The following changes were introduced in 2.2:

  • Add support for viewing DVDs with DRM protection. (#7674)

  • Replace Vidalia, which has been unmaintained for years, with:

    • a system status icon indicating whether Tails is connected to Tor or not,
    • Onion Circuits to display a list of the current Tor circuits and connections.
  • Automatically save the database of KeePassX after every change to prevent data loss when shutting down. (#11147)

  • Disable the Alt + Shift and Left Shift + Right Shift keyboard shortcuts that used to switch to the next keyboard layout. You can still use Meta + Space to change keyboard layout. (#11042)

  • Fix optional PGP key feature of WhisperBack. (#11033)

  • Fix saving of WhisperBack report to a file when offline. (#11133)

  • Make Git verify the integrity of transferred objects. (#11107)


  • segfault applied for a Google Summer of Code on Tails Server. Their goal is to make it easy to run onion services from inside Tails (web servers, chat servers, tools for collaborative edition, etc.).

  • We finished a script that allows running a Mumble, a VoIP server from Tails on an onion service. We are now discussing how and whether this should be integrated in Tails by default. (#11241)

  • Llama Tail and GoodCrypto started porting our shell scripts to Python.

  • We decided to drop our custom Ciphers and MACs settings for SSH.

  • u submitted some patches for TorBirdy to better support our improvements to the Thunderbird autoconfiguration assistant.

Documentation and website

  • Many advanced users complained about the lack of a direct download link in our new installation assistant. We are working on adding one back while still protecting people from being lazy and skipping the ISO verification. (#11024)

  • We worked on speeding up the build of the website and almost reached our goal of 30%. (#11151)

  • We created a page that lists all our mailing lists and email addresses, their scope and policy.

  • We improved the instructions for resetting a USB stick and verifying the ISO image in Mac OS X.

  • We explained how to restart GNOME Shell. This is particularly useful when icons and information located on the top right corner of the screen disappear.

User experience

  • sajolida sent the slides, mockups, and notes from his UX session on connecting to Tor in Tails held at the Internet Freedom Festival.


  • intrigeri and Cyril Brulebois presented their design for our upcoming freezable APT repository. It will allow saving snapshots of all the packages that are used to build a given Tails. It's a necessary step to have reproducible builds and allow distributing better the source code of all the software in Tails.

  • anonym started using Dogtail to identify graphical user interface elements programmatically in our test suite, instead of based on screenshots.

  • bertagaz deployed an Icinga2 monitoring system to monitor our most important services.

  • We decided to drop the requirement for OpenPGP communication with HTTP mirror operators.

  • We clarified what needs to be done to have a proper review and merge process in Weblate.

  • 839 ISO images were automatically built and tested by our continuous integration infrastructure.


Past Events

Press and testimonials


All the website

  • de: 47% (2549) strings translated, 4% strings fuzzy, 42% words translated
  • fa: 52% (2843) strings translated, 6% strings fuzzy, 59% words translated
  • fr: 56% (3064) strings translated, 6% strings fuzzy, 58% words translated
  • pt: 29% (1571) strings translated, 7% strings fuzzy, 28% words translated

Total original words: 56061

Core pages of the website

  • de: 88% (1179) strings translated, 6% strings fuzzy, 91% words translated
  • fa: 77% (1037) strings translated, 12% strings fuzzy, 72% words translated
  • fr: 80% (1069) strings translated, 10% strings fuzzy, 77% words translated
  • pt: 68% (917) strings translated, 17% strings fuzzy, 66% words translated

Total original words: 14006


  • Tails has been started more than 568.280 times this month. This makes 18.331 boots a day on average.
  • 11004 downloads of the OpenPGP signature of Tails ISO from our website.
  • 181 bug reports were received through WhisperBack.