You can help Tails! The first release candidate for the upcoming version 3.2 is out. We are very excited and cannot wait to hear what you think about it :)

What's new in 3.2~rc1?

Significant changes since Tails 3.1 include:

  • Upgrade to Tails Installer 4.4.19, which gets rid of the splash screen, detects when Tails already is installed on the target device (and then proposes to upgrade), and generally improves the UX. We are very interested in reports about problems with this new version of Tails Installer.

  • The Root Terminal has gone through some significant back-end changes; please make sure it works like before (or better)!

  • Add PPPoE support; if you have a DSL or dial-up connection that uses PPPoE, please give it a try!

  • Bluetooth support is now completely disabled (details: #14655). If this makes it hard for you to use Tails, please let us know!

  • Upgrade to Linux 4.12.12, which improves hardware support, e.g. better support for the NVIDIA Maxwell series of graphics cards.

  • Upgrade to Thunderbird 52.3.0. Ideally it should work exactly like before, or better.

Technical details of all the changes are listed in the Changelog.

How to test Tails 3.2~rc1?

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 tails-testers@boum.org.

Bonus points if you first check if it is a known issue of this release or a longstanding known issue.

Upgrade from 3.1

  1. Start Tails 3.1 on a USB stick installed using Tails Installer and set an administration password.

  2. Run this command in a Terminal to select the "alpha" upgrade channel and start the upgrade:

    echo TAILS_CHANNEL=\"alpha\" | sudo tee -a /etc/os-release && \
         tails-upgrade-frontend-wrapper
    

    and enter the administration password when asked for the "password for amnesia".

  3. After the upgrade is installed, restart Tails and choose Applications ▸ Tails ▸ About Tails to verify that you are running Tails 3.2~rc1.

Download and install

You can install 3.2~rc1 by following our usual installation instructions, skipping the Download and verify step.

Tails 3.2~rc1 ISO image OpenPGP signature
Tails 3.2~rc1 torrent

Known issues in 3.2~rc1

  • GNOME screen keyboard (that replaced Florence in this version) is not working: pressing its on-screen keyboard buttons do nothing (#14675).

Longstanding known issues

What's coming up?

Tails 3.2 is scheduled on September 26.

Have a look at our roadmap to see where we are heading to.

We need your help and there are many ways to contribute to Tails (donating is only one of them). Come talk to us!