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Phoronix Article: The State Of Debian And Fedora On The RISC-V Architecture

By February 11, 2019May 12th, 2021No Comments

RISC-V remains of a lot of interest for open-source and Linux users for being a royalty-free and completely open CPU architecture. In part due to the lack of affordable RISC-V hardware limiting developers from working more on this architecture, the state of RISC-V support by Linux distributions varies but at least has improved a lot in recent years.
At this past weekend’s FOSDEM 2019 conference was a RISC-V track with several interesting talks about this open processor ISA and various software efforts around it.
David Abdurachmanov talked about the state of Fedora on RISC-V. Up to around 20 percent of the Fedora package collection has been able to build so far on RISC-V, they do have the initial RISC-V build infrastructure in place, and other groundwork laid but there isn’t yet any support for signed RPMs, there isn’t yet RISC-V images for Fedora Workstation/Server, and other work left to do, but the situation continues to improve both for RISC-V in a virtualized capacity as well as on SiFive HiFive Unleashed hardware.
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