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Re: state of Raspberry PI support?
Hi Greg --
I backported the RPI3 changes back to netbsd-7 in July, so all of
netbsd-7, netbsd-8, and -current should work on it.
Hardware support in -7 and -8 should be more or less the same. A few
changes in -current off the top of my head:
- New SD host controller driver for Raspberry Pi 3 boards
- Bluetooth support
I'd say if you don't need bluetooth, stick with 8!
On Sun, 8 Oct 2017, Greg Troxel wrote:
I see that there is newly spiffed up Allwinner wiki info!
I last paid attention to RPI a few years ago and am about to install a
machine or two. It would be really nice if the RPI page
explained about the RPI3, and whether 7, 8, and current work. (My
impression is that 8 and current are fine on RPI3, but not 7.)
At this point I am not finding 7 of much interest for new installs
unless there is concern for production stability. But I am unclear if
there are good reasons to run current instead of 8 on a PI3, if what I
want to do is random normal stuff (use a USB disk to be a semi-NAS), and
GPIO, including I2C, for attached sensors. Overall, I'd rather stick to
8 on machines that I want to use (vs test current on).
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