Intel has decided to discontinue the Intel Graphics Update Tool for Linux


Graphics Update Tool for Linux will be discontinued, this is because through an official statement the guys at Intel have announced to their consumers that they have made the decision to stop supporting this tool for Linux.

His argument to end the development cycle is that this tool has already become obsolete, as it was created in 2013 in order to offer its consumers who use the Linux system a tool that will make it easier for them to officially update stable versions of their drivers, firmwares, drivers and other utilities.

Intel Graphics Update Tool was already by default on Linux since the graphics driver was already included, in this way there was no longer the need to carry out any additional installation.

Just like they share it in the statement:

The main benefit that the Intel® Graphics Update Tool for Linux * OS provided was to simplify the process of updating to the latest firmware, driver and other components in light of the sometimes considerable time lag from availability to integration kernel.

The tool was intended to provide the latest version of the Intel Graphics Stack before it is officially released by Linux vendors.

Newer Intel hardware owners often needed to use the tool to get the most out of their GPU when using Linux.

Ubuntu and Fedora were the officially supported distros for the tool, but users of related distributions, including Linux Mint, often used it as well.

¿Por qué han decido darle fin al desarrollo?

intel graphics update tool discontinued

Dado que el principal argumento del equipo desarrollo de Intel como ya se había dicho era que la herramienta es obsoleta, aun que este argumento no termina de convencer a muchos.

Better processes are producing faster embedding and users will notice that Fedora 27 and Ubuntu 17.10 and beyond are very current. Therefore, we are discontinuing the update tool as of version 2.0.6.

La realidad es que debido a los nuevos cambios que se han venido realizando en la mayoría de las distribuciones de Linux, únicamente si nos enfocamos al soporte de graficos de Intel.

Todo esto es gracias a la «inclusión más rápida» del más reciente soporte a gráficos de Intel, en repositorios de las distribuciones Linux.

Sin más la última versión que tendrá la herramienta de actualización de Intel será la versión 2.0.6, esta versión es totalmente compatible con Ubuntu 17.04 y Fedora 26.

Pero que sucede para las versiones mas recientes de Ubuntu y Fedora.

Tanto Ubuntu 17.10 como Fedora 27 ya incluyen el soporte para los últimos gráficos de Intel por lo que en estas distribuciones continuaran dando el soporte para ello.

Es por ello que consideran que ya no tiene sentido continuar dando soporte a esta herramienta y es la causa del por qué decidan darle fin.

Linux distributions already include an Intel® graphics driver by default, without the need for any additional installation. We will keep the support forum available for a while, although we hope it is for archival purposes.

Por lo mientras los chicos de Intel nos informan que el foro de soporte continuara en línea por lo que todo lo que los problemas que surjan, dudas y demás relacionadas con le herramienta de actualización de gráficos de Intel seguirán siendo atendidas de momento, hasta que crean conveniente también darle fin.

Although Intel is one of the companies that contributes the most to the development of the Linux Kernel, of which they contribute with a large number of lines to its code, I can personally say that if they have decided to end the support of this tool it is due to who firmly believe that their work in this and that within these lines has the optimum for their products to have the best performance in Linux.

Feel free to share your opinion with us in the comments section.

Source: intel update-tool


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  1.   hehehehe said

    have you decided ????

  2.   Yo said

    It was worth the dick ... I use nvidia ...

  3.   Spanish teacher said

    This boy can't write ……

  4.   Someone said

    Dick is what you have for brain xd

  5.   Nose said