NetBSD 7.0 Released With New ARM Board Support, Lua Kernel Scripting
Written by Michael Larabel in BSD on 8 October 2015 at 08:57 AM EDT. 3 Comments
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NetBSD 7.0 was quietly released at the end of September.

NetBSD 7.0 is a big release for this BSD operating system and it features Lua kernel scripting support, GCC 4.8.4 is the default compiler, DRM/KMS graphics support, multi-core support for ARM, Raspberry Pi 2 with SMP support, NPF improvements, and a variety of other enhancements.

NetBSD 7.0 in the ARM space besides supporting the Raspberry Pi 2 also now handles the ODROID-C1, BeagleBoard, BeagleBone, BeagleBone Black, MiraBox, Cubieboard2 and other A20/A31 Allwinner boards, Freescale i.MX50/i.MX51 support, and Parallela Xilinx Zynq support.

More details on the NetBSD 7.0 release can be found via the release notes.

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