Commit 2c65e341 authored by Tails developers's avatar Tails developers

Add draft for 1.3~rc1 call for testing.

parent 6487870d
[[!meta title="Call for testing: 1.3~rc1"]]
[[!meta date="2015-02-12 12:00:00"]]
You can help Tails! The first release candidate for the upcoming version 1.3 is
out. Please test it and see if it works for you.
[[!toc levels=1]]
How to test Tails 1.3~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.
1. Either try the <a href="#automatic_upgrade">automatic upgrade</a>, or
download the ISO image and its signature:
<a class="download-file" href="">Tails 1.3~rc1 ISO image</a>
<a class="download-signature"
href="">Tails 1.3~rc1 signature</a>
1. [[Verify the ISO image|download#verify]].
1. 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]].
1. Test wildly!
If you find anything that is not working as it should, please [[report to
us|doc/first_steps/bug_reporting]]! Bonus points if you first check if it is a
<a href="#known_issues">known issue of this release</a> or a
[[longstanding known issue|support/known_issues]].
<div id="automatic_upgrade"></a>
How to automatically upgrade from 1.2.3?
These steps allow you to automatically upgrade a device installed with <span
class="application">Tails Installer</span> from Tails 1.2.3 to Tails 1.3~rc1.
1. Start Tails 1.2.3 from a USB stick or SD card (installed by the
Tails Installer), and
[[set an administration password|doc/first_steps/startup_options/administration_password]].
1. Run this command in a <span class="application">Root
Terminal</span> to select the "alpha" upgrade channel
and start the upgrade:
echo TAILS_CHANNEL=\"alpha\" >> /etc/os-release && \
1. Once the upgrade has been installed, restart Tails and look at
<span class="menuchoice">
<span class="guimenu">System</span>&nbsp;▸
<span class="guimenuitem">About Tails</span>
to confirm that the running system is Tails 1.3~rc1.
What's new since 1.2.3?
Notable changes since Tails 1.2.3 include:
* Major new features
- Install the electrum bitcoin client from wheezy-backports, and
add a persistence preset for the Live user's bitcoin
wallet. (Closes: [[!tails_ticket 6739]])
* Hardening
- Sandbox the Tor Browser using AppArmor. From now on it can only
access the "~/Tor Browser" (default) and "~/Persistent/Tor
Browser" directories; please read the user documentation to
learn more about how this affect its usage. (Closes:
[[!tails_ticket 5525]])
- Install a custom-built Tor package with Seccomp enabled when no
pluggable transport is used. (Closes: [[!tails_ticket 8174]])
* Minor improvements
- Install obfs4proxy instead of obfsproxy, which adds support for
the obfs4 pluggable transport to Tor. (Closes:
[[!tails_ticket 7980]])
- Implement new touchpad settings. This enables tap-to-click,
2-fingers scrolling, and disable while typing. We don't enable
reverse scrolling nor horizontal scrolling. (Closes:
[[!tails_ticket 7779]])
- Reduce brightness and saturation of background color. (Closes:
[[!tails_ticket 7963]])
See the <a href="">online
Changelog</a> for technical details.
<a id="known_issues"></a>
# Known issues in 1.3~rc1
* [[Longstanding known issues|support/known_issues]]
# Required persistent configuration updates
If you have the Pidgin persistence preset enabled, then you perform
the following manual steps to make it open links in the Tor Browser:
* Start Tails
* Enable persistence without the read-only option
* Start Pidgin
* Choose
<span class="menuchoice">
<span class="guimenu">Tools</span>&nbsp;▸
<span class="guimenuitem">Preferences</span>
* Click the <span class="guilabel">Browser</span> tab
* Type `/usr/local/bin/tor-browser %s` in the <span
class="guilabel">Manual</span> field
* Click the <span class="button">Close</span> button
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