• This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.

Latest FreeBSD for RPi2

balanga

Daemon

Thanks: 50
Messages: 1,751

#1

SirDice

Administrator
Staff member
Administrator
Moderator

Thanks: 5,508
Messages: 25,688

#3
I've found these two versions and wondered if I can expect a RELEASE version sometime....
Releases may appear but are not to be expected. ARM is still a Tier 2 platform so it doesn't have to follow the release schedules. Not yet at least.

32-bit ARM is officially a Tier 2 architecture, as the FreeBSD project does not provide official releases or pre-built packages for this platform due to it primarily targeting the embedded arena. However, FreeBSD/ARM is being actively developed and maintained, is well supported, and provides an excellent framework for building ARM-based systems. FreeBSD/arm supports ARMv4 and ARMv5 processors. FreeBSD/armv6 supports ARMv6 and ARMv7 processors, including SMP on the latter.

Initial support for 64-bit ARM is complete. 64-bit ARM platforms follow a set of standard conventions, and a single FreeBSD build will work on hardware from multiple vendors. As a result, FreeBSD will provide official releases for FreeBSD/arm64 and packages will be available. FreeBSD/arm64 is on the path to becoming a Tier 1 architecture.
https://www.freebsd.org/platforms/arm.html
 

balanga

Daemon

Thanks: 50
Messages: 1,751

#4
There are RELEASE versions of the RPI2 images. You can pick one from https://www.freebsd.org/where.html
Thanks, I didn't realise it was available there.... It isn't mentioned on the RASPBSD website.

I have 11.1-RELEASE installed now, although I'm not really sure of the best place to check for RPi info.... The WIKI seems sparse and I don't know how accurate it is and it only mentions snapshots not releases.