You can help Tails! The first (and hopefully only) release candidate for the upcoming version 0.22 is out. Please test it and see if all works for you.

How to test Tails 0.22~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 0.22~rc1 ISO image

    Tails 0.22~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 0.21?

  • Security fixes
    • Stop migrating persistence configuration and access rights. Instead, disable all persistence configuration files if the mountpoint has wrong access rights.

    • Upgrade to NSS 3.15.3 that fixes a few serious security issues affecting the browser.

  • Major improvements
    • Switch to Iceweasel 24 and Torbutton 1.6.

    • Install Linux 3.11-2 (3.11.8-1).

    • Incremental upgrades are ready for beta-testing, stay tuned.

  • Bugfixes

    • Fix Vidalia startup.

    • Disable DPMS screen blanking.

    • Fix checking of the persistent volume's ACL.

    • Sanitize more IP and MAC addresses in bug reports.

    • Do not fail USB upgrade when the "tmp" directory exists on the destination device.

  • Minor improvements

    • Clearer warning when deleting persistent volume.

    • Use IBus instead of SCIM.

    • Always list optimal keyboard layout in the greeter.

    • Fix on-the-fly translation of the greeter in various languages.

    • Update I2P to and rework its configuration.

Known issues in 0.22~rc1

All these issues are being worked on and will hopefully be fixed in Tails 0.22.