Time for a quick recap of the beginning of the Stretch release cycle as far as the Debian Installer is concerned:
- It took nearly 3 months after the Jessie release, but
linuxfinally managed to get into shape and fit for migration to
testing, which unblocked the way for an
- Trying to avoid last-minute fun, I’ve
updated the britney freeze hints file
to put into place a
block-udebon all packages.
- Unfortunately, a recent change in
systemd(implementation of Proposal v2: enable stateless persistant network interface names) found its way into
testinga bit before that, so I’ve had my share of last-minute fun anyway! Indeed, that resulted in installer system and installed system having different views on interface naming. Thankfully I was approached by Michael Biebl right before my final tests (and
debian-installerupload) so there was little head scratching involved. Commits were already in the
masterbranch so a little plan was proposed in Fixing udev-udeb vs. net.ifnames for Stretch Alpha 1. This was implemented in two shots, given the extra round trip due to having dropped a binary package in the meanwhile and due to
dak’s complaining about it.
- After the usual round of build (see
dak copy-installerto get installer files from
urgentto get the source into
testingas well (see request), I’ve asked Steve McIntyre to start building images through
debian-cd. As expected, some troubles were run into, but they were swiftly fixed!
- While Didier Raboud and Steve were performing some tests with the
built images, I’ve prepared the
announcement for dda@,
and updated the usual pages in the
debian-installercorner of the website: news entry, errata, and homepage.
- Once the website was rebuilt to include these changes, I’ve sent
the announce, and
(On a related note, I’ve started tweeting rather regularly about my actions, wins & fails, using the #DebianInstaller hashtag. I might try and aggregate my tweets as @CyrilBrulebois into more regular blog posts, time permitting.)
Executive summary: D-I Stretch Alpha 1 is released, time to stretch a bit!
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