Debian team released the new installer for the etch.
It appers that the next time (in about 1-2 years 🙂 that you will install Debian you will have a graphical version of the installer.
For the rest of us, an apt-get dist-upgrade will be sufficient 🙂
Also they dropped support for installations using 2.6 kernel for the sparc32 architecture…..
Time to buy a sparc64 ?