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System Configurator 2.0.0
-------------------------
We are proud to announce the release of System Configurator 2.0.0.
This is a major enhancement from the last stable release of 1.20.  The
following new features have been added since the 1.x release stream.

* Time Zone Configuration 
       SC now takes a [TIME] stanza, which can be used to set time
       zone information on the client during installation.  This means
       a single image can be used in multiple time zones and be
       configured correctly.  (man systemconfig.conf for more info)

* User Exits
       A new [USEREXIT\d] stanza was added.  This allows
       administrators to specify an arbitrary number of user exits to
       be run after SC finishes configuration.  (man systemconfig.conf
       for syntax)

* Native Tools for Ramdisk Generation
       SC now uses native tools (mkinitrd or mk_initrd) for ramdisk
       configuration, instead of its own home brew solution.  This
       means that ramdisks should look and work just as if they were 
       created by the native distribution.  Red Hat, SuSE, Debian, and
       Mandrake are known to work with the new method.

* iSeries support
       Support has been added for the IBM iSeries (64bit PPC)
       Platform.  iSeries images can now be installed if using a CVS
       release of SystemImager and SystemInstaller.  Official support
       from the rest of SIS will be coming shortly.

* Grub support
       I'm now convinced we have grub working correctly in nearly all
       cases.  Bootdev other than (hd0) is now supported, as are
       labels on disk devices.  This code has been tested with Red Hat
       7.2 and 7.3.

* Better option parsing
       The configuration parsing routines are now far cleaner and
       order is now more deterministic.  The following order of
       precedence exists:

       -  Command line options (other than configsi and configall)
          override all other sources.
       -  User specified config file (with --cfgfile option)
       -  Standard in (with --stdin option)
       -  Global config file (/etc/systemconfig/systemconfig.conf)
       -  Command line options configsi and configall

       Hence --configsi on the command line will turn on --confighw,
       --confignet, and --runboot.  Adding "confighw = no" to 
       /etc/systemconfig/systemconfig.conf with turn of the --confighw
       option.

* Gatewaydev added
       The GATEWAYDEV option was added to the [NETWORK] block.  This
       allows the user to override the default, which is the device
       name of the first interface.  This is only supported for Red
       Hat style network configuration.

* Hardware table update
       The PCI ID to kernel module table has been updated to include
       more recent ids.  Hopefully this helps everyone.

* Keyboard hack
       It was found that SuSE SLES7 defaults the keyboard
       configuration to german, by setting a field in rc.config.  SC
       now blanks that value (which defaults the keyboard to en-US.)
       This behavior can be turned off by adding "configkeyboard = no"
       to the systemconfig.conf file.

* EFI enhancements
       The EFI module was made more generic, so it won't assume the
       EFI partition is the first partition of the first disk, and
       allows for boot files that are not in the toplevel directory.