Fedora/RISC-V now mirrored as a Fedora “alternative” architecture

https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/risc-v/repo/fedora/29/latest/. These packages now get mirrored further by the Fedora mirror system, eg. to https://mirror.math.princeton.edu/pub/alt/risc-v/repo/fedora/29/latest/

If you grab the latest nightly Fedora builds you can get the mirrors by editing the /etc/yum.repos.d/*.repo file.

Also we got some additional help so we now have loads more build hosts! These were provided by Facebook with hosting by Oregon State University Open Source Lab (see cfarm), so thanks to them.

Thanks to David Abdurachmanov and Laurent Guerby for doing all the work (I did nothing).

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7 responses to “Fedora/RISC-V now mirrored as a Fedora “alternative” architecture

  1. Fu Wei

    excellent!!

  2. How is a RISC-V as your daily work station? Ie. when will you notice you are not on your 3GHz Intel/AMD quad core?

    Do you think there will be a low power GPU option either on the mainboard or integrated into the RISC-V core?

    • rich

      I don’t think it would be much fun as a regular workstation as these are quite low end machines. We probably won’t have high performance, cheap, graphical RISC-V workstations for a few years yet, although I’m looking forward to it 🙂

      • Ok I see. How should I then think about the RISC-V’s? As Raspberry Pi alternatives?

      • rich

        RISC-V intends to be a general purpose architecture replacing everything from embedded systems up to the largest supercomputers. However that is different from what RISC-V hardware is available today, and what SiFive (an independent company but a member of the RISC-V Foundation) are shipping, which is mostly equivalent to something like an RPi 3, perhaps a little bit more powerful than that.

  3. Ok thanks for clearing that out. Can’t wait to have an Intel ME, UEFI free work station and server that doesn’t take 8+ minutes to boot up =)

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