You can help Tails! The fourth beta for the upcoming version 3.0 is out. We are very excited and cannot wait to hear what you think about it :)
Tails 3.0 will be the first version of Tails based on Debian 9 (Stretch). As such, it upgrades essentially all included software.
Other changes since Tails 3.0~beta3 include:
Important security fixes!
All changes brought by Tails 2.12.
Upgrade to current Debian 9 (Stretch).
Many bug fixes in Tails Greeter.
Fix the ORCA screen reader.
Replace Pidgin's "systray" icon with the guifications plugin.
Technical details of all the changes are listed in the Changelog.
We will provide security updates for Tails 3.0~beta4, just like we do for stable versions of Tails.
But keep in mind that this is a test image. We tested that it is not broken in obvious ways, but it might still contain undiscovered issues.
But test wildly!
If you find anything that is not working as it should, please report to us on email@example.com.
To upgrade, an automatic upgrade is available from 3.0~beta2 and 3.0~beta3 to 3.0~beta4.
If you cannot do an automatic upgrade, you can install 3.0~beta4 by following our usual installation instructions, skipping the Download and verify step.
The documentation has only been partially updated so far.
The graphical interface fails to start on some Intel graphics adapters. If this happens to you:
- Add the
xorg-driver=inteloption in the boot menu.
If this fixes the problem, report to to firstname.lastname@example.org the output of the following commands:
lspci -v lspci -mn
… so we get the identifier of your graphics adapter and can have this fix applied automatically in the next Tails 3.0 pre-release.
- If this does not fix the problem, try Troubleshooting Mode and report the problem to email@example.com. Include the exact model of your Intel graphics adapter.
- Add the
There is no Read-Only feature for the persistent volume anymore; it is not clear yet whether it will be re-introduced in time for Tails 3.0 final (#12093).
We will likely publish the first release candidate for Tails 3.0 around May 19.
Tails 3.0 is scheduled for June 13.
Have a look at our roadmap to see where we are heading to.