[arch-releng] 2009.08 alpha images

Dieter Plaetinck dieter at plaetinck.be
Tue Jul 7 15:03:03 EDT 2009

Hi guys,
As you may have read already
(http://www.archlinux.org/pipermail/arch-releng/2009-July/000549.html )
we are working on a new release, which we would like to have out there
by froscon. (22 august 2009)

You'll find the alpha images here:
Target audience: interested hackers, eg the people on this list.

Changes compared to latest release (2009.02):
- kernel 2.6.30 (next set of images will have
- usage of the AIF framework/installer, no more archlinux-installer
- aufs instead of unionfs
- images are now built on a new build server (the one provided by
  sevenL networks), in dedicated releng chroots.  This should make the
  "build-upload-test" cycles shorter.

Those are the main things I think.

The roadmap (basically our todo list of bugs and feature requests) is
here http://bugs.archlinux.org/roadmap/proj6
The moment this list is empty, expect an official release ;)

Please test and pay special attention to the "new things" such as the
lvm/dm_crypt support in aif, the new FS editor, and the automatic
procedure (for which you'll find an example in /usr/share/aif)

Bugreports are always welcome on our Bugtracker.

Also, we're not sure how we should take care of the documentation.
will need an update.  Last time there was some discussion about this,
but afaik the community contributed in this aspect. (though whoever
wants to help here should probably wait a bit until we've had some
feedback about aif's workings/UI)

A, G & D

PS: If you experience crashes with Virtualbox, there seem to be some
bugs showing up in vbox since kernel 2.6.30 ( eg
http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/2149 )

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