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New Debian-Edu/Skolelinux test CD image 1 (test01)

After months of hard work, a new Skolelinux CD image is ready. This is
the first test CD preparing for a debian/etch based release. It is
available from FTP, HTTP and rsync. The image size is 695 MiB.

There are a lot of changes since the last CD release based on Sarge.
Here are some highlights

     * Ported the installer to etch using d-i beta3
     * Linux kernel 2.6.17
     * KDE 3.5.4
     * New versions of educational software and improvements in the
       package choice
     * LTSP 0.93debian1
     * Now support resizing of LVM volumes without umounting
     * Improved laptop support (hybernate, extra keys, wireless
     * The installer now support encrypted file systems
     * New debian-edu-expert mode with new profile and manual
       partitioning to enable a bare-bone system without any services,
       for single-service installs
     * Debian-Edu bootsplash during the boot process
     * Custom kdm and kde artwork

Some features are still not working as they should. We are aware of
these at the moment:

     * LTSP server is not set up during installation. It can be set up
       manually after the installation.
     * LVM partitioning fail if an existing LVM partition is found on the
       hard drive. A workaround is to boot with boot param 'linux
       debian-edu-expert' to get the manuall partitioning. This will be
       fixed in the next version of debian-installer.
     * Clock sync config with NTP client/server is not correct.

To download it, use either of these methods:

   rsync ftp.skolelinux.org::skolelinux-cd/debian-edu_etch-i386-test01.iso

The next developer meeting is tomorrow. More information available
from <URL: http://wiki.debian.org/DebianEdu/Meeting >

Petter Reinholdtsen

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