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Release Name: 5.0+beta1

Release Notes
This is the first beta release of the openvas-scanner 5.0 module for the Open
Vulnerability Assessment System (OpenVAS). It will be part of the upcoming
"OpenVAS-8".

Main new feature of 5.0 compared to 4.0 is the switch to redis-based
Knowledge Base (KB), making it mandatory to run a redis-server.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release:
Hani Benhabiles, Henri Doreau, Matthew Mundell, Jan-Oliver Wagner and
Michael Wiegand.
Change Log
Main changes compared to 4.0.x:
* Switch to the redis-based kowledge base (KB) backend.
  This makes it mandatory to run a redis server for scanning.
* Default key size for certificates of "mkcert" tools changed
  from 1024 to 4069 bits and use SHA-256 instead of SHA-1.
* Removed scan pausing feature.
* Removed commands STOP_ATTACK and OPENVASSD_VERSION from OTP.
* openvas-manage-certs.sh as initial version to eventually replace
  openvas-mkcert and openvas-mkcert-client.
* Various minor improvements.
* Comprehensive code-cleanups.