November 03, 2022
It is November, and so far without a release. While progress is happening
and there is pretty much constant flow of improvements, the idea was to
get something out faster, and that has unfortunately not happened yet.
So instead here is a rough plan for the near future, with an alpha release
at the end (hopefully).
October 12, 2022
New images have been released today.
We now support a fairly wide variety of hardware:
- 64-bit x86 EFI and BIOS computers
- AArch64 computers capable of UEFI boot
- RISC-V computers capable of UEFI boot
- Select U-Boot-based AArch64 devices
- Select U-Boot-based RISC-V devices
- POWER architecture computers (POWER8+)
- Virtual machines for all of those
When provided with an external kernel and/or bootloader, Chimera
can be made to work even on other devices of supported architectures.
Specific non-UEFI AArch64 devices that are now supported are the
Pinebook Pro, MNT Reform 2 and Raspberry Pi 3/4/400, in addition
to virtualized qemu systems.
RISC-V has explicit support for the HiFive Unmatched in addition
to virtualized qemu systems (plain or OpenSBI).
The list of devices is subject to further expansion over time.