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Debian Installer Bullseye Alpha 1 release

The Debian Installer team[1] is pleased to announce the first alpha
release of the installer for Debian 11 "Bullseye".

It's high time we started doing this: many components were updated,
replacing “CD”/“CD-ROM” with “installation media”. Such changes are
not documented individually below. That also explains why many
languages are not fully translated in this alpha release.

Improvements in this release

 * apt-setup:
    - Update generation of apt sources lines for security: renamed
      from <dist>/updates to <dist>-security starting with bullseye
      (#935540, #942238).
    - Fix preseeding for local repositories by adding the key(s) in
      the /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d directory (#851774, #928931).
 * base-installer:
    - Stop installing the apt-transport-https transitional package.
 * brltty:
    - Stop creating my-at-spi-dbus-bus.desktop in user profile,
      at-spi2-core now always start the at-spi bus.
 * choose-mirror:
    - Update Mirrors.masterlist.
    - Use "deb.debian.org" as default hostname for custom HTTP mirror.
 * console-setup:
    - Fix internationalization issues (#924657).
 * debian-installer:
    - Target Bullseye!
    - Allow to have several spaces around [] qualifiers in
      sources.list entries.
    - Restore 'd' shortcut for the dark theme. 'c' cannot work in grub
    - Set gfxpayload=keep in submenus too, to fix unreadable fonts on
      HiDPI displays in netboot images booted with EFI (#935546).
    - Convert some documentation to DocBook XML 4.5 (#907970).
 * finish-install:
    - Stop creating my-at-spi-dbus-bus.desktop in user profile,
      at-spi2-core now always start the at-spi bus.
 * fonts-sil-abyssinica:
    - Do not strip the font of Latin characters for the installer.
 * grub2:
    - Add probe module to signed UEFI images (#936082).
 * netcfg:
    - Reword template since some DHCP clients are no longer available.
 * parted:
    - Cherry-pick upstream patch to remove output to stdout from affs
      that confused the installer (#941777).
 * partman-crypto:
    - Install cryptsetup-initramfs instead of cryptsetup (#930228).

Hardware support changes

 * debian-installer:
    - Remove images for QNAP TS-11x/TS-21x/HS-21x, QNAP TS-41x/TS-42x
      and HP Media Vault mv2120 due to size problems with the Linux
    - ARM: sunxi: Add support for Olimex A20-OLinuXino-Lime2-eMMC.
    - Tweak mini.iso generation on arm so EFI netboot will work.
 * hw-detect:
    - Install virtualization related packages when virtualization is
      detected (#782287).
 * linux:
    - [arm64] udeb: Add i2c-rk3x to i2c-modules.
    - [arm64,armhf] udeb: Add rockchip-io-domain to kernel-image.
    - udeb: Add atmel_mxt_ts to input-modules.
    - udeb: input-modules: Add OLPC AP-SP keyboard.
    - [arm64] udeb: Add pl330 to kernel-image.
    - [armhf] udeb: Remove davinci_cpdma from nic-modules.
    - udeb: Include physmap instead of physmap_of in mtd-modules.
    - udeb: Add thermal_sys to kernel-image.
    - udeb: Add virtio-gpu to get graphical output in VM instances.
    - [x86] udeb: Move rfkill to new rfkill-modules package to avoid
    - [arm] Backport DTB support for Rasperry Pi Compute Module 3.
    - [arm64] Backport DTB support for Rasperry Pi Compute Module 3.

Localization status

 * 76 languages are supported in this release.

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. Installation images, 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 (kibi@debian.org)            <https://debamax.com/>
D-I release manager -- Release team member -- Freelance Consultant

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