You can help Tails! The first release candidate for the upcoming version 0.16 is out. Please test it and see if all works for you.

How to test Tails 0.16~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 0.16~rc1 ISO image

    Tails 0.16~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 0.15?

  • Minor improvements
    • Replace the too-easy-to-misclick shutdown button with a better "Shutdown Helper" Gnome applet.
    • Display ~/Persistent in GNOME Places and GtkFileChooser if it is mounted.
    • Set Unsafe Browser's window title to "Unsafe Browser".
    • Install ekeyd to support the EntropyKey.
    • Install font for Sinhala.
    • Update Poedit to 1.5.4.
    • Kill Vidalia when restarting Tor.
    • Hide the persistence setup launchers in kiosk mode.
  • Bugfixes
    • Disable IPv6 on all network interfaces.
    • Don't look for persistence volume on internal disks.
    • Fix SCIM in the autostarted web browser
    • Talk of DVD, not of CD, in the shutdown messages.
    • Make tordate work in bridge mode with an incorrect clock.
  • iceweasel
    • Set iceweasel homepage to the news section on the Tails website.
    • Hide the iceweasel add-on bar by default.
    • Don't hide the AdBlock-Plus button in the add-on bar anymore.
    • Do not install a placeholder (fake) FireGPG iceweasel extension anymore.
    • Don't install xul-ext-monkeysphere anymore.
  • Build system
    • Install the "standard" task with tasksel regardless of the build system being used.
    • Install p7zip-full explicitly.
    • Remove useless pinning of libvpx0.
    • Remove config/chroot_local-packages/ from .gitignore.
    • Make it clearer what can and cannot be done in terms of local packages.

Known issues in 0.16~rc1