You can help Tails! The first release candidate for the upcoming version 0.17 is out. Please test it and see if all works for you.

How to test Tails 0.17~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 0.17~rc1 ISO image

    Tails 0.17~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 0.16?

  • New features
    • Install the KeePassX password manager.
  • Iceweasel
    • Ugrade to Iceweasel 17.0.2esr-1+tails2~bpo60+1.
    • Install xul-ext-adblock-plus from squeeze-backports.
    • Do not allow listing all available fonts.
    • Fix default spellchecker.
    • Disable the add-ons automatic update feature.
    • Remove NoScript click-to-play confirmation.
    • Sync some prefs set by Torbutton, to be ready when it stops setting these.
    • Disable navigation timing.
    • Disable SPDY.
    • More aggressive iceweasel HTTP pipelining settings.
    • Enable WebGL (as click-to-play only).
    • Disable network.http.connection-retry-timeout.
    • Disable full path information for plugins.
    • Remove NoScript blocks of WebFonts.
    • Disable DOM storage in Torbutton.
    • Synchronize iceweasel's general.useragent.override with TBB based on FF17.
    • Explicitly disable AdBlock Plus "correct typos" feature.
  • Minor improvements
    • Upgrade to live-boot 3.0~b11-1 and live-config 3.0.12-1.
    • Check for errors when sourcing live-boot files, e.g. to detect when they have been renamed upstream.
    • Avoid doubled "quiet" kernel command-line parameter.
  • Bugfixes
    • Use the regular GnuPG agent + pinentry-gtk2 instead of Seahorse as a GnuPG agent. This fixes usage of OpenPGP in Claws Mail, and brings support for OpenPGP smartcards.
    • Enable I2P hidden mode. Else, killing I2P ungracefully is bad for the I2P network.
    • live-persist: move error() function before the first potential usecase.
  • Hardware support
    • Install recent Intel and AMD microcode.
    • Install firmware loader for Qualcomm Gobi USB chipsets.
    • Upgrade barry to 0.18.3-5~bpo60+1.
  • Build system
    • Remove APT local cache.

Known issues in 0.17~rc1

  • Disabling DOM storage in the Tails web browser makes is appear slightly differently from the alpha Torbrowser (based on Firefox 17). This will be fixed in a future version once we use the same DOM storage patches and settings as the Torbrowser.