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Re: Netinstall cannot find wireless access points

On Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 9:45 AM, Camaleón <noelamac@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 07 Feb 2012 08:27:19 -0500, Tom H wrote:
>> On Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 7:00 AM, Camaleón <noelamac@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I don't know where these features use to be advertized, I follow
>>> debian- news, debian-announce, debian planet and often read debian
>>> developers blogs and this went completely unnoticed to me. I think this
>>> is something most users are awaiting for and would be glad to try,
>>> check and report over... unless they're unaware about the possibility
>> There probably isn't a "debian-testing-announce" because, AFAIK,
>> "testing" was never meant to be a widely-used release.
> Sure, but there is a "project" and "news" mailing list for that precisely
> purpose: to allow users seeing what's going on inside the project and
> Debian next steps or proposed directions.
> For instance, it was recently published there that wheezy will get kernel
> 3.2, what's the current status of gnome3 in wheezy, etc... very useful
> stuff.
>> The announcement of the availability of WPA in d-i'll probably be done
>> when Wheezy's released,
> Publishing a new feature at the Release Notes is too late for people can
> test and debug that feature properly, don't you think?

No idea, except to say that the devs wouldn't willingly ship something
that's untested or under-tested.

>> in the same way that there wasn't a "we're now
>> defaulting to grub2 in testing" announcement when Squeeze was
>> "testing"; I've just googled "grub2
>> site:lists.debian.org/debian-announce" and "grub2
>> site:lists.debian.org/debian-news").
> I read about the GRUB2 transition from Debian Planet and I'm sure sure it
> was aired in many other places, too.

Yes, but it wasn't announced publicly. It was a more visible change
than the addition of wpasupplicant-udeb to d-i and was widely
discussed on this list pre-release because so many of us run "testing"
and "unstable" (and Ubuntu). I've just checked "grub2
site:lists.debian.org/debian-project" too; nada. And grub2 was a big,
cross-distribution change so it wasn't Debian-specific,
Debian-installer specific and therefore was widely

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