Author: Gareth Halfacree

Gareth Halfacree is a technology journalist and technical author best known for his work on the Raspberry Pi User Guide and an upcoming book covering the BBC’s micro:bit project. A keen open source advocate and RISC-V fan, Gareth is responsible for curating our fortnightly community round-up posts.
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Gentoo Linux Announces Experimental RISC-V Support

The Gentoo Linux distribution has announced initial, experimental support for the free and open RISC-V instruction set architecture (ISA). “After some preparations, we’re happy to announce (initially experimental) support for a new arch: riscv,” writes Andreas Huettel in the gentoo-dev mailing list. “The keyword is ‘~riscv’; no stable keyword… Read More
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QEMU 4.0.0 Brings New RISC-V Features

Version 4.0.0 of the QEMU emulator has been released, bringing with it new features for those working with the RISC-V instruction set architecture (ISA). Designed to allow a system to run code designed for a different instruction set, emulation via QEMU or a similar package is a key part of… Read More