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Add release notes for R14.0.8 to documentation.

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<!ENTITY r14.0.5 SYSTEM "r14.0.5.docbook">
<!ENTITY r14.0.6 SYSTEM "r14.0.6.docbook">
<!ENTITY r14.0.7 SYSTEM "r14.0.7.docbook">
<!ENTITY r14.0.8 SYSTEM "r14.0.8.docbook">
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<sect1 id="release-notes-r14.0.8">
<title>R14.0.8 Release Notes</title>
<para>R14.0.8 is the eighth maintenance release of the R14.0 series,
and is built on and improves the previous R14.0.7 version.</para>
<para>Maintenance releases are intended to promptly bring bug fixes
to users, while preserving overall stability through the avoidance
of both major new features and major codebase re-factoring.</para>
<sect2 id="release-notes-r14.0.8-notes">
<title>Important fixes</title>
<para>This section highlights some of the most important fixes introduced by this
<para>Bug fixes</para>
<listitem><para>Fixed avahi support</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>Fixed parsing of CPU cores frequency on some hardware</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>Fixed parsing of battery information on some hardware</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>Fixed detection of closing the lid on some hardware</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>Fixed incorrect update of KNote "last modified" field</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>Fixed several FTBFS caused by newer library versions</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>Fixed K3B crashes when trying to write an audio CD with cd text</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>Fixed tdenetworkmanager crashes</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>Many translation updates (thanks to all translators)</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>Several packages have been migrated to CMake build system</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>For some packages have been dropped the automake build system</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>Added option to disable tdekbdledsync</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>Added option to select default file manager</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>The selected default terminal is also used for Open terminal here</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>Improved LibreSSL support</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>Improved musl libc support</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>Improved support for DilOS distribution</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>Improved support for XDG folders</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>Improved support for Pinebook Pro</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>Initial work to support reproducible builds</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>Initial support for translating desktop files using Weblate</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>Using Ninja build for Cmake building on FreeBSD</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>Dropped Kerry and code related to Beagle search</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>CVE-2019-14744: Solved similar cases of arbitrary code execution from .desktop files</para></listitem>
<sect2 id="release-notes-r14.0.8-hints">
<title>Useful notes on upgrading</title>
<para>When upgrading from previous releases you may run into some of
the following use cases. Follow the recommended instructions to minimize
potential problems.</para>
<sect3 id="release-notes-r14.0.8-hints-dbus">
<title>Removed dbus policy at_console</title>
<para>A newer version of SystemD has removed the dbus policy at_console.
Because the TDE does not yet contain a policykit agent (this will be addressed
in R14.1.0), a plugdev group policy has been added in the default TDE Hardware
Control daemon dbus configuration. This group should be available on most
systems. To enable communication with the TDE Hardware Control daemon, add
users to the plugdev group.</para>
<para>Note: If a policykit is installed but a policykit agent is not
available, it does not work well. In this case, it is advisable to
uninstall policykit to allow the use of dbus rules.</para>
<sect3 id="release-notes-r14.0.8-hints-r14-xdg-tests">
<title>Test failures in r14-xdg-update</title>
<para>If you experience test failures at login time during the execution of
the r14-xdg-update script, please try logging out and logging in again. Most
failures will be automatically fixed. In case of persistent failures that
don't get automatically recovered, please contact the TDE team on their
official channels (mailing lists or IRC).</para>
<para>For example you may experience TEST9 failures if you had previously
edited your TDE menu and there are references to both 'kde-*' and 'tde-*'
files for the same application. This will require manual editing to
determine what is the correct way to fix the problem.</para>
<sect2 id="release-notes-r14.0.8-freebsd">
<title>FreeBSD Support</title>
<para>TDE continues to offer support for FreeBSD, although still partial
given some of the new issues that have arisen with the latest versions
of FreeBSD. The TDE team will try their best to improve support for
FreeBSD but progress will probably be slow. Additional developers or
contributors willing to help porting the remaining features and
applications are always welcome.</para>