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Re: next d-i meeting - 2010.10.20, 21h00 GMT

Miguel Figueiredo wrote:
> When? I propose a meeting for next wednesday, the 20th of October, 21h00
> GMT time [1]. IRC, #debian-boot on OFTC network.
> I know the team is not so big but this only makes sense if the team will
> join. So i invite you to join for the following agenda:
> Agenda:
> - current issues;
> - documentation (announcements, errata);
> - next d-i release;
> - next meeting;

Hi all,

as some might know, I am the new win32-loader co-maintainer. Unfortunately, 
the meeting schedule doesn't fit for me, I won't be able to attend.

I would have had some points to discuss, so here is a short list:

* Next win32-loader upload: the svn has some pending translations (and 
nothing else), so I can upload those at any time. It might be interesting to 
have it done before the next d-i release (+ migrate it to testing).

* Call for testing for win32-loader: at the end of september I sent a "[RFC] 
Call for testing" [0] that I intended to send to debian-devel. After 
thinking of it a little more, I now think that a particular emphasis on 
win32-loader within the next d-i release announce would be enough. If the 
idea sounds OKayish, the text could be re-used from my never-used CFT. 
Otherwise just ping me for a text at the time of the annoucement writing.

* win32-loader and kfreebsd with stable = Squeeze . win32-loader in its 
standalone flavour is currently able to install a "stable" kfreebsd. As I 
understand it, the kfreebsd-* arches are not necessarily going to be 
released as stable. The thing is that the win32-loader code hardcodes some 
URLs and takes some assumptions about where kfreebsd stuff will be installed 
(see attached file for a code snippet). So there will probably be a need of 
late-freeze-emergency upload win32-loader upload. That's not necessarily an 
issue, but certainly worth to keep in mind.
(Note that this is not an issue for the win32-loader.exe that is on the CD's 
as that one doesn't propose the kernel choice).

* New goodbye-microsoft.com ? That website once installed Debian; now it's 
gNewSense that gets proposed. There is also get.debian.net, which had not 
the win32-loader.exe until recently. It gained a "debian.exe" which is 
apparently the goodbye-microsoft.com gnewsense installer (customized win32-
loader 0.6.13). So I think a canonical place for win32-loader-standalone.exe 
would be nice. get.d.n ? under d-i.d.o ? Opinions ?

That's mostly it; cheers, 


[0] http://lists.debian.org/debian-boot/2010/09/msg02562.html
    ; Daily images URL
    ; See http://svn.debian.org/viewsvn/d-i/trunk/scripts/daily-build-aggregator for the canonical list
    ${If} $kernel == "linux"
      ${If} $arch == "i386"
        StrCpy $base_url "http://people.debian.org/~joeyh/d-i/images/daily/netboot/$gtkdebian-installer/$arch";
      ${Else} ; We have only two arches, then Else means $arch == "amd64"
        StrCpy $base_url "http://d-i.debian.org/daily-images/$arch/daily/netboot/$gtkdebian-installer/$arch";
    ${ElseIf} $kernel == "kfreebsd"
      StrCpy $base_url "http://d-i.debian.org/daily-images/kfreebsd-$arch/daily/monolithic";
    ${If} $kernel == "linux"
      StrCpy $base_url "http://ftp.se.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/main/installer-$arch/current/images/netboot/$gtkdebian-installer/$arch";
    ${ElseIf} $kernel == "kfreebsd"
      # TODO: CHECK THIS (no stable image so far)
      StrCpy $base_url "http://ftp.se.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/main/installer-kfreebsd-$arch/current/images/netboot/$gtkdebian-installer/kfreebsd-$arch";

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