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tails (1.4.1) UNRELEASED; urgency=medium

  * Dummy entry.

 -- Tails developers <tails@boum.org>  Tue, 12 May 2015 17:19:13 +0200

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  * Major new features
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    - Upgrade Tor Browser to 4.5.1, based on Firefox 31.7.0 ESR, which
      introduces many major new features for usability, security and
      privacy. Unfortunately its per-tab circuit view did not make it
      into Tails yet since it requires exposing more Tor state to the
      user running the Tor Browser than we are currently comfortable
      with. (Closes: #9031, #9369)
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    - Upgrade Tor to 0.2.6.7-1~d70.wheezy+1+tails2. Like in the Tor
      bundled with the Tor Browser, we patch it so that circuits used
      for SOCKSAuth streams have their lifetime increased indefinitely
      while in active use. This currently only affects the Tor Browser
      in Tails, and should improve the experience on certain web sites
      that otherwise would switch language or log you out every ten
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      minutes or so when Tor switches circuit. (Closes: #7934)
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  * Security fixes
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    - tor-browser wrapper script: avoid offering avenues to arbitrary
      code execution to e.g. an exploited Pidgin. AppArmor Ux rules
      don't sanitize $PATH, which can lead to an exploited application
      (that's allowed to run this script unconfined, e.g. Pidgin)
      having this script run arbitrary code, violating that
      application's confinement. Let's prevent that by setting PATH to
      a list of directories where only root can write. (Closes: #9370)
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    - Upgrade Linux to 3.16.7-ckt9-3.
    - Upgrade curl to 7.26.0-1+wheezy13.
    - Upgrade dpkg to 1.16.16.
    - Upgrade gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad to 0.10.23-7.1+deb7u2.
    - Upgrade libgd2-xpm to 2.0.36~rc1~dfsg-6.1+deb7u1.
    - Upgrade openldap to 2.4.31-2.
    - Upgrade LibreOffice to 1:3.5.4+dfsg2-0+deb7u4.
    - Upgrade libruby1.9.1 to 1.9.3.194-8.1+deb7u5.
    - Upgrade libtasn1-3 to 2.13-2+deb7u2.
    - Upgrade libx11 to 2:1.5.0-1+deb7u2.
    - Upgrade libxml-libxml-perl to 2.0001+dfsg-1+deb7u1.
    - Upgrade libxml2 to 2.8.0+dfsg1-7+wheezy4.
    - Upgrade OpenJDK to 7u79-2.5.5-1~deb7u1.
    - Upgrade ppp to 2.4.5-5.1+deb7u2.

  * Bugfixes
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    - Disable security warnings when connecting to POP3 and IMAP ports.
      (Closes: #9327)
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    - Make the Windows 8 browser theme compatible with the Unsafe and I2P
      browsers. (Closes: #9138)
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    - Hide Torbutton's "Tor Network Settings..." context menu entry.
      (Closes: #7647)
    - Upgrade the syslinux packages to support booting Tails on
      Chromebook C720-2800. (Closes: #9044)
    - Enable localization in Tails Upgrader. (Closes: #9190)
    - Make sure the system clock isn't before the build date during
      early boot. Our live-config hook that imports our signing keys
      depend on that the system clock isn't before the date when the
      keys where created. (Closes: #9149)
    - Set GNOME's OpenPGP keys via desktop.gnome.crypto.pgp to prevent
      us from getting GNOME's default keyserver in addition to our
      own. (Closes: #9233)
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    - Prevent Firefox from crashing when Orca is enabled: grant
      it access to assistive technologies in its Apparmor
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      profile. (Closes: #9261)
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    - Add Jessie APT source. (Closes: #9278)
    - Fix set_simple_config_key(). If the key already existed in the
      config file before the call, all other lines would be removed
      due to the sed option -n and p combo. (Closes: #9122)
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    - Remove illegal instance of local outside of function definition.
      Together with `set -e` that error has prevented this script from
      restarting Vidalia, like it should. (Closes: #9328)
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  * Minor improvements
    - Upgrade I2P to 0.9.19-3~deb7u+1.
    - Install Tor Browser's bundled Torbutton instead of custom .deb.
      As of Torbutton 1.9.1.0 everything we need has been upstreamed.
    - Install Tor Browser's bundled Tor Launcher instead of our
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      ClientTransportPlugin hacks are not needed any more. (Closes:
      #7283)
    - Don't install msmtp and mutt. (Closes: #8727)
    - Install fonts-linuxlibertine for improved Vietnamese support in
      LibreOffice. (Closes: #8996)
    - Remove obsoletete #i2p-help IRC channel from the Pidgin
      configuration (Closes: #9137)
    - Add Gedit shortcut to gpgApplet's context menu. Thanks to Ivan
      Bliminse for the patch. (Closes: #9069).
    - Install printer-driver-gutenprint to support more printer
      models. (Closes: #8994).
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    - Install paperkey for off-line OpenPGP key backup. (Closes: #8957)
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    - Hide the Tor logo in Tor Launcher. (Closes: #8696)
    - Remove useless log() instance in tails-unblock-network. (Closes:
      #9034)
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    - Install cdrdao: this enables Brasero to burn combined data/audio
      CDs and to do byte-to-byte disc copy.
    - Hide access to the Add-ons manager in the Unsafe Browser. It's
      currently broken (#9307) but we any way do not want users to
      install add-ons in the Unsafe Browser. (Closes: #9305)
    - Disable warnings on StartTLS for POP3 and IMAP (Will-fix: #9327)
      The default value of this option activates warnings on ports
      23,109,110,143. This commit disables the warnings for POP3 and
      IMAP as these could be equally used in encrypted StartTLS
      connections. (Closes: #9327)
    - Completely rework how we localize our browser by generating our
      branding add-on, and search plugins programatically. This
      improves the localization for the ar, es, fa, ko, nl, pl, ru,
      tr, vi and zh_CN locales by localizing the Startpage and
      Disconnect.me search plugins. Following Tor Browser 4.5's recent
      switch, we now use Disconnect.me as the default search
      engine. (Closes: #9309)
    * Actively set Google as the Unsafe Browser's default search
      engine.
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  * Build system
    - Encode in Git which APT suites to include when building Tails.
      (Closes: #8654)
    - Clean up the list of packages we install. (Closes: #6073)
    - Run auto/{build,clean,config} under `set -x' for improved
      debugging.
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    - Zero-pad our ISO images so their size is divisible by 2048.
      The data part of an ISO image's sectors is 2048 bytes, which
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      implies that ISO images should always have a size divisible
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      by 2048. Some applications, e.g. VirtualBox, use this as a sanity
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      check, treating ISO images for which this isn't true as garbage.
      Our isohybrid post-processing does not ensure this,
      however. Also Output ISO size before/after isohybrid'ing and
      truncate'ing it. This will help detect if/when truncate is
      needed at all, so that we can report back to syslinux
      maintainers more useful information. (Closes: #8891)
    - Vagrant: raise apt-cacher-ng's ExTreshold preference to 50. The
      goal here is to avoid Tor Browser tarballs being deleted by
      apt-cacher-ng's daily expiration cronjob: they're not listed in
      any APT repo's index file, so acng will be quite eager to clean
      them up.
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  * Test suite
    - Bring dependency checks up-to-date (Closes: #8988).
    - Adapt test suite to be run on Debian Jessie, which includes
      removing various Wheezy-specific workarounds, adding a few
      specific to Jessie, migrating from ffmpeg to libav, and
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    - Test that MAT can see that a PDF is dirty (Closes: #9136).
    - Allow throwing Timeout::Error in try_for() blocks, as well as
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      nested try_for() (Closes: #9189, #9290).
    - Read test suite configuration files from the features/config/local.d
      directory. (Closes: #9220)
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    - Kill virt-viewer with SIGTERM, not SIGINT, to prevent hordes of
      zombie processes from appearing. (Closes: #9139)
    - Kill Xvfb with SIGTERM, not SIGKILL, on test suite exit to allow
      it to properly clean up. (Closes: #8707)
    - Split SSH & SFTP configs in the test suite. (Closes: #9257)
    - Improve how we start subprocesses in the test suite, mostly by
      bypassing the shell for greater security and robustness (Closes:
      #9253)
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    - Add Electrum test feature. (Closes #8963)
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    - Test that Tails Installer detects when USB devices are
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      removed. (Closes: #9131)
    - Test Tails Installer with devices which are too small. (Closes:
      #9129)
    - Test that the Report an Error launcher works in German. (Closes:
      #9143)
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    - Verify that no extensions are installed in the Unsafe Browser
      using about:support instead of about:addons, which is broken
      (#9307). (Closes: #9306)
    - Retry GNOME application menu actions when they glitch. The
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      GNOME application menus seem to have issues with clicks or
      hovering actions not registering, and hence sometimes submenus
      are not opened when they should, and sometimes clicks on the
      final application shortcut are lost. There seems to be a
      correlation between this and CPU load on the host running the
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      test suite. We workaround this by simply re-trying the last
      action when it seems to fail. (Closes: #8928)
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    - Work around Seahorse GUI glitchiness (Closes: #9343):
      * When Seahorse appears to be frozen--apparently due to network
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        issues--it can often be worked around by refreshing the screen
        or activating a new window.
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      * Open Seahorse's preferences dialog using the mouse.
      * Access menu entries with the mouse.
    - Wait for systray icons to finish loading before interacting with
      the systray. (Closes: #9258)
    - Test suite configuration: generalize local.d support to *.d. We
      now load features/config/*.d/*.yml.
    - Use code blocks in "After Scenario" hooks. This is much simpler
      to use (and more readable!) compared to hooking functions and
      arguments like we used to do.
    - Create filesystem share sources in the temporary directory and
      make them world-readable. (Closes: #8950)
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 -- Tails developers <tails@boum.org>  Mon, 11 May 2015 16:45:04 +0200
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  * Security fixes
    - Upgrade Tor Browser to 4.0.6, based on Firefox 31.6.0 ESR.
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    - Upgrade OpenSSL to 1.0.1e-2+deb7u16.
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  * Bugfixes
    - Make Florence usable with touchpads by forcing syndaemon to
      always use the `-t` option, which only disables tapping and
      scrolling and not mouse movements (Closes: #9011).
    - Make tails-spoof-mac log the correct macchanger exit code on
      failure (Closes: #8687).
    - Tails Installer:
      · Ignore devices with less than 3.5 GB of storage since they
        do not fit a Tails installation (Closes: #6538).
      · Remove devices from the device list as they are unplugged
        (Closes: #8691).

  * Minor improvements
    - Install obfs4proxy 0.0.4-1~tpo1, which adds support for
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    - Don't start Vidalia if Windows Camouflage is enabled. (Closes:
      #7400)
    - I2P Browser:
      · Remove "Add-ons" from the Tools menu, and hide "Keyboard
        Shortcuts" and "Take a Tour" since they point to resources on
        the open Internet (Closes: #7970).
      · Hide TorButton button from the customize toolbar options, and
        remove configs whose only purpose was to make Torbutton "green"
        (Closes: #8893).

  * Test suite
    - New tests:
      · Test non-LAN SSH, and SFTP via GNOME's "Connect to Server"
        (Closes: #6308).
      · Verify that Tails' Tor binary has the expected Tor authorities
        hard coded (Closes: #8960).
    - Improvements:
      · Programmatically determine the supported languages when testing
        the Unsafe Browser (Closes: #8918).
      · Rename --temp-dir to --tmpdir and make it behave more like
        mktemp, and honour TMPDIR if set in the environment. (Closes:
        #8709).
    - Bugfixes:
      · Make --temp-dir (now --tmpdir) actually work.
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  * Security fixes
    - Upgrade Tor Browser to 4.0.5, based on Firefox 31.5.3 ESR. This addresses:
      · https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2015-28/
      · https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2015-29/
    - Upgrade Linux to 3.16.7-ckt7-1.
    - Upgrade libxfont to 1:1.4.5-5.
    - Upgrade OpenSSL to 1.0.1e-2+deb7u15.
    - Upgrade tcpdump to 4.3.0-1+deb7u2.
    - Upgrade bsdtar to 3.0.4-3+wheezy1.
    - Upgrade CUPS to 1.5.3-5+deb7u5.
    - Upgrade file and libmagic to 5.11-2+deb7u8.
    - Upgrade GnuPG to 1.4.12-7+deb7u7.
    - Upgrade libarchive to 3.0.4-3+wheezy1.
    - Upgrade libav to 6:0.8.17-1.
    - Upgrade FreeType 2 to 2.4.9-1.1+deb7u1.
    - Upgrade libgcrypt11 1.5.0-5+deb7u3.
    - Upgrade libgnutls26 to 2.12.20-8+deb7u3.
    - Upgrade libgtk2-perl to 2:1.244-1+deb7u1.
    - Upgrade ICU to 4.8.1.1-12+deb7u2.
    - Upgrade NSS to 2:3.14.5-1+deb7u4.
    - Upgrade libssh2 to 1.4.2-1.1+deb7u1.
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  * Bugfixes
    - Upgrade Tor to 0.2.5.11-1~d70.wheezy+1+tails1. Changes include:
      · Directory authority changes.
      · Fix assertion errors that may trigger under high DNS load.
      · No longer break on HUP with seccomp2 enabled.
      · and more - please consult the upstream changelog.
    - Upgrade Tor Launcher to 0.2.7.2, and update the test suite accordingly
      (Closes: #8964, #6985). Changes include:
      · Ask about bridges before proxy in wizard.
      · Hide logo if TOR_HIDE_BROWSER_LOGO set.
      · Remove firewall prompt from wizard.
      · Feedback when “Copy Tor Log” is clicked.
      · Improve behavior if tor exits.
      · Add option to hide TBB's logo
      · Change "Tor Browser Bundle" to "Tor Browser"
      · Update translations from Transifex.
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    - Fix the Tor Launcher killer. (Closes: #9067)
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    - Allow Seahorse to communicate with keyservers when run from Tails
      OpenPGP Applet. (Closes: #6394)
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    - SSH client: don't proxy connections to 172.17.* to 172.31.*.
      (Closes: #6558)
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    - Repair config/chroot_local-packages feature, that was broken in Tails 1.3
      by 19-install-tor-browser-AppArmor-profile. (Closes: #8910)
    - language_statistics.sh: count original words instead of translated words.
      Otherwise we get >100% translation if translated strings are longer than
      original strings. (Closes: #9016)

  * Minor improvements
    - Only ship the new Tails signing key, and have Tails Upgrader stop trusting
      the old one. Update the documentation and test suite accordingly.
      (Closes: #8735, #8736, #8882, #8769, #8951)
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    - Polish and harden a bit the WhisperBack configuration (Closes: #8991):
      · Only allow the `amnesia' user to run tails-debugging info as root
        with no arguments.
      · Fix spelling and grammar mistakes, improve phrasing a bit.
      · Quote variables consistently.
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  * Test suite
    - New tests:
      · Chatting over XMPP in Pidgin, both peer-to-peer and in a multi-user
        chatroom. (Closes: #8002)
      · Chatting with OTR enabled over XMPP in Pidgin. (Closes: #8001)
      · Check that Pidgin only responds to the expected CTCP requests.
        (Closes: #8966)
      · Fetching keys using Seahorse started via the OpenPGP Applet.
      · Sync'ing keys using Seahorse.
    - Bugfixes:
      · Fix a race condition between the remote shell's and Tails Greeter's
        startup, by making sure the remote shell is ready before we start
        GDM. (Closes: #8941)
      · Kill virt-viewer properly. (Closes: #9070)
      · Make sure the display is stopped on destroy_and_undefine().
        Where we had it earlier, it could be skipped if anything else in the
        block threw an exception.
      · Fix wrong use of "$@". (Closes: #9071)
      · Enable the pipefail option in run_test_suite.
      · Improve the GNOME screenshot test's robustness. (Closes: #8952)
    - Refactoring:
      · turn the focus_pidgin_window() helper into a more generic
        VM.focus_xorg_window() one.
      · Reorganize the Display class.
      · Use clearer method to check process status in the Display class.
    - New developer-oriented features:
      · Add a --log-to-file option to run_test_suite. (Closes: #8894)
      · Add helpers for generating random strings.
      · Make it possible to hook arbitrary calls on scenario end. This is useful
        for dynamically adding cleanup functions, instead of having
        to explicitly deal with them in some After hook.

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    - Produce the Tails image in hybrid mode (again) so that the same
      image can be installed both on DVD *and* "hard disks" like USB
      storage and similar. (Closes: #8510)
    - Confine the Tor Browser using AppArmor. (Closes: #5525)
    - Install the Electrum bitcoin client from wheezy-backports, and
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      add a persistence preset for the Live user's bitcoin wallet. If
      electrum is started without the persistence preset enabled, a
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  * Security fixes
    - Upgrade Tor Browser to 4.0.4 (based on Firefox 31.5.0esr)
      (Closes: #8938).

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  * Bugfixes
    - Have tor_bootstrap_progress echo 0 if no matching log line is
      found. (Closes: #8257)
    - Always pass arguments through wrappers (connect-socks, totem,
      wget, whois) with "$@". $* doesn't handle arguments with
      e.g. embedded spaces correctly. (Closes: #8603, #8830)
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  * Minor improvements
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    - Install a custom-built Tor package with Seccomp enabled;
      enable the Seccomp sandbox when no pluggable transport is used.
      (Closes: #8174)
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    - Install obfs4proxy instead of obfsproxy, which adds support for
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      the obfs4 Tor pluggable transport. (Closes: #7980)
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    - Install GnuPG v2 and associated tools from wheezy-backports,
      primarily for its improved support for OpenPGP smartcards. It
      lives side-by-side with GnuPG v1, which still is the
      default. (Closes: #6241)
    - Install ibus-unikey, a Vietnamese input method for IBus. (Closes:
      #7999)
    - Install torsocks (2.x) from wheezy-backports. (Closes: #8220)
    - Install keyringer from Debian Jessie. (Closes: #7752)
    - Install pulseaudio-utils.
    - Remove all traces of Polipo: we don't use it anymore. This
      closes #5379 and #6115 because:
      * Have APT directly use the Tor SOCKS proxy. (Closes: #8194)
      * Wrap wget with torsocks. (Closes: #6623)
      * Wrap Totem to torify it with torsocks. (Closes: #8219)
      * Torify Git with tsocks, instead of setting GIT_PROXY_COMMAND.
        (Closes: #8680)
    - Use torsocks for whois and Gobby, instead of torify.
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    - Refactor the Unsafe and I2P browser code into a common shell
      library. A lot of duplicated code is now shared, and the code
      has been cleaned up and made more reliable. Several
      optimizations of memory usage and startup time were also
      implemented. (Closes: #7951)
    - Invert Exit and About in gpgApplet context menu. This is a
      short-term workaround for making it harder to exit the
      application by mistake (e.g. a double right-click). (Closes:
      #7450)
    - Implement new touchpad settings. This enables tap-to-click,
      2-fingers scrolling, and disable while typing. We don't enable
      reverse scrolling nor horizontal scrolling. (Closes: #7779)
    - Include the mount(8) output and live-additional-software.conf in
      WhisperBack bug reports (Closes: #8719, #8491).
    - Reduce brightness and saturation of background color. (Closes:
      #7963)
    - Have ALSA output sound via PulseAudio by default. This gives us
      centralized sound volume controls, and... allows to easily, and
      automatically, test that audio output works from Tor Browser,
      thanks to the PulseAudio integration into the GNOME sound
      control center.
    - Import the new Tails signing key, which we will use for Tails
      1.3.1, and have Tails Upgrader trust both it and the "old"
      (current) Tails signing key. (Closes: #8732)
    - tails-security-check: error out when passed an invalid CA file.
      Unfortunately, the underlying HTTPS stack we use here fails open
      in those case, so we have to check it ourselves. Currently, we
      check that the file exists, is readable, is a plain file and is
      not empty. Also support specifying the CA file via an
      environment variable. This will ease development and bug-fixing
      quite a bit.
    - Fix racy code in Tails Installer that sometimes made the
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      (Closes: #7678)

  * Build system
    - Install syslinux-utils from our builder-wheezy APT repository in
      Vagrant. We need version 6.03~pre20 to make the Tails ISO image
      in hybrid mode
    - Update deb.tails.boum.org apt repo signing key. (Closes: #8747)
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      SOCKS proxy. (Closes: #5307)
    - Remove the bootstrap stage usage option and disable all
      live-build caching in Vagrant. It introduces complexity and
      potential for strange build inconsistencies for a meager
      reduction in build time. (Closes: #8725)
    - Hardcode the mirrors used at build and boot time in auto/config.
      Our stuff will be more consistent, easier to reproduce, and our
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    - Don't attempt to retrieve source packages from local-packages so
      local packages can be installed via
      config/chroot_local-packages. (Closes: #8756)
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    - Use libguestfs instead of parted when creating partitions and
      filsystems, and to check that only the expected files
      persist. We also switch to qcow2 as the default disk image
      format everywhere to reduce disk usage, enable us to use
      snapshots that includes the disks (in the future), and to use
      the same steps for creating disks in all tests. (Closes: #8673)
    - Automatically test that Tails ignores persistence volumes stored
      on non-removable media, and doesn't enable swaps. (Closes:
      #7822)
    - Actually make sure that Tails can boot from live systems stored
      on a hard drive. Running the 'I start Tails from DVD ...' step
      will override the earlier 'the computer is set to boot from ide
      drive "live_hd"' step, so let's make the "from DVD" part
      optional; it will be the default any way.
    - Make it possible to use an old iso with different persistence
      presets. (Closes: #8091)
    - Hide the cursor between steps when navigating the GNOME
      applications menu. This makes it a bit more robust, again:
      sometimes the cursor is partially hiding the menu entry we're
      looking for, hence preventing Sikuli from finding it (in
      particular when it's "Accessories", since we've just clicked on
      "Applications" which is nearby). (Closes: #8875)
    - Ensure that the test will fail if "apt-get X" commands fail.
    - Test 'Tor is ready' notification in a separate scenario. (Closes:
      #8714)
    - Add automated tests for torified wget and whois. This should
      help us identify future regressions such as #8603 in their
      torifying wrappers.
    - Add automated test for opening an URL from Pidgin.
    - And add automated tests for the Tor Browser's AppArmor
      sandboxing.
    - Test that "Report an Error Launcher" opens the support
      documentation.
    - Test that the Unsafe Browser:
      * starts in various locales.
      * complains when DNS isn't configured.
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      * has no plugins or add-ons installed.
      * has no unexpected bookmarks.
      * has no proxy configured.
    - Bump the "I2P router console is ready" timeout in its test to
      deal with slow Internet connections.
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      more on graphical elements instead of keyboard shortcuts and
      static sleep():s. (Closes: #5632)
    - Make sure that enough disk space is available when creating
      virtual storage media. (Closes: #8907)
    - Test that the Unsafe Browser doesn't generate any non-user
      initiated traffic, and in particular that it doesn't check for
      upgrades, which is a regression test for #8694. (Closes: #8702)
    - Various robustness improvements to the Synaptic tests. (Closes:
      #8742)
    - Automatically test Git. (Closes: #6307)
    - Automatically test GNOME Screenshot, which is a regression test
      for #8087. (Closes: #8688)
    - Fix a quoting issue with `tails_persistence_enabled?`. (Closes:
      #8919)
    - Introduce an improved configuration system that also can store
      local secrets, like user credentials needed for some
      tests. (Closes: #6301, #8188)
    - Actually verify that we successfully set the time in our time
      syncing tests. (Closes: #5836)
    - Automatically test Tor. This includes normal functionality and
      the use pluggable transports, that our Tor enforcement is
      effective (e.g. only the Tor network or configured bridges are
      contacted) and that our stream isolation configuration is
      working. (Closes: #5644, #6305, #7821)
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    - Upgrade Tor Browser to 4.0.3 (based on Firefox 31.4.0esr)
      (Closes: #8700).
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    - Fail safe by entering panic mode if macchanger exits with an
      error, since in this situation we have to treat the
      driver/device state as undefined. Also, we previously just
      exited the script in this case, not triggering the panic mode
      and potentially leaking the real MAC address (Closes: #8571).
    - Disable upgrade checking in the Unsafe Browser. Until now the
      Unsafe Browser has checked for upgrades of the Tor Browser in
      the clear (Closes: #8694).

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      spoofing panic mode notifications. Without this, the "Network
      card disabled" notification is sometimes lost when MAC spoofing
      fails. Unfortunately this only improves the situation, but
      doesn't fix it completely (see #8685).
    - Log that we're going to stop NetworkManager before trying to do
      it in the MAC spoofing scripts. Without this we wouldn't get the
      log message in case stopping NetworkManager fails (thanks to
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    - Properly update the Tails Installer's status when plugging in a
      USB drive after it has started (Closes: #8353).
    - Make rsync compare file contents by using --checksum for more
      reliable generation of the squashfs filesystem in
      IUKs. Previously it used the default, which is checking
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      Tor browser files, that have a fixed mtime, which could result
      in updated files not ending up in the IUK.
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      to our website's new X.509 certificate authority (Closes: #8404).
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      doesn't exist (except on the system that generated the build
      box) which causes an error for some users (Closes: #7644).
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      on the Debian reproducible build front:
      https://reproducible.debian.net/index_pkg_sets.html#tails
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      looked for the "Sorry. You are not using Tor." text, but it
      seems it recently changed enough for Sikuli to not find it. To
      prevent future errors of the same kind we'll look for the
      crossed-over onion icon instead (Closes: #8533).
    - Bump timeout when waiting for Tor to re-bootstrap. We have a
      dreaded issue with timeouts that are multiple of 2 minutes, and
      then Tor succeeds soon after, so in order to allow for this
      timeout to be reached twice, and then possibly succeed, let's
      use N*2 minutes + 30 seconds, with N=2.
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      certificate around the 2014 to 2015 transition (Partially fixes
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  * Security fixes
    - Upgrade Linux to 3.16.0-4, i.e. 3.16.7-1.
    - Install Tor Browser 4.0.2 (based on Firefox 31.3.0esr).
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  * Bugfixes
    - Install syslinux-utils, to get isohybrid back (Closes: #8155).
    - Update xserver-xorg-input-evdev to 1:2.7.0-1+tails1 which
      includes a patch that restores mouse scrolling in KVM/Spice
      (Closes: 7426).
    - Set Torbutton logging preferences to the defaults (Closes:
      #8160). With the default settings, no site-specific information is
      logged.
    - Use the correct stack of rootfs:s for the chroot browsers (Closes:
      #8152, #8158). After installing incremental upgrades Tails' root
      filesystem consists of a stack squashfs:s, not only
      filesystem.squashfs. When not stacking them correct we may end up
      using the Tor Browser (Firefox) from an older version of Tails, or
      with no Tor Browser at all, as in the upgrade from Tails 1.1.2 to
      1.2, when we migrated from Iceweasel to the Tor Browser. Based on
      a patch contributed by sanic.
    - Use the Tor Browser for MIME type that GNOME associates with
      Iceweasel (Closes: #8153). Open URLs from Claws Mail, KeePassX
      etc. should be possible again.
    - Update patch to include all Intel CPU microcodes (Closes: #8189).
    - AppArmor: allow Pidgin to run Tor Browser unconfined, with
      scrubbed environment (Closes: #8186). Links opened in Pidgin are
      now handled by the Tor Browser.
    - Install all localized Iceweasel search plugins (Closes: #8139).
    - When generating the boot profile, ignore directories in
      process_IN_ACCESS as well (Closes: #7925). This allows ut to
      update the squashfs-ordering again in Tails 1.2.1.
    - gpgApplet: Don't pass already encoded data to GTK2 (Closes:
      #7968). It's now possible to clearsign text including non-ASCII
      characters.
    - Do not run the PulseAudio initscript, neither at startup nor
      shutdown (Closes: #8082).

  * Minor improvements
    - Upgrade I2P to 0.9.17-1~deb7u+1.
    - Make GnuPG configuration closer to the best practices one
      (Closes: #7512).
    - Have GnuPG directly use the Tor SOCKS port (Closes: #7416).
    - Remove TrueCrypt support and documentat how to open TrueCrypt
      volumes using cryptsetup (Closes: #5373).
    - Install hopenpgp-tools from Debian Jessie.

  * Build system
    - Add gettext >= 0.18.3 as a Tails build dependency. We need it for
      xgettext JavaScript support in feature/jessie.

  * Automated test suite
    - Don't click to open a sub-menu in the GNOME applications menu
      (Closes: #8140).
    - When testing the Windows camouflage, look for individual systray
      applets, to avoid relying on their ordering (Closes: #8059).
    - Focus the Pidgin Buddy List before looking for something
      happening in it (Closes: #8161).
    - Remove workaround for showing the TBB's menu bar (Closes #8028).

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    - Migrate from Iceweasel to the Tor Browser from the Tor Browser
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      the system-wide Tor instance, disables the Tor Browser updater,
      and keeps the desired deviations previously present in Iceweasel,
      e.g. we install the AdBlock Plus add-on, but not Tor Launcher (since
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      Module. This adds Mandatory Access Control for several critical
      applications in Tails, including Tor, Vidalia, Pidgin, Evince
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    - Disable TCP timestamps (Closes: #6579).

  * Bugfixes
    - Remove expired Pidgin certificates (Closes: #7730).
    - Use sudo instead of gksudo for running tails-upgrade-frontend to
      make stderr more easily accessible (Closes: #7431).
    - Run tails-persistence-setup with sudo instead of gksudo to make
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    - Disable CUPS in the Unsafe Browser. This will prevent the
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    - Transition away from TrueCrypt: install cryptsetup and friends
      from wheezy-backports (Closes: #5932), and make it clear that
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    - Upgrade syslinux to 3:6.03~pre20+dfsg-2~bpo70+1, and install
      the new syslinux-efi package.
    - Upgrade I2P to 0.9.15-1~deb7u+1
    - Enable Wheezy proposed-updates APT repository and setup APT
      pinnings to install packages from it.
    - Enable Tor's syscall sandbox. This feature (new in 0.2.5.x)
      should make Tor a bit harder to exploit. It is only be enabled
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    - Pin packages from testing to 500, so that they can be upgraded.
    - Don't set Torbutton environment vars globally (Closes: #5648).
    - Enable VirtualBox guest additions by default (Closes: #5730). In
      particular this enables VirtualBox's display management service.
    - In the Unsafe Browser, hide option for "Tor Browser Health
      report", and the "Get Addons" section in the Addon manager
      (Closes: #7952).
    - Show Pidgin's formatting toolbar (Closes: #7356). Having the
      formatting toolbar displayed in Pidgin makes the OTR status more
      explicit by displaying it with words.

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    - Add --pause-on-fail to ease VM state debugging when tests
      misbehave.
    - Add execute_successfully() and assert_vmcommand_success() for
      added robustness when executing some command in the testing VM.
    - Use Test::Unit::Assertions instead of our home-made assert().
    - Add test for persistent browser bookmarks.
    - Add basic tests for Pidgin, Totem and Evince, including their
      AppArmor enforcement.
    - Factorize some common step pattern into single steps.
    - Factorize running a command in GNOME Terminal.
    - Add common steps to copy a file and test for its existence.
    - Add a wait_and_double_click Sikuli helper method.
    - Add a VM.file_content method, to avoid repeating ourselves, and
      use it whenever easily doable.
    - Drop test that diffs syslinux' exithelp.cfg: we don't ship this
      file anymore.
    - In the Unsafe Browser tests, rely on subtle timing less (Closes:
      #8009).
    - Use the same logic to determine when Tor is working in the test
      suite as in Tails itself. The idea is to avoid spamming the Tor
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    - Upgrade the web browser to 24.8.0esr-0+tails3~bpo70+1
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      CVE-2014-3480, CVE-2014-3487, CVE-2014-3538 and CVE-2014-3587).
    - Upgrade curl to 7.26.0-1+wheezy10 (fixes CVE-2014-3613 and
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    - Upgrade apt to 0.9.7.9+deb7u5 (fixes CVE-2014-0487,
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    - Upgrade libav-based pacakges to 6:0.8.16-1 (fixes
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    - Upgrade the web browser to 24.8.0esr-0+tails1~bpo70+1
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      Also import the Tor Browser profile at commit
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    - Upgrade Tor to 0.2.4.23-2~d70.wheezy+1 (fixes CVE-2014-5117).
    - Upgrade I2P to 0.9.14.1-1~deb7u+1.
    - Upgrade Linux to 3.14.15-2 (fixes CVE-2014-3534, CVE-2014-4667
      and CVE-2014-4943).
    - Upgrade CUPS-based packages to 1.5.3-5+deb7u4 (fixes
      CVE-2014-3537, CVE-2014-5029, CVE-2014-5030 and CVE-2014-5031).
    - Upgrade libnss3 to 2:3.14.5-1+deb7u1 (fixes CVE-2013-1741,
      CVE-2013-5606, CVE-2014-1491 and CVE-2014-1492).
    - Upgrade openssl to 1.0.1e-2+deb7u12 (fixes CVE-2014-3505,
      CVE-2014-3506, CVE-2014-3507, CVE-2014-3508, CVE-2014-3509,
      CVE-2014-3510, CVE-2014-3511, CVE-2014-3512 and CVE-2014-5139).
    - Upgrade krb5-based packages to 1.10.1+dfsg-5+deb7u2 (fixes
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    - Upgrade libav-based packages to 6:0.8.15-1 (fixes CVE-2011-3934,
      CVE-2011-3935, CVE-2011-3946, CVE-2013-0848, CVE-2013-0851,
      CVE-2013-0852, CVE-2013-0860, CVE-2013-0868, CVE-2013-3672,
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    - Upgrade libgpgme11 to 1.2.0-1.4+deb7u1 (fixes CVE-2014-5117).
    - Upgrade python-imaging to 1.1.7-4+deb7u1 (fixes CVE-2014-3589).
    - Prevent dhclient from sending the hostname over the network
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    - Override the hostname provided by the DHCP server (Closes: #7769).
    - Add an I2P boot parameter. Without adding "i2p" to the kernel
      command line, I2P will not be accessible for the Live user.
    - Stricter I2P firewall rules:
      * deny I2P from accessing the LAN
      * deny I2P from accessing the loopback device, except for select
        whitelisted services
      * allow I2P access to the Internet
      The ACCEPT rules will only be enabled when the string 'i2p' is
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      access for the 'i2psvc' user will always be applied.
    - Disable I2P plugins, since it doesn't make much sense without
      persistence, and should eliminate some attack vectors.
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    - Install cups-pk-helper (Closes: #7636).
    - Update the SquashFS sort file.
    - Compress the SquashFS more aggressively (Closes: #7706).
    - I2P: Keep POP3 email on server. The default in the I2P webmail
      app was to keep mail on the server, but that setting was changed
      recently. This configuration setting (susimail.config) will only
      be copied over in I2P 0.9.14 and newer.
    - Add a Close button to the Tails Installer launcher window.

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    - Migrate Vagrant basebox to Debian Wheezy (Closes #7133, #6736).
    - Consistently use the same Debian mirror.
    - Disable runtime APT proxy configuration when using APT in
      binary_local-hooks (Closes: #7691).

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    - Automatically test hostname leaks (Closes: #7712).
    - Move autotest live-config hook to be run last. This way we'll
      notice if some earlier live-config hook cancels all hooks by
      running the automated test suite since the remote shell won't be
      running in that case.
    - Test that the I2P boot parameter does what it's supposed to do
      (Closes: #7760).
    - Start applications by using the GNOME Applications menu instead
      of the GNOME Run Dialog (Closes: #5550, #7060).
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    - Install LibreOffice instead of OpenOffice.
    - Remove custom LSB logging: Wheezy has fancy colored init
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      * Make the content of /etc/skel non-world-readable. Otherwise,
        such files may be copied to /home/amnesia, and in turn to the
        persistent volume, with unsafe permissions. That's no big deal
        in /home/amnesia (that is itself not world-readable), *but*
        the root of the persistent volume has to be world-readable.
      * Have activate_custom_mounts create new directories with safe
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      * Set strict permissions on /home/amnesia (Closes: #7463).
      * Fix permissions on persistent directories that were created
        with unsafe permissions (Closes: #7458).
      * Fix files ownership while copying persistence (Closes: #7216).
        The previous instructions to copy the persistent data were
        creating personal files that belong to root. I don't think
        there is a way of preserving the original ownership using
        Nautilus (unless doing a "move" instead of a "copy" but that's
        not what we are trying to do here).
    - Disable FoxyProxy's proxy:// protocol handler (Closes: #7479).
      FoxyProxy adds the proxy:// protocol handler, which can be used
      to configure the proxy via an URI. A malicious web page can
      include (or a malicious exit node can inject) some JavaScript
      code to visit such an URI and disable or otherwise change
      Iceweasel's proxy settings. While using this to disable
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      be used to defeat stream isolation, although the user must be
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    - Upgrade to Linux 3.14.12-1 (fixes CVE-2014-4699).
    - Upgrade libav-based packages to 0.8.13-1 (fixes CVE-2014-4609).
    - Upgrade to libxml2 2.8.0+dfsg1-7+wheezy1 (fixes CVE-2014-0191).
    - Upgrade to dbus 1.6.8-1+deb7u3 (fixes CVE-2014-3477,
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      feature/regular-gnupg-agent, we installed the regular GnuPG
      agent so that it is used instead of GNOME keyring's one. This is
      not enough on Wheezy, so let's disable the starting of the "gpg"
      component of GNOME keyring.
    - Make sure /etc/default/locale exists, with a sensible default
      value (Closes: #7333). Before Tails Greeter's PostLogin script
      are run, /etc/default/locale does not exist on Wheezy. Our
      tails-kexec initscript (and quite a few other scripts we run)
      depends on this file to exist. So, let's make sure it exists,
      with a sensible default value.
    - Create the tails-persistence-setup user with the same UID/GID it
      had on Tails/Squeeze. (Closes: #7343) Else, our various checks
      for safe access rights on persistence.conf fail.
    - Revert back to browsing the offline documentation using Iceweasel
      instead of Yelp (Closes: #7390, #7285).
    - Make the new NetworkManager configuration directory persistent,
      when the old one was, but disable the old one (Closes: #7338).
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    - Install the BookletImposer PDF imposition toolkit. It's tiny,
      and really helpful e.g. when producing booklets.
    - Install gtkhash and nautilus-gtkhash (Closes #6763).
    - Import new version of Tor Launcher:
      · Now based on upstream Tor Launcher 0.2.5.4.
      · Tor bug #11772: Proxy Type menu not set correctly
      · Tor bug #11699: Change &amp;#160 to &#160; in network-settings.dtd
      · Correctly handle startup paths that contain dot.
    - Upgrade to Torbutton 1.6.9.0.
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    - Require a bit less free memory before checking for upgrades with
      Tails Upgrader. The general goal is to avoid displaying "Not
      enough memory available to check for upgrades" too often due to
      over-cautious memory requirements checked in the wrapper.
    - Make Tails Greeter's help window resolution-aware. Previously it
      used a static 800x600 which was problematic on lower resolutions,
      and sub-optimal on higher resolutions. Now it adapts itself
      according to the screen resolution.
    - Whisperback now sanitizes attached logs better with respect to
      DMI data, IPv6 addresses, and serial numbers (Closes #6797,
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    - Integrate the new logo in Tails Installer (Closes #7095)
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    - Include the syslinux binary, and its MBR, in the ISO filesystem.
      This in turn allows Tails Installer to use this binary and MBR,
      which is critical for avoiding problems (such as #7345) on
      "Upgrade from ISO".
    - Include syslinux.exe for win32 in utils/win32/ on the ISO
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      * Install the bootloader using the syslinux binary found on the
        target device, once the Live OS has been extracted/copied
        there.
    - Enable double-clicking to pick entries in the language or
      keyboard layout lists in Tails Greeter.
    - Install backport of shared-mime-info 1.3 (Closes: #7079).
    - Make sanity-check prompts closable in Tails Persistence Setup
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      around will help doing the migration work.
    - Enable AppArmor on the kernel command-line. This is a no-op
      without the userspace tools and with no profile shipped, but it
      will make it easier to fix this part of the situation.
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    - Bump Vagrant builder's memory for RAM builds. Wheezy requires
      more space to build, and the resulting image is larger.
    - Fix Vagrant compatibility issue. Some classes' methods/fields
      have been renamed between Vagrant versions, so we need a simple
      compatibility layer to support all versions. Without this, it's
      not possible to issue e.g. a `build` command to an already
      running (i.e. `vm:up`:ed) Vagrant instance.
    - Move cpu and mem checks to the `build` task. Previously, when
      they were checked in `vm:up` *only* when issued while the VM
      already is up, so these checks weren't run if one issues a
      `build` when the VM is off. Now we'll fail earlier with a more
      informative error message, and it looks like a more logical home
      for them too.
    - Fix buggy memory checks for RAM building. We have to take into
      account which state the Vagrant VM is in for determining *where*
      we check if enough memory is available for a RAM build. If it's
      off, we check the host; if it's on we check the VM. Previously
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      freezes seem to also happen for the amd64 kernel when filling
      the memory.
    - Add option to make Sikuli rety on FindFailed. This makes it
      possible to update manu images for Sikuli in just *one* test
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    - Automatically test persistent directories permissions (Closes: #7560).
    - Use read-write persistence when testing upgraded USB
      installations.  Otherwise e.g. the permission fixes won't get
      applied, and the subsequent steps testing the permissions will
      fail.
    - Actually check that the ISO's Tails is installed. The step
      "Tails is installed on USB drive $TARGET" only checks that the
      *running* Tails is installed on $TARGET, which obviously fails
      when doing an upgrade from ISO running an old Tails. That it
      worked for the same scenario running the current Tails is just
      coincidental.
    - Use OpenJDK 7 to run our test suite (Closes #7175).
    - Use qemu-system-x86_64 directly, instead of kvm, for running the
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    - Upgrade the web browser to 24.6.0esr-0+tails1~bpo60+1
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      Also import the Tor Browser profile at commit
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    - Install Linux 3.14 from Debian unstable (fixes CVE-2014-3153 and
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    - Install openssl from Squeeze LTS (fixes CVE-2014-0076,
      CVE-2014-0195, CVE-2014-0221, CVE-2014-3470 and CVE-2014-0224).
    - Install GnuTLS from Squeeze LTS (fixes CVE-2014-3466.).
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    - Add Squeeze LTS APT sources. It has been given a low pinning
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      anything from it.
    - Upgrade Tor to 0.2.4.22-1~d60.squeeze+1.
    - Upgrade I2P to 0.9.13-1~deb6u+1.

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        This protects clients in case attackers were able to compromise a
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    - Fix link to the system requirements documentation page in the Tails
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    - Import TorBrowser profile. This was forgotten in Tails 0.23 and even
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      they defaulted to the same values. This future-proofs us in case the
      defaults would ever change.
    - Import new custom version of tor-launcher:
      * Based on upstream Tor Launcher 0.2.5.3.
      * Improve how Tor Launcher handles incomplete translation.
        (Tor bug #11483; more future-proof fix for Tails bug #6885)
      * Remove the bridge settings prompt. (Tor bug #11482; closes Tails
        bug #6934,)
      * Always show bridge help button. (Tor bug #11484)
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    - Use the stable APT suite when building from the stable Git branch
      (Closes: #7022).

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    - Add test for the #7022 fix.

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    - Upgrade the web browser to 24.4.0esr-0+tails1~bpo60+1
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      (bridges, proxy, fascist firewall): add an option to Tails Greeter,
      start Tor Launcher when needed (Closes: #5920, #5343).

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    - Additional software: do not crash when persistence is disabled
      (Closes: #6440).
    - Upgrade Pidgin to 2.10.9, that fixes some regressions introduced
      in the 2.10.8 security update (Closes: #6661).
    - Wait for Tor to have fully bootstrapped, plus a bit more time,
      before checking for upgrades (Closes: #6728) and unfixed known
      security issues.
    - Disable the Intel Management Engine Interface driver (Closes: #6460).
      We don't need it in Tails, it might be dangerous, and it causes bugs
      on various hardware such as systems that reboot when asked to shut down
    - Add a launcher for the Tails documentation. This makes it available
      in Windows Camouflage mode (Closes: #5374, #6767).
    - Remove the obsolete wikileaks.de account from Pidgin (Closes: #6807).

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    - Upgrade obfsproxy to 0.2.6-2~~squeeze+1.
    - Upgrade I2P to 0.9.11-1deb6u1.
    - Install 64-bit kernel instead of the 686-pae one (Closes: #5456).
      This is a necessary first step towards UEFI boot support.
    - Install Monkeysign (in a not-so-functional shape yet).
    - Disable the autologin text consoles (Closes: #5588). This was one of
      the blockers before a screen saver can be installed
      in a meaningful way (#5684).
    - Don't localize the text consoles anymore: it is broken on Wheezy,
      the intended users can as well use loadkeys, and we now do not have
      to trust setupcon to be safe for being run as root by the desktop user.
    - Make it possible to manually start IBus.
    - Reintroduce the possibility to switch identities in the Tor Browser,
      using a filtering proxy in front of the Tor ControlPort to avoid giving
      full control over Tor to the desktop user (Closes: #6383).
    - Incremental upgrades improvements:
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    - Add a browser bookmark pointing to Tor's Stack Exchange (Closes: #6632).
    - Remove the preconfigured #tor channel from the Pidgin: apparently,
      too many Tails users go ask Tails questions there, without making
      it clear that they are running Tails, hence creating a user-support
      nightmare (Closes: #6679).
    - Use (most of) Tor Browser's mozconfig (Closes: #6474).
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    - Hide Tails Greeter's password mismatch warning when entry is changed.
    - Persistent Volume Assistant:
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      · Optimize window height (Closes: #5458).
      · Display device paths in a more user-friendly way (Closes: #5311).
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    - Ease updating POT and PO files at release time, and importing translations
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    - Drop custom poedit backport, install it from squeeze-backports-sloppy.
    - Make ISO and IUK smaller (Closes: #6390, #6425):
      · Exclude more files from being included in the ISO.
      · Remove *.pyc later so that they are not recreated.
      · Truncate log files later so that they are not filled again.
      · At ISO build time, set mtime to the epoch for large files whose content
        generally does not change between releases. This forces rsync
        to compare the actual content of these files, when preparing an IUK,
        instead of blindly adding it to the IUK merely because the mtime
        has changed, while the content is the same.
    - Make local hooks logging consistent.

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    - Migrate from JRuby to native Ruby + rjb.
    - The test suite can now be run on Debian Wheezy + backports.
    - Fix buggy "persistence is not enabled" step (Closes: #5465).
    - Use IPv6 private address as of RFC 4193 for the test suite's virtual
      network. Otherwise dnsmasq from Wheezy complains, as it is not capable
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    - Delete volumes after each scenario unless tagged @keep_volumes.
    - Add an anti-test to make sure the memory erasure test works fine.
    - A *lot* of bugfixes, simplifications and robustness improvements.

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    - Upgrade NSS to 3.14.5-1~bpo60+1.
    - Upgrade Pidgin to 2.10.8.
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    - Workaround browser size fingerprinting issue by using small icons
      in the web browser's navigation toolbar (Closes: #6377).
      We're actually hit by Tor#9268, and this is the best workaround gk
      and I were able to find when discussing this on Tor#10095.
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    - Check for upgrades availability using Tails Upgrader, and propose
      to apply an incremental upgrade whenever possible (Closes: #6014).
      · Run tails-update-frontend at session login time.
      · Have tails-security-check only report unfixed security issues.
      · Greatly improve the Tails Upgrader UI and strings phrasing.
      · Enable startup notification for Tails Upgrader.
    - Install Linux 3.12 (3.12.6-2) from Debian testing. Unfortunately,
      this breaks the memory wipe feature on some hardware (#6460), but
      it fixes quite a few security issues, and improves hardware support.
    - Update the build system to be compatible with Vagrant 1.2 and 1.3,
      in addition to the already supported versions (Closes: #6221).
      Thanks to David Isaac Wolinsky <isaac.wolinsky@gmail.com>.

  * Bugfixes
    - Do not start IBus for languages that don't need it. This fixes
      the keybindings problems introduced in 0.22 (Closes: #6478).
      Thanks to WinterFairy.
    - Disable network.proxy.socks_remote_dns in the Unsafe Browser.
      Bugfix against 0.22 (Closes: #6479).
    - Fetch Tor Browser User-Agent from its own prefs, rather than from
      the obsolete Torbutton ones. Bugfix against 0.22 (Closes: #6477).
    - Upgrade Vagrant basebox to include up-to-date Debian archive keys
      (Closes: #6515, #6527).
    - Do not use a non-working proxy for downloading the Vagrant basebox
      (Closes: #6514).
    - Use IE's icon in Windows camouflage mode.
      Bugfix against 0.22 (Closes: #6536).
    - Support "upgrading" a partial Tails installation (Closes: #6438)
      and fix missing confirmation dialog in Tails Installer (Closes: #6437).
      Thanks to Andres Gomez Ramirez <andres.gomez@cern.ch>.
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  * Minor improvements
    - Tor 0.2.4 is stable! Adapt APT sources accordingly.
    - Update Tor Browser to 24.2.0esr-1+tails1, that uses its own NSS
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    - Update Torbutton to 1.6.5.3.
    - Do not start Tor Browser automatically, but notify when Tor is ready.
      Warn the user when they attempt to start Tor Browser before Tor is ready.
    - Import Tor Browser profile at
      3ed5d9511e783deb86835803a6f40e7d5a182a12 from ttp/tor-browser-24.2.0esr-1.
    - Use http.debian.net for Vagrant builds, instead of the mostly broken
      (and soon obsolete) cdn.debian.net.
    - Phrasing and UI improvements in tails-upgrade-frontend.
    - Style and robustness improvements in tails-security-check.
    - Make room for upcoming UEFI support in Tails Installer.
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      disable all persistence configuration files if the mountpoint has wrong
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      the browser, such as CVE-2013-1741, CVE-2013-5605 and CVE-2013-5606.
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      · Resync' (most) Iceweasel prefs with TBB 3.0-beta-1 and get rid
        of many obsolete or default settings.
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      · Disable WebRTC (Closes: #6468).
      · Import TorBrowser profile at commit
        51bf06502c46ee6c1f587459e8370aef11a3422d from the tor-browser-24.2.0esr-1
        branch at https://git.torproject.org/tor-browser.git.
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      · Prevent Torbutton from asking users to "upgrade TBB".
      · Use the same Tor SOCKS port as the TBB (9151) for our web browser.
        This should be enough to avoid being affected by Tor#8511.
      · Disable Torbutton 1.6's check for Tor.
        Unfortunately, the new check.torproject.org breaks the remote Tor
        check. We cannot use the local Tor check with the control port. So,
        the shortest and sanest path to fixing the check issue, because the
        remote Tor check is broken" seems to simply disable this check.
        Patch submitted upstream as Tor#10216.
    - Prepare incremental upgrades to be the next default way to upgrade Tails,
      on point-releases at least.
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    - Fix checking of the persistent volume's ACL.
    - Sanitize more IP and MAC addresses in bug reports (Closes: #6391).
    - Do not fail USB upgrade when the "tmp" directory exists on the
      destination device.
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      (Closes: #6462).
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      (Closes: #6436).
    - Translations all over the place.
    - Enable favicons in Iceweasel.
    - Do not propose to make permanent NoScript exceptions.
      In Tails, every such thing is temporary, so better only display the menu
      entry that's about temporarily allowing something.
    - Clearer warning when deleting persistent volume (thanks to Andres Gomez
      Ramirez <andres.gomez@cern.ch> for the patch).
    - Make wording in Tails Installer more consistent.
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    Chinese and Korean languages.
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    This automates the importation process of completed translations
    from Transifex.
  * Always list optimal keyboard layout in the greeter (Closes: #5741).
  * Fix on-the-fly translation of the greeter in various languages
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  * Improve I2P configuration:
    - Disable IPv6 support in a nicer way.
    - Disable i2cp (allows java clients to communicate from outside the JVM). If
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      packages).
    - Disable the outproxies. Access to the Internet is already routed through
      Tor so these are unnecessary. If end-users have a good reason to go
      through one of the I2P outproxies they can turn them back on.
  * Add a couple of default I2P IRC channels to Pidgin.
  * Allow access to the local 'eepsite' through FoxyProxy.
  * Add firewall exceptions for the standard I2P ports.
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    - Don't grant access to the Tor control port for the desktop user
      (amnesia). Else, an attacker able to run arbitrary code as this user
      could obtain the public IP with a get_info command.
      · Vidalia is now run as a dedicated user.
      · Remove the amnesia user from the debian-tor group.
      · Remove the Vidalia launcher in the Applications menu.
        The Vidalia instance it starts is useless, since it can't connect
        to the Tor control port.
    - Don't allow the desktop user to directly change persistence settings.
      Else, an attacker able to run arbitrary code as this user could
      leverage this feature to gain persistent root access, as long as
      persistence is enabled.
      · Fully rework the persistent filesystem and files ownership
        and permissions.
      · Run the Persistent Volume Assistant as a dedicated user, that is
        granted the relevant udisks and filesystem -level credentials.
      · At persistence activation time, don't trust existing persistence
        configuration files, migrate to the new ownership and permissions,
        migrate every known-safe existing settings and backup what's left.
        Warn the user when not all persistence settings could be migrated.
      · Persistent Volume Assistant uses the new ownership and permissions
        scheme when initializing a new persistent volume, and refuses to
        read persistence.conf if it, or the parent directory, hasn't the
        expected permissions.
      · Make boot medium 'system internal' for udisks with bilibop.
        Once Tails is based on Wheezy, this will further complete the
        protection (see #6172 for details).
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    - Update Iceweasel to 17.0.10esr-0+tails2~bpo60+1.
    - Update Torbutton to 1.5.2-2, including a patch cherry-picked from
      upstream to make window resizing closer to what the design says.
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    - Add a persistence preset for printing settings (Closes: #5686).
      Reload CUPS configuration after persistence activation.
    - Support SD card connected through a SDIO host adapter (Closes: #6324).
      · Rebrand Tails USB installer to Tails installer.
      · Display devices brand, model and size in the Installer
        (Closes: #6292).
      · Ask for confirmation before installing Tails onto a device
        (Closes: #6293).
      · Add support for SDIO and MMC block devices to the Tails Installer
        (Closes: #5744) and the Persistent Volume Assistant (Closes: #6325).
      · Arm the udev watchdog when booted from SD (plugged in SDIO) too
        (Closes: #6327).

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    - Rework bug reporting workflow: point the desktop launcher to
      the troubleshooting page.
    - Make /home world-readable at build time, regardless of the Git
      working copy permissions. This makes the build process more robust
      against strict umasks.
    - Add signing capabilities to the tails-build script (Closes: #6267).
      This is in turn used to sign ISO images built by our Jenkins setup
      (Closes: #6193).
    - Simplify the ikiwiki setup and make more pages translatable.
    - Exclude the version string in GnuPG's ASCII armored output.
    - Prefer stronger ciphers (AES256,AES192,AES,CAST5) when encrypting
      data with GnuPG.
    - Use the same custom Startpage search URL than the TBB.
      This apparently disables the new broken "family" filter.
    - Update AdBlock Plus patterns.
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      (That is, the same version that was shipped in 0.20.1.)