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Release Name: 8.1+beta1

Release Notes
This release is the first beta version of the upcoming 8.1 of
openvas-libraries. It will be part of the upcoming "OpenVAS-9".

Main new features and other changes of 8.1 compared to 8.0 include reduced
memory usage and other internal improvements. Starting with this release, the
authentication configuration is expected to be provided through a callback
instead of an "auth.conf" file.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed this release:
BenoƮt Allard, Hani Benhabiles, Sven Haardiek, Matthew Mundell, Timo Pollmeier,
Jan-Oliver Wagner and Michael Wiegand.
Change Log
Main changes compared to 8.0.x:
* Memory usage has been reduced by using Redis for in-memory NVT OID and file 
  name caches.
* Authentication code has been reworked. A manager callback is now used in place
  of the "auth.conf" file.
* Internal data structures have been optimized.
* Caching strategies have been improved.
* The handling of malformed script_tags has been improved.
* OSP related code has been move to a new "osp" submodule to resolve a cyclic
  dependency between the "base" and "omp" submodules.
* Library detection and linking has been improved.
* Documentation has been updated.
* Support for SNMPv2c has been added.
* A number of issues discovered through static code analysis have been 
  addressed.
* Obsolete code has been removed.