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README.md

Parrot Release changelog

This file contains the changelog of the Parrot Security distribution.

This changelog contains only a summary of the changes we consider being most relevant in each release

From 3.5 to 3.6 (18/05/2017)

  • Include linux 4.9.25
  • Improve global mirror redirector
  • Include an update reminder
  • Upgrade to anonsurf 2.5
  • Upgrade drivers pack
  • Apply minor fixes to some startup daemons
  • Make the system less memory hungry
  • Upgrade many security tools
  • Import new upstream releases from debian stretch and sid
  • Apply minor fixes to parrot-interface
  • Improve interface metapackages
  • Fix some parrot-menu launchers
  • Add Parrot AIR
  • Improve ARMel and ARM64 support

From 3.4.1 to 3.5 (08/03/2017)

  • Include linux 4.9.13
  • Include virtualbox and vmware guest support
  • Include virt-manager (KVM/LXC virtual machine manager)
  • Add cryptkeeper (EncFS system tray)
  • Add sirikali (GUI front end to cryfs,gocryptfs,securefs and encfs)
  • Re-include ZuluMount (zulucrypt mount utility)
  • Include onboard virtual keyboard
  • Include CUPS and printing support
  • Include experimental cinnamon support
  • Drop airmode (needs maintainance and will be included again soon)
  • Drop penmode (deprecated and no longer maintained)
  • Drop gtkdialog (discontinued)
  • Drop all the packges depending on gtkdialog
  • Import new upstream releases from debian stretch and sid
  • Upgrade many security tools
  • Re-include many tools not previously included in parrot full
  • Replace firefox-esr 45 with firefox 51
  • Improve and update Firefox security plugins
  • Clean and improve firefox default configs

From 3.4 to 3.4.1 (03/01/2017)

  • Fix kernel modules for the installer
  • Upgrade the installer

From 3.3 to 3.4 (01/01/2017)

  • Update the linux kernel from 4.8.11 to 4.8.15
  • Fix i2p package and reinclude anonsurf
  • Update geany IDE
  • Include the freenet installer as a preview
  • Include GNUNet
  • Update zulucrypt
  • Add new mirror servers to netboot images
  • Fix beef-xss config file
  • Import some updates from Debian
  • Drop parrot cloud live iso support
    • Parrot cloud still exists through our netboot images,
    • our debian installation script and our VPS service

From 3.2 to 3.3 (25/12/2016)

  • include linux 4.8 kernel
  • fix touchpad/multitouch support
  • fix mismatching kernel installer
  • update anonsurf
  • fix minor MATE bugs
  • include GCC 6.2
  • update metasploit-framework 4.13
  • switch to php 7
  • upgrade most of the tools to their latest version

From 3.1 to 3.2 (15/10/2016)

  • fix and improve anonsurf
  • add car hacking tools and automotive utilities
  • include custom-compiled MATE 1.16 desktop
  • fix GTK/MATE compatibility issues
  • include Linux 4.7
  • include major security updates
  • remove libreoffice and kdevelop
  • import full kde plasma support for parrot studio
  • upgrade (and fix) many security tools
  • start including packages from debian pkg-security
  • fix mate-terminal update-alternatives priority
  • fix penmode 2 start screen
  • fix menuexec behavior
  • include back traceroute, whois and other missing utilities
  • add sbin to PATH env variable
  • start conversion from Parrot Libre to Iris Project

From 3.0 to 3.1 (26/07/2016)

  • many tools updates
  • switch from mysql to mariadb
  • include php7 support
  • include stability improvements
  • update parrot-core
  • update parrot-menu
  • update parrot tools selection to include new tools
  • fix systemd workarounds
  • fix icon theme
  • upgrade to linux 4.6
  • update support for GCC 4.8.5, 4.9.3, 5.4.0 and 6.1.1
  • update support for CLANG 3.6-33 and 3.8-2
  • update drivers support
  • include qtcreator 4.0.2
  • include Qt framework 5.6.1
  • fix apt-parrot mirror selection system
  • modify tasksel to include parrot flavours
  • upgrade to zulucrypt 5.0
  • upgrade to anonsurf 2.1
  • include torbrowser launcher
  • fix noscript plugin and firefox launchers
  • Conky removed (waiting to fix the theme)