OpenBSD 7.0 Released With RISC-V 64-bit Port, Better Apple Silicon Support
OpenBSD 7.0 brings many improvements to this security-minded BSD operating system. Some of the many OpenBSD 7.0 changes include:
- RISC-V 64-bit system support with the initial "riscv64" platform added.
- Improving the ARM64 platform support with improved drivers for the Apple Silicon / Apple M1 but still not considered ready yet for end-users. OpenBSD 7.0 improvements on the Apple M1 include support for installing on a disk with a GPT and various Apple driver improvements for USB, GPIO, SPMI, NVMe storage, and other Apple M1 hardware components.
- The base-gcc compiler is now disabled on AMD64.
- The OpenBSD/SGI platform target has been retired.
- Various SMP improvements.
- Updating the DRM kernel code to the state of Linux 5.10.65. Intel DRM improvements also mean better Tiger Lake support.
- AMDGPU DRM support for Navi 12, Navi 21, Arcuturus, and Cezanne hardware.
- A wide variety of other new hardware support and improvements to existing device drivers.
- Many package updates including the likes of LLVM Clang 11.1, Go 1.17, GCC 8.4.0 / 11.2, KDE Applications 21.08.1, Xfce 4.16, and much more.
More details on the many OpenBSD 7.0 changes and download links via OpenBSD.org.