security threats like spectre and meltdown.
- On-demand firmware upgrades via fwupd.
- Brushing firmware upgrades UI in discover.
- Notification Support for New firmware updates.
All the updates will be posted on this blog weekly 🙂