Do you have an SD image yet? Are you planning to provide one? if so when?
hexxh has built one (see earlier in this thread), I haven't tried it personally because I have not yet succeeded in getting my hands on a Pi.
What would be on this image? would it include xbmc?
The current image is pretty minimal, basically the debian base system plus the rpi blobs and one or two other important things.
When do you plan to go live? or are you live already?
The repositry is live at http://debian.raspbian.com/debian
(note: this url will likely be changed later, it looks too much like debian), however don't expect to be able to install a GUI just yet.
Timings are difficult to predict because we don't know how long packages will take to autobuild and we don't know which packages will need manual intervention to get them built.
Is it just the repository you will provide or any customization?
We aim to keep the "main" area of the repositry as close to debian as possible with changes limited to those we deem essential (fixing build failures, ensuring code is generated with appropriate compiler options etc).
We will likely add either an extra repo or an extra area within the existing repo for Pi specific packages (pi blobs, pi kernel, packages specifically tweaked for the Pi etc) later but for now we are focussing on getting the packages from debian built.
Do you have a list of all the packages?
You can get the packages file from
Note however that just because a package is present doesn't gaurantee it's installable and just because a package is installable doesn't gaurantee it will actually work.
What are your plans for xbmc?
Honestly it's not something we have treally thought about.
There is a debian package for xbmc which will presumablly be built by our autobuilers at some point but I dunno if it will work with the Pi's acceleration. If the debian version doesn't work with the accelleration and someone wants to package up a version that does we would likely welcome that into the section we create for Pi specific software.