----- Original Message -----
From: Frans Pop [elendil@planet.nl]
Sent: 22.04.2008 17:25
To: debian-devel@lists.debian.org
Cc: project-etchnahalf@teams.debian.net
Subject: Etch 1/2 CD images for test (was: Misc development news (#6))

On Tuesday 15 April 2008, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> Please help test "etch and a half"
> ----------------------------------
> The next point release of etch is targeted to be the "etch and a half"
> release, with the limited intent of increasing the hardware supported by
> the Debian 4.0 release. An updated kernel based on 2.6.24 and some
> updated X drivers are making their way to proposed-updates. Developers
> are encouraged to start testing these packages and report issues to the
> associated package maintainers and the project-etchnahalf list. See
> http://wiki.debian.org/EtchAndAHalf for more information.

I have built two "etchnhalf" netinst CD images (i386 and amd64) for people
who'd like to try them out. They contain:
- current Debian Installer from unstable (using 2.6.24-6 kernel)
- etch base system
- etch and a half kernel images (2.6.24-5~etchnhalf.1)

So basically these images will install plain current etch (!), but with a
2.6.24 kernel. Main reason to create these images was to verify correct
kernel selection by the installer.

- As these are NOT real "etch and a half" images, please do not use them
as such!
- The graphical frontend is broken due to a recent regression in one of
the libraries we use. Please use the textual (newt) frontend.
- Change in country selection in localechooser: instead of the old full
list of countries it now first asks for continent and then for country.
(For most users only visible after selecting "other" from a one of the
language-specific shortlists.)

The images are available from: