FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE became available at 14 November 2014.
This is my experience with running it on the Raspberry Pi model B.
First and good news, this release available for the arm platform natively.
This mean that we can download versions for the arm platform from the main ftp site
New console driver
This release use the new console driver, vt(4).
We don’t need to change
/boot/loader.conf file, but we still need to change terminal type in
We still don’t have packages and package management tool for the arm platform:
So, we should compile applications from the ports tree.
GPIO and I2C
One of the most interesting for me is the i2c protocol support.
During boot we can see gpio, i2c and spi devices.
GPIO works as usually.
But standard i2c(8) utility still doesn’t work.
Surprisingly, my version of the i2c utility no longer work in this release.
I will investigate this issue.