Diffstat (limited to 'wiki/src/news/test_1.2-rc1.mdwn')
1 files changed, 100 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/wiki/src/news/test_1.2-rc1.mdwn b/wiki/src/news/test_1.2-rc1.mdwn
new file mode 100644
@@ -0,0 +1,100 @@
+[[!meta title="Call for testing: 1.2~rc1"]]
+[[!meta date="2014-10-09 12:00:00"]]
+You can help Tails! The first release candidate for the upcoming version 1.2 is
+out. Please test it and see if it works for you.
+How to test Tails 1.2~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="http://dl.amnesia.boum.org/tails/alpha/tails-i386-1.2~rc1/tails-i386-1.2~rc1.iso" >Tails 1.2~rc1 ISO image</a>
+ <a class="download-signature"
+ href="https://tails.boum.org/torrents/files/tails-i386-1.2~rc1.iso.sig">Tails 1.2~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]].
+How to automatically upgrade from 1.1.2?
+These steps allow you to automatically upgrade a device installed with <span
+class="application">Tails Installer</span> from Tails 1.1.2 to Tails 1.2~rc1.
+1. Start Tails 1.1.2 from a USB stick or SD card, 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> ▸
+ <span class="guimenuitem">About Tails</span>
+ to confirm that the running system is Tails 1.2~rc1.
+What's new since 1.1.2?
+Notable changes since Tails 1.1.2 include:
+ * Major new features
+ - Install (most of) the Tor Browser, replacing our previous
+ Iceweasel-based browser. The version installed is a development
+ build based on Firefox 31.1.1.
+ - Upgrade Tor to 0.2.5.8-rc.
+ - Confine several important applications with AppArmor.
+ * Bugfixes
+ - Install Linux 3.16-2 from Debian unstable.
+ * Minor improvements
+ - Upgrade I2P to 0.9.15, and isolate I2P traffic from the Tor
+ Browser by adding a dedicated I2P Browser. Also, start I2P
+ automatically upon network connection, when `i2p` is present on
+ the kernel command line.
+ - Make it clear that TrueCrypt will be removed in Tails 1.2.1
+ ([[!tails_ticket 7739]]).
+ - Enable VirtualBox guest additions by default ([[!tails_ticket
+ 5730]]). In particular this enables VirtualBox's display
+ management service.
+ - Make the OTR status in Pidgin clearer thanks to the formatting
+ toolbar ([[!tails_ticket 7356]]).
+ - Upgrade syslinux to 6.03-pre20, which should fix UEFI boot on
+ some hardware.
+See the <a href="https://git-tails.immerda.ch/tails/plain/debian/changelog?h=1.2-rc1">online
+Changelog</a> for technical details.
+# Known issues in 1.2~rc1
+* [[Longstanding known issues|support/known_issues]]