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    1 Version 3.3 (Wed Oct 14 2020)
    2   - [BUILD] Allow overriding build settings from the environment.
    3   - [COMPATIBILITY] Document how the UUID fields are interpreted.
    4   - [PORTABILITY] Don't use memcpy on /dev/mem on arm64.
    5   - [PORTABILITY] Only scan /dev/mem for entry point on x86.
    6   - Support for SMBIOS 3.3.0. This includes new processor names, new port
    7     connector types, and new memory device form factors, types and
    8     technologies.
    9   - Add bios-revision, firmware-revision and system-sku-number to -s option.
   10   - Use the most appropriate unit for cache size.
   11   - Decode system slot base bus width and peers.
   12   - Important bug fixes:
   13     Fix Redfish Hostname print length
   14     Fix formatting of TPM table output
   15     Fix System Slot Information for PCIe SSD
   16     Don't choke on invalid processor voltage
   17   - Use the most appropriate unit for cache size.
   18 
   19 Version 3.2 (Wed Sep 14 2018)
   20   - [COMPATIBILITY] The UUID is now displayed using lowercase letters, per
   21     RFC 4122 (#53569). You must ensure that any code parsing it is
   22     case-insensitive.
   23   - Support for SMBIOS 3.2.0. This includes new processor names, new socket
   24     and port connector types, new system slot state and property, and support
   25     for non-volatile memory (NVDIMM).
   26   - Support for Redfish management controllers.
   27   - A new command line option to query a specific structure by its handle.
   28   - A new command line option to query the system family string.
   29   - Support for 3 ThinkPad-specific structures (patch #9642).
   30   - Support for HPE's new company name.
   31   - Support UEFI on FreeBSD.
   32   - Important bug fixes:
   33     Fix firmware version of TPM device
   34     Fix the HPE UEFI feature flag check
   35   - (biosdecode) A new command line option to fully decode PIR information
   36     (support request #109339).
   37 
   38 Version 3.1 (Tue May 23 2017)
   39   - Support for SMBIOS 3.1.0 and 3.1.1. This includes new chassis types, new
   40     processor family names, new processor family upgrade names, and new slot
   41     types, as well as support of larger BIOS ROM sizes and cache sizes, and a
   42     new structure type (43, TPM Device.)
   43   - A new command line option to query OEM strings.
   44   - All error messages are now printed on stderr (#47274, #48158.)
   45   - Several bug fixes related to 64-bit entry points (#50037 and more.)
   46   - Important bug fixes:
   47     #46176 (Unexpected end of file error)
   48     #46066 (Crash with SIGBUS)
   49   - Various minor fixes, improvements and cleanups.
   50 
   51 Version 3.0 (Thu Sep 03 2015)
   52   - Support for SMBIOS 3.0. This includes new chassis types, new
   53     processor family names, new processor family upgrade names, new slot
   54     types, and new memory device types.
   55   - Support for the new 64-bit entry point (_SM3_) defined in SMBIOS 3.0.
   56   - Support for the new kernel interface (as of Linux v4.2) as an
   57     alternative to relying /dev/mem to access the entry point and DMI
   58     table.
   59   - Decoding of Acer-specific DMI type 170.
   60   - Decoding of HP-specific DMI types 212, 219 and 233.
   61   - Various minor fixes and output format cleanups.
   62 
   63 Version 2.12 (Wed Apr 17 2013)
   64   - Support of the SMBIOS 2.8.0 specification.
   65 
   66 Version 2.11 (Wed Jan 19 2011)
   67   - Support of the SMBIOS 2.7.0 specification:
   68     - UEFI support
   69     - Virtual machine flags in BIOS characteristics
   70     - Limited support for the Management Controller Host Interface
   71   - Various fixes that address stability.
   72 
   73 Version 2.10 (Sun Nov 23 2008)
   74   - Support for Solaris (x86 only, of course).
   75   - Possibility to dump the SMBIOS/DMI table to a small binary file
   76     (option --dump-bin).
   77   - Possibility to read the SMBIOS/DMI table from such binary files
   78     (option --from-dump).
   79   - Support for SMBIOS 2.6. This includes new chassis types, new
   80     processor family names, new processor family upgrade names, bus
   81     address for system slots, and a new entry type for on-board devices,
   82     amongst many other minor changes.
   83   - Support for DMI entry type 31 (Boot integrity services).
   84   - Many processor family names taken from the CIM Schema document.
   85   - (vpddecode) No longer ask users to report broken records.
   86   - (vpddecode) Fix --quiet option.
   87 
   88 Version 2.9 (Mon Feb 26 2007)
   89   - Support of the SMBIOS 2.5 specification. It adds many enumerated
   90     values for recent hardware, as well as CPU core and thread count
   91     reporting.
   92   - Decoding of 3 HP-specific entries. More vendor-specific entries can
   93     be supported later if vendors contribute code or documentation.
   94   - Run-time detection of EFI, so that a single binary can support
   95     Intel-based Macintosh machines and regular x86 machines.
   96   - Better IA-64 support.
   97   - Fixes to the decoding of individual fields, including the CPU
   98     signature of recent CPU models.
   99   - (biosdecode) Support of the FJKEYINF entry point type (for Fujitsu laptops).
  100   - (vpddecode) The product name look-up table was dropped. It was unreliable
  101     and a burden to maintain.
  102   - biosdecode, ownership and vpddecode are no longer built on IA-64.
  103 
  104 Version 2.8 (Sat Feb 04 2006)
  105   - Option --string has four additional keywords available:
  106     system-uuid, chassis-type, processor-family and processor-frequency.
  107     These needed additional work because, technically speaking, they are
  108     not DMI strings.
  109   - IPMI interface type SSIF was added. This is a new interface type
  110     defined by IPMI 2.0.
  111   - (vpddecode) New --string option, much similar in spirit to
  112     dmidecode's. Available keywords are bios-build-id, box-serial-number,
  113     motherboard-serial-number, machine-type-model and bios-release-date.
  114   - (vpddecode) 9 product names were added to the lookup table.
  115   -  A few bug fixes, cleanups and minor improvements all around the place.
  116 
  117 Version 2.7 (Thu Aug 04 2005)
  118   - New command line interface. For example, it is now possible to limit
  119     the output of dmidecode to a given DMI type, or to extract a single
  120     string from the DMI table. The documentation has been updated
  121     accordingly.
  122   - The default output of dmidecode was slightly modified to be more
  123     easily readable by humans. This might break tools parsing its output.
  124     Such tools may benefit from the new command line interface, although
  125     this interface shouldn't be considered stable until version 2.8.
  126   - (vpddecode) New command line interface.
  127   - (vpddecode) 6 product names were added.
  128 
  129 Version 2.6 (Mon Feb 28 2005)
  130   - Fixes a 2 GB memory limit regression.
  131   - Basic command-line handling.
  132   - BeOS and Cygwin support.
  133 
  134 Version 2.5 (Thu Nov 11 2004)
  135   - Code cleanups.
  136   - Compatibility fixes.
  137   - Documentation updates.
  138 
  139 Version 2.4 (Fri Mar 19 2004)
  140   - Manual pages added.
  141   - (vpddecode) Many improvements.
  142   - A few fixes and minor improvements.
  143 
  144 Version 2.3 (Sun Oct 19 2003)
  145   - Support of x86_64 systems.
  146   - Support of systems with 2 GB and more memory.
  147   - Loads of bug fixes and corrections.
  148   - New tool "vpddecode" added.
  149 
  150 Version 2.2 (Fri Aug 08 2003)
  151   - Support of IA-64 systems.
  152   - Support of IBM and Fujitsu-Siemens laptops.
  153   - Many minor bug fixes.
  154   - New tool "ownership" added.
  155 
  156 Version 2.1 (Tue Jun 10 2003)
  157   - Support of the SMBIOS 2.3.4 specification.
  158   - Better support of IPMI.
  159   - Minor bugs fixed.
  160   - Documentation added.