Commit 1fa295ec authored by Ivan Alejandro's avatar Ivan Alejandro
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Update release notes.

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ANNOUNCING Bitmask, the Internet Encryption Toolkit, release 0.7.0.
ANNOUNCING Bitmask, the Internet Encryption Toolkit, release 0.8.0.
The LEAP team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of
version 0.7.0 of Bitmask, the Internet Encryption Toolkit, codename
"One window to rule them all, and in the darkness bind them."
The LEAP team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of version
0.8.0 of Bitmask, the Internet Encryption Toolkit, codename "Charlie and the
code refactory"
https://downloads.leap.se/client/
This release focused on fixing bugs, particularly with the UI, and refactoring
much of the core backend code for the client. There are no new features in this
version.
LEAP (LEAP Encryption Access Project) develops a plan to secure
everyday communication, breaking down into discrete services.
Currently, Bitmask desktop client only support Debian and Ubuntu Linux. Support
for Mac, Windows, and other Linux distributions is coming.
Bitmask is the desktop client to connect to the services offered by
the LEAP Platform. In the current phase the supported services are
Encrypted Internet Proxy and Encrypted Mail.
Upgrading:
The Encrypted Internet Proxy provides circumvention, location
anonymization, and traffic encryption in a hassle-free, automatically
self-configuring fashion.
* From bundle: if you are running bundle version 0.7 or new then Bitmask should
update automatically.
Encrypted Mail offers automatic encryption and decryption for both
outgoing and incoming email, adding public key cryptography to your
mail without you ever having to worry about key distribution or
signature verification.
* From package: if you have added deb.bitmask.net to your sources.list, then
Bitmask should update automatically (make sure it is not commented out).
You can read about this and many other cool things in the user manual
and the developer notes, which can be found online at:
https://leap.se/en/docs/client
WARNING: This is still part of a beta release of our software, a lot
of testing and auditing is still needed, so indeed use it, and feed us
back, fork it and contribute to its development, but by any means DO
NOT trust your life to it.
WHAT CAN THIS VERSION OF BITMASK DO FOR ME?
Bitmask 0.7.0 brings with tremendous joy automatic and secure updates
through The Update Framework. Right beside TUF there are some bug
fixes and a new settings panel.
You can read more about TUF in http://theupdateframework.com/
Encrypted Internet on Linux avoids leaking traffic outside of the
secure connection it establishes. This will be added to other
platforms in the future.
The Encrypted Mail services will run local SMTP and IMAP proxies that,
once you configure the mail client of your choice, will automatically
encrypt and decrypt your email using GPG encryption under the hood.
If it is the first time you run Bitmask, the first run wizard will
help you registering an user with your selected provider, downloading
all the config files needed to connect to the various LEAP services.
If you have a bundle version older than 0.7, please reinstall Bitmask.
LICENSE
You may use Bitmask under the GNU General Public License, version 3
or, at your option, any later version. See the file "LICENSE" for the
terms of the GNU General Public License, version 3.
In addition, as a special exception, the copyright holders give
permission to link the code of portions of this program with the
OpenSSL library under certain conditions as described in each
individual source file, and distribute linked combinations including
the two.
INSTALLATION
We distribute the current version of Bitmask as standalone bundles for
GNU/Linux, OSX and Windows, but it is likely that you are able to run
it under other systems, specially if you are skillful and patience is
one of your virtues.
Have a look at "docs/user/install.rst".
Packages are also provided for debian and ubuntu, add the leap
repository to your apt sources:
deb http://deb.leap.se/debian wheezy main
We will love to hear if you want to make packages available for any
other system.
BUGS
You can send the bugs our way by pointing your telnet session to port
443 on https://leap.se/code. We will do our best to make them follow
our intensive bug-reeducation program.
LINUX ONLY: If you ever run into the situation where you cannot
access internet, open the terminal and run the following command:
$ pkexec /usr/local/sbin/bitmask-root firewall stop
You may use Bitmask under the GNU General Public License, version 3 or, at your
option, any later version. See the file "LICENSE" for the terms of the GNU
General Public License, version 3.
If for some reason that doesn't work, you will need to reboot your
computer.
USAGE
See https://bitmask.net/help
HACKING
You can find us in the #leap channel on the freenode network.
See https://leap.se/en/docs/get-involved for tips on contacting the developers,
getting start hacking on Bitmask, and reporting bugs.
If you are lucky enough, you can also spot us drinking mate, sleepless
in night trains, rooftops, rainforests, lonely islands and, always,
beyond any border.
If you are lucky enough, you can also spot us drinking mate, sleepless in night
trains, rooftops, rainforests, lonely islands and, always, beyond any border.
The LEAP team,
December 12, 2014
February 4, 2015
Somewhere in the middle of the intertubes.
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