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New hardware support: calling for testing. Please review and translate


A call for testing the upcoming new Squeeze kernel should be issued
Monday, reviews and translations are welcome.

The news is available on the publicity Subversion repository, even via
HTTP (please prefer the on line version version over the attached file
that may soon be outdated):

Thanks in advance.



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## Template for upcoming announcements;  please copy it to the YYYY folder, and
## try to name it YYYY-MM-DD-whats-it-about.wml ; that helps a lot keeping
## an overwiew

<define-tag pagetitle>Upcoming point releases and call for test</define-tag>

<define-tag release_date>2011-09-18</define-tag>
#use wml::debian::news

{The Debian Project is pleased to announce |Philipp Kern, on behalf of the Release Team, announced}
that the upcoming point releases for Debian 5 <q>Lenny</q> and Debian 6
<q>Squeeze</q> are scheduled for October 1st and October 8th
Debian <q>Squeeze</q> 6.0.3 will ship updated Linux kernel packages, 
including bug fixes from the Linux <q>longterm</q> series up to, plus updated drivers supporting new gigabit Ethernet chips 
from Broadcom, Intel and Realtek.
New packages for 32-bit PC, 64-bit PC and PowerPC are already available
for installation from the <a
The Debian Project invites interested users to pre-release test these
packages, especially on systems that use the updated drivers.

The drivers being updated are:
<li>e1000e (<a href="http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=627700";>#627700</a>)
<li>Add support for i82567V-4 and i82579</li>
<li>Fix support for i82577, i82578 and i82583</li>
<li>igb, igbvf (<a href="http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=627702";>#627702</a>)
<li>Add support for i82576-ET2, i82580, DH89xxCC, i340 and i350</li>
<li>r8169 (<a href="http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=627704";>#627704</a>)
<li>Fix support for RTL8102E and RTL8168DP</li>
<li>Add support for RTL8105E, RTL8168E and another variant of RTL8168DP</li>
<li>Add support for D-Link DGE-530T rev C1</li>
<li>tg3, broadcom (<a href="http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=627705";>#627705</a>)
<li>Add support for BCM5717, BCM5719 and BCM57765</li>
<li>Add support for BCM50610M and BCM5241 PHYs</li>
<li>Fix support for BCM5755</li>

Any problems found in testing should be  <a href="http://www.debian.org/Bugs/Reporting";>\
reported to the Debian bug
tracking system</a> using the <q><a href="http://packages.debian.org/source/stable/reportbug";>reportbug</a></q> tool.
Reports should preferably be sent until September 24th, but later
reports of serious issues will still be taken into consideration.
In case of regressions in 
the updated drivers, please follow up to the bug number listed above.

<h2>About Debian</h2>

<p>The Debian Project is an association of Free Software developers who
volunteer their time and effort in order to produce the completely free
operating system Debian GNU/Linux.</p>

<h2>Contact Information</h2>

<p>For further information, please visit the Debian web pages at
<a href="$(HOME)/">http://www.debian.org/</a> or send mail to

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