June 21, 2015 posted by Soren Jacobsen
On behalf of the NetBSD project, it is my pleasure to announce the first release candidate of NetBSD 7.0.
Many changes have been made since 6.0. Here are a few highlights:
- Greatly improved support for modern Intel and Radeon graphics hardware through a port of the Linux DRM/KMS code. Most X.Org components have been updated as well.
- ARM multiprocessor support
- Support for new ARM boards, some of which are listed below:
- Raspberry Pi 2
- BeagleBone Black
- Banana Pi
- Cubieboard 2
- Merii Hummingbird
- Marvell ARMADA XP
- GlobalScale MiraBox
- Sharp Netwalker PC-Z1
- GPT support in sysinst
- Lua kernel scripting
- Multiprocessor USB stack
- Many improvements to NPF, the NetBSD packet filter
- GCC 4.8.4 (and optionally, LLVM/Clang 3.6.1)
Binaries of NetBSD 7.0_RC1 are available for download at:
Those who prefer to build from source can either use the netbsd-7-0-RC1 tag or follow the netbsd-7 branch.
Please help us out by testing 7.0_RC1. We love any and all feedback. Report problems through the usual channels (submit a PR or write to the appropriate list). More general feedback is welcome at releng@NetBSD.org. Your input will help us put the finishing touches on what promises to be a great release!