Debian Developers Make Progress With RISC-V Port
Written by Michael Larabel in Debian on 22 April 2017 at 02:24 PM EDT. 8 Comments
Debian developers continue making progress with a -- currently unofficial -- port of their Linux operating system to RISC-V.

There is a in-progress Debian GNU/Linux port to RISC-V along with a repository with packages built for RISC-V. RISC-V for the uninitiated is a promising, open-source ISA for CPUs. So far there isn't any widely-available RISC-V hardware, but there are embedded systems in the works while software emulators are available.

Those wishing to learn about the current state of Debian for RISC-V can read this blog post by Debian developer Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo.

Another Linux distribution making good progress with RISC-V support is Fedora's efforts.
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