Release date… Good question. It’s a great effort.
- getting VBox relases
- getting libvirt releases
- not breaking physical isolation
- ensuring Debian testing compatibility (https://www.whonix.org/forum/index.php/topic,445.0.html)
- allowing Whonix 8.x -> Whonix 9.x upgrades (https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Upgrading_Whonix_8_to_Whonix_9)
Nevertheless it is all going quite well.
Do we want all AppArmor profiles to be perfect? Or do we perfect them after release of Whonix 9? (Getting still some XChat denied messages, haven’t reported yet.)
Whonix 9 milestone on github looks quite good:
(Nevermind if the generic gui tool tickets aren’t done by then. I guess those are less important and fine for Whonix 10.)
- Have to bump package version numbers and create signed git tags.
- Have to create a Whonix9 git branch.
When the TODO is done, I could create a new testers-only version. We then fix only (grave) bugs in Whonix9 git branch. New features go into git master. Should there be no (grave) bugs, release can be made.
How does that sound?