Commit 7151624c authored by sajolida's avatar sajolida

Finish the release notes for 4.0

parent cc42ad53
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We are especially proud to present you Tails 4.0, the first version of
Tails based on Debian 10 (Buster). It brings new versions of most of
the software included in Tails and some important usability and
performance improvements.
performance improvements. Tails 4.0 introduces more changes than any
other version since years.
This release also fixes [[many security
issues|security/Numerous_security_holes_in_3.16]]. You should
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- Replace *KeePassX* with [*KeePassXC*](, which
is more actively developed.
[[!img keepassxc.png link="no"]]
[[!img keepassxc.png link="no" alt=""]]
- Update *OnionShare* from 0.9.2 to 1.3.2, which includes a lot of usability
[[!img onionshare.png link="no"]]
[[!img onionshare.png link="no" alt=""]]
<a id="tor-browser"></a>
- Update *Tor Browser* to 9.0:
- A gray border, called *letter boxing*, is now displayed around the
content of web pages when you resize the window of Tor Browser.
[[!img doc/anonymous_internet/Tor_Browser/letter-boxing.png link="no" alt=""]]
Letter boxing prevents websites from identifying your browser based
on the size of its window. Letter boxing replaces the yellow warning that
was displayed until now when maximizing Tor Browser.
- The onion icon has been removed from the top bar.
To switch to a new identity, choose
<span class="menuchoice">
<span class="guimenu">[[!img lib/open-menu.png class=symbolic link="no" alt=""]]</span>&nbsp;▸
<span class="guimenuitem">New Identity</span></span>.
- The icon of *Tor Browser* is green instead of purple.
<a id="mat"></a>
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[[!img mat.png link="no" alt=""]]
- Update *Tor Browser* to 9.0.
- Update *Linux* to 5.3.2. This should also improve the
support for newer hardware (graphics, Wi-Fi, etc.).
<a id="electrum"></a>
- Update *Electrum* from 3.2.3 to [3.3.8](
*Electrum* works again in Tails.
- Update *Enigmail* to 2.0.12 and *gnupg* to 2.2.12, which mitigate
[OpenPGP certificate flooding](
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- To make it easier to select a language, we curated the list of
proposed languages by removing the ones that had too little
translations to be useful.
translations to be useful. We also clarified how Chinese is listed by having
different entries for simplified and traditional Chinese.
[[!img languages.png link="no" alt=""]]
- We also simplified the list of keyboard layouts.
- We simplified the list of keyboard layouts.
- We fixed the **Formats** setting, which was not being applied.
- We prevented additional settings to be applied when clicking on
**Cancel** or **Back**.
- We fixed the opening of help pages in other languages than English,
when available.
## Performance and usability improvements
- Tails 4.0 starts 20% faster.
- Tails 4.0 requires about 250 MB less of RAM.
- Tails 4.0 is 47 MB smaller to download than Tails 3.16, despite all
these changes.
- Add support for *Thunderbolt* devices.
- The screen keyboard is easier to use.
[[!img screen-keyboard.png link="no" alt=""]]
- Make it possible to show the password of the persistent storage when
creating one.
- Add support for USB tethering from iPhone.
## New documentation pages
- [[How to securely erasing an entire
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