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Update changelog for 1.7~rc1.

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tails (1.7) UNRELEASED; urgency=medium
tails (1.7~rc1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Dummy entry for next major release.
* Major new features and changes
- Add a technology preview of the Icedove Email client (a
rebranded version of Mozilla Thunderbird), including OpenPGP
support via the Enigmail add-on, general security and anonymity
improvements via the Torbirdy add-on, and complete persitence
support (which will be enabled automatically if you already have
Claws Mail persistence enabled). Icedove will replace Claws Mail
as the supported email client in Tails in a future
release. (Closes: #6151, #9498, #10285)
- Upgrade Tor to Among the many
improvement of this new Tor major release, the new
KeepAliveIsolateSOCKSAuth option allows us to drop the
bug15482.patch patch (taken from the Tor Browse bundle) that
enabled similar (but inferiour) functionality for *all*
SocksPort:s -- now the same circuit is only kept alive for
extended periods for the SocksPort used by the Tor
Browser. (Closes: #10194, #10308)
- Add an option to Tails Greeter which disables networking
completely. This is useful when intending to use Tails for
offline work only. (Closes: #6811)
* Security fixes
- Fix CVE-2015-7665, which could lead to a network interface's IP
address being exposed through. (Closes: #10364)
-- intrigeri <> Sat, 22 Sep 2015 18:54:32 +0200
* Minor improvements
- Rework wording of Tails installer in Wheezy. (Closes: #9672)
- Restart Tor if bootstrapping stalls for too long when not using
pluggable transports. (Closes: #9516)
- Install firmware-amd-graphics, and firmware-misc-nonfree instead
of firmware-ralink-nonfree, both from Debian Sid.
- Update the Tails signing key. (Closes: #10012)
* Test suite
- Add initial automated tests for Icedove. (Closes: #10332)
- Add automated tests of the MAC spooding feature. (Closes: #6302)
- Drop the concept of "background snapshots" and introduce a general
system for generating snapshots that can be shared between
features. This removes all silly hacks we previously used to
"skip" steps, and greatly improves performance and reliability
of the whole test suite. (Closes: #6094, #8008)
- Flush to the log file in debug_log() so the debugging info can
be viewed in real time when monitoring the debug log
file. (Closes: #10323)
- Force UTF-8 locale in automated test suite. Ruby will default to
the system locale, and if it is non-UTF-8, some String-methods
will fail when operating on non-ASCII strings. (Closes: #10359)
- Escape regexp used to match nick in CTCP replies. Our Pidgin
nick's have a 10% chance to include a ^, which will break that
regexp. We need to escape all characters in the nick. (Closes:
- Extract TBB languages from the Tails source code. This will
ensure that valid locales are tested. As an added bonus, the
code is greatly simplified. (Closes: #9897)
-- Tails developers <> Mon, 26 Oct 2015 23:06:59 +0100
tails (1.6) unstable; urgency=medium
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