[Whonix-devel] [qubes-users] Whonix 14 has been Released
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Tue Aug 7 15:43:40 CEST 2018
On Tue, Aug 7, 2018 at 7:17 AM, Patrick Schleizer <
patrick-mailinglists at whonix.org> wrote:
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> After more than two years of development, the Whonix Project is proud
> to announce the release of Whonix 14.
> Whonix 14 is based on the Debian stretch (Debian 9) distribution which
> was released in June 2017. This means users have access to many new
> software packages in concert with existing packages such as a modern
> branch of GNuPG, and more. 
> **Major Changes and New Features**
> Whonix 14 contains extensive security and usability improvements, new
> features and bug fixes. For a detailed description of these and other
> changes, please refer to the official release notes. 
> * Rebased Whonix on **Debian stretch** (Debian 9).
> * Whonix 14 is **64-bit** (amd64) only - 32-bit (i386) images will no
> longer be built and made available for download. 
> * The new **Anon Connection Wizard**  feature in Whonix simplifies
> connections to the Tor network via a Tor bridge and/or a proxy.
> * The Tor pluggable transport **meek_lite**  is now supported,
> making it much easier to connect to the Tor network in heavily
> censored areas, like China. 
> * **Onioncircuits** are installed by default in Whonix. 
> * Tails' **onion-grater** program has been implemented to enable
> **OnionShare, Ricochet and Zeronet** compatibility with Whonix. 
> * **Onion sources** are now preferred for Whonix updates/upgrades for
> greater security.
> * Reduced the size of the default, binary Whonix images by
> approximately **35 per cent** using zerofree.  
> * **Updated Tor** to version 3.3.7 (stable) release to enable full v3
> onion functionality for both hosting of onion services and access to
> v3 onion addresses in Tor Browser.
> * Created the **grub-live package**  which can run Whonix as a
> **live system** on non-Qubes-Whonix platforms. 
> * Corrected and hardened various **AppArmor profiles** to ensure the
> correct functioning of Tor Browser, obfsproxy and other applications.
> **Known Issues**
> * Desktop shortcuts are no longer available in non-Qubes-Whonix.
> * OnionShare is not installed by default in Whonix 14 as it is not in
> the stretch repository.  It can still be manually installed by
> following the Whonix wiki instructions  or building it from source
> code. 
> * Enabling seccomp (Sandbox 1) in /usr/local/etc/torrc.d/50_user.conf
> causes the Tor process to crash if a Tor version lower than 0.3.3 is
> used.  
> While there may be other issues that exist in this declared stable
> release, every effort has been made to address major known problems.
> Please report any other issues to us in the forums, after first
> searching for whether it is already known.
> **Download Whonix 14**
> Whonix is cross-platform and can be installed on the Windows, macOS,
> Linux or Qubes operating systems. Choose your operating system from
> the link below and follow the instructions to install it.
Many thanks, so, following this link, the command
sudo qubesctl state.sls qvm.anon-whonix
should download Whonix 14, correct?
But the same link tells that this would download templates whonix-gw and
whonix-ws. But these are the same names of the old templates. So am I
expected to rename the old templates before calling the above command?
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