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   * SecureApt (apt-key, gui-apt-key, debian-archive-keyring)
   * apt-get update -o Acquire::PDiffs=false
   * apt.conf.d & sources.list.d
   * -t release works on all actions e.g. source and build-dep
   * SecureApt ({{{apt-key}}}, {{{gui-apt-key}}}, {{{debian-archive-keyring}}})
   * {{{apt-get update -o Acquire::PDiffs=false}}}
   * {{{apt.conf.d}}} and {{{sources.list.d}}}
   * {{{-t release}}} works on all actions e.g. {{{source}}} and {{{build-dep}}}
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   * integration of base-config functionality into the installer    * integration of {{{base-config}}} functionality into the installer
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   * update notification (using update-notifier)
   * local deb install (using gdebi)
   * update notification (using {{{update-notifier}}})
   * local deb install (using {{{gdebi}}})
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   * scanner support (post beta-3 stuff)
   * better artwork (being discussed now)
   * instant messaging (using gaim)
   * partition management (using gparted) and more.
   * scanner support
   * better artwork
   * instant messaging (using {{{gaim}}})
   * partition management (using {{{gparted}}})
   * ...
and more.
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   * Use utf8-migration-tool for upgrading from earlier releases.    * Use {{{utf8-migration-tool}}} for upgrading from earlier releases.
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 * DebTags in the Packages file; debtags smartsearch
 * pcmciautils replaces pcmcia-cs
 * DebTags in the Packages file; {{{debtags smartsearch}}}
 * {{{pcmciautils}}} replaces {{{pcmcia-cs}}}
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 * Common framework for database configuration when installing packages (dbconfig-common).
   This gives the admin a consistent interface for setting up packages which need database
   access in order to work.
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 * Manufacturer provided PPD files for PostScript printers: linuxprinting.org-ppds, hp-ppd
 * erlang (the Ericsson programming language) providing ejabberd (the most featureful open source Jabber/XMMP server), yaws (a high performance webserver), wings3d (a polygon mesh modeller) and manderlbot (an IRC bot)
 * Sun Java 5.0 - sun-java5-bin, sun-java5-demo, sun-java5-doc, sun-java5-fonts, sun-java5-jdk, sun-java5-jre, sun-java5-plugin, sun-java5-source (''non-free'')
 * OpenSync (update of Multisync) with packages multisync0.90 and multisync-tools and associated OpenSync library, utilities and plugins
 * Manufacturer provided PPD files for PostScript printers: {{{linuxprinting.org-ppds}}}, {{{hp-ppd}}}
 * {{{erlang}}} (the Ericsson programming language) providing {{{ejabberd}}} (the most featureful open source Jabber/XMMP server), {{{yaws}}} (a high performance webserver), {{{wings3d}}} (a polygon mesh modeller) and manderlbot (an IRC bot)
 * Sun Java 5.0 - {{{sun-java5-bin}}}, {{{sun-java5-demo}}}, {{{sun-java5-doc}}}, {{{sun-java5-fonts}}}, {{{sun-java5-jdk}}}, {{{sun-java5-jre}}}, {{{sun-java5-plugin}}}, {{{sun-java5-source}}} (''non-free'')
 * OpenSync (update of Multisync) with packages {{{multisync0.90}}} and {{{multisync-tools}}} and associated OpenSync library, utilities and plugins
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  * Includes AIGLX, allowing accelerated compositing used by compiz   * Includes AIGLX, allowing accelerated compositing used by {{{compiz}}}
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   * nota bene: Due to tradmark issues, neither firefox nor thunderbird are currently shipped with those names - see 'Renamed and replaced packages'    * nota bene: Due to tradmark issues, neither Firefox nor Thunderbird are currently shipped with those names - see 'Renamed and replaced packages'
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 * Linux Kernel 2.6.18 (i386 and amd64 smp runtime support, i386 bigmem image for up to 64 GB memory)  * Linux Kernel 2.6.18
  * i386 and amd64 smp runtime support
   *
i386 bigmem image for up to 64 GB memory
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   * support for 2.2 kernels has been dropped (except for m68k). libc will refuse to be installed on 2.2 kernels, the solution is to install a 2.4 (or a 2.6) kernel before the upgrade.    * support for 2.2 kernels has been dropped. {{{libc}}} will refuse to be installed on 2.2 kernels, the solution is to install a 2.4 (or a 2.6) kernel before the upgrade.
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 * mdadm 2.5.x: now requires an mdadm.conf file.
 * sun-java5
 * mdadm 2.5.x: now requires an {{{mdadm.conf}}} file.
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 * New policy for dictionaries and stuff
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 * New policy for dictionaries and stuff
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 * Common framework for database configuration when installing packages ({{{dbconfig-common}}}).
   This gives the admin a consistent interface for setting up packages which need database
   access in order to work.
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 * 2.4 kernels are only supported for upgrade from sarge. Users should install a 2.6 kernel after (or before) the upgrade.
 * xfonts-base-transcoded (Etch is the first fully UTF-8 Debian release, so there's no version of xfonts-base with legacy encodings anymore)
 * Mozilla (iceape and xulrunner as replacements)
 * webmin and usermin (see bug [http://bugs.debian.org/343897 343897])
 * eGroupWare? ([http://www.mail-archive.com/debian-release@lists.debian.org/msg15266.html see this discussion])
 * ladspa-plugins (contents merged into ladspa-plugin)
 * latex-xft-fonts (see bug [http://bugs.debian.org/402148 402148])
 * libc5 ([http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2005/09/msg00156.html see thread])
(Might be mostly interesting for the release-notes? Some way to autogenerate such a list? ask tbm?)
 * 2.4 kernels are only supported for upgrade from sarge. Users should install a 2.6 kernel after (or before) the upgrade (please see the [http://www.debian.org/releases/etch/releasenotes release notes] on that).
 * {{{xfonts-base-transcoded}}} (Etch is the first fully UTF-8 Debian release, so there's no version of xfonts-base with legacy encodings anymore)
 * Mozilla, Firefox and Thunderbird ({{{iceape}}}, {{{xulrunner}}}, {{{iceweasel}}} and {{{icedove}}} as replacements; see below)
 * {{{webmin}}} and {{{usermin}}} (see bug [http://bugs.debian.org/343897 343897])
 * {{{eGroupWare}}} ([http://www.mail-archive.com/debian-release@lists.debian.org/msg15266.html see this discussion])
 * {{{ladspa-plugins}}} (contents merged into {{{ladspa-plugin}}})
 * {{{latex-xft-fonts}}} (see bug [http://bugs.debian.org/402148 402148])
 * {{{libc5}}} ([http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2005/09/msg00156.html see thread])
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 * kernel-image-* packages renamed linux-image-*
 * mozilla-firefox* packages renamed iceweasel*
 * mozilla-firefox-locale-* packages renamed iceweasel-l10n-*
 * mozilla-thunderbird* packages renamed icedove*
 * mozilla renamed seamonkey then renamed iceape
 * ethereal renamed wireshark
 * {{{kernel-image-*}}} packages renamed to {{{linux-image-*}}}
 * {{{mozilla-firefox*}}} packages renamed to {{{iceweasel*}}}
 * {{{mozilla-firefox-locale-*}}} packages renamed to {{{iceweasel-l10n-*}}}
 * {{{mozilla-thunderbird*}}} packages renamed to {{{icedove*}}}
 * {{{mozilla}}} renamed to seamonkey then renamed to {{{iceape}}}
 * {{{ethereal}}} renamed {{{wireshark}}}
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   * cdrecord replaced by wodim
   * cdrtools-doc replaced by cdrkit-doc
   * cdda2wav replaced by icedax
   * mkisofs replaced by genisoimage
   * {{{cdrecord}}} replaced by {{{wodim}}}
   * {{{cdrtools-doc}}} replaced by {{{cdrkit-doc}}}
   * {{{cdda2wav}}} replaced by {{{icedax}}}
   * {{{mkisofs}}} replaced by {{{genisoimage}}}
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  * cupsys-driver-gimpprint renamed cupsys-driver-gutenprint
  * gimpprint-doc renamed gutenprint-doc
  * gimpprint-locales renamed gutenprint-locales
  * {{{cupsys-driver-gimpprint}}} renamed to {{{cupsys-driver-gutenprint}}}
  * {{{gimpprint-doc}}} renamed to {{{gutenprint-doc}}}
  * {{{gimpprint-locales}}} renamed to {{{gutenprint-locales}}}
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 * xserver-xfree86 replaced by xserver-xorg (a dummy still exists)  * {{{xserver-xfree86}}} replaced by {{{xserver-xorg}}} (a dummy still exists)
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 * openoffice.org-gtk became openoffice.org-gnome and openoffice.org-gtk
 * ssh became openssh-client and openssh-server
 * {{{openoffice.org-gtk}}} became {{{openoffice.org-gnome}}} and {{{openoffice.org-gtk}}}
 * {{{ssh}}} became {{{openssh-client}}} and {{{openssh-server}}}

Translations

  • [:NewInEtchGerman:NewInEtch]: Deutsch

New Features and other interesting stuff in Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 "Etch"

A list of more technical issues regarding the upgrade from Sarge to Etch is available at Sarge2EtchUpgrade. The [http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/errata Errata] page for the [http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/ installer] may also be of interest to those who've installed Sarge and now want to try Etch.

New Features

  • apt:
    • SecureApt (apt-key, gui-apt-key, debian-archive-keyring)

    • apt-get update -o Acquire::PDiffs=false

    • apt.conf.d and sources.list.d

    • -t release works on all actions e.g. source and build-dep

  • installer:
    • integration of base-config functionality into the installer

    • graphical installer
      • supports scripts with composed characters (sometimes called complex languages): Indic, Tibetan, Khmer, Thai

    • encrypted partitions
  • "default desktop environment" improvements
    • update notification (using update-notifier)

    • local deb install (using gdebi)

    • printing support
    • scanner support
    • better artwork
    • instant messaging (using gaim)

    • partition management (using gparted)

    • ... and more.
  • UTF-8 environment by default on new installs.
    • Use utf8-migration-tool for upgrading from earlier releases.

  • ["udev"] by default on new installs
  • ?DebTags in the Packages file; debtags smartsearch

  • pcmciautils replaces pcmcia-cs

  • RubyGems, a package management framework

  • ...

New introduced Packages

(Just the most important ones.)

  • [http://wiki.ltsp.org/twiki/bin/view/Ltsp/Ltsp5 Linux Terminal Server Project] (LTSP) (ltsp-server can be used to build an LTSP environment out of debian packages, rather than install foreign LTSP binaries)

  • Nexuiz ;)

  • ["Xen"] and [wiki:?LinuxVserver vserver] kernel variants (no more patching)

  • Eclipse in main
  • Tomcat 5 in main (no more in contrib)
  • ["Mono"] (1.2.2.1)
  • TeX Live distribution (+350MB, yay)
  • SER (SIP Express Router) and OpenSER, for advanced VoIP architectures
  • ["Compiz"]
  • SIL fonts e.g. Gentium, in main
  • p7zip, p7zip-full
  • Manufacturer provided PPD files for ?PostScript printers: linuxprinting.org-ppds, hp-ppd

  • erlang (the Ericsson programming language) providing ejabberd (the most featureful open source Jabber/XMMP server), yaws (a high performance webserver), wings3d (a polygon mesh modeller) and manderlbot (an IRC bot)

  • Sun Java 5.0 - sun-java5-bin, sun-java5-demo, sun-java5-doc, sun-java5-fonts, sun-java5-jdk, sun-java5-jre, sun-java5-plugin, sun-java5-source (non-free)

  • ?OpenSync (update of Multisync) with packages multisync0.90 and multisync-tools and associated ?OpenSync library, utilities and plugins

Updated Packages

(Just the most important ones.)

Note: A good way to obtain that information is by looking it up in Distrowatch: http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=debian (it might not be totally updated, though)

Desktop

  • OpenOffice.org 2.0.4

    • nota bene: splitted packages; you don't need to install everything, if you just need OpenOffice.org writer

  • KDE 3.5.5a
  • GNOME 2.14 (with cherries from 2.16)
  • Xfce 4.4
  • X.org 7.1
    • nota bene: Brings not only new drivers, but also modularised packages (and with that no mega downloads for security fixes)
    • Includes AIGLX, allowing accelerated compositing used by compiz

  • Firefox 2.0.0.3
  • Thunderbird 1.5
    • nota bene: Due to tradmark issues, neither Firefox nor Thunderbird are currently shipped with those names - see 'Renamed and replaced packages'
  • Beagle
  • Banshee
  • F-Spot

Server

  • Apache 2.2
  • Asterisk 1.2
  • MySQL 5.0.32
  • OTRS 2.0.4 (in package otrs2)
  • PHP 5.2.0
  • Postfix 2.3.6
  • PostgreSQL 8.1 including Slony and PostGIS
  • XSP / mod_mono 1.2.2

System

  • Linux Kernel 2.6.18
    • i386 and amd64 smp runtime support
    • i386 bigmem image for up to 64 GB memory
  • GCC 4.1 as default compiler
  • libc 2.3.6
    • support for 2.2 kernels has been dropped. libc will refuse to be installed on 2.2 kernels, the solution is to install a 2.4 (or a 2.6) kernel before the upgrade.

  • udev 105 (/dev/ and hotplug management daemon replaces the old hotplug scripts)
  • initramfs-tools early userspace (works with SATA, USB, RAID, LVM NFS, cryptoroot, ..)
  • mdadm 2.5.x: now requires an mdadm.conf file.

  • NFSv4 support (optionally with Kerberos) for both client and server

internal changes

What changed between the release of Sarge and the upcoming release of Etch, which might be interesting for users, even if it didn't effect them directly.

  • New python policy (see DebianPython/NewPolicy)

    • Python 2.4
  • New policy for web applications
  • New policy for Java packages
  • New policies for packaging Mono, other CLRs and CLI based applications and libraries
  • New policy for dictionaries and stuff
  • Updated menu policy
  • mirror split
  • AMD64 arch (see ["DebianAMD64"])
  • LSB 3.1 (see DebianLsb)

  • FHS: Documentation under /usr/share/doc (no /usr/doc anymore)
  • linux-2.6 common package builds linux-images
    • conglomeration packages for the most common oot-modules are in place: users are not requiring to build them anymore when using Debian kernel images.
  • Many packages with desktop files
  • Better support for DRI
  • Common framework for database configuration when installing packages (dbconfig-common).

    • This gives the admin a consistent interface for setting up packages which need database access in order to work.
  • [http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2006/12/msg00006.html many more cd-sets] available for download

Removed packages

Renamed and replaced packages

  • kernel-image-* packages renamed to linux-image-*

  • mozilla-firefox* packages renamed to iceweasel*

  • mozilla-firefox-locale-* packages renamed to iceweasel-l10n-*

  • mozilla-thunderbird* packages renamed to icedove*

  • mozilla renamed to seamonkey then renamed to iceape

  • ethereal renamed wireshark

  • cdrtools (cdrecord et.al) replaced by cdrkit
    • cdrecord replaced by wodim

    • cdrtools-doc replaced by cdrkit-doc

    • cdda2wav replaced by icedax

    • mkisofs replaced by genisoimage

  • gimpprint renamed gutenprint
    • cupsys-driver-gimpprint renamed to cupsys-driver-gutenprint

    • gimpprint-doc renamed to gutenprint-doc

    • gimpprint-locales renamed to gutenprint-locales

  • xserver-xfree86 replaced by xserver-xorg (a dummy still exists)

Split packages

  • openoffice.org-gtk became openoffice.org-gnome and openoffice.org-gtk

  • ssh became openssh-client and openssh-server