You can help Tails! The first release candidate for the upcoming version 0.15 is out. Please test it and see if all works for you.

How to test Tails 0.15~rc1?

  1. Keep in mind that this is a test image. We have made sure that it is not broken in an obvious way, but it might still contain undiscovered issues.

  2. Download the ISO image and its signature:

    Tails 0.15~rc1 ISO image

    Tails 0.15~rc1 signature

  3. Verify the ISO image.

  4. Have a look at the list of known issues of this release and the list of longstanding known issues.

  5. Test wildly!

If you find anything that is not working as it should, please report to us! Bonus points if you check that it is not a known issue of this release or a longstanding known issue.

What's new since 0.14?

  • Major new features
    • Persistence for browser bookmarks.
    • Support for obfsproxy bridges.
  • Minor improvements
    • Add the Hangul Input Method Engine for SCIM.
    • Add vendor-specific dpkg origin information. This makes dpkg-vendor return correct information.
    • Install pcscd and libccid from squeeze-backports. This is needed to support, to some extent, some OpenPGP SmartCard readers.
    • Install HPIJS PPD files. Note that this depends on IJS driver (hpijs), and adds support for some printers, such as Xerox DocumentCenter400.
    • Use LCD-optimized fonts.
    • Update TrueCrypt to version 7.1a.
  • Bugfixes
    • Do not use pdnsd anymore. It has been orphaned in Debian, has quite some bugs in there, and apparently Tor's DNSPort's own caching is be good enough.
    • Remove useless iceweasel cookies exceptions. They are useless as per-session cookies are allowed.
    • Do not run setupcon on X. This call is only needed on the Linux console, no need to annoy the user with a weird "Press enter to activate this console" when the open a root shell in a GNOME Terminal.
    • Allow the tails-iuk-get-target-file user to connect to the SOCKSPort dedicated for Tails-specific software.
  • Iceweasel
    • User profile is now generated at build time in order to support persistent bookmarks.
    • Update HTTPS Everywhere to version 3.0.4.
    • Update NoScript to version 2.6.
    • Fix bookmark to I2P router console.
    • Re-enable Monkeysphere extension to connect to the validation agent.
  • Build system
    • Custom packages are now retrieved from Tails APT repository instead of bloating the Git repository.
    • Allow '~' in wiki filenames. This makes it possible to ship update-description files for release candidates.
    • Document how to create incremental update kit.

Known issues in 0.15~rc1

Wrong distribution in APT sources

APT is configured to use the devel distribution on Tails custom APT repository. It should have used 0.15-rc1 instead. The latter provides a stable source for package installation whereas packages can be uploaded in devel at anytime, without having received much tests.

If you want to install custom packages, it is recommended that you first replace devel by 0.15-rc1 in /etc/apt/sources.list before updating the package lists.