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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@localhost. Your input will help us put the finishing touches on
what promises to be a great release!
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