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Call for testing Tails 0.15~rc1

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[[!meta date="2012-10-15 23:45:60 +0200"]]
[[!meta title="Call for testing: 0.15~rc1"]]
<p>You can help Tails! The <em>first</em> release candidate for the upcoming
version 0.15 is out. Please test it and see if all works for you.</p>
[[!toc levels=1]]
<h1>How to test Tails 0.15~rc1?</h1>
<ol>
<li>
<p>
<strong>Keep in mind that this is a test image.</strong> We have made sure
that it is not broken in an obvious way, but it might still contain
undiscovered issues.
</p>
</li>
<li>
<p>Download the ISO image and its signature:</p>
<p>
<a class="download-file"
href="http://dl.amnesia.boum.org/tails/testing/tails-i386-0.15~rc1/tails-i386-0.15~rc1.iso"
>Tails 0.15~rc1 ISO image</a>
</p>
<p>
<a class="download-signature"
href="http://dl.amnesia.boum.org/tails/testing/tails-i386-0.15~rc1/tails-i386-0.15~rc1.iso.pgp"
>Tails 0.15~rc1 signature</a>
</p>
</li>
<li>
<p>
[[Verify the ISO image|download#index3h1]].
</p>
</li>
<li>
<p>
Have a look at the list of <a href="#known_issues">known issues
of this release</a> and the list of [[longstanding known
issues|support/known_issues]].
</p>
</li>
<li>
<p>
Test wildly!
</p>
</li>
</ol>
<p>If you find anything that is not working as it should, please [[report to
us|doc/first_steps/bug_reporting]]! Bonus points if you check that it is not a
<a href="#known_issues">known issue of this release</a> or a
[[longstanding known issue|support/known_issues]].</p>
<h1>What's new since 0.14?</h1>
<ul>
<li>Major new features
<ul>
<li>Persistence for browser bookmarks.</li>
<li>Support for obfsproxy bridges.</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>Minor improvements
<ul>
<li>Add the Hangul Input Method Engine for SCIM.</li>
<li>Add vendor-specific dpkg origin information. This makes `dpkg-vendor`
return correct information.</li>
<li>Install `pcscd` and `libccid` from `squeeze-backports`. This is
needed to support, to some extent, some OpenPGP SmartCard readers.</li>
<li>Install HPIJS PPD files. Note that this depends on IJS driver
(hpijs), and adds support for some printers, such as Xerox
DocumentCenter400.</li>
<li>Use LCD-optimized fonts.</li>
<li>Update TrueCrypt to version 7.1a.</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>Bugfixes
<ul>
<li>Do not use pdnsd anymore. It has been orphaned in Debian, has quite
some bugs in there, and apparently Tor's `DNSPort`'s own caching is
be good enough.</li>
<li>Remove useless iceweasel cookies exceptions. They are useless as
per-session cookies are allowed.</li>
<li>Do not run `setupcon` on X. This call is only needed on the Linux
console, no need to annoy the user with a weird "Press enter to
activate this console" when the open a root shell in a GNOME
Terminal.</li>
<li>Allow the `tails-iuk-get-target-file` user to connect to the
`SOCKSPort` dedicated for Tails-specific software.</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>
Iceweasel
<ul>
<li>User profile is now generated at build time in order to support
persistent bookmarks.</li>
<li>Update HTTPS Everywhere to version 3.0.4.</li>
<li>Update NoScript to version 2.6.</li>
<li>Fix bookmark to I2P router console.</li>
<li>Re-enable Monkeysphere extension to connect to the validation
agent.</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>
Build system
<ul>
<li>Custom packages are now retrieved from Tails APT repository instead
of bloating the Git repository.</li>
<li>Allow '~' in wiki filenames. This makes it possible to ship
update-description files for release candidates.</li>
<li>Document how to create incremental update kit.</li>
</ul>
</li>
</ul>
<h1><a name="known_issues"></a>Known issues in 0.15~rc1</h1>
<h2>Wrong distribution in APT sources</h2>
<p>APT is configured to use the `devel` distribution on Tails custom
[[APT repository|contribute/APT_repository]]. It should have used `0.15-rc1`
instead. The later provides a stable source for package installation whereas
packages can be uploaded in `devel` at anytime, without having received
much tests.</p>
<p>If you want to install custom packages, it is recommended that
you first replace `devel` by `0.15-rc1` in `/etc/apt/sources.list` before
updating the package lists.</p>
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