2019 State of U-Boot Development Report


The U-Boot bootloader has been evolved for nearly 2 decades and is one of the primary and well-known opensource bootloader choice for embedded industry.

The 2019 State of U-Boot development report describe the key updates, features, issues and challenges faced so far on U-Boot community project.

This talk Jagan Teki start with a brief overview of U-Boot community, TPL, SPL, U-Boot Proper, Build process and Startup sequence and then he traverse how different features has been adopted in U-Boot start from the project beginning to most recent versions till 2019. From this traversing he will address the key features like Image boot, FIT, EFI, Secure Boot, DTS, Driver Model, Device Firmware Upgrade, ATF, OP-TEE and etc.

Once giving enough report, he will also talk about steps to port U-Boot to new hardware. Finally, he will address and review ongoing development work, issues and future development on U-Boot community.