Time for a little end-of-the-month looking back.
(Looking back… o-ver my shoul-der…)
What about X11-based graphical installer?
People seemed to like the idea, and I received a bunch of comments
to fix or improve various things. It took some time to implement
everything in a satisfying (at least to me) manner, but I reached a
point where I was confident enough to publish a
v2 set of
patches, and source packages. That was also
once I’ve been able to rebuild the image with
speakup enabled again.
Hopefully, that’ll be (more or less) the final plan, and
should either give us a green or red light based on that
Some details will have to be ironed out (some items were mentioned in
v2 summaries), but they shouldn’t prevent us from
starting adding the needed
udebs; or at least not too long.
Speaking of X11,
xserver-xorg-video-intel is buggy as hell!
Basically, yes, and that’s known. Many bugs were due to kernel issues,
and regressions got fixed in the series of
updates. Usually, upgrading to at least
2.6.32-9) helps, as well as running latest
sid. Trying with some
2.6.33-ish kernels from
experimental would be nice as well.
You’re of course very welcome to keep us posted through the bugs you opened already, closing them if appropriate. And before reporting more bugs, please make sure you’re running recent versions of all those components. That should help people walking the list of remaining bugs to deal with them more efficiently.
A very annoying bug which can still be experienced with an up-to-date
sid environment is
described in freedesktop’s #26723.