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Default Bitrig desktop
DeveloperArtur Grabowski, Patrick Wildt, Christiano F. Haesbaert, John C. Vernaleo, Pedro Martelletto, Martin Natano, Owain G. Ainsworth, Thordur Bjornsson,[1] Dale Rahn, Marco Peereboom, Christophe Prevotaux
OS familyBSD
Working stateDiscontinued
Source modelOpen source
Initial release1.0 / 25 November 2014 (2014-11-25)
Latest release1.0 / 25 November 2014; 8 years ago (2014-11-25)
Package managerBitrig ports/packages
Platformsamd64, armv7
Kernel typeMonolithic kernel
LicenseISC license

Bitrig was an OpenBSD-based operating system targeted exclusively at the amd64 and armv7 platforms.

It is no longer being developed, and some of the work that it had done was merged back into OpenBSD.[2] Some of its achievements included porting FUSE/puffs support, libc++ to the platform to replace libstdc++, PIE support for AMD64 and NDB kernel support.[2]

Bitrig focused on using modern tools such as Git and LLVM/Clang along with only focusing on modern platforms.

It aimed to have a "commercially friendly code base",[3] with texinfo being the only GNU tool in the base system.[4] GPT partitioning was supported by Bitrig,[5] and future plans included support for virtualisation and EFI.[6]


  1. ^ "People - Bitrig", Github, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Bitrig: The Short-Lived OpenBSD Fork", Michael Larabel, Phoronix, 30 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Faq - Bitrig", Github, 7 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Bitrig 1.0 Key Features", Bitrig, 2014.
  5. ^ "Episode 067: Must be Rigged" Archived 2014-12-27 at the Wayback Machine,, 10 December 2014.
  6. ^ "OpenBSD-Forked Bitrig Finally Sees Its Initial Release", Phoronix Media, 4 December 2014.