Array CD 1

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Thu Nov 11 09:34:05 CST 2004

  "And thus it was that Granny, her hat and iron-grey hair dripping with
  moisture, her boots shedding lumps of ice, heard the distant and
  muffled sound of a voice enthusiastically explaining to the invisible
  sky that the hedgehog had less to worry over than just about any other

    -- Terry Pratchett, "Wyrd Sisters"

This is Hoary Hedgehog. Please ensure that your seat-belts are fastened
and that your seat back is in the fully upright position. Pre-release
versions of Hoary are *not* encouraged for anyone needing a stable
system or anyone who is not comfortable running into occasional
breakage. It *is* recommended for Ubuntu developers and those who want
to help in testing, reporting, and fixing bugs.

Array CD 1 is the first in a series of milestone CD images released once
every two weeks or so, as images that are known to be reasonably free of
showstopper CD-build or installer bugs, while representing very current
snapshots of Hoary. You can download it here:

See for access instructions. I
recommend rsync if possible, as you can then download future images
based on this one to save bandwidth.

Some notable features in this release:

  * X.Org replaces XFree86;

  * Installs a UTF-8 locale by default;

  * Fully merged with Debian unstable, including debian-installer

This is, quite literally, the first installable CD image to roll off the
notional CD image production line, so you can expect a number of bugs.
Among them are the following (so you don't need to bother reporting
these if you encounter them):

  * Installer keymap defaults are broken (select "English" followed by
    "United Kingdom" and get presented with a default of "American

  * At the end of package selection, base-config displays a harmless
    error about not being able to remove laptop-detect.

If you're interested in following changes as we further develop Hoary,
have a look at the hoary-changes list:

Bug reports should go here:


Colin Watson                                    [cjwatson at]
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