[PLUG] Fwd: Debian Installer 7.0 Beta3 release

Praveen A pravi.a at gmail.com
Thu Oct 18 22:06:45 PDT 2012


Hi folks,

How about we do a debian installer test day? We have to download the
new images and try it out on as many different hardware as possible.
We can also try installer in different languages in virtual machines.
Those who don't want to touch their existing installations can install
it on a USB external disk. If there is some interest lets meet at some
place and do it together. The more people join, the more fun we can
have.

Cheers
Praveen

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Cyril Brulebois <kibi at debian.org>
Date: 2012/10/18
Subject: Debian Installer 7.0 Beta3 release
To: debian-devel-announce at lists.debian.org
Cc: debian-boot at lists.debian.org


The Debian Installer team[1] is pleased to announce the third beta release
of the installer for Debian 7.0 "Wheezy".


Highlights
==========

 * Full IPv6 support during the installation process.
 * UEFI support (see "hardware changes" below).
 * Most of Gnome fits onto CD#1 again (network-less installation).
 * LXDE and Xfce now live on separate images.


Improvements in this release of the installer
=============================================

 * debian-installer:
    - Speech synthesis: add support for more languages (#684473).
    - GNU/kFreeBSD: Fix broken kfreebsd-9 CD graphical install menu
      entry (#686858).
    - GNU/kFreeBSD: Tweak memory settings to fix the graphical
      install (#686861).
    - Artwork: Update to use the official Debian logo, which has a
      suitable license now.
    - Install wheezy by default instead of sid on armhf and s390x.
 * apt-cdrom: Fix download of all description translations (#678227).
 * apt-cdrom: Fix issues with multi-arch CD-ROMs.
 * busybox: Include ping and ping6.
 * cdebconf: Enumerate choices horizontally for speech synthesis (#682538).
 * efi-reader: Build on amd64 and i386.
 * fonts-samyak: Fix misrendered spaces for several Indian
   languages (#687176).
 * isc-dhcp: Fix several security issues (#686174).
 * libdebian-installer: Add "efi" as a subarchitecture for
   amd64 and i386.
 * localechooser: Improve charset support for bare Linux console and for
   network-console installations (#677931).
 * localechooser: Stop ignoring non-ASCII country names (#687249).
 * lowmem: Update limits.
 * netcfg: Add full IPv6 support.
 * netcfg: Map localhost to ::1 as well as 127.0.0.1 (#686970).


Hardware support changes
========================

 * Add EFI support for 64-bit PCs (amd64), allowing installation in
   EFI mode instead of using the legacy BIOS. This does *not* include
   any support for UEFI Secure Boot -- that will come later.


Localization status
===================

 * 73 languages are supported in this release.
 * Full translation for 57 of them.


Feedback for this release
=========================

We need your help to find bugs and further improve the installer, so please
try it. Installer CDs, other media and everything else you will need are
available at our web site[3].


Thanks
======

The Debian Installer team thanks everybody who has contributed to this
release.


 1. http://wiki.debian.org/DebianInstaller/Team
 2. http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/errata
 3. http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer

--
Cyril Brulebois
on behalf of the Debian Installer Team


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