Debian Installer Changelog

New in version 7.0 RC1

February 18th, 2013
  • brltty:
  • Fix support for the theme=dark accessibility option (#696972).
  • Enable orca in gnome3 sessions too.
  • Please note: the gdm3 prompt isn’t accessible (#694937).
  • cdebconf:
  • Fix display of info messages (e.g. "Rescue mode" in the banner).
  • Improve speech synthesis support.
  • debconf: Fix misleading man-db title for GRUB prompt (#679327).
  • debian-cd:
  • Improve GRUB menus used when booting in UEFI mode so they match up
  • better with the equivalent syslinux menus.
  • Change the default UEFI display resolution to 800x600 for maximum compatibility.
  • Fix README.html generation (#699198).
  • debian-installer-utils: Fix procfs mounting on GNU/kFreeBSD (#696901).
  • grub2:
  • Improve support for EFI installs: make sure /boot/grub exists, and copy unicode.pf2 there (#696962, #661789).
  • Fix infinite recursion in gettext when translation fails (#611537 and many others).
  • mountmedia:
  • Revert kernel bug workaround (#694082).
  • Firmware loading issues should disappear accordingly.
  • netcfg: Write network-manager configuration (included wireless settings when applicable) if it’s found in the installed system; configure ifupdown for wired networking otherwise (#682608).
  • oldsys-preseed:
  • Ignore a missing gateway with DHCP (#687212).
  • Use netcfg/disable_autoconfig instead of netcfg/disable_dhcp (#689531).
  • preseed: Deal with URLs that consist of an unqualified machine name and a port (#695908).
  • qcontrol: Disable firmware watchdog on TS-219p II and TS-419p II (#693263).
  • rootskel: Use the same keymap in the virtual consoles as the one selected in the graphical installer (#606395).
  • xorg-server: Avoid cursor jumps in VirtualBox (#694598).
  • Hardware support changes:
  • linux: Add many drivers to the installer: 8021q, adm8211, at76c50x-usb, b43legacy, bnx2fc, cxgb4, cxgb4vf, fnic, igbvf, int51x1, isci, iwl4965, ixgbevf, libertas_tf_usb, micrel, mlx4_en, mwifiex_pcie, mwl8k, orinoco_usb, pata_piccolo, pch_gbe, pmcraid, prism2_usb, qlge, r8187se, r8192e_pci, r8712u, rtl8192ce, rtl8192cu, rtl8192de, rtl8192se, smsc75xx, smsc9420, smsc95xx, tehuti, ums-eneub6250, ums-realtek, vt6656_stage, vxge (#686605, #689159, #690886, #694348, #695437).
  • linux: Add Ralink wifi device IDs: 5362, 5392, 539b (#694312).
  • linux: Add support for Lenovo 10/100 Ethernet USB dongle (#696248).

New in version 7.0 Beta 4 (November 23rd, 2012)

  • 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 devices with 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).