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+[[!meta title="Call for testing: VeraCrypt support in Tails"]]
+[[!meta date="Fri, 13 Jul 2018 20:00:00 +0000"]]
+[[!tag announce]]
+You can help Tails! The beta version for the [[VeraCrypt support in Tails|/blueprint/veracrypt/]] is ready for testing.
+We are very excited.
+[[!toc levels=1]]
+# What's new in the Beta?
+We worked to integrate VeraCrypt support into the existing GNOME workflow
+for unlocking encrypted volumes. As a result, most of the features already
+provided for LUKS volumes are now also provided for VeraCrypt volumes.
+This includes unlocking volumes via the <span class=\"application\">GNOME Disks</span>
+application and integration into the places sidebar in
+<span class=\"application\">GNOME Files</span>. If your file
+containers have the ".hc" file extension, they will be recognized as
+VeraCrypt volumes and can be easily unlocked in <span class=\"application\">GNOME Files</span>.
+Additionally, we created a small application, <span class=\"application\">
+VeraCrypt Mounter</span>, which makes it easier to unlock VeraCrypt volumes,
+especially file containers that do not have the ".hc" extension.
+# How to test the Beta?
+Download and install the ISO image on a USB stick or DVD, start it and
+try to unlock your existing VeraCrypt volumes.
+We are interested in your feedback on bugs and usability of this feature.
+- Are there any steps that are not clear?
+- Did you run into technical issues?
+Please send feedback emails to
+Get the Beta
+<a class="download-file" href="">VeraCrypt support in Tails beta ISO image</a>
+There is no signature available for this test ISO image.
+Known issues
+We've identified a list of known issues [[!tails_ticket 14480]] among which
+ - Trying to unlock via the places sidebar using an incorrect password or keyfile results in a not very helpful error message [[!tails_ticket 15663]]
+ - Unlocking via the places sidebar doesn't provide any feedback [[!tails_ticket 15664]]
+ - No integration in the places sidebar of the file chooser dialog of some applications (including Tor Browser) [[!tails_ticket 15667]]
+We need your help and there are many ways to [[contribute to
+Tails|contribute]] (<a href="">donating</a> is only one of
+them). Come [[talk to us|about/contact#tails-dev]]!