[tor-commits] [tor/release-0.2.5] Write a first-draft for an blurb

nickm at torproject.org nickm at torproject.org
Mon Oct 20 16:33:50 UTC 2014

commit 44b933cf01777d5187f50bbe220d4ae04b72b5b0
Author: Nick Mathewson <nickm at torproject.org>
Date:   Mon Oct 20 12:33:42 2014 -0400

    Write a first-draft for an blurb
 ReleaseNotes |   25 +++++++++++--------------
 1 file changed, 11 insertions(+), 14 deletions(-)

diff --git a/ReleaseNotes b/ReleaseNotes
index b84abb8..fd1e728 100644
--- a/ReleaseNotes
+++ b/ReleaseNotes
@@ -5,20 +5,17 @@ each development snapshot, see the ChangeLog file.
 Changes in version - 2014-10-xx
   Tor is the first stable release in the 0.2.5 series.
-  XXXX Write a paragraph saying it's got these things XXXX
-    - deprecates some old versions of the tor protocol,
-    - defends against more dos attacks
-    - improves pluggable transport usability
-    - adds new controller features
-    - modest speedups to relays under heavy load
-    - seccomp2 sandbox (linux only)
-    - improves error reporting and testability
-    - better BSD transparent proxy support
-    - improved IPv6 DNS support
-    - various new security features.
-    - numerous bugfixes
+  It adds several new security features, including improved DoS
+  resistance for relays, new compiler hardening options, and a
+  system-call sandbox for hardened installations on Linux (requires
+  seccomp2). The controller protocol has several new features, resolving
+  IPv6 addresses should work better than before, and relays should be a
+  little more CPU-efficient. We've added support for more (Open,Free)BSD
+  transparent proxy types. We've improved the build system and testing
+  intrastructure to allow unit testing of more parts of the Tor
+  codebase. Finally, we've addressed several nagging pluggable transport
+  usability issues, and included numerous other small bugfixes and
+  features mentioned below.
   o Deprecated versions:
     - Tor 0.2.2.x has reached end-of-life; it has received no patches or

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