[FreeBSD-Announce] Foundation Announces UEFI Support Project!

Deb Goodkin deb at freebsd.org
Tue Mar 5 15:18:44 UTC 2013

Dear FreeBSD Community,

The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to announce that Benno Rice has been 
awarded a grant to implement the ability to boot FreeBSD in the
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) boot environment.

The work to be done includes a new version of the loader, kernel 
modifications to support starting from a UEFI environment and the
ability to create install media for pure UEFI systems.

"UEFI support is critical for FreeBSD's future on the amd64 platform and 
I'm really pleased to be able to ensure that FreeBSD gains support
for it," said Benno.

This project is expected to be completed in March 2013.

The FreeBSD Foundation

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