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Re: Please review announcement of upcoming release of Debian 4.0r4 "etch-and-a-half"

On Sat, Jul 26, 2008 at 04:24:20PM +0200, Alexander Reichle-Schmehl wrote:
> Hi!
> Attached you'll find the current draft for the announcement of
> "etch-and-a-half".  Please review it; current schedule for it to be send
> out is tomorrow.
> I'll make the most up to date version available at
> http://people.debian.org/~tolimar/tmp/ ; patches for the wml-file (which
> is used to generate the HTML and the TXT version for the mail) are most
> welcome, everything else is more work for me ;)

hey Alexander,
 Thanks for working on this. Here's some suggested that helped clarify
the language for me, and includes some stronger wording around the d-i
network console issue (Frans may have something better though).

--- /home/tolimar/public_html/tmp/20080726.wml	2008-07-26 10:10:56.000000000 -0600
+++ 20080726.wml	2008-07-26 10:55:28.000000000 -0600
@@ -25,25 +25,25 @@
 <define-tag srcpkg><a href="http://packages.debian.org/src:%0";>%0</a></define-tag>
 <p>The Debian project is pleased to announce the fourth update of its
-stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (codename <codename>).  This update
-not only adds corrections for security problems and a few adjustment to serious
-problems to a stable release, it also adds support for newer hardware by giving
+stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (codename <codename>).  In addition
+to correcting several security problems and a few serious defects in the
+stable release, this update also adds support for newer hardware by giving
 users the option to install newer drivers.</p>
-<p>Please note that this update does not constitute a new version of Debian
-GNU/Linux 4.0 but only updates some of the packages included.  Even if you need
-new drivers during installation time there is no need to throw away 4.0 CDs or
-DVDs. If you do not need newer drivers you will only need to update against a
-Debian mirror after an installation in order to incorporate these late
-<p>Those who frequently install updates from security.debian.org will not have
-to update many packages as most updates from security.debian.org are included
-in this update.</p>
+<p>Existing Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 installation CDs and DVDs can continue to be
+used to install this update. After installation, upgrading via an up-to-date
+Debian mirror will cause any out of date packages to be updated. However, users
+of the network-console installation method are strongly encouraged to update
+their media, see the "Debian Installer" portion of this announcment for
+more information.</p>
+<p>Those who frequently install updates from security.debian.org won't have
+to update many packages and most updates from security.debian.org are
+included in this update.</p>
 <p>New CD and DVD images containing updated packages and the regular
-installation media accompanied with the package archive will be available
-soon at the regular locations.</p>
+installation media accompanied with the package archive respectively
+will be available soon at the regular locations.</p>
 <p>Upgrading to this revision online is usually done by pointing the
 aptitude (or apt) package tool (see the sources.list(5) manual page) to
@@ -91,16 +91,17 @@
 <h2>Debian-Installer Update</h2>
-<p>The Debian-Installer was also updated due to changes regarding the creation
-of SSL certificates used during installation via the network-console. Two other
-issues regarding installation on existing RAID setups and recognizing PowerPC64
-systems have also been fixed.</p>
+<p>The Debian-Installer was updated to repair an issue with the network-console
+installation option. Due to a lack of entropy in how the host key is generated,
+earlier Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 installers are vulnerable to a man-in-the-middle
+attack. Two other issues regarding installation on already existing RAID
+setups and recognizing PowerPC64 system have been fixed as well.</p>
 <h2>Miscellaneous Bugfixes</h2>
-<p>This stable update adds several binary updates for various architectures
-to packages whose version was not synchronised across all architectures.
+<p>This stable update adds several updates to packages for various
+architectures whose version was not synchronised across all architectures.
 It also adds a few important corrections to the following packages:</p>
 <table border=0>

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