Debian Installer 7.0 Beta 4 released
Posted on: 11/22/2012 09:03 AM

Debian Installer 7.0 Beta 4 has been released. Here the full announcement:

Debian Installer 7.0 Beta 4 released


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


Highlights
==========

* Many updates to the linux kernel.
* Many improvements in the netcfg component.


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

* console-setup: Fix support for Greek and Ethiopian layouts (#691201).
* elilo: Fix installation on ia64 (#685186).
* grub2: Fix some EFI boot failures (#687320).
* linux:
- block: fix infinite loop which caused iso-scan to hang (#684293).
- iwlwifi: Do not request unreleased firmware for IWL6000 (#689416).
- libata: Prevent interface errors with Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex.
- random: Improve random number generation on non-interactive systems.
- speakup: lower default software speech rate (#686742).
- speakup: Fix crash on goto operation (#685953).
- tg3: Fix TSO CAP for 5704 devs w / ASF enabled.
* netcfg:
- Fix dns- entries in /etc/network/interfaces (#689474).
- Kill dhcp6c after timeout unless a lease is obtained.
- Fix segfault when netcfg/enable is false.
- Prefer hostname found in netcfg/hostname (if set) over the one in
DHCP/DNS.
- Temporarily disable IPv6 privacy extensions.
- Skip reachability test for empty gateway (#690868).
- Obey netcfg/disable_dhcp for compatibility reasons and disable
autoconfig.
- Add a debconf template for netcfg/disable_autoconfig and state that
netcfg/disable_dhcp is deprecated.
* rootskel:
- Improve speech synthesis support (#690588).
- Update lowmem limit for graphical installer.


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

* libdebian-installer: Add support for versatile express platform.
* linux:
- [armel/kirkwood] ahci: Add JMicron 362 device IDs (#634180).
- asix: Support DLink DUB-E100 H/W Ver C1 (#687567).
- ath9k: Add PID/VID support for AR1111.
- rt2800usb: Add more device IDs.
- udeb: Add hid-logitech-dj to input-modules (#661379).
- udeb: Add snd-hda-codec-ca0132 to sound-modules (#682368).
- udeb: Add fuse-modules to support os-prober (#684265).


Known issues in this release
============================

* Network issues when installing a desktop over a wireless connection
(#682608). A bug fix is expected for the next installer release.

See the errata[2] for details and a full list of known issues.


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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