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Debian Installer Jessie RC 3 release

The Debian Installer team[1] is pleased to announce the third release
candidate of the installer for Debian 8 "Jessie".

Improvements in this release of the installer

 * apt-setup:
    - Stop enabling backports by default (#764982).
 * clock-setup:
   - Disable e2fsck superblock time check if RTC is set to local time
 * choose-mirror:
    - Refresh mirrors list (now includes httpredir.debian.org as an
      official replacement of http.debian.net).
 * debian-installer:
    - Restore shortcuts (install, installspk, expert, menu, etc.) on
      help screens (#764154, #781853, #781992).
 * flash-kernel:
    - Bump u-boot-tools to Recommends, so that network connectivity is
      no longer needed during hd-media installs on several armel, armhf,
      and arm64 platforms (#780994).
 * hw-detect:
    - Improve missing firmware detection to avoid false positives once
      firmwares have been loaded (#779546).
 * netcfg:
    - Fix hang with DHCPv6 stateful addressing (#768188).
 * partman-target:
    - Dont add any extra USB devices to /etc/fstab (#761815).
 * systemd:
    - Avoid duplicate entries in 70-persistent-net.rules (#765577).

Hardware support changes

 * debian-installer:
    - Add SD-card image build support for hd-media builds on armhf.
    - Add SD-card image and tftpboot tarball build support for netboot
      builds on armhf.
    - Add a symlink boot.scr.uimg in the armhf netboot.tar.gz to support
      network autoboot with modern u-boot versions.
 * debian-installer, linux:
    - powerpc: Add fb-modules udeb containing radeonfb driver (#782058).
 * debian-installer, u-boot:
    - armhf/u-boot-sunxi: Add support for Olimex A20-OLinuXino-MICRO and
      LinkSprite pcDuino3, and ship SD-card images for those.
 * flash-kernel:
    - Pass the u-boot console variable to the kernel in bootscr.cubox-i
      and bootscr.wandboard (#782016).
    - Add a machine db entry for the Wandboard Dual Lite / Solo.
 * grub2:
    - Fix UEFI boot failure with some firmware that returns incorrect
       paths (#735960).
 * rootskel:
    - Use new G5 windfarm modules to avoid fans at full speed (#781936).

Localization status

 * 75 languages are supported in this release.
 * Full translation for 22 of them.

Known bugs in this release

 * There seems to be no known major bug as of yet.

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

Cyril Brulebois
on behalf of the Debian Installer Team

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