[arch-releng] archiso / aif log

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi vmlinuz386 at yahoo.com.ar
Sun Aug 14 21:22:27 EDT 2011

On 08/14/2011 07:34 PM, Dieter Plaetinck wrote:
> In preparation for the new release, I went over git logs since 2010.05 and jotted down what seems to me is important.
> I will put this list in the news announcement, so suggestions welcome.
> Archiso (image builds):
> * TODO fill in: snapshot of current core, including kernel 3., pacman-3 and glibc.
and mkinitcpio/initscripts/netcfg, there are great changes in these Arch 
Linux projects.
> * Big overhaul: use dm-snapshot instead of aufs2
> * Consolidate image building, use single build.sh script which also does dual-arch images.
> * Allow changing NBD export name
> * Allow using serial console with console kernel parameter.
> * Allow starting custom script with script kernel parameter, autologin tty1.
> * Add support to mount iso in loopback mode
> * Add new menu entry "Power off"
> * Add rsync,hdparm,dhclient,crda, wpa_actiond, netcf, curl, nilfs-utils, btrfs-progs-unstable to live-enviroment
Added: btrfs-progs-unstable crda curl dhclient dialog dnsmasq hdparm 
netcfg nilfs-utils openconnect rp-pppoe rsync vpnc wpa_actiond

> * Remove joe from packagelist.
Removed: aufs2 aufs2-util iwlwifi-3945-ucode iwlwifi-4965-ucode 
iwlwifi-5000-ucode iwlwifi-5150-ucode joe ndiswrapper ndiswrapper-utils 
rt2x00-rt61-fw rt2x00-rt71w-fw tiacx tiacx-firmware
> * Remove x86test, add HDT to initial syslinux menu
> * Add support for booting from memdisk
> * Various cleanups, improvements and bugfixes.
* All needed files to boot for custom USB mediums installed on /arch
* XZ compression for SquashFS and initramfs.
* New documentation README (boot params, build instructions and other 
> AIF (installation tool):
> * experimental support for btrfs and nilfs2.
> * support syslinux next to grub.
> * changes to configuration formats to support new rc.conf and linux3.0
> * make selecting source more flexible (multiple local and/or remote repos)
> * remove joe
> * show package descriptions when installing packages
> * run with debugging and logging enabled by default, add /arch/report-issues script
> * make automatic profiles switch source depending on whether core or netinstall system is running
> * remove support for tcp_wrappers in accordance to Arch Linux policy
> * change develop model: primary development goes on in (rewritable) develop branch, master == stable.
> * various code cleanups, improvements and bugfixes.

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi
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