Debian Installer Stretch Alpha 5 Now Uses i686 Kernel Over i586, SPARC64 Support
Written by Michael Larabel in Debian on 10 January 2016 at 07:26 PM EST. 9 Comments
DEBIAN --
The fifth alpha release of the Debian Installer being prepared for the 9.0 "Stretch" release is now available.

Debian Installer Stretch Alpha 5 for its i386 configuration now uses the i686 kernel rather than i586, has initial debian-installer support for SPARC64, support for NVMe devices, various ARM device updates, accessibility support for all desktops, the Linux 4.3 kernel is now used, and a variety of other changes made to this Stretch Installer.

More details on the Debian Installer Stretch Alpha 5 release can be found via the debian-devel-announce list. Debian 9.0 "Stretch" is anticipated for an official release in 2017.
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