Help the Debian Installer team: test the new version of the installer!

August 10th, 2012

The Debian Installer team announced the first beta release of the installer for Debian 7.0 Wheezy. This new release includes various improvements in different areas, like booting, Linux kernel, APT, low memory installs, and networking. It also uses the new official theme Joy. The installer supports 73 languages, of which 56 are fully translated. All the changes are listed in the Debian Installer team's announcement to the Debian community.

The team asks Debian users to help in testing and improving this new version of the installer: while there are some known issues with the installer that do not need to be reported, it is very important to try the installer in order to find all possible bugs before the release.

Problems should be reported as an installation report.
More experienced users can help by triaging bugs for upgrade-reports and installation-reports pseudopackages or by proposing texts for problems, which should be documented in the release-notes. Installer CDs, other media and everything else you will need to install Debian on one of the thirteen architectures supported, are available at the web site.

About Debian

The Debian Project was founded in 1993 by Ian Murdock to be a truly free community project. Since then the project has grown to be one of the largest and most influential open source projects. Thousands of volunteers from all over the world work together to create and maintain Debian software. Available in 70 languages, and supporting a huge range of computer types, Debian calls itself the universal operating system.

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