Fedora Progresses In Bringing Up RISC-V Architecture Support

Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 12 August 2016 at 08:53 AM EDT. 15 Comments
Richard Jones at Red Hat has been working on bringing up RISC-V processor architecture support for Fedora.

For those who haven't been paying attention to RISC-V, it's an open-source instruction set architecture that is BSD licensed and is completely free and not encumbered by patents. LowRISC and SiFive are among the organizations working to bring RISC-V hardware to the real-world.

Richard Jones has been working on the Fedora bring-up for RISC-V, which he says has now reached a point where other people can contribute. He's reached stage four in the bootstrapping process and RPMs can begin to be rebuilt for RISC-V.

If you are interested in RISC-V and/or Fedora bootstrapping, find out more about this work via this mailing list post.
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