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Release Name: 6.1+beta2

Release Notes
This is the second beta version of the upcoming 6.1 release of the
OpenVAS Manager. It is the central management service between the actual
security scanners and various user clients.

This release adds explicit asset management for hosts and operating
systems, first OSP 1.1 features, started consolidation of Credentials -
to name just a few of the many improvements.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release:
BenoƮt Allard, Hani Benhabiles, Sven Haardiek, Matthew Mundell,
Timo Pollmeier, Jan-Oliver Wagner and Michael Wiegand.
Change Log
Main changes since 6.1+beta1:
* Add asset management for hosts and operating systems via new OMP
  commands CREATE_ASSET, GET_ASSETS, MODIFY_ASSET and DELETE_ASSET.
* Make it possible to import OSP scan configs.
* Allow specifying multiple data columns via elements in the OMP command
  GET_AGGREGATES and change the response to list statistics grouped for
  each data_column.
* Add new alert method "Start Task".
* Replace the LSC_CREDENTIAL type with CREDENTIAL type.
* Handle free-form text in Postgres sorting of hosts, instead of
  requiring IPs.
* Add new OMP command MOVE_TASK to move a task to a new slave, even
  when it is running.
* Add support for some of the upcoming OSP 1.1 features.
* Extend CREATE_GROUP with option to create "super on self" permission
  for the group, so that all member resources are shared.
* Updated the HTML report format plugin with slightly lighter design and
  better performance.
* Add "subject" and "message" method data for email alerts, so that the
  user can set these fields. Also add various variables for the message
  via various variables.
* Add options to have a user inherit resources from a user being
  deleted.
* Add new setting "Default Severity".
* Record in each report in the db whether the task was started by the
  scheduler.  Use this info to prevent the scheduler from stopping
  manually started tasks.
* For slave tasks, add the host details of finished hosts, even if the
  task is still running.
* Add a "word_counts" mode to the GET_AGGREGATES OMP command.
* If NVT cannot be found for dynamic severity without overrides, use
  static severity instead.
* Add host and result counts to task iterators and add "text columns"
  option to get_aggregates.
* Allow dot (.) in username.
* Give up when doing the nvti cache update check and the database is
  busy, because this is done in the main omp service loop, so it could
  delay the service of OMP clients.
* Add params ignore_pagination and schedules_only for OMP GET_TASKS.
* Improved certificate checks.
* Simplify project version setting. Use SVN version at build time in
  binary instead of SVN version at configuration time.
* Various code improvements.