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 * Switch to 2.6.17  * Add/check 2.6 floppies for i386, sparc

=== Other Goals ===
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   * remove devfs support (could be risky; see also Colin's [https://wiki.ubuntu.com/NoMoreDevfs devfs migration plan])
 * Add/check 2.6 floppies for i386, sparc
 * Library upgrade for graphical installer

=== Other Goals ===
 * Supplemental repository support for udebs
   * Started by Bastian Blank, probably won't happen for beta3
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   * Note: changes below may need partman-auto user interface change (see [http://lists.debian.org/debian-boot/2006/06/msg01187.html this mail] and follow ups)
   * Get Simon Huggins to fold in the working partman-auto-raid stuff (+ partman-auto/grub-installer) changes for preseeded automated RAID installs.
   * Preseeded automated RAID installs (partman-auto-raid stuff, partman-auto/grub-installer) from Simon Huggins
     * '''needs testing'''
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   * theming
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 * Philip Hand's preseeding changes
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   * '''needs serious testing and probably update of the deb'''
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   * Get currently untranslated messages during pkgsel translated
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   * Add ppc64 support
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 * Switch to 2.6.17
   * Note: we may yet switch to 2.6.18 if it is ready to migrate in time
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   * support regular (non-devfs) devices ([https://wiki.ubuntu.com/NoMoreDevfs devfs migration plan])
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   * partman-auto user interface change
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     * '''needs documenting'''
   * ext3: now with online_resize and dir_index by default
 * Philip Hand's preseeding changes
   * '''needs testing and documenting'''
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   * "blue lines" ([http://bugs.debian.org/386860 #386860])
   * keymap issues
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   * Fix untranslated messages during pkgsel translated ([http://bugs.debian.org/389261 #389261]) and task names
   * Check for reserved user names
   * ppc64 support
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     * "blue lines" ([http://bugs.debian.org/386860 #386860])
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     * keymap issues
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   * XOrg upgrade warning (now at medium prio, but still...)
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 * Wanted packages
   * apt (0.6.46.1)
   * newt (0.52.2-8)
   * new parted (? - ABI change!)
   * ...
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   * Update tasks and popcon    * Update tasks and popcon ('''done''')
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   * Remove redundant boot params (ramdisk_size, root) for hppa, sparc
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= Post-Etch development =
 * Supplemental repository support for udebs
   * Started by Bastian Blank, probably won't happen for beta3; work parked in {{{people/waldi}}}

This is a tracking page for issues that need to be dealt with before we can release RC1 of DebianInstaller for Etch.

Note that we may work around some of these issues by not including certain problematic architectures in the beta release.

  • For day-to-day issues, see ["DebianInstaller/Today"].

Release goals overview

To Do

Main Goals

  • Add/check 2.6 floppies for i386, sparc

Other Goals

  • Removal of 2.4 kernel support
    • code cleanup
  • Persistent device naming
  • partman
    • Merge ext3 support into partman-basicfilesystems so it is available by default in lowmem installations
    • Change ext3 mkfs to include the resize_inode option at least with LVM (see [http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2006/08/msg00740.html this message] from Ted Tso)

    • Preseeded automated RAID installs (partman-auto-raid stuff, partman-auto/grub-installer) from Simon Huggins
      • needs testing

  • g-i
    • automatic font switching on language selection
    • theming
    • cleaning up and debugging
    • check what is really supported and what not (mainly powerpc)
  • Fix su/sudo Gnome, depending on user's choice at install ([http://bugs.debian.org/382670 #382670])

  • Update/replacement of/for localization-config. A new localization-config with an optional udeb has been uploaded. Need testing and checking what actions are needed
    • needs serious testing and probably update of the deb

  • Implement/improve/test IPv6 support
  • SELinux support
  • Support installation of Sarge?
  • Various
    • Change "link in /" to "link in /boot"?
    • Switch from dhcp to dhcp3 in d-i and for installed system
    • Add option to load additional CDs during pkgsel (needs support in cdebconf for switching CDs during tasksel?)
    • Recognize netinst/full CD installs so we can lower priority on the "use mirror" question in apt-setup; note: this may make installing KDE task from full CD practically impossible
    • Make "expert" install default to "priority=medium"?

Done

  • Switch to 2.6.17
    • Note: we may yet switch to 2.6.18 if it is ready to migrate in time
  • Removal of 2.4 kernel support
  • partman
    • partman-auto user interface change
    • partman-auto-crypto
      • needs documenting

    • ext3: now with online_resize and dir_index by default
  • Philip Hand's preseeding changes
    • needs testing and documenting

  • g-i
  • Various

Issues

  • Blocking
    • keyboard support on mips SGI Indigo2 ([http://bugs.debian.org/382983 #382983])

    • Graphical installer
      • "disappearing selected line in multi-select lists"
      • usability: <enter> does not activate <Continue> button for some template types (maybe blocking)

  • Maybe blocking
    • NTFS resize corruption for Vista partitions (NTFS 3.1) ([http://bugs.debian.org/379835 #379835])

    • XOrg upgrade warning (now at medium prio, but still...)
    • "device switching" after reboot on systems with multiple NICs or HD controllers; is really an old issue but occurs more frequently after switch to udev (see persistent device naming above)
    • Some issues for ppc:
      • floppy installations broken because device node for swim3 module is not generated by udev (probably kernel issue)
      • some subarches currently disabled
      • Airport Extreme broken in 2.6.16 ([http://bugs.debian.org/358833 #358833]; reported by Eugen Dedu)

      • snd-powermac no longer loaded by default as it will lock up some systems; add to /etc/modules manually
  • Non-blocking

To Do before release

  • Wanted packages
    • apt (0.6.46.1)
    • newt (0.52.2-8)
    • new parted (? - ABI change!)
    • ...
  • Check d-i memory usage (all arches!)
  • Check status/issues/migration for non-d-i udebs
  • udeb removals (temporary, unofficial g-i udebs)
  • Request removals for remaining 2.2/2.4 kernels and kernel udebs
  • Update debian-cd
    • No longer include 2.4 stuff
    • Update tasks and popcon (done)

    • Re-enable -tape for s/390 in tools/boot/etch/boot-s390

    • Remove redundant boot params (ramdisk_size, root) for hppa, sparc
  • Finish last bits of udeb transition (not required)

Post-RC1 development

Hopefully not much...

Post-Etch development

  • Supplemental repository support for udebs
    • Started by Bastian Blank, probably won't happen for beta3; work parked in people/waldi