Giovedi 13 Gennaio 2011
   

Annunciato il rilascio della prima release candidate dell'Installer di Debian 6.0, nome in codice "Squeeze". Il CD di installazione è disponibile a questa pagina.

Improvements in this release of the installer
  • Linux kernel updated to 2.6.32-29.
  • Updated artwork for Squeeze theme (#603554).
  • Fixed Finnish keymap in graphical installer.
  • Fixed usability issues with very long questions about accepting firmware licenses when some non-free firmware is used.
  • Fixed mklibs segfaults on static objects;
  • Avoid reloading modules that have a network interface that is already configured.
  • Support the new suite name for volatile.
  • Fix text of examples in debconf templates to fit the new partition numbering scheme in GRUB 2.
  • Fix resolv.conf writing of manual entered values in case DHCP doesn't supply them.
  • Live Installer:
    • don't depends on fs modules since it can be loaded during the filesystem lookup;
    • also removing backend packages for both live-boot and live-config when running normal installation;
    • calling depmod before modprobing support modules;
    • for consistency, and for more flexibility with custom d-i kernels, also making anna call for installing support modules never fail.
  • On GNU/kFreeBSD:
    • disable partman-zfs on kfreebsd-i386;
    • fix generation of fstab CD-ROM entries;
    • mark modules disabled due to firmware issues as optional.
  • On GNU/Linux:
    • nic-modules: add qlcnic module;
    • ata-modules: force inclusion of ata_generic;
    • armel:
      • kirkwood: Added support for QNAP TS-119P+ and TS-219P+;
    • powerpc:
      • add support for YDL PowerStation, a CHRP machine with IBM Bimini board and SLOF firmware;
      • selectively load necessary modules to control G5 PowerMac fans. All G5 PowerMac models are covered now;
      • fancontrol-modules (powerpc64): add windfarm_pm121 for iMac iSight machines;
      • pata-modules: add pata_mpc52xx for Efika 5200B board;
      • nic-modules (powerpc64): add ehea module for on-board ethernet adapters present on all IBM Power 6 and later System P boards;
      • core-modules: add bestcomm-core. pata_mpc52xx and fec_mpc52xx depend on it;
      • let linux-boot-prober work on all chrp machines;
      • handle YDL initrd image in linux-boot-prober fallback test;
      • use short unique OS labels returned by os-prober;
      • use persistent device naming symlinks and UUID/LABEL tags instead of unix block device names.
  • Localization:
    • Lao and Sinhala languages added;
    • 70 languages activated (included English);
    • for 57 of these, translation is 100% complete.
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