Is there a current FreeBSD ARMv8 64-bit variant (possibly 11 or 12 as of late 2017) available that will run on the Raspberry Pi 3?

Is any documentation, especially a howto available with details? Any specific recommendations welcome as relates to the goal of running an armv8 64bit variant of FreeBSD on the RPI3.

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    I may be completely wrong here, but have you seen: wiki.freebsd.org/arm64/rpi3? Last edit April 2017. "There is no package repo for 12-CURRENT, but the package repo for 11 can be used on 12-CURRENT by telling pkg to use the FreeBSD 11 aarch64 ABI"
    – Quintin B
    Oct 18, 2017 at 12:34
  • Thanks @QuintinBalsdon, I noted the edit date too and think that it's not current. Was hoping to hear a direct answer from someone with experience simply so myself and others don't spend time chasing the wrong solution(s). Possibly related: ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/snapshots/arm64 raspbsd.org/raspberrypi.html
    – jimmont
    Oct 18, 2017 at 12:40
  • Cool - hope you come right!
    – Quintin B
    Oct 18, 2017 at 12:46

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Yes, there is. Take a look at the Raspberry Pi entry on the FreeBSD Wiki and also this question and (especially the last) answer.

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