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Draft changelog for 2.0~rc1.

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tails (2.0) UNRELEASED; urgency=medium
tails (2.0~rc1) UNRELEASED; urgency=medium
* Dummy entry for next release.
* Major new features and changes
- Remove Claws Mail: Icedove is now the default email client
(Closes: #10167).
- Upgrade Tor Browser to 5.5a6 (Closes: #10858).
Note: we partially, and temporarily, disabled the Tor Browser window
resizing feature; it interferes with the automated test suite
by causing misclicks, and will supposedly appear in a different form
in the final Tor Browser 5.5 release anyway.
* Security fixes
- Upgrade Linux to 3.16.7-ckt20-1+deb8u2.
- Upgrade Icedove to 38.5.0-1~deb8u1.
- Upgrade Git to 1:2.1.4-2.1+deb8u1.
- Upgrade libxml2 to 2.9.1+dfsg1-5+deb8u1.
- Upgrade Samba-related packages to 2:4.1.17+dfsg-2+deb8u1.
- Upgrade libldb1 to 2:1.1.17-2+deb8u1.
* Bugfixes
- Don't offer the option, in Tor Browser, to open a downloaded file with
an external application (Closes: #9285). Our AppArmor confinement was
blocking most such actions anyway, resulting in poor UX; bugfix on 1.3.
Accordingly, remove the now-obsolete exception we had in the Tor
Browser AppArmor profile, that allowed executing seahorse-tool.
- Fix performance issue in Tails Upgrader, that made it very slow to apply
an automatic upgrade; bugfix on 1.7 (Closes: #10757).
- Use our wrapper script to start Icedove from the GNOME menus.
- Make it possible to localize our Icedove wrapper script.
- List Icedove persistence option in the same position where Claws Mail
used to be, in the persistent volume assistant (Closes: #10832).
- Fix Electrum by installing the version from Debian Testing
(Closes: #10754). We need version >=2.5.4-2, see #9713;
bugfix on 2.0~beta1. And, explicitly install python-qt4 to enable
Electrum's GUI: it's a Recommends, and we're not pulling it ourselves
via other means anymore.
- Restore default file associations (Closes: #10798);
bugfix on 2.0~beta1.
- Update 'nopersistent' boot parameter to 'nopersistence'; bugfix on 0.12
(Closes: #10831). Thanks to live-media=removable, this had no security
impact in practice.
- Repair dotfiles persistence feature, by adding a symlink from
/lib/live/mount/persistence to /live/persistence; bugfix on 2.0~beta1
(Closes: #10784).
- Fix ability to re-configure an existing persistent volume using
the GUI; bugfix on 2.0~beta1 (Closes: #10809).
- Associate armored OpenPGP public keys named *.key with Seahorse,
to workaround;
bugfix on 1.1 (Closes: #10889).
- Update the list of enabled GNOME Shell extensions, which might fix
the "GNOME Shell sometimes leaves Classic mode" bug seen in 2.0~beta1:
· Remove obsolete "Alternative Status Menu", that is not shipped
in Debian anymore.
· Explicitly enable the GNOME Shell extensions that build
the Classic mode.
- Make _get_tg_setting() compatible with set -u (Closes: #10785).
* Minor improvements
- Let the Pidgin wrapper pass through additional command-line arguments
(Closes: #10383)
- Move out of the $PATH a bunch of programs that users should generally
not run directly: connect-socks, end-profile, getTorBrowserUserAgent,
generate-tor-browser-profile, kill-boot-profile, tails-spoof-mac,
tails-set-wireless-devices-state, tails-configure-keyboard,
do_not_ever_run_me, boot-profile, tails-unblock-network,
tor-controlport-filter, tails-virt-notify-user, tails-htp-notify-user,
udev-watchdog-wrapper (Closes: #10658)
- Upgrade I2P to 0.9.23-2~deb8u+1.
- Disable I2P's time syncing support.
- Install Torbirdy from official Jessie backports, instead of from
our own APT repository (Closes: #10804).
- Make GNOME Disks' passphrase strength checking new feature work,
by installing cracklib-runtime (Closes: #10862).
- Add support for Japanese in Tor Browser.
- Install xserver-xorg-video-intel from Jessie Backports (currently:
2.99.917-2~bpo8+1). This adds support for recent chips such as
Intel Broadwell's HD Graphics (Closes: #10841).
- Improve a little bit post-Greeter network unblocking:
· Sleep a bit longer between deleting the blacklist, and triggering udev;
this might help cure #9012.
· Increase logging, so that we get more information next time someone
sees #9012.
· Touch /etc/modprobe.d/ after deleting the blacklist; this might help,
in case all this is caused by some aufs bug.
* Test suite
- Update I2P tests for Jessie, and generally make them more robust.
- Update Electrum tests for 2.5.4-2 (Closes: #10758).
- Add workaround for libvirt vs. guestfs permissions issue, to allow
running the test suite on current Debian sid.
- Fix buggy code, that happened to work by mistake, in the Seahorse
test cases; bugfix on 1.8.
- Update test suite images due to CSS change on Tails' website.
- Adapt Tor Browser tests to work with the 5.5 series.
- Automatically test downloading files in Tor Browser.
- Remove obsolete scenario, that tested opening a downloaded file with
an external application, which we do not support anymore.
- Improve robustness of the "Tails OpenPGP keys" scenario (Closes: #10378).
* Build system
- Bump amount of disk space needed to build Tails with Vagrant.
The addition of the Japanese Tor Browser tarball made up reach
the limit of the previous value.
* Adjustments for Debian 8 (Jessie) with no or very little user-visible impact
- I2P: switch from 'service' to 'systemctl' where possible.
-- Tails developers <> Tue, 22 Dec 2015 22:21:30 +0000
-- Tails developers <> Mon, 11 Jan 2016 13:59:28 +0000
tails (2.0~beta1) unstable; urgency=medium
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