You can help Tails! The first (and hopefully only) release candidate for the upcoming version 0.19 is out. Please test it and see if all works for you.

How to test Tails 0.19~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 0.19~rc1 ISO image

    Tails 0.19~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 0.18?

  • New features
    • Linux 3.9.5-1.

    • Unblock Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, WWAN and WiMAX; block every other type of wireless device.

  • Bugfixes
    • Fix write access to boot medium at the block device level.

    • tails-greeter l10n-related fixes.

    • gpgApplet: partial fix for clipboard emptying after a wrong passphrase was entered.

  • Minor improvements

    • Drop GNOME proxy settings.

    • Format newly created persistent volumes as ext4.

    • GnuPG: don't connect to the keyserver specified by the key owner.

    • GnuPG: locate keys only from local keyrings.

    • Upgrade live-boot and live-config to the 3.0.x final version from Wheezy.

  • Localization: many translation updates all over the place.

  • Test suite

    • Re-enable previously disabled boot device permissions test.

Known issues in 0.19~rc1

  • Due to a regression in live-config, passwordless sudo is enabled by default unless one sets an administration password.
  • The Unsafe Browser does not work.

All these issues are fixed in Git and will be fixed in Tails 0.19.