Tails Release Announcements

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    Tails 4.12 Released
    2020-10-20
    Announcement and further information
    Changes and Updates
    • Update Tor Browser to 10.0.2.
    • Update tor to 0.4.4.5.
    • Update Linux to 5.8 and most firmware packages. This should improve the support for newer hardware (graphics, Wi-Fi, etc.).
    • Add a button to cancel an automated upgrade while downloading. (#17310)
    Fixed Problems
    • Fix several internationalization issues in Electrum, Tails Installer, and Tails Upgrader. (#17958, #17758, and #17961)
    • Anonymize URLs in the technical details provided by WhisperBack. (#17147)
    For more details, read our changelog.

    Known issues

    None specific to this release.
    See the list of long-standing issues.

    What's coming up?
    Tails 4.13 is scheduled for November 17.
     
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    Tails 4.13 Released
    2020-11-17
    Announcement and further information
    Changes and Updates
    • Update Tor Browser to 10.0.5.
      Tor Browser 10.0.5 fixes the critical vulnerability discovered last week in the JavaScript engine.

    • Update Thunderbird from 68.12 to 78.4.2.
      Thunderbird 78 replaces the Enigmail extension with built-in support for OpenPGP encryption.
      If you used Enigmail before Tails 4.13, follow our instructions to migrate from Enigmail to Thunderbird 78.

    • Add a button to restart Tails at the end of creating the Persistent Storage. (#16384)
    • Only include translations for languages that are available in the Welcome Screen. This reduces the size of the download by 5%. (#17139)
    • Make the root directory of the Persistent Storage only readable by the root user. (#7465)
      Users of the Dotfiles feature of the Persistent Storage can choose Places ▸ Dotfiles to open the /live/persistence/TailsData_unlocked/dotfiles folder in the Files browser.
    • Enable TCP timestamps. This might increase stability on slower Internet connections. (#17491)
    Fixed Problems
    • Fix the Upgrade button of Tails Installer when running Croatian, Danish, French, Hebrew, Macedonian, Simplified Chinese, and Turkish. (#17982)
    • Allow raising the sound volume above 100%. (#17322)
    For more details, read our changelog.

    Known issues

    None specific to this release.
    See the list of long-standing issues.

    What's coming up?
    Tails 4.14 is scheduled for December 15.
     
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    Deprecation of the Tails Verification extension
    December 9, 2020
    https://tails.boum.org/news/verification_extension_deprecation/index.en.html
     
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    Tails 4.14 Released
    2020-12-15
    Announcement and further information
    Changes and Updates
    • Add support for the Ledger hardware wallets in Electrum. (#15353)
    • Update Tor Browser to 10.0.7.
    • Update Thunderbird to 78.5.1.
    • Update Linux to 5.9. This should improve the support for newer hardware (graphics, Wi-Fi, etc.).
    • Remove the Unifont font. (!263)
    Fixed Problems
    • Fix Additional Software by updating the APT key for deb.torproject.org. (#18042)
    • Fix changing the administration password stored in the Persistent Storage. (#18018)
    • Fix opening the Persistent Storage of another Tails USB stick in the Files browser. (#18050)
    • Restore automatically a GnuPG public keyring from its backup when it gets corrupt. (#17807)
    For more details, read our changelog.

    Known issues

    None specific to this release.
    See the list of long-standing issues.

    What's coming up?
    Tails 4.15 is scheduled for January 26.
     
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    Security-Focused Tails OS Plans To Switch From Xorg To Wayland
    January 11, 2021
    https://fossbytes.com/security-focused-tails-os-plans-to-switch-from-xorg-to-wayland/
     
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    Tails 4.15 Released
    2021-01-26
    Announcement and further information
    New Features
    • Add a Don't Show Again button to the security notification when starting Tails in a virtual machine.
    Changes and Updates
    • Update Tor Browser to 10.0.9.
    • Update Thunderbird to 78.6.0.
    • Update Linux to 5.9.15. This should improve the support for newer hardware (graphics, Wi-Fi, etc.).
    Fixed Problems
    • Fix support for the Ledger hardware wallets in Electrum. (#18080)
    • Fix sharing mobile data, also called USB tethering, on iOS 14 or later. (#18097)
    • Clarify the error message when starting from a USB stick that is too small. (#18073)
    For more details, read our changelog.

    Known issues
    None specific to this release.
    See the list of long-standing issues.

    What's coming up?
    Tails 4.16 is scheduled for February 23.
     
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    Tails 4.15.1 Released
    2021-01-28
    Announcement and further information
     
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    Tails 4.18 Released
    2021-04-20
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