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From: Preston Cody <codeman@g.o>
To: gentoo-installer@l.g.o, gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Installer Version 0.4 Release Announcement
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2006 01:21:43
1 The Installer Team is happy to announce the 0.4 release of the Gentoo
2 Linux Installer. There are two major new features in this release and
3 a number of smaller changes.
5 The biggest change is an overhaul of the partitioning code. The
6 installer will now be more gentle to people's drives and not recreate
7 the partition map unless it must. Also, it will now abort an install
8 _before_ partitioning if an unsupported layout or unknown filesystem
9 is found. Note that unformatted partitions are currently considered
10 "unknown" by the installer for safety reasons; please format them
11 beforehand.
13 The second big change is the addition of a "Networkless" mode in the
14 frontends. Selecting a networkless install pre-selects many options
15 and disables other options. This is in an effort to avoid letting
16 users easily create configurations that will break the installation.
17 Because of a lack of an Internet connection, the installer limits the
18 packages and versions available to emerge.
20 There have been a few other changes, mostly bug fixes, but the same
21 general rules still apply. The installer is designed to be as
22 flexible as possible, so despite our efforts to make it robust, if you
23 really try to break it, you will likely succeed.
25 We appologize that we have not been able to provide more features this
26 release; the lead developers have been pre-occupied with making the
27 2006.1 release and getting the Scire project off the ground. Not to
28 worry though! We still have a lot of things planned for the
29 installer. Goals for the 2007.0 release include working
30 internationalization in the frontends, improved partitioning with
31 possibly LVM support, an overhaul of some of the GTK frontend screens,
32 and support for ppc and Alpha architectures.
34 As always, if you find a bug in the installer, please first READ THE
35 FAQ, and if it is not a known issue or fixed in CVS, please file a bug
36 at
37 Enjoy!
38 -Codeman
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