NetBSD 7.0 RC1 Adds New Intel/Radeon DRM Support, Lua Scripting & More
Written by Michael Larabel in BSD on 21 June 2015 at 07:53 PM EDT. Add A Comment
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NetBSD 7.0 Release Candidate 1 was made available today with some mighty big improvements.

NetbSD 7.0 RC1 features Intel and Radeon graphics support via the ported Linux DRM/KMS kernel driver code, ARM multi-processor support, support for a number of new ARM boards, GPT support in SysVinit, Lua kernel scripting support, GCC 4.8.4 is the default compiler, and many other improvements.

Among the new ARM board coverage with NetBSD 7 is the Raspberry Pi 2, BeagleBone, ODROID-C1, Cubieboard/Cubietruck, Kobo, Hummingbird, and others.

Those wishing to learn more about the NetBSD 7.0 Release Candidate 1 can read the announcement at
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