Re: Debian Installer 6.0 Beta1 release (WPA support)
On Tue, Nov 02, 2010 at 05:49:43PM +0100, Christian PERRIER wrote:
> Quoting Harald Jenny (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> > On Tue, Nov 02, 2010 at 10:15:01AM +0100, Alexander Reichle-Schmehl wrote:
> > > Hi!
> > >
> > > Am 01.11.2010 13:51, schrieb Christian PERRIER:
> > >
> > > >>> The Debian Installer team is pleased to announce the first beta
> > > >>> release of the installer for Debian GNU/Linux Squeeze.
> > > [..]
> > > >> I was wondering if there will be WPA support in D-I for squeeze, as this
> > > > No. Nobody did the needed tests on the patch proposed in
> > > > http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?msg=22;bug=327309
> > >
> > > Are there some guidelines on how to test this patch?
> > Patch does not apply cleanly to netcfg's newest version (at least not for me)
> > - currently working on a new patch and a wpa_supplicant udeb (just for testing
> > right now). "Testing" will be done on amd64 with WPA2-PSK and hidden ssid.
> Please note that this patch is quite likely to add new localized
> strings to D-I and I know about an l10n coordinator which will be very
> unhappy if new material is bringed in at the very last minute while we
> had *months* for bringing it in on time beforehand.
Agreed but to my defense: I'm subscribed to debian-devel since 21 Jul 2010.
> I'm really sorry, but if people want WPA in the installer, then they
> should probably wake up at moments, in the release process, we are
> developing new features, not when we are desperately trying to
> stabilize things.
Well the patch is dated in 2008, so yes, people should have been quicker
voting and working for this feature.
> As is, if this patch adds localizable material, I'll object against
I'm fairly sure it will but I guess in case this feature is important enough
for a good number of people an unofficial installer version may be made
available until Wheezy is released (at least for i386 and amd64).