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Update changelog for 2.6~rc1.

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tails (2.6) UNRELEASED; urgency=medium
tails (2.6~rc1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Dummy entry.
* Major new features and changes
- Install Tor (Closes: #11351)
- Enable kASLR in the Linux kernel. (Closes: #11281)
- Upgrade Icedove to 1:45.2.0-1~deb8u1+tails1: (Closes: #11714)
· Drop auto-fetched configurations using Oauth2. They do not
work together with Torbirdy since it disables needed
functionality (like JavaScript and cookies) in the embedded
browser. This should make auto-configuration work for GMail
again, for instance. (Closes: ##11536)
· Pin Icedove to be installed from our APT repo. Debian's
Icedove packages still do not have our secure Icedove
autoconfig wizard patches applied, so installing them would be
a serious security regression. (Closes: #11613)
· Add missing icedove-l10n-* packages to our custom APT
repository (Closes: #11550)
- Upgrade to Linux 4.6: (Closes: #10298)
· Install the 686 kernel flavour instead of the obsolete 586
· APT, dpkg: add amd64 architecture. The amd64 kernel flavour is
not built anymore for the i386 architecture, so we need to use
multiarch now.
· Build and install the out-of-tree aufs4 module. (Closes: #10298)
· Disable kernel modesetting for QXL: it's not compatible with
Jessie's QXL X.Org driver.
-- anonym <> Tue, 07 Jun 2016 09:07:40 +0200
* Security fixes
- Hopefully fixed an issue which would sometimes make the Greeter
ignore the "disable networking" or "bridge mode"
options. (Closes: #11593)
tails (2.5.1) UNRELEASED; urgency=medium
* Minor improvements
- Install firmware-intel-sound and firmware-ti-connectivity. This
adds support for some sound cards and Wi-Fi adapters. (Closes:
- Install OpenPGP Applet from Debian. (Closes: #10190)
- Install gnome-sound-recorder (again). (Closes: #10950)
- Port the "About Tails" dialog to python3.
- Run our initramfs memory erasure hook earlier (Closes:
#10733). The goal here is to:
· save a few seconds on shutdown (it might matter especially for
the emergency one);
· work in a less heavily multitasking / event-driven
environment, for more robust operation.
- Install rngd, and make rng-tools initscript return success when
it can't find any hardware RNG device. Most Tails systems around
probably have no such device, and we don't want systemd to
believe they failed to boot properly. (Closes: #5650)
- Don't force using the vboxvideo X.Org driver. According to our
tests, this forced setting is:
· harmful: it breaks X startup when the vboxvideo *kernel*
driver is loaded;
· useless: X.Org now autodetects the vboxvideo X.Org driver and
uses it when running in VirtualBox and the vboxvideo kernel
is not present.
- Port boot-profile to python3 (Closes: #10083). Thanks to
heartsucker <> for the patch!
- Include /proc/cmdline and the content of persistent APT sources
in WhisperBack bug reports. (Closes: #11675, #11635)
- Disable non-free APT sources at boot time. (Closes: #10130)
- Have a dedicated page for the homepage of Tor Browser in
Tails. (Closes: # 11725)
- Only build the VirtualBox kernel modules for the 32-bit kernel.
It's both hard and useless to build it for 64-bit in the current
state of things, as long as we're shipping a 32-bit userspace.
Also, install virtualbox-* from jessie-backports, since the
version in Jessie is not compatible with Linux 4.x.
* Dummy entry.
* Build system
- Don't install+remove dpatch during the build. It's not been
needed in this hook for ages.
- Bump BUILD_SPACE_REQUIREMENT: at least one of us needed that to
build feature/10298-linux-4.x-aufs with the gzipcomp option.
-- intrigeri <> Mon, 01 Aug 2016 10:36:45 +0000
* Test suite
- Send Tails Installer's debug log to the Cucumber debug log on
failure. This is meant to debug #10720 since I can't
reproduce it locally.
- Give the system under testing 2 vCPUs. (Closes: #6729)
- Split scenarios from checks.feature. (Closes: #5707)
- Add retry-logic to the Synaptic tests. (Closes: #10412, #10441,
- Run usb_upgrade.feature earlier, when there is enough free disk
space left. (Closes: #11582)
- Use more recent virtual hardware in the system under test,
i.e. USB 3.0 (nec-xhci) on a pc-i440fx-2.5 machine. I have some
vague hope that switching USB controllers might help with
problems we see on Jenkins when booting from USB (#11588). Also,
there are chances that more recent virtual hardware sees more
testing these days, so it sounds potentially useful to
- Add support for Cucumber 2.4. (Closes: #11690)
- Always write {pretty,debug} logs and JSON output to the artifact
- Disable info level logging on Chutney nodes to save disk
space. For our network all these add up to > 1 GiB and we didn't
take this into account when budgeting RAM to the isotesters on
-- Tails developers <> Tue, 07 Jun 2016 09:07:40 +0200
tails (2.5) unstable; urgency=medium
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