[Sugar-devel] ANN: rainbow-0.8.6 release.

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Tue Dec 22 04:48:27 EST 2009

On 22.12.2009, at 06:06, Michael Stone wrote:
> Friends,
> I am pleased to announce the release of rainbow-0.8.6. Rainbow implements
> portions of the isolation shell described in the Bitfrost threat model and
> security architecture.
> The key differences between this release and its predecessor include support
> for garbage collection of uids, ui sugar for resuming uids, bug fixes to the
> resume logic, and a simplified singly-linked list library.
> This release was made possible by encouragement and suggestions from Sascha
> Silbe, Bernie Innocenti, and Benjamin Mako Hill. It has been (minimally) tested
> on Debian Sid, Ubuntu Karmic, and Fedora Rawhide and has been packaged in
> Fedora Rawhide for your convenience.
> Interesting links for this release include:
>     git:    git://dev.laptop.org/users/mstone/security
>     tar:    http://dev.laptop.org/~mstone/releases/SOURCES/rainbow-0.8.6.tar.bz2
>     browse: http://dev.laptop.org/git/users/mstone/security/tree/?id=rainbow-0.8.6
>     setup:  http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Rainbow/Installation_Instructions
>     tests:  http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Rainbow/Testing
> The shortlog from rainbow-0.8.5..rainbow-0.8.6 is:
> Bernie Innocenti (1):
>       Capture XAUTHORITY.
> Michael Stone (19):
>       Remove unused flexibility from the spool option parsing code.
>       First pass at updated rainbow-gc.
>       Clean up group membership.
>       Protect sticky uids from garbage collection.
>       Clean up some per-uid Xephyr data.
>       Improve spool detection checks.
>       Install rainbow-gc.
>       Add some logging to rainbow-gc.
>       Make xephyr usage resumable.
>       Teach rainbow to resume uids with more auxiliary groups.
>       Add a simple resume subcommand.
>       Add INIT() and COPY() operators from dnshash.
>       Add a novel singly-linked list implementation.
>       Add test_endgrent script.
>       Simplify list traversal logic.
>       Fix Karmic sudo segfault.
>       Tweak warnings and link flags.
>       Set default spool location in rainbow-gc.
>       rainbow-0.8.6.
> Kind regards,
> Michael 


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