What ever happened to "Changes in this release"?
How come it seems like most large companies don't bother with noting what drivers or BIOS patches address, or what's been fixed in software patches?
I share your pain. I've also noticed this increasing lack of noting changes. It's caused me to skip updates in many cases.
Just a comment, not an answer to your question, but this sort of thing is why as a QA guy, concerned with the whole SD process, I really like the value added by having version control systems integrated with change management/tracking systems.
"Attention CrAkZoRs: We are patching our driver since we discovered that this HUGE security hole in our driver leaves the installation wide open. Now you know as well as we do that 99% of our installed base will not pach before 3 months, 92% will not apply this patch for at least another year and the rest of them will not bother at all. Include an exploit in your next toolkit and let those kiddies have a field day"
Just me (Sir to you)
I don't think "fixes various security issues" is revealing too much. But I don't think that that's what the thread is talking about anyway; most of us don't go looking for news drivers or BIOS patches because of security issues, but because the old driver/patch doesn't work, or at least doesn't work as well as it could.
Just Me - Nice straw man you got there.
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