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Comment: #282147 does not seem to affect default Debian installs
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 * Switch to 2.6.17 All done. Maybe switch to 2.6.18 before release.
Note that [http://bugs.debian.org/395889 #395889] is a blocking issue for a switch to 2.6.18.

=== 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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   * Change ext3 mkfs to include the resize_inode option at least with LVM
   * 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
   * partman-auto-crypto
   * Get Simon Huggins to fold in the working partman-auto-raid stuff (+ partman-auto/grub-installer) changes for preseeded automated RAID installs.
 * g-i
 * Graphical installer
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   * theming
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 * Philip Hand's preseeding changes
 * Update/replacement of/for localization-config
 * Implement/improve/test IPv6 support
 * 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'''
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   * [http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2006/07/msg00744.html Stop creating /etc/environment] ([http://bugs.debian.org/379052 #379052])
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   * Get currently untranslated messages during pkgsel translated
* Add option to load additional CDs during pkgsel (needs support in cdebconf for switching CDs during tasksel)?
   * Add option to load additional CDs during pkgsel (needs support in cdebconf for switching CDs during tasksel?)
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   * Add ppc64 support
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 * 2.4 support removed for i386 in installer/build
 * g-i
 * Switch to 2.6.17
   * Note: we may yet switch to 2.6.18 if it is ready to migrate in time
 * Add/check 2.6 floppies for i386, sparc
 * Removal of 2.4 kernel support
   * 2.4 support removed for i386 in installer/build
   * support regular (non-devfs) devices ([https://wiki.ubuntu.com/NoMoreDevfs devfs migration plan])
 * partman
   * partman-auto user interface change
   * partman-auto-crypto
   * ext3: now with resize_inode and dir_index by default
   * Preseeded automated RAID installs (partman-auto-raid stuff, partman-auto/grub-installer) from Simon Huggins
 * Philip Hand's auto-install support
   * '''needs testing and documenting'''
 * Graphical installer
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=== Other changes ===

 * Option to install extra individual packages in pkgsel (boot prompt or preseeding)
 * More new arm subarches
   * keymap issues
 * Language support
   * Added: Marathi
   * No longer supported: Belarusian, Xhosa, Gaelic, (Tamil, Georgian)
 * Various
   * Some reduction of required memory
   * [http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2006/07/msg00744.html Stop creating /etc/environment] ([http://bugs.debian.org/379052 #379052])[[BR]]'''reverted because of localization issues (Gnome)'''
   * Option to install extra individual packages in pkgsel (boot prompt or preseeding)
   * More new arm subarches
   * Fix untranslated messages during pkgsel translated ([http://bugs.debian.org/389261 #389261]) and task names
   * Fix su/sudo Gnome, depending on user's choice at install ([http://bugs.debian.org/382670 #382670])
   * Check for reserved user names
   * ppc64 support
   * To list in release notes: d-i DHCP request sends vendor-option-string "d-i" which can be used to set filename for preseeding in DHCP server configuration
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   * none yet    * Keyboard support on mips SGI Indigo2 ([http://bugs.debian.org/382983 #382983])
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   * CD-ROM support on sparc32 (esp) broken in kernel; see e.g. #393786
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   * "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      * Patch committed for partman-partitioning that disables partitioning for Vista partitions
   * 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)
   * Graphical installer
     * Usability: <enter> does not activate <Continue> button for some template types
     * Not possible to generate random keys (often used for swap) for crypto setup due to missing entropy plugin
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   * Some display problems using UTF-8 locales [http://bugs.debian.org/348032 #348032] and ["UTF8BrokenApps"]    * Some display problems using UTF-8 locales ([http://bugs.debian.org/348032 #348032] and ["UTF8BrokenApps"])
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 * Wanted packages
   * apt (0.6.46.1)
   * newt (0.52.2-8)
   * new parted (? - ABI change!)
   * new libs for g-i, including gtk2-engines (1:2.8.1-3)
   * cryptsetup (1.0.4-2 - request from maintainer)
   * ...
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   * Test free memory check in partman-(auto-)crypto
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   * Update tasks and popcon    * 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
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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}}}
 * Implement/improve/test IPv6 support
   * unlikely for Etch as busybox lacks IPv6 support for e.g. wget

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

All done. Maybe switch to 2.6.18 before release. Note that [http://bugs.debian.org/395889 #395889] is a blocking issue for a switch to 2.6.18.

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
  • Graphical installer
    • automatic font switching on language selection
    • theming
    • cleaning up and debugging
    • check what is really supported and what not (mainly powerpc)
  • 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

  • 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
  • Add/check 2.6 floppies for i386, sparc
  • Removal of 2.4 kernel support
  • partman
    • partman-auto user interface change
    • partman-auto-crypto
    • ext3: now with resize_inode and dir_index by default
    • Preseeded automated RAID installs (partman-auto-raid stuff, partman-auto/grub-installer) from Simon Huggins
  • Philip Hand's auto-install support
    • needs testing and documenting

  • Graphical installer
    • library upgrade
    • keymap issues
  • Language support
    • Added: Marathi
    • No longer supported: Belarusian, Xhosa, Gaelic, (Tamil, Georgian)
  • Various

Issues

  • Blocking
  • Maybe blocking
    • CD-ROM support on sparc32 (esp) broken in kernel; see e.g. #393786
    • NTFS resize corruption for Vista partitions (NTFS 3.1) ([http://bugs.debian.org/379835 #379835])

      • Patch committed for partman-partitioning that disables partitioning for Vista partitions
    • 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)
    • Graphical installer
      • Usability: <enter> does not activate <Continue> button for some template types

      • Not possible to generate random keys (often used for swap) for crypto setup due to missing entropy plugin
    • 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!)
    • new libs for g-i, including gtk2-engines (1:2.8.1-3)
    • cryptsetup (1.0.4-2 - request from maintainer)
    • ...
  • Check d-i memory usage (all arches!)
    • Test free memory check in partman-(auto-)crypto
  • 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

  • Implement/improve/test IPv6 support
    • unlikely for Etch as busybox lacks IPv6 support for e.g. wget