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Debian Installer Stretch RC 4 release

The Debian Installer team[1] is pleased to announce the fourth release
candidate of the installer for Debian 9 "Stretch".

Improvements in this release

 * apt-setup:
    - Switch default hostname from ftp.debian.org to deb.debian.org in
      the 92updates and 93backports generators (#860472).
 * debian-installer:
    - Fix speech-enabled boot menu entries for advanced options.
    - Fix extraneous 32bit speech entry on multiarch images.
    - Bump Linux kernel version from 4.9.0-2 to 4.9.0-3.
 * netcfg:
    - IPv6 autoconfiguration: fix NTP server name handling, which
      would be stored as the DHCP-provided hostname (#862745).
 * os-prober:
    - Remove code using device mapper (#860833, #853927, #853163) as
      it doesn't seem to work properly in a Debian Installer context,
      and rely on grub-mount instead (which was already the default

Hardware support changes

 * debian-installer:
    - armel/orion5x: Use DTB for Buffalo Linkstation LiveV3 (LS-CHL).
    - Re-enable u-boot images for OpenRD.
 * flash-kernel:
    - Add support for Xunlong Orange Pi Plus / Plus 2.
    - Switch to DTB for Buffalo Linkstation LiveV3 (LS-CHL).
 * linux:
    - udeb: Include all AHCI drivers in sata-modules (#860335).
    - udeb: Add tifm_7xx1 to mmc-modules (#861195).
    - udeb: Move mfd-core to kernel-image, as both input-modules and
      mmc-modules need it.

Localization status

 * 75 languages are supported in this release.
 * Full translation for 21 of them.

Known bugs in this release

 * An extraneous open-iscsi step is performed right before the end of
   each installation, even if there are no iSCSI devices (#863435).

See the errata[2] for details and a full list of known issues.

Feedback for this release

We need your help to find bugs and further improve the installer,
so please try it. Installer CDs, other media and everything else you
will need are available at our web site[3].


The Debian Installer team thanks everybody who has contributed to this

 1. https://wiki.debian.org/DebianInstaller/Team
 2. https://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/errata
 3. https://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer

Cyril Brulebois
on behalf of the Debian Installer Team

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