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Debian Project Releases 7.0 "Wheezy" Installer Candidate 100

Posted by timothy
from the so-many-people-hours dept.
An anonymous reader writes "The first release candidate of Debian Installer 7.0 Wheezy was released this week. Debian 7.0 is set to introduce a number of new features including optional systemd support, a real-time Linux kernel option, UEFI installation support, and the Debian Installer now supports WPA/WPA2 wireless networks. More Debian 7.0 features are listed on the Debian Wiki and the 7.0 RC1 installer can be downloaded at Debian.org." Update: 02/21 16:12 GMT by S : Changed headline and summary to reflect that it was the Installer release candidate, not the distribution.
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Debian Project Releases 7.0 "Wheezy" Installer Candidate

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  • Ugh!!! (Score:5, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 21, 2013 @10:30AM (#42966521)

    This is the Debian Installer, not Debian.

    As a DD, I was shocked slashdot knew before me.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 21, 2013 @10:31AM (#42966531)

    This is RC1 of the debian installer, not of the wheezy distribution.

  • Moronix (Score:3, Insightful)

    by feld (980784) on Thursday February 21, 2013 @10:33AM (#42966585)

    I swear to god if you keep posting articles that are links to Phoronix I'm going to firewall off your site and never visit again.

    How about you link to the real source (mailing lists, official Debian website) instead of sending traffic to Michael Larabel's bullshit ramblings about LOONIX NEWS that he can't even properly comprehend let alone summarize 95% of the time.

    • Re:Moronix (Score:4, Funny)

      by drinkypoo (153816) <martin.espinoza@gmail.com> on Thursday February 21, 2013 @10:47AM (#42966733) Homepage Journal

      I swear to god if you keep posting articles that are links to Phoronix I'm going to firewall off your site and never visit again.

      It's too bad that slashdotters so poorly comprehend maturity or we could go ahead and just deprecate it by always calling it Moronix or Whoreonix (I have nothing against whores, only secret whores) or similar. But you can't even throw in a Micro$oft without some whining from people who don't remember Compu$erve.

    • by 1s44c (552956)

      I swear to god if you keep posting articles that are links to Phoronix I'm going to firewall off your site and never visit again.

      At least they could get the summary right. Not bluntly state something that is entirely and obviously false.

      It's the dam installer that's being released, it looks like they stated a new Debian was being released just to drive links to Phoronix.

    • Re:Moronix (Score:5, Insightful)

      by ifiwereasculptor (1870574) on Thursday February 21, 2013 @12:58PM (#42968659)

      Phoronix isn't exactly a good news site. Nevertheless, it's probably the only site that does Linux hardware reviews, follows the progress of various open source initiatives and does that having a single semi-journalist. Good, properly staffed computer news sites out there like Anand and Tom's Hardware completely ignore Linux, Unix, BSD and what have you, therefore, inaccurate as it can be, Phoronix is the best source of information we have. Plus, bitching about inaccuracies on slashdot is borderline hilarious. This is the holy grail of fabricated flamebaits.

  • Wrong title (Score:5, Informative)

    by GeekWithAKnife (2717871) on Thursday February 21, 2013 @10:44AM (#42966697)

    Even the Phoronix article clearly has "Debian 7.0 "Wheezy" Installer Release Candidate 1" See that? INSTALLER!

    Stop degrading Slashdot with misleading headlines!
    • by rmstar (114746)

      Ok, but the first sentence in the article reads:

      The first release candidate of Debian 7.0 "Wheezy" has been released as the official release of the "Squeeze" successor approaches in the coming months

      and the rest is also misleading. So, basically, the original headline ammounts to a halfway acceptable honest mistake.

    • by crutchy (1949900)

      you'll probably find that those whinging about such a technicality are those who don't use debian

  • wheezy (Score:5, Funny)

    by puddingebola (2036796) on Thursday February 21, 2013 @10:48AM (#42966745) Journal
    Wheezy was George Jefferson's wife on the Jeffersons. This is an installer to install back episodes of the classic sitcom on your linux PC.
  • Wrong wrong wrong (Score:5, Insightful)

    by X0563511 (793323) on Thursday February 21, 2013 @11:01AM (#42966925) Homepage Journal

    WRONG wrong wrong WRONG wrong wrong WRONG wrong wrong WRONG wrong wrong WRONG wrong wrong!!!!!!!!!

    Timothy, what the fuck are you doing?

    • by Gothmolly (148874)

      He's Timothy being Timothy.

    • by X0563511 (793323)

      Thank you for the correction, soulskill. Please do slap Timothy with a large trout for us.

    • by geschild (43455)

      I'd mod you to +6, if only I could. So we'll just leave it at heart felt: if only Timothy would be running on Debian (the person, not his computer.)

  • And counting. Wake me up when http://bugs.debian.org/release-critical/ [debian.org] hits under 20.
    • by crutchy (1949900)

      now now that's not like the modern corporate software machine that markets and sells alpha quality releases and expects customers to do the testing for them (and pay for the privelige)

  • by Frankie70 (803801) on Thursday February 21, 2013 @12:57PM (#42968643)

    Well we're movin on up, To the east side.
    To a deluxe apartment in the sky.
    Movin on up
    To the east side.
    We finally got a piece of the pie.

  • This one is Linus, but anybody know whether Debian kFreeBSD and Debian HURD will be coming out? Okay, HURD may be a stretch, but how about kFreeBSD?
  • I don't know if you were just listing from TFA about the installer candidate, but I noticed you left out "Proper multi arch support" from the list of wheezy features. This is actually a big deal for users interested in Debian, since the ia32libs package was a goddamn monster.

    Aside from that, there a few small nuances, such as the mtpfs package disappearing from the repos (try mounting Android on Debian now, sucker!), but the things listed from the article plus multi arch are probably the biggest.

  • While it's very easy to use Wheezy as a NFS root filesystem, I found strange that the install still don't allow to mount a NFS share to install a root filesystem on it. I still have to install a real disk on the machine, select it for the installation and then copy his content into the machine's folder on the NFS server. A NFS mount into the installer will make the real disk and the copy no longer required.

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