Hi folks, I realize I'm fairly late planning my attendance at DebConf7 and what to do there, but here it is. As DebConf7 will be somewhat shorter after the release of Etch than originally planned, it seems a good opportunity to discuss D-I development during the Lenny release cycle. I'm considering submitting three D-I related talks/BoFs (comments welcome): - talk: Debian Installer - where are we and where are we going Overview for general audience - BoF: Debian Installer development Open Discussion amongst interested (D-I) developers of what we should or can do in the development cycle for Lenny - BoF: Supporting non-free drivers/firmware during installation Open discussion amongst interested developers about whether we should and how we want to support installing Debian on hardware that is not supported by the regular kernel image packages The talk should be early in the week and is partially intended to invite people to the later BoFs. Are any of you planning any D-I related talks/work during DebConf? One thing I'm thinking which could be done during DebCamp would be to work on the challenges of reducing the memory taken by translations (as discussed during the i18n Extremadura session) . As this requires some serious hacking in cdebconf and the buildsystem, we'll need some strong coders to work on this and will require some preparation. Are people interested in doing this or are there other ideas for DebCamp? Who is planning to be in Edinburgh during DebCamp? I've created a wiki page  where people can add their D-I related plans for DebConf. Hope to see you there (or at Fosdem )! Cheers, FJP  http://wiki.debian.org/I18n/Extremadura2006ModularizingD-I  http://wiki.debian.org/DebianInstaller/DebConf7  At Fosdem I will be giving a talk on "Automating installations using preseeding in Debian Installer"
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