Debian Installer 7.0 Beta1 release

The Debian Installer team is pleased to announce the first beta release of the installer for Debian 7.0 Wheezy.

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Improvements in this release of the installer

  • debian-installer: Switch the boot backgrounds to the Wheezy joy theme.
  • debian-installer: Adjust syslinux boot menu to not overlap with Debian logo.
  • debian-installer: Update to 3.2.0-3 linux ABI.
  • apt: Fix crashes on s390x.
  • apt: Improved behaviour with proxies (redirection handling improved, and HTTP/1.1 pipelining disabled by default).
  • brltty: Add new braille USB IDs to d-i udev rules.
  • busybox: Enable ping applet for udeb build.
  • debian-archive-keyring: Wheezy keys were added.
  • fonts-lohit-telu: Fix some glyphs for Telugu language support.
  • grub2: Prevent EFI systems from running out of memory due to large disk cache.
  • hw-detect: check-missing-firmware now supports looking into xz-compressed udebs.
  • linux kernel: Updated from 3.2.15 to 3.2.21 (many fixes).
    • [sparc,sparc64] Build virtio-modules-udeb for use in qemu (#673320).
    • [ia64,powerpc] udeb: Add crc-itu-t to crc-modules; make firewire-core-modules depend on it.
    • udeb: Add missing dependencies for various modules (see #678587).
  • lowmem: Improved low memory mode.
  • mkvmlinuz: Compress initrd with xz to significantly reduce vmlinuz size (#549681).
  • netcfg: Fix for “Enter the passphrase for WPA PSK” missing a “go back” button (#636211).
  • netcfg: Make link detection timeout preseedable (#610752).
  • netcfg: Fix link detection progress bar.
  • network-console: Add support for public-key authentication (#592550).
  • newt: Fix ‘Escape’ detection when ‘No’ is selected (#665784).
  • pciutils: Update pci.ids to the 2012.06.25 version.
  • rootskel-gtk: Use the Wheezy Joy theme for the installer.
  • wpa: Fix authentication issues with WPA2 passwords.

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