[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Bug#607191: [PATCH] What's new: add a blurb about firmware moved to non-free

On Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 10:29:44PM +0100, Julien Cristau wrote:
> > Your text, with or without that slight tweak, works for me; thanks.
> > 
> Committed as r7977.  Keeping the bug open in case zack has more
> suggestions.

Your text is perfectly fine, thanks.

By looking at other parts of the release notes, though, I've noticed
that the "installing" chapter needs a little bit of tweaking as
well. I'm attaching an additional patch that should address that
(assuming #607193 will be addressed before release notes get read by
final users).

I believe that after committing the extra patch, this bug can be closed.


Stefano Zacchiroli -o- PhD in Computer Science \ PostDoc @ Univ. Paris 7
zack@{upsilon.cc,pps.jussieu.fr,debian.org} -<>- http://upsilon.cc/zack/
Quando anche i santi ti voltano le spalle, |  .  |. I've fans everywhere
ti resta John Fante -- V. Capossela .......| ..: |.......... -- C. Adams
Index: installing.dbk
--- installing.dbk	(revision 7992)
+++ installing.dbk	(working copy)
@@ -227,6 +227,15 @@
 media in addition to removable media, allowing the creation of PXE
 images and CDs/DVDs with included firmware packages.
+Starting with Squeeze, non-free firmware have been moved out of main. To
+install Debian on hardware that needs non-free firmware to be enabled you can
+either provide the firmware yourself during installation or use pre-made
+non-free CDs/DVDs which include the firmware. See the <ulink
+url="http://www.debian.org/distrib";>Getting Debian section</ulink> on the
+Debian website for more information.

Attachment: signature.asc
Description: Digital signature

Reply to: