Array CD 6

thephotoman rantman_2000 at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 3 12:33:07 UTC 2005


Was wondering when this would come out, as it wasn't here yesterday. 
Hopefully it can handle networking better than array 5 did, which I 
think may have been a problem with my specific burn.  Alas, CDs are 
scarce around here now thanks to my burning habits, and I couldn't try a 
new burn.

Colin Watson wrote:
> Hello world,
> 
> Array CD 6 is ready. This is the sixth in a series of milestone CD
> images, released when they're known to be reasonably free of showstopper
> CD-build or installer bugs, while representing very current snapshots of
> Hoary. You can download it here:
> 
>   http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/hoary/array-6/
> 
> See http://www.ubuntu.com/wiki/Archive for access instructions.
> 
> Pre-release versions of Hoary are *not* encouraged for anyone needing a
> stable system or anyone who is not comfortable running into occasional
> breakage. They *are* recommended for Ubuntu developers and those who
> want to help in testing, reporting, and fixing bugs.
> 
> As with Array CDs 4 and 5, this release includes both the Install CD and
> the Live CD.
> 
> This is scheduled to be the last Array CD release before the Hoary
> Preview. As such, we'd very much appreciate anyone who can test it to do
> so and file bugs on any problems you encounter.
> 
> Some notable installer improvements and bug-fixes in this release:
> 
>   * New keymap selection code from Matthias Urlichs, that asks you to
>     press various keys and works out your keyboard layout from that.
> 
>   * Some memory leaks fixed.
> 
>   * Serial console installation fixed.
> 
>   * Fixed autodetection of AdvanSys, Fusion MPT, Future Domain, and
>     QLogic ISP1020 SCSI devices.
> 
>   * Never install packages from the network during desktop installation,
>     apart from language packs and language support packages (#6390).
> 
>   * Some fixes to apt configuration in the server install.
> 
>   * Kickstart support much improved, and can now do a fully
>     noninteractive install by reading a Kickstart file from the CD-ROM
>     or from the network under some circumstances.
> 
>   * Run udevstart after each round of hotplug autodetection; this may
>     help with some mysterious autodetection failures.
> 
>   * Problems with CD-ROM detection on systems with SATA hard disks but a
>     PATA CD-ROM should now be fixed (#1440).
> 
>   * X should now set a proper keymap corresponding to the keymap chosen
>     during installation.
> 
> Notable fixes specific to the live CD in this release:
> 
>   * Avoid infinite loop on live CD if wireless association fails.
> 
>   * Avoid prompt on live CD when no network interfaces can be configured
>     (#6107).
> 
>   * The live CD spawns shells on virtual consoles, not login prompts,
>     and locks the ubuntu user's password.
> 
> Errata:
> 
>   * The ia64 live CD is broken, since the cloop root filesystem image
>     hasn't built properly for several weeks. The current blocking issue
>     (which will probably also affect the install CD) is that
>     mozilla-firefox crashes while trying to register chrome.
> 
> If you're interested in following changes as we further develop Hoary,
> have a look at the hoary-changes list:
> 
>   http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/hoary-changes
> 
> Bug reports should go here:
> 
>   https://bugzilla.ubuntu.com/
> 
> Enjoy,
> 
> 





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