On Fri, 13 Feb 2009 17:56:19 +0100 Gerhard Brauer email@example.com wrote:
Am Fri, 13 Feb 2009 09:49:17 -0600 schrieb Aaron Griffin firstname.lastname@example.org:
This sounds good to me, but I won't be around until Sunday - I will move it out before I leave work today, unless there are any "omg stop!" comments. I will then prepare the news items and all that fun stuff - anyone interested in making a draft of release notes? Make sure to mention things like AIF :)
I wrote some draft for 2009.01. Could be used as a skeleton:
Friday, 01/23/09 We proudly announce the release of the new ArchLinux installation ISO's 2009.01. After a longer period without a new ISO, 2009.01 comes with these features:
- Kernel 2.6.28
- Ext4 support. Installation could be done on a ext4 root partition, also the ISO is ready (grub) to act as a rescue/maintains cd for systems with ext4 root partitions.
- New ISO's (ftp-iso i686 and x86_64) with isolinux as bootloader. In the past we have a few systems which have problems to boot the install CD's when Grub was the bootloader. For these systems we
offer cd's with isolinux bootloader.
Also we have a group of people working on the further iso's. Release group TEXT etc.
- Release new ISO's more regularly based on kernel upstream releases.
- Switch to a new installer (aif text, etc.) For testing on 2009.01 is still a version of aif ver.sio.n-1 available. TEXT
my changes: * ISO's to ISOs and CD's to CDs (I hope Aaron knows his language well.. http://www.archlinux.org/pipermail/arch-releng/2009-January/000004.html ) * ArchLinux to Arch Linux (right?) * isos-> images (img != not iso) * phrasing changes, added something here and there. * added some more new features * releng notes at the end * added "what's next?" and "Download" sections
We proudly announce the release of the new Arch Linux installation images, version 2009.02 It took us quite a while, but we think the result is worth it: we added some cool new things and ironed out some long-lasting imperfections 2009.02 comes with the following features:
- Kernel 2.6.28 - Ext4 support. Installation can be done on a ext4 root partition, also the ISO is ready (grub) to act as a rescue/maintainance cd for systems with ext4 root partitions. - New ISOs (ftp-iso i686 and x86_64) with isolinux as bootloader. Some users have reported issues with booting when using the Grub bootloader. For these systems we offer cd's with the isolinux bootloader. - Several bugfixes in the installer - Brought the included documentation up-to-date - Inclusion of the AIF (Arch Linux installation framework): Currently still unsupported and under development. But we want to make this the new installer in the future, so if you like to test bleeding-edge stuff you could give it a try. (it also supports lvm and dm_crypt)
If you encounter any problems, you can check for bug reports (or file a new one) under the "Release Engineering" project at http://bugs.archlinux.org For more info about the releng team and how to get in touch with us, see http://www.archlinux.org/news/430/
What's next? Our goal is to bring coordinated releases following the rhythm of kernel releases, in order to provide optimal hardware support. The roadmap (and current open bugs) of the next release (which will be based on 2.6.29) can be found on http://bugs.archlinux.org/index.php?do=index&tasks=&project=6&du...
http://www.archlinux.org/download/ <note: i would put the instructions from http://dev.archlinux.org/~aaron/archiso/instructions on that page, as described in my "website improvements" email>