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## page was renamed from DebianInstaller/EtchRC1Prep
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All done.  * Kernel 2.6.18 - waiting for next kernel upload
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 * Support installation of Sarge?  * Check d-i memory usage (all arches!) and update lowmem limits
   * Test free memory check in partman-(auto-)crypto
 * Various
   * Switch from dhcp to dhcp3 in d-i and for installed system
   * 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"?
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 * Switch to 2.6.17
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 * 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
 * Graphical installer
   * library upgrade
   * keymap switching (only one time though)
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   * Added: Gujarati
   * No longer supported: Belarusian, Xhosa, Gaelic, Georgian, Welsh, Kazakh, Northern Sami (only translation), Malagasy, Persian, Icelandic
 * SELinux support: is now standard priority and thus installed automatically if "standard" task is selected
   * Added:
   * No longer supported:
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   * 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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   * Keyboard support on mips SGI Indigo2 ([http://bugs.debian.org/382983 #382983])    * ...
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   * update-inet breaks install of some tasks ([http://bugs.debian.org/282147 #282147])
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   * debconf (1.5.11)
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 * Check status/issues/migration for non-d-i udebs ('''done''')
 * udeb removals (temporary, unofficial g-i udebs)
   * all done, except for directfb-0.9-22 (is being fixed)
 * Check status/issues/migration for non-d-i udebs
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   * No longer include 2.4 stuff ('''done''')
   * Update tasks and popcon ('''done''')
   * Re-enable -tape for s/390 in {{{tools/boot/etch/boot-s390}}} ('''done''')
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= Post-RC1 development = = Post-RC2 development =
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 * Switch to 2.6.18 before release.[[BR]]Note that [http://bugs.debian.org/395889 #395889] is a blocking issue for a switch to 2.6.18.
 * Check d-i memory usage (all arches!) and update lowmem limits
   * Test free memory check in partman-(auto-)crypto
 * Various
   * Switch from dhcp to dhcp3 in d-i and for installed system
   * 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"?
 * debian-cd
   * include floppy images again on first CD
Hopefully there won't be an RC3.
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= Post-Etch (=lenny) development = = Post-Etch ("Lenny") development =
 * Support to load and install from more than one full CD or DVD
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 * Split the initrd into three
   * the 1st containing the basic system
   * the 2nd containing drivers for the latest hardware (so only this "initrd" needs modification for new hardware)[[BR]]FJP: is this even realistic?
   * the 3th being language support, which only gets loaded if enough memory is available - [http://wiki.debian.org/I18n/Extremadura2006ModularizingD-I more detailed plans for this]
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 * split the initrd into three, the 2nd containing drivers for the latest hardware (so only this "initrd" needs modification for new hardware), the 3th being language support, which only gets loaded if enough memory is available - [http://wiki.debian.org/I18n/Extremadura2006ModularizingD-I much more detailed plans for this]

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

  • Kernel 2.6.18 - waiting for next kernel upload

Other Goals

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

  • Check d-i memory usage (all arches!) and update lowmem limits
    • Test free memory check in partman-(auto-)crypto
  • Various
    • Switch from dhcp to dhcp3 in d-i and for installed system
    • 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

  • Add/check 2.6 floppies for i386, sparc
  • Removal of 2.4 kernel support
  • Language support
    • Added:
    • No longer supported:
  • 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
    • debconf (1.5.11)
    • ...
  • Check status/issues/migration for non-d-i udebs
  • Update debian-cd

Post-RC2 development

Hopefully there won't be an RC3.

Post-Etch ("Lenny") development

  • Support to load and install from more than one full CD or DVD
  • 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
  • Removal of 2.4 kernel support
    • code cleanup
  • Finish last bits of udeb transition
  • Persistent device naming for disks
  • partman
    • Merge ext3 support into partman-basicfilesystems so it is available by default in lowmem installations
  • Split the initrd into three
    • the 1st containing the basic system
    • the 2nd containing drivers for the latest hardware (so only this "initrd" needs modification for new hardware)?BRFJP: is this even realistic?

    • the 3th being language support, which only gets loaded if enough memory is available - [http://wiki.debian.org/I18n/Extremadura2006ModularizingD-I more detailed plans for this]

  • Various
    • Change "link in /" to "link in /boot"?
    • Add option to load additional CDs during pkgsel (needs support in cdebconf for switching CDs during tasksel?)