My tests with all three major BSDs on several SBCs in the last few days, however, speak a completely different language:.............
AArch64 is destined for Tier 1 support, so this and the B+ have a lot to look forward to.
Tier1 is light-years away, both in terms of hardware and software.
e.g. Hardware: Look at the headline: The Power to Serve
How could FreeBSD serve ZFS on a hardware platform, which
has only 1 cheaper SBC on the market with ECC-RAM?
Especially, considering that the board is of course sold out ...
e.g. Software: I have never seen FreeBSD crashing like this (down to total data loss),
like on these SD-cards & USB-sticks on the RPI3. for me this happened 4 times in a few days!
regardless of whether it was due to the hardware or software:
This is never Tier 1-destined
As a developer you ask yourself whether you want to invest all those unpaid working hours
in a platform which is , as of now, simply incompatible with the key-features of FreeBSD
( Data-integrity, Stability, speed... and so on) .
I would say: why not (for fun) , to save electricity and maybe only because of the hope that time will change the current massive limits of this platform -
support for aarch64- why not ..but unfortunately currently more Tier8 or Tier9 than Tier1
Perhaps good for Raspbian to add 2 HDMI-ports , for FreeBSD useless.
For the low price of the RPI4 we will get the fun we paid for but we will never get a Tier 1 production - ready FreeBSD because these SBCs are not built for The Power to Serve.