Hello OpenSCAPers,

We are thrilled to announce general availability of OpenSCAP 1.3.0_alpha1 
release.

This is the first alpha release from master branch. This alpha release
contains significant changes. API/ABI is not compatible with 1.2.x releases.
API/ABI may be subject of further changes before final version 1.3.0 will be
released. Users are encouraged to test and report bugs using
https://github.com/OpenSCAP/openscap/issues.

Changes:
  - New features
    - Microsoft Windows support (issue #195)
    - new probes:
       - Windows registry probe
       - Windows accesstoken probe
       - Windows wmi57 probe
    - CMake is used as build system (issue #542)
    - CTest is used as test suite driver
  - Maintenance
    - probes are not separate processes, they are threads within oscap
    - OpenSCAP can be compiled using Visual Studio 2017
    - Dropped 53 deprecated API symbols (issue #1088)
    - Removed GNU Automake
    - Removed Python 2 support (issue #1034)
    - Ninja build is supported
    - Public API symbols are marked by OSCAP_API macro
    - Removed variable lenght arrays
    - Removed custom memory allocation functions (issue #1077)
    - Improved OS X build support
    - Fixed crash when deallocating red-black-tree node in Windows
    - Several large tests are splitted into smaller test cases
    - User manual is splitted in User and Developer manual
    - Many documentation updates (issue #1069, #1066)
    - Stopped using '\r' characters on stdout (issue #579, #1023)
    - Updated release tools to reflect CMake (issue #1036)
    - Dropped Cygwin support from User Manual (issue #1011)
    - source tarball does not contain build artifacts
    - Many small fixes

Special thanks to our new contributors Alexander Scheel and Milan Lysoněk.

Download:
https://github.com/OpenSCAP/openscap/releases/download/1.3.0_alpha1/openscap-1.3.0_alpha1.tar.gz

SHA512:
29d7c3fa7c0fb05973cd5f587d31abee9c77af85141c9556532a02acd1ec936c51e26f631931ad3fbe99025910ecf64e613f8d0fcb2cca3e35e69238b865f7e7


Audit, Fix, And Be Merry!


Jan Černý
Security Technologies, Red Hat, Inc.
on behalf of OpenSCAP contributors

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