NetBSD 7.0 RC1 Adds Support for Raspberry Pi 2, Ports Linux DRM/KMS

2015-Jun-22 | Tags: COMbsdraspberrypi

Linux on ARMSoren Jacobsen from the NetBSD project had the pleasure of announcing earlier the immediate availability for download and testing of the first RC (Release Candidate) version of the upcoming NetBSD 7.0 operating system.

While not a Linux kernel-based operating system, NetBSD 7.0 RC1 is the first release to introduce ARM multiprocessor support, as well as to improve support for AMD Radeon and Intel graphics cards by porting the Linux DRM/KMS code. Also, the X.Org display server and many of its components have been updated as well.

Support for the Raspberry Pi 2, ODROID-C1, BeagleBone Black, Merii Hummingbird, BeagleBoard-xM, GlobalScale MiraBox, Banana Pi, Sharp Netwalker PC-Z1, BeagleBone, Marvell ARMADA XP, Cubieboard 2, Kobo, and Cubietruck single-board computers has been added as well in NetBSD 7.0 Release Candidate 1.

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